Today is my turn on the Blog Tour for THE GUESTS by Stewart Giles. This is a stand alone thriller that had me turning page after page all the way to the absolutely stunning ending.
Format – Kindle
Publisher – STILL Books
Publication Date – 28/04/2022
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Stewart Giles
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From bestselling author, Stewart Giles, comes a standalone psychological thriller that will have you turning page after page all the way to the end.
How far would you go to keep a dream alive?
Henry and Rebecca Green worked their whole lives dreaming about a house by the sea. They thought the move to the idyllic town of Frisk would be the perfect retirement. The sea views and clement weather were exactly what they’d been looking forward to their whole lives.
But Mr and Mrs Green soon realise life in paradise isn’t as rosy as they thought. There are others who want what they have. They soon find out that all of the neighbouring houses are HomeFromHome weekend rentals and very soon the ideal retirement takes a turn for the worse when reality hits.
Against her husband’s advice, Rebecca Green hatches a plan to get even. It’s a plan so obscure and so out of the box, Henry doubts his wife’s sanity at first.
And the detectives who are brought in to investigate the series of murders at various HomeFromHome rentals are equally baffled.
What readers are saying about THE GUESTS
Wow what a read. Make sure you’ve got some time as you definitely won’t want to put this book down once you start reading it. – Diane
A Machiavellian storyline will keep you riveted to every chapter until you reach an astounding conclusion you’ll never see coming. –Eileen
I enjoyed this. Funny in parts and it leaves the detectives bamboozled as to what is going on. Nice short chapters and certainly kept me interested the whole way through. – Maureen
OMG! I couldn’t put this down, it’s so well written I wanted to find out more and more which kept the pages flying by.– Misfits Farm
Rebecca and Henry have retired and are looking forward to the opportunity to spend a relaxing retirement by the sea. When a dream cottage comes up for sale at a bargain price it appears the stars are aligned and their dream is about to come true. However, sometimes if something appears too good to be true then the chances are it is too good to be true and that is where Henry’s thoughts take him. Rebecca, on the other hand is more optimistic and is certainly not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. So the house is listed for sale and a viewing of Sea View Cottage is arranged.
However, Henry still has reservations and it soon becomes apparent that he was right to be wary. They have bought a dream that is situated right in the middle of a nightmare. A lot of the neighbouring houses are rented out and at weekends the street becomes a party zone complete with loud music and loads of alcohol.
Then the guests start to fall in and some don’t make it…
This is something totally different to the usual by Stewart Giles but it does have the dark humour hidden among the pages that I have come to expect and look forward to.
He characters are unique and are well fleshed out in a way you dont expect in a stand alone. The story is unique and different and create enough adrenaline pumping tension to keep the pages turning all the way to the end.
A brilliant book, absolutely love it.
Stewart Giles – Author Bio
After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live.
In 2014 Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head and I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later.
3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor: Cornwall series.
The Beekeeper was published and soon hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well.
I continued to self-publish the Smith series and Unworthy hit the shelves in 2018 with amazing results. I therefore made the decision to self-publish The Backpacker which is book 3 in the Detective Harriet Taylor series which was published in July 2018.
After The Backpacker I had an idea for a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers and The Enigma was born. It brought together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor.
The Miranda trilogy is something totally different. A psychological thriller trilogy. It is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before.
The Detective Jason Smith series continues to grow with book 17 now available. In addition, I have a new series featuring an Irish detective who relocated to Guernsey. The first 5 books in the Detective Liam O’Reilly series are now available. There are also 3 stand alone novels.
BOOKS BY STEWART GILES
STANDALONE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS
DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 0.5 – Phobia
Book 1 – Smith
Book 2 – Boomerang
Book 3 – Ladybird
Book 4 – Occam’s Razor
Book 5 – Harlequin
Book 6 – Selene
Book 7 – Horsemen
Book 8 – Unworthy
Book 9 – Venom
Book 10 – Severed
Book 11 – Demons
Book 12 – Deadeye
Book 13 – Motive
Book 14 – Australia
Book 16 – Wishbone
Book 17 – Ghosts
DI O’REILLY MYSTERIES
Book 1 – Blood on the Island
Book 2 – Lies on the Island
Book 3 – Fear on the Island
Book 4 – Malice on the Island
Book 5 – Revenge on the Island
Book 6 – Christmas on the Island
Book 7 – Silence on the Island (coming soon)
DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1-The Beekeeper
Book 2-The Perfect Murder
Book 3-The Backpacker
Trotterdown a box set of DC Harriet Taylor books 1-3
DS JASON SMITH &DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Enigma
Book 2 – Dropzone
Book 3 – The Raven Girl
Trilogy: The DS Smith & Harriet Taylor box set
THE MIRANDA TRILOGY (psychological thrillers)
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