Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Wednesday Whatever - The Guest by Emma Cline

 Whoa.  The Guest by Emma Cline is creepy good.  

Let's just say Alex is trouble.  

cover blurb -  Summer is coming to a close on the East End of Long Island and  Alex is no longer welcome. 

She drifts.  She's an old soul at age twenty two and has been playing men like an instrument.  But, maybe she's pushed some boundaries too far. Maybe she's pocketed a few too many things.  

She's desperate.  How does she manage to live an extra week on the island, hoping to go  to Simon's Labor Day Party and get back her lush (fake) life?

Who does she manipulate?  How good (i.e. bad)  is she?

This book is quite compelling and I admit I truly wondered  at Alex's backstory. What turned her into such a cold manipulating young woman?   

Great  writing. Great character. Quite an intriguing summer  read.  Thumbs up. 


  1. Sounds good Joanne....... is Alex our blogging friend

  2. Hi Joanne - interesting story-telling by the sound of it ... a happy read ... intriguing as you say. Cheers Hilary

    1. Yep. It’s nice when a book really surprises.