They have your child.
They’ll keep him safe.
So long as you do what they say.
Jamie and Victoria are expecting their first baby.
With a few weeks to go, they head off for a final weekend break in a remote part of the North Pennines. The small and peaceful guesthouse is the ideal location to unwind together before becoming parents. Upon arrival, they are greeted by Barry and Fiona, the older couple who run the guesthouse. They cook them dinner and show them to their room before retreating to bed themselves.
The next morning, Jamie and Victoria wake to find the house deserted. Barry and Fiona are nowhere to be seen. All the doors are locked. Both their mobile phones and car keys have disappeared. Even though it’s a few weeks early, Victoria knows the contractions are starting.
The baby is coming, and there’s no way out.View book
Press and Reviews
“Deliciously dark and creepy, The Guest House is an original and very clever thriller that completely hoodwinked me with its well crafted and twisty plot. So…”
“Disturbing and tons of fun.”
“A brilliant book… such a good thriller … splendidly creepy debut … haunting stuff.”
“Fast-pace and told by two narrators, we wanted to carry on reading instead of going to work.”
“There's so much to relish…all delivered with a propulsive plot and with a terrific final twist.”
“The motivations of each character are complex and dark, the narrative powerful and gripping.”
“A terrific debut exploring the vulnerabilities and co-dependency of damaged individuals. I loved the wonderfully subtle but insistent tone of menace woven into the narrative, winding…”
“Creepy and compelling”
“A thrilling, creepy climax and a double-whammy twist. A more than promising debut.”