The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

Loved this book!   Russian bodyguards, bachelor party-gone-wrong, escorts, dead people, girls fleeing…. all taking place in the Westchester home of the Chapmans (YES- all this inJacket.aspx just the first few chapters!!)  The author creates a very likeable character – Richard Chapman- whose life changes in the matter of a night.  Mainly told from the perspective of Richard and Alexandra, the “dark-haired girl”,  we piece together the “what” and “why” in this crime thriller and fall  in love with each character along the way.  Underneath the fast-paced drama, the author touches upon human trafficking, as well as the meaning of  family, love, and relationships.

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