The Guest Room by Rona Halsall / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @RonaHalsallAuth


You think you’re safe in your home. You’re wrong.Steph used to think her life was perfect. A happy marriage, two wonderful kids, and a home she felt safe in and called her own. But now her husband has walked out after thirty years, her daughter Bea is married and lives miles away, and Steph’s estranged son hasn’t made contact in years. Home doesn’t feel like the safe haven it once did.When she begins to hear noises in the night, at first she thinks she’s imagining things. But then she finds open windows she knows she left closed, and a strange smell in the kitchen – and she knows none of it feels right.Then her front window is smashed, and a young man named Noah helps her fix it. He’s fallen on hard times and Steph impulsively offers him a place to stay. He reminds her of her missing son, and as a mother she finds herself wanting to help him. Also, if he is there, she won’t be home alone.Before long Noah is living in Bea’s old bedroom, paying rent, and getting his life back on track. Steph’s ex-husband and Bea are furious. But Steph feels secure at last, and that’s what matters.Until the strange things start happening once more.And Steph realises that someone is out to scare her…Someone who will stop at nothing to make her never, ever feel safe again.




Your life was always full of activity. You had a good job, a loving husband and two children you loved to the moon and back. What is there still to wish for? Nothing, because you feel like you have everything.

Unfortunately little by little your dream life starts crumbling down and you find yourself alone. It feels really lonely, but you try to cope the best you can until someone thinks it’s a great idea to try and scare you away.

Who is behind all this? Is it someone you know? Is it just some youth who are bored? It seems like a good plan to find a lodger to end all this pestering. Well, you might think it’s the perfect solution, but some people do not agree with that at all.

Can you trust your lodger though or are they the one causing you all this heartache. Did you just invite evil in your own home?

Thank God there is one person who is always there to help you out and to come to the rescue. What you want the most is to live your life and be independent…

A great story where I started to suspect everybody which was of course the author’s intention. 😊 After a while though there was someone who could not fool me any longer and they moved to the top of my list and yes, my radar spotted the right person.

I loved this book and I think I was as scared as Steph. The author created really creepy moments.

5 stars

Thank you, Rona Halsall and Bookouture


About the author

Rona is the author of bestselling psychological thrillers published by Bookouture. Her challenge in writing is to find domestic storylines with twists that her readers will never guess.

She was born in Nottingham, grew up near Blackpool and went to college in Leeds. She then moved to Snowdonia, North Wales where she brought up her family while working as a business mentor. She now lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and two guinea pigs.

She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful glens and beaches on the Island while she’s plotting her next book. She has three children and two step-children who are all grown up and leading varied and interesting lives, which provides plenty of ideas for new stories.


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