Author Talk and Book Signing: Megan Miranda “The Last House Guest” on Thurs., June 20

In New York Times best-selling author Megan Miranda’s new book “The Last House Guest,” the fictional town of Littleport, Maine is dealing with the suspicious death of one of their own, and her best “summer” friend is trying to uncover the truth of what happened before fingers point her way. Join Miranda at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. “The Last House Guest” is a smart, twisty read with a strong female protagonist determined to make her own way in the world.

Littleport, where “The Last House Guest ” is set, is a town divided between wealthy summer visitors and year-round residents who rely on these visitors to make a living. Friendships between locals and summer residents usually do not happen, however, visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer become fast friends, and the girls are inseparable for more than a decade— until Sadie is found dead on the night of the town’s end-of-summer party. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery feels like some people in the community blame her and she knows someone knows more than they are saying.

Publisher’s Weekly in their starred review writes, “This searing small-town thriller from bestseller Miranda (‘The Perfect Stranger’) explores the complexities of female friendship and the picturesque fictions that money can buy…Sharply drawn characters both ground and elevate the bombshell-laden plot, while evocative prose heightens tension and conjures place. Miranda delivers a clever, stylish mystery that will seize readers like a riptide.” New York Timesbestselling author Mary Kubica writes, “No one can be trusted in the latest chilling thriller from master of suspense, Megan Miranda. ‘The Last House Guest’ is a lightning-fast mystery, full of menace and unexpected twists and turns that will have readers on the edge of their seats.”

Miranda’s is the New York Times bestselling author of “All the Missing Girls.” She has also written several books for young adults, including “The Safest Lies,” “Fragments of the Lost” and “Come Find Me.” She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. “The Perfect Stranger” is her second novel of psychological suspense and “The Last House Guest” is the latest.

Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on Miranda, visit meganmiranda.com and for more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.