A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect getaway. . . until the bodies start piling up. It's winter in the Catskills and the weather outside is frightful. But Mitchell's Inn is so delightful! The cozy lodge nestled deep in the woods is perfect for a relaxing--maybe even romantic--weekend away. The Inn boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood-burning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a book and someone you love. So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity--and all contact with the outside world--the guests settle in for the long haul. The power's down but they've got candles, blankets, and wood--a genuine rustic experience! Soon, though, a body turns up--surely an accident. When a second body appears, they start to panic. Then they find a third body. Within the snowed-in paradise, something--or someone--is picking off the guests one by one. They can't leave, and with no cell service, there's no prospect of getting the police in until the weather loosens its icy grip. The weekend getaway has turned deadly. For some couples, it's their first time away. For others, it will be their last. And there's nothing they can do about it but huddle down and hope they can survive the storm.
****4 Star Review****
Having read and really enjoyed Shari's two previous books, I couldn't want to finally read this one. It does not disappoint. I really enjoyed it!
There are many characters in this book and in the beginning, I was worried that it would become overwhelming trying to keep up with Who's, Who. However, that wasn't the case in this one. Shari's writing while transitioning from one character to another is flawless. The story just flowed from character to character.
An Unwanted Guest did give me the Agatha Christie vibe while reading. And I mean this is the best possible way. Shari's character development and plotting of the book had me unable to put down the book. It's a mystery who-dun-it book that will have you guessing until the very end. And oh how I loved that ending!
I can't wait to see what Shari comes up with next.