I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Guess Who. One of my favorite scenarios of all time is a group of people kept in a room or house who need to work together to solve a mystery. Chris McGeorge outdid himself when creating his debut novel. Morgan Sheppard is a television host of a show that catches cheaters and liars. His deal with the show came after he solves a hometown mystery. One day, Morgan wakes up to find himself handcuffed to a bed with five other people. They’ve all been drugged, but Morgan is the only one handcuffed. The group, soon after waking, discovers the dead body of a man several of them know in the bathtub. A mysterious horse-faced man comes on the television screen and tells them they have three hours to figure out who killed the man. Chaos ensues, and we find out that Morgan is an alcoholic drug-abuser who has very few detective skills. As the characters turn against one another, Morgan knows he is the largest piece of the puzzle and is responsible for finding who the horse-faced man is. This book unravels at a quick pace, and the author leaves out the details of the hometown mystery Morgan solves about two-thirds of the way into the book. This creates a huge twist in the entire plotline, which is oh-so-satisfying to the mystery lover. This book was enjoyable, easy-to-follow, and its characters were both likable and unlikeable at the same time.
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|Page Count||368 pages|
|Publisher||Hanover Square Press|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|