Guess Who by Chris McGeorge

Guess Who

A debut thriller that offers a fresh, modern twist on the classic "locked room" mystery novel, for readers of Noah Hawley and Jeffery DeaverThe rules are simple.But the game is not.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 “...

Details Guess Who

TitleGuess Who
Release DateSep 18th, 2018
PublisherHanover Square Press
GenreThriller, Mystery, Crime, Fiction

Reviews Guess Who

  • Paromjit
    Chris McGeorge's debut psychological thriller drops the reader into the locked room syndrome with six people amidst whom walks a killer, and a corpse in the bathroom. Morgan Sheppard is a notoriously famous TV resident detective, in a show of a similiar ilk to the ghastly Jeremy Kyle Show, who decides who is telling the truth amongst characters accused of being cheats and more. This is a gig he acquired on the back of his history as a child, when...
  • Kendall
    Wow.. Guess Who is an interesting ride! Bringing back Saw ladies and gents........ Let's meet Sheppard.. he's a famous true crime detective who wakes up handcuffed to a bed in a hotel room. Sheppard is not alone in this hotel room... he is accompanied by Mandy, Alan, Constance, Ryan, and another nameless girl wearing headphones. Just to add one more thing to a mix... a dead body is laying in the bathroom. A mysterious horse-masked man appears on ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    This is the most fun I’ve had with a crime novel in AGES. It is literally like a game of Guess Who but with blood and death and destruction and a hotel room you just can’t escape from – all the suspects are there along with a dead body and all they have to do is work out which of them is a killer. Simple. Or not…Guess Who is an intelligent, immersive whodunnit – most excellent plotting allows you to solve the mystery if you are paying a...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    Whoever is writing the synopses for his books should get a raise! I'm serious I had to read this book like immediately after reading that synopsis. I was a little scared though that it wouldn't live up to the high expectations I acquired after reading it but it got pretty damn close. Definitely not a bad start for a debut! My only complaint really is that all of the characters were so unlikable I didn't really have anyone to root for. If they all...
  • Dennis
    Saw meets Agatha Christie, in Chris McGeorge's debut tale Guess Who . Morgan Sheppard is a famous television detective, made notorious after figuring out a murder when he was a child. Flash-forward to the present day, Morgan is now living the life of an A-list celebrity in the UK. His television career has become more sensationalized as time progressed—think Maury, but probably classier. Morgan has wealth and he has fame, but consequently, tha...
  • Odette Knappers
    Het is echt wel een prima thriller met een goed en interessant plot. Maar ik ben halverwege, en andere boeken van mijn stapel trekken me veel meer omdat ik de klik met de personages mis. Ik heb dit de laatste tijd vaker met thrillers, misschien moet ik eens leren om even een tijdje geen thriller meer te lezen...
  • Rheama
    At the age of eleven, Morgan Sheppard solved a homicide and has been riding the subsequent wave of Boy Wonder fame ever since. Decades later, a masked man challenges Sheppard’s detective skills. He wakes up sealed in a hotel room with five strangers. There’s a dead body in the bathtub, and Sheppard is given three hours to figure out who did it. If he fails, there will be dire consequences.This Saw-like premise is enticing enough to ensure you...
  • Casey
    While I disliked the main character, figured out the killer was within the first hundred pages, since the interview scene was just too obvious, and found this book to be a bit absurd, I liked it more than I expected and shall rate it 3.5 stars! I love authors that start their books off hot and heavy and do not get tired half way through, and that is exactly what Chris McGeorge did. Guess Who was a fun thriller and I enjoyed what a fast paced read...
  • Nicki
    Five people,one hotel room,a dead body in the bathroom and only three hours for Morgan Sheppard to figure out who the killer is amongst them or they are all going to die.That's the simple premise to this intricately plotted tale of deception,secrets,manipulation and revenge.It has more twists and turns and grips the reader just as tightly as the largest,fastest roller coaster.I admit you do have to suspend your imagination at times whilst reading...
