Gone Guest

Murder Mystery Book Club 6

Fiction - Mystery - Sleuth
317 Pages
Reviewed on 09/27/2023
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Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite

The book club comprised the Finlay sisters, Perry, Queenie, Missy, Claire, and the wealthy Ronnie Westera. They were book lovers and amateur sleuths who regularly discovered murder victims. Were they jinxed? It was Ronnie’s seventy-fifth birthday, held in the palatial Westeraview, the home of her late husband. Everything was going well until members of the book club found the body of a guest named Greta, while at the same time, Sebastian went missing. Greta was the love interest of twin brothers Sebastian and Seamus Jones, who were Ronnie’s nephews. The twins stood a chance of inheriting Ronnie’s wealth, and her in-laws Bethany and Bronson were unhappy about it. Ronnie also had her secrets, and everyone had motives. Who killed Greta, and where was Sebastian? Follow the group with their investigations in Gone Guest by C. A. Larmer.

Gone Guest by C. A. Larmer is the sixth installment in the Murder Mystery Book Club series. This novel had suspense, got me invested, and sent me on a mission to disentangle the complicated web surrounding the Jones and Westera families. I loved the development and unique plot. The characters also had interesting personalities that added flavor to the storyline. I loved Missy the most due to her childlike nature, which made it easy for her to charm almost anyone. However, I had a love-hate relationship with the book club members because I felt that they were sometimes disloyal to Ronnie. They gossiped about her and would readily believe the worst about their so-called friend. Despite this, the characters were relatable because humans are flawed. Larmer is a fantastic author who wrote such a beautiful story. I hope to read more in this series.