Two sisters hopeful for the future fail to see the monster creeping up from their past in this romantic suspense tale by the #1 New York Times–bestseller.
For the first time ever, Abby Mitchell feels that the world is her oyster. Her first book has found a publisher, a daring new surgery promises to take away the birthmark that mars her lovely face, and there’s a new man in her life, a man who sees beyond her flaw . . . into her heart.
Best of all though, Abby has been reunited with her sister Mallory. Separated as girls after their parents tragically died, Abby always dreamed that one day they would be together again.
But while two loving sisters make up for lost time, danger hides in the shadows. Now, Abby and Mallory have planned a sumptuous party—unaware that their gathering will include and uninvited guest who will do anything to keep the past hidden . . .
Praise for The Guest List
“An eventful tale of sisterly love and simmering obsession . . . . Michaels has crafted a smoothly written, dramatic tale full of incident and emotion.” —Publishers Weekly
The latest by Michaels (Celebration) is an eventful tale of sisterly love and simmering obsession. When their parents die suddenly under mysterious circumstances, five-year-old Abby Evans and her six-year-old sister, Mallory, are adopted by their dad's friend Donovan Mitchell and his new wife. Troubled Mallory is sent off to an institution and banished from the now-prosperous Mitchell family for more than a decade. Still missing her sister, Abby suffers yet another loss when her boyfriend, Connor, dies suddenly. The sisters are finally reunited in their early 20s, and Abby's life seems complete once again, with a wonderful new man, an opulent house and an instantly successful writing career. Trouble soon arises, however, when Mallory becomes convinced that their parents, along with Connor and several others, were actually murdered--and that Donovan Mitchell is the culprit. Abby bases her newest novel on that idea, and the two young women hunt for the clues they hope will roound out the story and clarify their complex past. The evidence is inconclusive until Abby and Mallory throw a lavish book-completion party, at which a violent encounter leads to the truth. Although the plotting is marred by coincidences, Michaels has crafted a smoothly written, dramatic tale full of incident and emotion.