- US Edition
The Last House Guest
From the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, a suspenseful new novel about an idyllic town in Maine dealing with the suspicious death of one of their own—and her best “summer” friend, who is trying to uncover the truth…before fingers point her way.
Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors.
Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor Avery Greer and Littleport resident Sadie Loman. Each summer for almost a decade, the girls are inseparable—until Sadie is found dead. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery can’t help but feel there are those in the community, including a local detective and Sadie’s brother, Parker, who blame her. Someone knows more than they’re saying, and Avery is intent on clearing her name, before the facts get twisted against her.
Another thrilling novel from the bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger, Megan Miranda’s The House Guest is a smart, twisty read with a strong female protagonist determined to make her own way in the world.
World rights: Simon & Schuster (June 2019)
Large Print: Thorndike
Represented for film/TV by Flora Hackett at WME
Reese’s Bookclub Pick for August 2019, chosen by Reese Witherspoon
Publishers Weekly starred review
“… explores the complexity of female friendship and the picturesque fictions that money can buy.”
The New York Times bestseller list
THE LAST HOUSE GUEST enters the NYT list for the first time in Week 1 after publication.
Megan Miranda studied Biology and Anthropology at M.I.T. where she won awards in bioengineering. She worked in biotechnology for several years before teaching high-school Science. She is the author of a number of novels for young adults and adults, published by Bloomsbury, Crown (Random House) and Simon & Schuster. Her adult debut, ALL THE MISSING GIRLS, was a top title of 2016 and featured on the New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists for many weeks, as well as the extended USA Today bestseller list. THE PERFECT STRANGER followed in 2017, and THE LAST HOUSE GUEST also hit the NYT bestseller list in 21019. THE GIRL FROM WIDOW HILLS follows in 2020.
She has a young family and lives in North Carolina.