“The Guest Room” arrives in 45 days, but there is a Goodreads contest right now

Bookplate TGR FB pst - Version 3Dear Friends who Read and Readers who are Friends,

I haven’t posted here since I stopping penning Idyll Banter on a weekly basis. I miss the column some days more than others, but I never wanted to impose on your goodwill by phoning it in.

But make no mistake: Its absence has meant I have missed hearing from so many of you.

And in case you missed the news flash, I have a new novel arriving in 45 days from Doubleday Books. It’s called “The Guest Room,” and right now there is a Goodreads Giveaway going on. Please enter!

Among the early reviews?
“A good man’s momentary moral lapse plunges his happy, prosperous life into a nightmare of murderous gangsters and remorseless sex traffickers. Bohjalian’s deftness as a story teller is on full display here, as he couples the urgency of a compulsively readable crime thriller with a quiet meditation on the meaning of family and relationships; the painstaking, quotidian, essential business of how we win love, and how swiftly we can lose it.”
– Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winning author of March

“The Guest Room pulses quick as a page-turner, but its concerns run deep into the moral consequences following an eruption of violence in ordinary lives.”
– Charles Frazier, National Book Award winning author of Cold Mountain

“Gripping. . .Venturing into crime-thriller-territory familiar to fans of Harlan Coben, Bohjalian’s page-turner about an average Joe caught up in sordid events beyond his control resonates with chilling plausibility.”
– Carol Haggas, Booklist

“Bohjalian catches a key social moment with a book that’s fresh and different. . .a tale of scandal, shame, and escalating suspense.”
– Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal

“It reads like a thriller…I did not see the end coming. Chris does a terrific job of exploring the very dark side of trafficking and the women who are preyed on…Lots to discuss, and book clubs should take note.”
– Carol Fitzgerald, The Book Reporter
And I will be on tour from January 4 – January 22: 20 cities in 19 days.

I will post the full schedule in a few days.

Thank you again for your faith in my work. Fingers crossed my books never disappoint you.

In the meantime? Please stay in touch.

All the best,

Chris B.
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Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the author of nineteen books, including his forthcoming novel, The Sleepwalker. His other novels include the New York Times bestsellers Midwives, The Sandcastle Girls, The Guest Room, and The Double Bind.