February 15, 2018

The Guest Room By: Chris Bohjalian Review

This is the second book I've read by Chris Bohjalian and I've rated both of them five stars! So I am seeing that I definitely need to read more by Bohjalian. The first one I read by him is The Sleepwalker, see my review for that one here.

I got sucked into The Guest Room right away. The book immediately started off with excellent tension and suspense and it stayed fast-paced throughout. I like that it has Richard and Alexandra's POV, but also there are some chapters from Richard's wife and daughter's POV. I think the book would have been fine with just Richard and Alexandra's POV, but the added POVs from Richard's wife and daughter really rounded out the story and added in more emotion. 

Speaking of emotion, The Guest Room made me so emotional! I went back and forth between sad, disgusted, and furious. I mean that in a good way because the writing is phenomenal. I will warn you that one main topic in this novel is sex trafficking. I know that not everyone is okay with reading about that subject, but let me just say it's well done in this book. Even though, yes, there are some parts that are a little tough to read. I found The Guest Room to be very thought provoking and RELEVANT. Sex trafficking is still an issue TODAY. 

Overall I really liked The Guest Room and I don't have any complaints about it at all. I loved it! It's a gripping, chilling, and intense read. I highly recommend it for all thriller fans!

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