Book Reviews of The Lazarus Hotel

The Lazarus Hotel
The Lazarus Hotel
Author: Jo Bannister
ISBN-13: 9780373263073
ISBN-10: 0373263074
Publication Date: 3/1/1999
Pages: 251
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Worldwide Library
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Lazarus Hotel on + 348 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
A locked-room mystery, with strangers met for a weekend of therapy at a luxury hotel in London. The hotel isn't completed and the group find that no one is there by accident. What do they have in common, and why has this been arranged? Good writing by Bannister, who knows how to keep the suspense going.
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Helpful Score: 2
I had been looking for this book for several months after reading a 4-star (out of five) review of it. It was definitely a 4+ star for me! This title was a "closed room" mystery with a twist -- it took place in the rented penthouse of an unfinished hotel in the heart of London, with the cast isolated and cut-off from electricity and escape for a weekend.

It was difficult to guess who the villain was, was very creepy at times, and had many twists and turns. It didn't have enormous character development but enough for a couple of the character to be more than two-dimensional. It was a quick read. I love Bannister's style and language use.

Definitely recommended!