"A creative suspenseful thriller that keeps you guessing throughout!"
Reviewed by Teresa Cross
Posted November 30, 2018
Mystery Psychological | Suspense | Thriller Psychological
Some novels start out with such a bizarre beginning that it catches
your attention. When you pick it up to read, it starts out in a way you
didn't expect. That's exactly what I felt when I started reading Chris
McGeorge's novel GUESS WHO. I
must say that I loved it from the beginning to the end. I wholeheartedly
recommend adding this suspense novel to your reading list.
McGeorge's debut shows he has a gift for psychological suspense.
When I learned McGeorge wrote this novel as his thesis for a creative
writing class at City University London, I was very impressed - it is one
of the best thrillers I have read.
Morgan Sheppard wakes up in a hotel handcuffed to a bed with five
strangers also slowly waking up. With a dead body in the room's
bathroom leaving one of the people trapped in the room as the
murderer. Sheppard has to use his detective skills that he uses on TV
where he is portrayed as a "resident detective" which made him
famous. Does he really have what it takes to solve the mystery before it
is too late?
Morgan's reputation for solving mysteries came from when he was 11
years old and he solved the mystery of a teacher who appears to look
as he took his own life but was really murdered. Can he live up to his
reputation? Is he really a natural detective or just someone searching
for fame? And why would someone trap him and these five strangers
into a locked hotel room with no way out until the mystery is solved
within three hours?
I cannot wait to read more from Chris McGeorge in the future! There is
talent there for more amazing novels. GUESS WHO will have you guessing the whole way. I
enjoyed and love reading this suspense and hope to read more!
The rules are simple.
But the game is not.
At eleven years old, Morgan Sheppard solved the murder of
a teacher when everyone else believed it to be a suicide.
The publicity surrounding the case laid the foundation
for his reputation as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. He
parlayed that fame into a gig as TV’s “resident
detective,” solving the more typical tawdry daytime talk
show mysteries like “Who is the father?” and “Is he
Until, that is, Sheppard wakes up handcuffed to a bed in
an unfamiliar hotel room. Around him, five strangers are
slowly waking up, as well. Soon they discover a corpse in
the bathtub and Sheppard is challenged to put his
deductive skills to the test. One of the people in the
room is the killer. He has three hours to solve the
murder. If he doesn’t find the killer, they all will die.
An ingenious, page-turning debut, Chris McGeorge’s Guess
Who matches the high-wire plotting of classic “locked
room” mysteries into the unstoppable pacing of the
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