Title: The Guest Room
Author: Chris Bohjalian
Publisher: Doubleday, January 2016
Summary/Review: In the blink of an eye, Richard Chapman’s home goes from bachelor party venue to bloody crime scene in this riveting novel by Chris Bohjalian.
No one could have predicted the carnage that would occur, or imagine the tragic events that led to the doomed party. As alcohol and indiscretions abound, two young women, or the “hired” entertainment, make a desperate life or death decision that will have tragic repercussions for all.
Chris Bohjalian is a master of writing a woman’s point of view, and this novel is no exception. The Guest Room doesn’t just bring to light one of the many terrible crimes committed against women throughout the world, but brings the horror into our lives, and into our homes.
Who will like this book?: Someone who is looking for a literature-focused thriller with a deeper meaning. Someone who doesn’t shy away from difficult or controversial topics.
If you liked this, try this: If you’ve read (and loved) Chris Bohjalian before, this won’t be an exception. However, the style is different from previous books.
Recommended by: Sue B, Circulation Coordinator
If this looks like something you’d like to read, visit the Fairfield Public Library catalog to see if it’s available and/or to place a hold!