The House Guest by Hank Phillippi Ryan @suzyapbooktours @hankpryan #booktwitter #bookreview


The House Guest is another diabolical cat-and-mouse thriller from USA Today bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan—but which character is the cat, and which character is the mouse?

After every divorce, one spouse gets all the friends. What does the other one get? If they’re smart, they get the benefits. Alyssa Macallan is terrified when she’s dumped by her wealthy and powerful husband. With a devastating divorce looming, she begins to suspect her toxic and manipulative soon-to-be-ex is scheming to ruin her—leaving her alone and penniless. And when the FBI shows up at her door, Alyssa knows she really needs a friend.  

And then she gets one. A seductive new friend, one who’s running from a dangerous relationship of her own. Alyssa offers Bree Lorrance the safety of her guest house, and the two become confidantes. Then Bree makes a heart-stoppingly tempting offer. Maybe Alyssa and Bree can solve each others’ problems.  

But no one is what they seem. And the fates and fortunes of these two women twist and turn until the shocking truth emerges: You can’t always get what you want. But sometimes you get what you deserve.


Alyssa’s husband has left her. She has lost all of her connections and most of her money. She meets Bree one evening in a bar and these two ladies hit it off. Alyssa feels like Bree needs her help. Alyssa thinks Bree needs to escape from an abusive relationship. But all is not as it seems.

This story just kept weaving around and the plot just kept getting thicker and more convoluted. But, then it starts to unravel and BOOM!

I love how Hank wrapped this story up with a nice little bow! Alyssa takes no prisoners. I was not a big fan of Bree until towards the end of this novel. And that is by clever design. This is a smart read…do not skim…you will miss it!

Now, I am not going to lie…this is not my favorite Hank novel. It is hard to beat The First to Lie ! But, this is more of a slow burn. So, when you pick this book up…remember, it will get there and when it does…revenge is oh so sweet!

Need a good revenge novel…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!

I received this novel from the author for an honest review.

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I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 5 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
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