Review: Guess Who by Chris McGeorge


Release: 2018
Publisher: Orion
Genre: Mystery & Thriller

Let me start this review by saying that it’s been months since I’ve had so much fun reading a book. And I’m talking about pure entertainment here. Guess Who by Chris McGeorge was like a blockbuster movie turned into a mystery novel, and it grabbed me from the very first page.

The concept was one of those I’m always attracted to: 5 suspects are locked in a hotel room with a body. The main character, a TV detective who became famous as a kid for solving a murder, has to guess who the killer is or everyone dies… Thrilling, right? I knew as soon as I saw the blurb that I wanted to read it!

The writing was sharp and straight-forward, full of witty dialogue and tension between the characters. I can honestly say there wasn’t a moment of boredom in Guess Who. If you want a fun summer mystery, this is a book that I’d definitely recommend for those who want to escape from reality and keep turning the pages addictively.

Now… Let’s talk about some issues I had. Basically, as much fun as I had while reading this novel, you absolutely need to suspend your disbelief during the majority of the second half. And hey, I always read mysteries and thrillers, so it’s not like I don’t like twists or ask for realism all the time. But the backstories felt so incredibly forced. And the twists were implausible, so I kind of felt like the author had had a great idea but didn’t know how to solve that mess so he just kept writing until he finally had to come up with a solution, no matter if it didn’t really make any sense.

But it’s OK, really. I honestly don’t mind that much because Guess Who was the perfect escapism for an otherwise mediocre week, so if you don’t mind if your thrillers to be a little on the unrealistic side, then I’m pretty sure you’ll find this book amazing.

Many thanks to the publishers for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review



25 thoughts on “Review: Guess Who by Chris McGeorge

      1. Ah yes, I know what you mean. It was such a fun book indeed. I just saw another one with 20 people where one is the murderer and really want to read that one too (can’t remember the book title but it was pub 2019 and had a red cover)


  1. This might be a little too unrealistic for me. I can suspend disbelief when I need to, but don’t usually like it when I have to do it over and over.


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