Megan Miranda in conversation with Anna Eklund
The Last House Guest (Simon and Schuster)
Wednesday • June 26 • 7pm
U District store
Discussion & Book Signing
The Los Angeles Review of Books has written that Megan Miranda "reclaims the right of female characters to be more than victim or femme fatale, and thereby disrupts not only the plot, but also the genre itself." The Last House Guest gives readers a dynamite thriller with the deliciously sinister female relationships that continue to redraw the lines of genre fiction and the ways women see themselves in the world.
Littleport, Maine is an enclave for the wealthy whose summer homes dot the coastline and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose lives depend on service to the visitors. Sadie Loman, a moneyed vacationer whose family owns much of Littleports real estate, and Avery Greer, a townie getting into trouble after the tragic loss of her parents, developed an unusually fierce friendship in their teens. Each summer for almost a decade the girls were inseparable, until Sadie is found dead on the night of the towns annual, off-the-books end of summer party.
Her death is ruled a suicide, but a year later Avery is still convinced theres more to the story. And given her profound connection to Sadies family, Avery cant help but feel there are people in the communitya local detective and Sadies brother among themwho blame her, and shes intent on clearing her name before the facts get twisted against her. As Avery sets out to reconcile what she knows about her friend with the events of that fateful night, she discovers secrets about them both, and about this complicated town, that change everything.
Megan Miranda will be in conversation with Ann Eklund, Fiction Buyer at University Book Store.
Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls. She has also written several books for young adults, including Fracture, Hysteria, Vengeance, Soulprint, and The Safest Lies. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. The Perfect Stranger is her second novel of psychological suspense and The Last House Guest is the latest. Follow @MeganLMiranda on Twitter, or visit MeganMiranda.com.
Buy Please Note: Autographed copies of books are only available after the event. $26.00