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The Overnight Guest
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The Overnight Guest
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Fully realized, wholly absorbing and almost painfully suspenseful...The journey is mesmerizing."
—New York Times
A woman receives an unexpected visitor during a deadly snowstorm in this chilling thriller from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf.
True crime writer Wylie Lark doesn't mind being snowed in at the isolated farmhouse where she's retreated to write her new book. A cozy fire, complete silence. It would be perfect, if not for the fact that decades earlier, at this very house, two people were murdered in cold blood and a girl disappeared without a trace.
As the storm worsens, Wylie finds herself trapped inside the house, haunted by the secrets contained within its walls—haunted by secrets of her own. Then she discovers a small child in the snow just outside. After bringing the child inside for warmth and safety, she begins to search for answers. But soon it becomes clear that the farmhouse isn't as isolated as she thought, and someone is willing to do anything to find them.
And don't miss these other great stories by Heather!
The Weight of Silence
These Things Hidden
Little Mercies
MIssing Pieces
Not a Sound
Before She Was Found
This is How I Lied
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Fully realized, wholly absorbing and almost painfully suspenseful...The journey is mesmerizing."
—New York Times
A woman receives an unexpected visitor during a deadly snowstorm in this chilling thriller from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf.
True crime writer Wylie Lark doesn't mind being snowed in at the isolated farmhouse where she's retreated to write her new book. A cozy fire, complete silence. It would be perfect, if not for the fact that decades earlier, at this very house, two people were murdered in cold blood and a girl disappeared without a trace.
As the storm worsens, Wylie finds herself trapped inside the house, haunted by the secrets contained within its walls—haunted by secrets of her own. Then she discovers a small child in the snow just outside. After bringing the child inside for warmth and safety, she begins to search for answers. But soon it becomes clear that the farmhouse isn't as isolated as she thought, and someone is willing to do anything to find them.
And don't miss these other great stories by Heather!
The Weight of Silence
These Things Hidden
Little Mercies
MIssing Pieces
Not a Sound
Before She Was Found
This is How I Lied
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  • Heather Gudenkauf is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Not a Sound. Heather lives in Iowa with her family.

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  • Library Journal

    April 1, 2022

    Gudenkauf's (Before She Was Found) locked-room thriller stars true-crime writer Wylie Lark, who's renting a remote farmhouse where a double murder occurred 20 years ago; she hopes to get a feel for the community where the crimes took place and to write uninterrupted in much-needed seclusion. Not long after arriving, Wylie is snowed in by a blizzard and comes upon an injured child. The traumatized child won't speak to Wylie, but as they wait out the storm together, Wylie finds that the child's presence has triggered long-buried memories of her own devastating childhood and the terror she thought she had forgotten. Wylie begins to question everything she thought she knew about the fates of her own family and best friend and ultimately discovers that she and the child she rescued from the snow have a tragic connection. In this audiobook, Brittany Pressley performs all the characters well and with perfect distinction and credibility. VERDICT Probably a better read than a listen, as the main characters have frequent flashbacks, and the thriller's multiple POVs can be disorienting.--Laura Brosie

    Copyright 2022 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • AudioFile Magazine Narrator Brittany Presley takes listeners through the frightening experiences of Wylie Lark as she finds herself trapped in a snowstorm during the writing of her most recent book. Stuck in a quiet cabin that is a former murder site, Wylie soon discovers a child with a shaved head and no protective gear out in the snow. When she spots a vehicle on fire not far away, she realizes that her cozy dream of riding out the storm may lead her to the center of a true-crime mystery she thought she had left behind. Pressley's narration is sharp and smart. Her delivery of emotional passages and expert timing ensure that listeners stay on the edge of their seats for this thriller. V.B. � AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine
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