The Guest Room: A Novel

Written by:
Chris Bohjalian

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2016
10 hours 11 minutes
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 Kristin Chapman agrees to let her husband, Richard, host his brother’s bachelor party, she expects a certain amount of debauchery. She brings their young daughter to Manhattan for the evening, leaving her Westchester home to the men and their hired entertainment. What she does not expect is this: bacchanalian drunkenness, her husband sharing a dangerously intimate moment in the guest room, and two women stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards before driving off into the night.

In the aftermath, Kristin and Richard’s life rapidly spirals into nightmare. The police throw them out of their home, now a crime scene, Richard’s investment banking firm puts him on indefinite leave, and Kristin is unsure if she can forgive her husband 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.
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Tina Keshava

Entertaining read albeit a sad subject. Some of the story line was a bit far-fetched, but I wanted to keep listening to it all the same. I would have enjoyed a male narrator to voice Richard's part.

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Melissa Jones

Story line was ok, felt the narration voices could be improved upon and more variety added. Story moved somewhat slow for my taste.

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lori handy

First time with this author and very good book put together were it flows good where you don't get lost. I will look for more from this Author. Thank you

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