Friday, 20 April 2018

Guess Who

by Chris McGeorge

'An impressive debut' James Oswald

Crime Fiction

ISBN-13 978-1409178088
Publisher Orion
Pages 416

πŸ“•My Review

Six people are kidnapped and locked inside a hotel room in Central London. There's a corpse in the bathroom and the killer is one of them. There's no escape. Self-styled 'TV Detective' Morgan Sheppard must solve the crime within three hours or everyone dies. The clock is counting down... 

I really enjoyed this gripping debut thriller / whodunit from Chris McGeorge. There were so many unexpected twists and turns. The underlying feeling of anxiety was palpable as the tension intensified. Not all was as it appeared as our six were plunged into a claustrophobic nightmare. 

The story is incredibly well-written; it's one of those books that once started, can't be put down. The plot is solid and character development is good. A perfect, modern-day Agatha Christie-esque novel. 

* I received an Advance Reader Copy. My thanks to Chris McGeorge, NetGalley and Orion.

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Purchase Link: Amazon 

πŸ“—The Blurb


A waitress. A cleaner. An actress. A lawyer. A student. Everyone is a suspect.


In a locked room - with no escape, and no idea how they got there.


In the bathtub, the body of a man they all knew. Someone murdered him. Someone in this room.


They have three hours to find out. Or they all die.


πŸ“˜The Author

Chris McGeorge has an MA in Creative Writing (Crime / Thriller) from City University London where he wrote his first crime novel Dead Room for this thesis. He constantly told stories from a young age, whether they took the form of comics, short stories or scripts.

He is a lover of Golden Age crime, like Christie and Conan Doyle, leading his crime stories to be a mix of the old and the contemporary. He likes weird and wonderful plots, with plenty of intrigue and twists. 

His often coherent ramblings about everything pop culture can be found on his blog Festival of Blood and occasionally he produces the Sarcasmicast podcast with a group of friends.

Chris McGeorge on Twitter

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