The Guest Book - C. L. Pattison

The Guest Book

By C. L. Pattison

  • Release Date: 2020-12-31
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 95 Ratings

Description

WELCOME TO THE ANCHORAGE, FOR A HONEYMOON YOU'LL NEVER FORGET . . .

Charles and Grace wanted a quiet staycation honeymoon, but when their train terminates early due to a storm up ahead, they wonder if they made the wrong decision. Forced to take shelter in the nearest seaside town, Saltwater, they discover that there is only one guesthouse left. Unlike the rest of Saltwater, The Anchorage is entirely deserted.

That night, with the storm howling relentlessly, Grace is woken by a child crying. She is haunted by the sound, until Charles convinces her it was only her imagination. But the next day, she finds a warning scrawled in the guest book: Leave now. Do not trust them.

As the storm rages on, phone lines are down, transport links cut off. Grace is desperate to leave, but Charles remains unaffected by the eerie stillness of the house. Is it just Grace's imagination or do the owners, and Charles, have something to hide?

THANK YOU FOR STAYING AT THE ANCHORAGE. WE HOPE YOU'LL BE BACK SOON...

Perfect for fans of Harriet Tyce, Lisa Jewell and Ruth Ware.
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READERS LOVE THE GUEST BOOK:
'An excellent electrifying thriller... Dark and pacy. I loved it'
'A scary thriller, perfect for the winter months... A terrific read!'
'I had to read this in one sitting and still wanted more. The ending is amazing'
'So well written, the story jumps straight in from the first page and doesn't let up until the very end. Atmospheric, claustrophobic and creepy. A great read for this time of year when the nights are drawing in'

Reviews

  • The Guest Book

    5
    By Mischa's ma
    Charlie and Grace find themselves stranded in a small village due to a bad storm, en route to St Ives for their much anticipated honeymoon. They book into the only a available hotel, The Anchorage. Much to their surprise, Graces husband had spent many a childhood holiday here. Their short stay brings back far from happy memories for Charlie her husband. Mother Nature and a hostile reception from the locals adds to a claustrophobic atmosphere . Repetitive in parts, and spoiled by poor quality proof reading.....a maddening over use of hyphenated word.
  • WOAHH

    5
    By galactaspicedgirl
    This book is just phenomenal.It is a beautifully written story.The plot twist took me by surprise honestly! Would highly recommend giving it a readđź‘»
  • Did I read a different book to the raving reviewers?

    1
    By Bird-from-hell
    I wanted to enjoy this book as it was my first delve into reading after a six month break and was lulled into it from reading the creepy blurb and five star reviews. A lot of the story was unbelievable, who has a celebration party while their fiancé is in critical condition in hospital? Why would you keep a guest book with bad reviews lying around? Would you really find out about The Anchorage from a podcast after what happened there? As the story developed the loose ends were tied up rather too conveniently and I became deflated reading another last minute attempt to shock me.
  • Gripping

    5
    By RaquellaEm
    Couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended