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Guess Who

ONE ROOM. FIVE SUSPECTS. THREE HOURS TO FIND A KILLER.

By Chris McGeorge

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  • £7.99

One room. One body. Five suspects. Three hours to find a killer

For fans of MJ Arlidge and Ruth Ware, meet the new king of the locked room mystery.

ONE ROOM. FIVE SUSPECTS.
THREE HOURS TO FIND A KILLER.

'An impressive debut' James Oswald

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GUESS

WHO

A waitress. A cleaner. An actress. A lawyer. A student. Everyone is a suspect.

WHERE

In a locked room - with no escape, and no idea how they got there.

WHAT

In the bathtub, the body of a man they all knew. Someone murdered him. Someone in this room.

WHY

They have three hours to find out. Or they all die.

THE RULES ARE SIMPLE. THE GAME IS NOT

Imagine Agatha Christie had created an interactive Escape the Room game, and GUESS WHO would be the result. For fans of the DI Helen Grace series by MJ Arlidge, The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, Ragdoll by Daniel Cole, and Rattle by Fiona Cummins.

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What readers are saying about this gripping thriller from the new king of the locked room mystery, Chris McGeorge:

'Guess Who boils with claustrophobic intensity. Packed with gripping twists and turns, Guess Who is an inventive, entertaining locked room mystery that kept me utterly hooked.' Adam Hamdy, author of Pendulum

'Aningenious twisty mystery in a totally unique setting.' Claire McGowan, author of The Lost

'An impressive debut and a sign of great things to come.' James Oswald, author of Natural Causes

'Chris McGeorge's Guess Who is a fresh take on the locked room murder mystery. The plotting is intricate, the characters well drawn, and the pace never lets up as it drives headlong to the surprising end.' David C. Taylor, Edgar-nominated, Nero Wolfe Award-winning author of Night Life

'Guess Who is an incredibly satisfying, intelligent thriller running at break-neck pace right until it's closing pages. A marvellous debut.' Francesca Dorricott, author of After the Eclipse

'To say that I found ithard to put down would be an understatement indeed. And when we got to the reveal, I was gobsmacked! Well done that author, take a bow. Not only is it a wholly satisfying, cracking read but, for a debut, it is also very brave and indeed impressive.' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

'The story is incredibly well-written; it's one of those books that once started, can't be put down. The plot is solid and character development is good. A perfect, modern-day Agatha Christie-esque novel.' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

'I must admit I am somewhat daunted at the prospect of writing a review for this book - it was so fantastic that I am not sure I can encapsulate just good it was in this review.' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars

Biographical Notes

Chris lives in Durham and is a recent graduate of the Creative Writing (Crime/Thriller) MA at City University. He loves film and acting in an amateur theatre group and can be found on Twitter at @crmcgeorge.

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  • ISBN: 9781409178088
  • Publication date: 03 May 2018
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Orion
Guess Who boils with claustrophobic intensity. Packed with gripping twists and turns, Guess Who is an inventive, entertaining locked room mystery that kept me utterly hooked. — Adam Hamdy
An ingenious twisty mystery in a totally unique setting. — Claire McGowan
An impressive debut and a sign of great things to come. — James Oswald
Chris McGeorge's Guess Who is a fresh take on the locked room murder mystery. The plotting is intricate, the characters well drawn, and the pace never lets up as it drives headlong to the surprising end. — David C. Taylor, Edgar-nominated, Nero Wolfe Award-winning author of Night Life
Guess Who is an incredibly satisfying, intelligent thriller running at break-neck pace right until it's closing pages. A marvellous debut. — Francesca Dorricott, author of After the Eclipse
One hotel room. Six strangers. One corpse. Good fun. — Cavan Scott
This is brilliant, so cleverly written and still surprising despite the team's love of escape rooms. — Woman's Way
A FANTASTIC whodunnit with more twists than a Great Hotel corkscrew. — Jenny Blackhurst
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