  • Tracy Fenton
    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 so...
  • Kate
    This is one of those brilliant thrillers where you think you know where you're heading and then BOOM!!!! A fantastic premise and it more than delivers on it. Hugely entertaining and not a book that's easily put down when started. You may have to suspend your powers of disbelief at times but I was more than happy to do that. Review to follow closer to publication.
  • Dini Van heumen-hoekman
    Met dank aan Luitingh-Sijthoff voor het vooruitexemplaar.Een gesloten kamer, een lijk, vijf verdachten en drie uur om de moordenaar te vinden staat er op de achterflap.Kortom alle ingrediënten voor een spannende thriller.Chris McGeorge begon deze thriller voor zijn scriptie voor zijn master creatief schrijven.De titel die hij bedacht had was oorspronkelijk Deadroom en het werd Guess Who. De Nederlandse titel, Tik Tak.Morgan Sheppard heeft als 11...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for an advance copy of Guess Who, a stand alone thriller set in a hotel room, somewhere in London.Television presenter Morgan Sheppard wakes up handcuffed to a pole in a hotel room in London. As he gradually comes to he realises there are 5 other people in the room with him and a dead body in the bath. Then the television comes alive and and a man in a horse's head mask tells Sheppard he ...
  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    3.5/5 This book has been on my radar for awhile and I was so excited to receive an ARC! Guess Who tells the tale of a former child detective, Morgan Sheppard, who wakes up in a locked hotel room with five strangers and the dead body of his former psychiatrist. Morgan Sheppard is told (by a mysterious horse-masked man on a TV screen) that he must solve the mystery in order to save everyone in the room. Can he do it? This book chronicles his attemp...
  • Olga Kowalska (WielkiBuk)
    „Człowiek bez demonów przeszłości nie jest prawdziwym człowiekiem.”Komu tęskno do klasycznych fabuł kryminalnych, ten w „Zgadnij kto” odnajdzie odpowiedź na swoje potrzeby. Chris McGeorge debiutuje intrygującą, współczesną historią, która wciąga, fascynuje i doprowadza czytelnika do białej gorączki swoją morderczą zagadką. Być może zabrakło tutaj błyskotliwości detektywa, ale diaboliczny złoczyńca sprytnie cią...
  • Jennifer
    3.5 starsThis book initially wasn’t on my radar, but I saw some reviews and knew that I had to read it. It’s like Saw meets Clue, which just so happen to be movies that I love. This was a quick, fun story to read and there are some decent twists and turns along the way. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, but this is a classic whodunit, told in modern times. Guess Who is a fast paced thriller that I enjoyed and one that kept me turning ...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    I am a sucker for a locked room mystery, and there are really two ways you can go with that subgenre. You can make it a typical procedural set in the real world where the unusual situation makes it more fun than the typical procedural. OR you can make it absolutely bonkers ridiculous and avoid the real world entirely. I am up for either, but when you're going to be absolutely ridiculous, you need to lean into that. You need to set aside the cares...
  • Jilles
    The plot seems exciting but is ridiculous, but what else is new in the latest trend of thrillers full of twists, unsympathetic characters and hardly no suspense. The more plot has to be explained in this book, the more messy it becomes with all these unbelievable twists. After being locked up in a room with a body and 5 people, one of which is the killer, and only 3 hours to solve the murder otherwise the whole building will be blown up, our flaw...
  • Rachel Gilbey
    Wow I had no idea how to work out who the murderer is or what the motive was, well until things became slightly more apparent later in the book but even then I was still getting shocks. This has to be the ultimate in locked door claustrophobic crime stories - no one knows why they are in the room, or how they got there, or initially what they may have in common, but if one of them can't solve the murder in 3 hours they will all be blown up. It is...
