The Guest List - Lucy Foley

The Guest List

By Lucy Foley

  • Release Date: 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 5,030 Ratings

Description

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST THRILLERS OF 2020

“I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness I get from curling up with a classic Christie...The alternating points of view keep you guessing, and guessing wrong.” — Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient

"Evok[es] the great Agatha Christie classics…Pay close attention to seemingly throwaway details about the characters’ pasts. They are all clues.” -- New York Times Book Review

A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party.

The bride – The plus one – The best man – The wedding planner  – The bridesmaid – The body

On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, a magazine publisher. It’s a wedding for a magazine, or for a celebrity: the designer dress, the remote location, the luxe party favors, the boutique whiskey. The cell phone service may be spotty and the waves may be rough, but every detail has been expertly planned and will be expertly executed.

But perfection is for plans, and people are all too human. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. The groomsmen begin the drinking game from their school days. The bridesmaid not-so-accidentally ruins her dress. The bride’s oldest (male) friend gives an uncomfortably caring toast.

And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?

Reviews

  • Big surprises!!

    4
    By Solo Chicky
    Fun book with lots of twists and turns at the end!
  • Fabulous

    5
    By rudetude69
    Great book. The ending could’ve been written better - it was very flat.
  • Good, not great

    4
    By AuntJannie
    Maybe I expected too much with all the five star reviews. The first half was a bit slow and, overall, the plot was a little too clever — too many coincidences where several characters had a shared past but didn’t know it. But still a good read.
  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By lakesidelex
    Started and finished this book in under 24 hours. Such a page turner with twists in just about every chapter!
  • Far fetched snooze

    2
    By TaylorAce2012
    Everyone has a motive...that you won’t find out about until the last 10th of the book. At which point, you won’t care. No one person could be as singularly evil and as coincidentally responsible for EVERY character’s formative traumatic life experience (unbeknownst to them). It’s just not believable. And not even in a fun way. As a lover of murder mysteries, hard pass.
  • Good read

    4
    By grabber2
    Slow to start but halfway through it picks up. Good ending!
  • Meh...

    2
    By Jordozmom
    It was ok didn’t live up to the hype.
  • Very slow

    2
    By Savage Army Wife
    Very slow in the beginning. The pacing is way off. The only interesting part is the last 1/4 of the book.
  • Great read

    4
    By ksakm
    It was a great mystery that all began to fall into place as you tried to figure out who did it.
  • Was Satisfactory

    3
    By Inyo12
    Liked the narrative and the format; however, the whodunnit fell flat and was not tremendously satisfying.

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