The Guest: A Novel (Hardcover)
New York Times bestselling author B. A. Paris captivated psychological thriller readers everywhere with Behind Closed Doors. Now she invites you into another home full of heart-pounding secrets, in The Guest.
Some secrets never leave.
Iris and Gabriel have just arrived home from a make-or-break holiday. But a shock awaits them. One of their closest friends, Laure, is in their house. The atmosphere quickly becomes tense as she oversteps again and again: sleeping in their bed, wearing Iris' clothes, even rearranging the furniture.
Laure has walked out on her husband—and their good friend—Pierre, over his confession of an affair and a secret child. Iris and Gabriel want to be supportive of their friends, but as Laure's mood becomes increasingly unpredictable, her presence takes its toll.
Iris and Gabriel's only respite comes in the form of a couple new to town. But with them comes their gardener, who has a checkered past.
Soon, secrets from all their pasts will unravel, some more dangerous than they could have known.
About the Author
B.A. PARIS is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, Bring Me Back, The Dilemma, and The Therapist. Having lived in France for many years, she and her husband now live in the UK. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher, and she has five daughters.
“I am obsessed with The Guest...There is no one—no one—who creates high-wire domestic suspense like the amazing B.A. Paris. Do not miss this, dear readers.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of One Wrong Word
“A mesmeric, tense and twisting nightmare. Suffocating, controlled and hugely entertaining”—Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End
“This taut, intimate, propulsive domestic thriller is fraught with impulsive bad choices that ordinary people can make.”—Patriot Ledger