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Guess Who – Chris McGeorge

About the Book: 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 cheating?”

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 bath. 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 die.

Guess Who is a page-turning debut that brings the high-wire plotting of classic “locked room” mysteries into the world of the modern-day thriller.

My Review: Guess Who is a brilliant page turner which kept me guessing and I didn’t work it out until the actual reveal.

A simple yet brilliantly plotted story about Morgan Sheppard a TV detective famous for his morning TV show “Resident Detective” who wakes up handcuffed to a bed in a hotel room with five strangers and one dead body.

Sheppard has three hours to work out who the murderer is before they all die, however all the suspects are somehow connected to the victim especially Sheppard who is struggling to deal with reality without his alcohol and pills and an overwhelming guilt of his connection to the dead body.

The author skilfully takes the reader back to Sheppard’s past in little snippets throughout the story which help unravel the truth or does it?

A throughly exciting and gripping whodunnit which I totally recommend.

About the Author: Chris McGeorge has an MA in Creative Writing (Crime / Thriller) from City University London where he wrote his first crime novel Dead Room for this thesis. He constantly told stories from a young age, whether they took the form of comics, short stories or scripts.

He is a lover of Golden Age crime, like Christie and Conan Doyle, leading his crime stories to be a mix of the old and the contemporary. He likes weird and wonderful plots, with plenty of intrigue and twists.

His often coherent ramblings about everything pop culture can be found on his blog Festival of Blood and occasionally he produces the Sarcasmicast podcast with a group of friends.

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