  • Tamara
    Ik heb dit boek gelezen als buddyread met Fransinda.Mijn verwachtingen van dit boek waren best hoog, vandaar ook misschien dat mijn beoordeling slechts 3 sterren is. Het is een prima boek hoor, maar niet enorm spannend of geweldig goed geschreven. Daarnaast vond ik sommige situaties te ver gezocht of juist weer veeel te toevallig, waardoor het soms juist weer te mooi in elkaar past. Daarom 3 sterren.
  • Julia
    Guess Who is a highly enjoyable and original thriller, a fun whodunit and a literal locked-room mystery.“Kidnapping six people. To make a murder puzzle. What are we missing?”The minute I read the synopsis I knew I had to get my hands on this book! I love (amongst other things) a closed-circle whodunit and you don’t get much more closed-circle than a single room! It’s like a deranged, half-finished game of Cluedo: you know where the crime ...
  • Donna Hines
    "One of these things is not like the other."I knew from the start this was going to be good, the only question was how good.This reminded me of the boardgame 'Clue' in which you run around like crazy trying to piece the puzzle together in determining who, what, where, and how.However, this had a twist you cannot exit out of the game, you cannot escape, you are stuck with 5 suspects any of which could've committed the crime in question and now eve...
  • Samantha
    Ai, dit was niet bepaald de thriller waarop ik had gehoopt. Na het lezen van enkele reviews had ik een saw-achtig boek verwacht, maar dit komt er niet bij in de buurt.Het begin was eigenlijk heel tof. Een bekende televisiedetective wordt wakker in een hotelkamer, vastgebonden. Om hem heen worden langzaamaan nog 5 mensen wakker. In het bad ligt een lijk, een man met een paardenmasker begint via de televisie te praten en de timer start. Het klonkt ...
  • Carolyn
    3.5 stars. Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Publishing for an advance copy of this cleverly plotted locked room mystery. It is reminiscent of the old fashioned locked room mysteries of my youth but with a modern twist. The main character is Morgan Sheppard who gained fame for solving the murder of a teacher when he was 11 years old. He was given a reality show where he pretends to solve problems, but I fact the TV staff does the work and present...
  • OutlawPoet
    I was a little disappointed in this one.It starts out well enough. A group of people awaken locked in a strange place. There’s a corpse there and our main character is tasked to solve the murder…or they all die.Unfortunately, it simply didn’t work for me.Our characters were unlikeable – even our main character. This was purposely done and is all explained satisfactorily, but I really had no investment in having these people live past this...
  • P42
    Recenzja najpóźniej w czwartek na kanale!+ najbardziej ucieszyło mnie to, że książka nie jest tylko o tym, że szóstka bohaterów jest zamknięta w pokoju i mają wskazać mordercę+ cały wątek retrospekcji i tajemnicy z przeszłości+ niesamowicie angażująca fabuła+ nic nie jest ani czarne ani białeMUSZĘ SIĘ POCHWALIĆ, ŻE POPRAWNIE WYTYPOWAŁEM MORDERCĘ! ^_^- zakończenie dość mało spektakularne, nadal środek książki najl...
  • Julie Lacey
    Morgan Shepherd is not really enjoying his life as a TV detective but he is very shocked when he wakes up in a hotel room, hand cuffed to the bed. He soon realises there are other people in the room with him but none of them have a clue about how they got there. One of the women discovers a dead body in the bathroom and Morgan is then set the task to work out who is the murderer in the room within 3 hours. Morgan has to interview each person and ...
  • Nienke
    Gisterochtend begonnen met lezen en nu al uit, ik moest gewoon weten wie de moordenaar is! Er zaten wel wat leuke wendingen in, maar uiteindelijk was het einde niet heel verrassend. Toch 5 sterren, omdat ik het boek niet weg kon leggen!
  • Kat
    4+stars for a brilliant debut novel that was a really different mystery and I’m looking forward to reading the next book when it’s out ... well recommended
  • Laura Rash
    Think Saw movies meets Agatha Christie with a Jerry Springer episode all rolled into one