Monday, February 8, 2016

Review: The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

Title: The Guest Room
Series: Stand-Alone
Author: Chris Bohjalian
Genre: Adult, Suspense & Thriller, Literature & Fiction
Published Date: January 5th 2016 by Doubleday
Format: e-arc
Source: Netgalley
From the New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls comes the spellbinding tale of a party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room; two women are on the run from police; and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams.

     When Richard Chapman offers to host his younger brother's bachelor party, he expects a certain amount of debauchery. He sends his wife, Kristin, and young daughter off to his mother-in-law's for the weekend, and he opens his Westchester home to his brother's friends and their hired entertainment. What he does not expect is this: bacchanalian drunkenness, a dangerously intimate moment in his guest bedroom, and two naked women stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards before driving off into the night. In the aftermath, Richard's life rapidly spirals into a nightmare. The police throw him out of his home, now a crime scene; his investment banking firm puts him on indefinite leave; and his wife finds herself unable to forgive him for the moment he shared with a dark-haired girl in the guest room. But the dark-haired girl, Alexandra, faces a much graver danger. In one breathless, violent night, she is free, running to escape the police who will arrest her and the gangsters who will kill her in a heartbeat. A captivating, chilling story about shame and scandal, The Guest Room is a riveting novel from one of our greatest storytellers.
*** I Received The Guest Room through Netgalley in exchanged for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher Doubleday for giving me the opportunity to read and review The Guest Room ***

Now The Guest Room was a gem of a find I found in Netgalley. The cover and the synopsis really drew me into the book. I don't really read books quite like this one but I had to see if I would like it or not so I request it through Netgally. And Ohh Boy I was so glad and happy that I got accepted too read and review this book. Because I absolutely love and enjoy it I just couldn't put this book down. Now I will tell you at the beginning chapter of this amazing book I was a little confuse it was told in first person pov. And I never read a book with a first person pov it actually was a first for me to read a first person pov. It took some time to get used to it but I quite enjoyed reading a first person pov it was a unique and refreshing experience for me. Which I thought the author did an excellent job doing a first person pov. There are also multiple pov's that were spot on and fit all together perfectly for the concept and plot for the book. All the characters were absolutely amazing and yes even the ones I despise they all just fit totally right for the book. The Guest Room is also an eye opener for sex trafficking in Russia and the United States. I thought the author did an amazing job on telling how everything goes on in sex trafficking. Now I don't want to go into any details about The Guest House without spoiling it for anybody. But it really was an amazing book that I love and enjoy so much but the ending just broke my heart too pieces. But I was actually ok with it after a few days thinking about the book. Now I do recommend this book too all if you love Crime and Literature & Fiction than this book is for you. If you don't I still say please give this book a try it really was an amazing and fantastic book that I will never forget.
Lincoln, Vermont’s Chris Bohjalian is the author of 18 books, most of which were New York Times bestsellers. His work has been translated into over 30 languages and three times become movies.

Hi new novel, "The Guest Room," a story of a human trafficking, a marriage in crisis, and two remarkable women, just went on sale.

His books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Hartford Courant, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Bookpage, and Salon.

His awards include the ANCA Freedom Award for his work educating Americans about the Armenian Genocide; the ANCA Arts and Letters Award for The Sandcastle Girls, as well as the Saint Mesrob Mashdots Medal; the New England Society Book Award for The Night Strangers; the New England Book Award; Russia's Soglasie (Concord) Award for The Sandcastle Girls; a Boston Public Library Literary Light; a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Trans-Sister Radio; and the Anahid Literary Award. His novel, Midwives, was a number one New York Times bestseller, a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and a New England Booksellers Association Discovery pick. He is a Fellow of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He has written for a wide variety of magazines and newspapers, including the Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Reader's Digest, and the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. He was a weekly columnist in Vermont for the Burlington Free Press from 1992 through 2015.

Chris graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Amherst College, and lives in Vermont with his wife, the photographer Victoria Blewer. Their daughter, Grace Experience, is a young actor in New York City. Among the audiobooks she has narrated are Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands and The Guest Room.

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