May 16 2018

Can’t Wait Wednesday #41: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 35 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s bagsed on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well!



The setting kinda drew me to this, snowy weather and a gorgeous Inn all nestled away in Updtate New York. Then, after I got reading the blurb and learned about the blizzard and dead bodies turning up, I knew this was right up my alley. (Don’t look at me that way. lol ) I am always on the lookout for a great psychological thriller. And this is one that I can’t wait to see who did it and do they make it out alive!!

How about you, what are you waiting on?


An Unwanted Guest
By: Sharie Lapena
Expected Publication: August 7th 2018
Published: Pamela Dorman Books
Format: Kindle
Genre: Adult, Domestic Psychological Thriller
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A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect getaway . . . until the bodies start piling up.

It’s winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful, but Mitchell’s Inn is so delightful! The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing–maybe even romantic–weekend away. The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood-burning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a book and someone you love.

So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity–and all contact with the outside world–the guests settle in for the long haul. The power’s down but they’ve got candles, blankets, and wood–a genuine rustic experience!

Soon, though, a body turns up–surely an accident. When a second body appears, they start to panic. Then they find a third body.

Within the snowed-in paradise, something–or someone–is picking off the guests one by one. They can’t leave, and with no cell service, there’s no prospect of getting the police in until the weather loosens its icy grip.

The weekend getaway has turned deadly. For some couples, it’s their first time away. For others, it will be their last. And there’s nothing they can do about it but huddle down and hope they can survive the storm.



There’s a couple of different covers for this one…



What do you think of the other covers? Which do you think matches the storyline better?






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35 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #41: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena”

  1. Greg

    Ooh a blizzard? Yes pls. I need this book. And I think the cover matches the premise but I have to say that second cover is awesome! Or the first alternate cover I should say 🙂

  2. RO

    I could actually use that snow right about now, here in NC. (lol) I really enjoy a good thriller too, and this sounds like it has lots of suspense. Bookmarking this one! Hugs…RO

  3. sjhigbee

    Hm… desperately hostile weather and a murderer on the loose – it works every time! This one sounds great:)

  4. Literary Feline

    I really want to read this one as well. I read another of her books and loved it. She’s got a knack for telling a suspense-filled story. I hope you enjoy this one when you read it!

  5. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I didn’t like The Couple Next Door but this one has the makings of something I’ll enjoy, especially with the winter weather aspect. I like the cover you featured best but the only one I’ve seen is the one chair, which is actually my least fave!

  6. Heidi

    Kind of odd that a winter book like this is being published in August? Looks like a great winter read!

  7. The Candid Cover

    I just added this one to my TBR this morning! I have really enjoyed Lapena’s other novels, and I have a good feeling about this one. I hope that we both love it. 🙂

  8. Katiria Rodriguez

    Ohh great CWW pick I absolutely love Psychological Thriller books and this one looks and sounds chilling good and right my alley as well. I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it.

  9. Helena @ The Life of a Booknerd Addict

    This sounds interesting, I been getting into thrillers lately. And this definitely got my attention. I’m from NY so anything about it NY, I’m in. Thanks for picking this awesome book. Also, love your blog, new follower. Hope you have a great day, Jenea💋

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