“The Guest House” by Robin Morgan-Bentley – Book Review

If you are a fan of dark, twisty, and somewhat disturbing thrillers then you should read “The Guest House“. Although I’m a real fan of page turners, this one might have been just one plot twist too far.

Jamie and Victoria make the ill-advised decision to travel to a remote guest house when Victoria is just weeks away from giving birth to their much anticipated baby son. The events that take place at the guest house in the Pennines was highly unsettling. Even more, the fallout of that fateful visit was one that twisted and turned in myriad ways with characters that cannot be trusted. Also, with the exception of Jamie, I didn’t really like any of the characters and found them quite one-dimensional.

Recommended to thriller lovers who want a fast-paced diversion from real life and are willing to suspend belief continually whilst doing so.  I zoomed through this book, and though the first third was quite compelling, the rest of the novel was rather over-the-top.This review was written voluntarily and my rating was in no way influenced by the fact that I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel from Poisoned Pen Press and Sourcebooks via Edelweiss.

It was published by Poisoned Pen Press on September 13, 2022

ISBN: 9781728256061 –  ASIN:  ‎ B09RTGW832  –  320 pages

Robin Morgan-Bentley was born and grew up in London. After studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge University, he went on to work for Google before moving to Audible, where he has been working since 2014.

His debut thriller, The Wreckage, was nominated for the CWA Dagger John Creasey New Blood Award, the CrimeFest Specsavers Debut Crime Award and Capital Crime’s Debut Book of the Year Award. His second thriller, The Guest House, was released in the UK in June 2022 and in the US in September 2022.

Robin lives in Buckinghamshire with his husband and son.

Connect with Robin via his website, Twitter and/or Instagram.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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5 Responses to “The Guest House” by Robin Morgan-Bentley – Book Review

  1. Carla says:

    Thanks for the heads up that I will need to suspend belief, Lynne. It sounds like a popcorn book to me. One you just sit back and go for a ride. Nice review.


  2. Hi Lynne. I’ve been watching a good series which is more or less a thriller: Trapped. It’s a detective series set in Iceland. This past week my wife and I have been watching two episodes per night of season one. We can’t wait to see the final two episodes tonight.

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