2021, REVIEW

Review: The House Guest

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Author: Mark Edwards
Pages: 294
Star Rating: ✪✪✪

Synopsis

When British twenty-somethings Ruth and Adam are offered the chance to spend the summer housesitting in New York, they can’t say no. Young, in love and on the cusp of professional success, they feel as if luck is finally on their side.

So the moment that Eden turns up on the doorstep, drenched from a summer storm, it seems only right to share a bit of that good fortune. Beautiful and charismatic, Eden claims to be a friend of the homeowners, who told her she could stay whenever she was in New York.

They know you’re not supposed to talk to strangers—let alone invite them into your home—but after all, Eden’s only a stranger until they get to know her.

CAWPILE

Character : 7/10
Atmosphere: 6/10
Writing: 8/10
Plot: 6.5/10
Intrigue: 6/10
Logic: 6/10
Enjoyment: 7/10

Total: 6.64 which is 3 stars

My thoughts

Modern life makes it so difficult. The competitiveness. Our peripatetic lifestyles. The fact that whenever you try to have a conversation with someone they’re distracted by their phone, wondering if they could be involved in some better interaction online. People these days think that a “like” on an Instagram post constitutes friendship.’

This book was good. I liked the way that the story played out. The characters where interesting and well done. I can’t give too much away for this book otherwise it could spoil the whole thing. Adam was a likeable character and I really did feel sorry for him throughout.

Ruth got on my nerves every so slightly and I didn’t really get on with her character.

The twist was something I didn’t see coming but I thought the ending lacked a lot for me. Things were not explained properly for my liking and a death of a character who was part of the storyline was just brushed over. I just thought a little more explanation could have been given.

Other than that it was an enjoyable book.

-Happy Reading
xoxo

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