PUBLICATION DATE: January 12th, 2021
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Thank you to Berkley for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for this exciting novel by Emma Rous. I was thrilled to get an invite for this blog tour and trust me, this is definitely a book that you must get like right now! You’ll love it!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
1988. Beth Soames is fourteen years old when her aunt takes her to stay at Raven Hall, a rambling manor in the isolated East Anglian fens. The Averells, the family who lives there, are warm and welcoming, and Beth becomes fast friends with their daughter, Nina. At times, Beth even feels like she’s truly part of the family…until they ask her to help them with a harmless game—and nothing is ever the same.
2019. Sadie Langton is an actress struggling to make ends meet when she lands a well-paying gig to pretend to be a guest at a weekend party. She is sent a suitcase of clothing, a dossier outlining the role she is to play, and instructions. It’s strange, but she needs the money, and when she sees the stunning manor she’ll be staying at, she figures she’s got nothing to lose.
In person, Raven Hall is even grander than she’d imagined—even with damage from a fire decades before—but the walls seem to have eyes. As day turns to night, Sadie starts to feel that there’s something off about the glamorous guests who arrive, and as the party begins, it becomes chillingly apparent their unseen host is playing games with everyone…including her.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Emma Rous is the USA Today bestselling author of The Au Pair. She grew up in England, Indonesia, Kuwait, Portugal and Fiji, and from a young age she had two ambitions: to write stories, and to look after animals. She studied veterinary medicine and zoology at the University of Cambridge, and worked as a small animal veterinarian for eighteen years before starting to write fiction. Emma lives near Cambridge in England with her husband and three sons, and she now writes full time.
After reading (and loving!) Rous’ previous novel, The Au Pair, I was thrilled to find out about her latest book The Perfect Guests!
This book! OMG! I loved the back-stabbing, the secrets, the lies, the betrayals, the romance, the background history, the multiple POV’s… ok I loved EVERYTHING about this book! With characters that you will love, or love to hate or simply hate from the start, there is so much drama and interesting things going on that you will be hooked from the very first page.
I enjoyed the many different characters in the book and learning about their various personalities and also getting a glimpse into their life and understanding their past and what makes them who they are now in the present. I enjoyed the main character, Beth, and reading the book through her POV and learning about her life, especially once she moves into the Averell’s home. The mystery around the Averell’s and why they sometimes would act strangely, especially Nina. Why didn’t she go to school; why was she not allowed into the village; why did she end up sick each time her grandfather came for a visit, who she has yet to meet? So may questions and mysterious happenings to keep you hooked and entertained.
I loved when the “guests” are invited to take part of a murder mystery and invited to stay in the Averell’s home all those years later. I loved how it felt like the game Clue (which I love) and the dynamics of each of the guests. With many shocking revelations and twists, especially the shocking ending that I didn’t see coming, this is definitely one that you need to read, right now!
This book is on sale now so be sure to grab your copy today.
MY RATING: 5/5 stars