Review: The Guest Room
When Richard hosts his brother’s bachelor party at his family’s suburban home, he feels sure someone will hire strippers. He’s not too worried, though, since he’s happily married. Things get out of hand quickly and before he knows what happened, the strippers have murdered their bodyguards and escaped in their vehicle. The strippers are on the run and Richard’s life spirals out of control.
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian is told from multiple points of view, including one of the strippers, and I was drawn in from the very beginning. This fast paced book features well drawn characters and social issues that need to be addressed. Bohjalian’s writing is top notch and brought a lot of tension to the story. The ending of the book gutted me but I thought it fit the story well.
Richard is a kind man who loves and values his family but the events of the bachelor party are all but destroying his life. He wants to make things right for everyone but doesn’t know how. He and his family are forced to face some gut wrenching times.
As the story progresses, readers are given a glimpse of the life the strippers have to endure and it’s heartbreaking as well.
The audio version of The Guest Room is narrated by Mozhan Marno and Grace Experience. They both did a great job but I thought Marno’s narration was stronger. You don’t want to miss this book!
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