The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda | Review

The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda | Simon & Schuster | Pub: June 18, 2019 | Pages: 336

This was not a memorable book for me. It was okay, but a couple of days later I completely forgot what this story was about. I always have really high hopes for Megan Miranda books, but they always seem to fall short.

Don’t get me wrong, Megan’s writing is superb! She does a really great job at creating an atmospheric story filled with tension. I’m not a fan of slow-burning mysteries, and I would categorize this book as slow-burning for sure. It takes a while for the story to ramp up.

The thing I loved the most about this book though was that it was an easy, quick mystery that includes twists. Generally, when there are a couple of twists in a book, the star rating seems to increase! If it wasn’t for the ending, this book would have gotten a 3-star read, but the ending pushed it to 4-star. So, if you don’t enjoy the beginning of this book, I would recommend pushing through, you’ll love the twisty ending!

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.


The summer after a wealthy young summer guest dies under suspicious circumstances, her best friend lives under a cloud of grief and suspicion.

Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors.

Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie’s brother, Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name, before the facts get twisted against her.

The Last House Guest is a smart, twisty read that brilliantly explores the elusive nature of memory and the complexities of female friendships. 


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