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Lucy Foley | The Guest List

Blurb: 

A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the 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 favours, 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?

Review: 

After reading The Hunting Party and being totally hooked, I was very excited to get my hands on The Guest List and escape for a few hours!!!

Julie a magazine publisher is marrying television star & celebrity Will Slater, the star of the show Survival. The location of their wedding is on an Island off the coast of Ireland. The guests will come over on a boat and a select few will be staying at the refurbished Folly, which is run by couple Aoife and Freddie, the wedding planner and the caterer.

This is the first wedding for Aofie and Freddie, so they want everything to be perfect and hopefully, they will get a good review from Julia in her magazine. But one thing they couldn’t control is the weather, oh and the guests!!

At the beginning of the book we know something has gone wrong, the storm has caused the lights to go out, a terrified waitress has seen a body outside and guests are soon rushing out into the dark stormy night.

The story is told from several key characters point of view, leading up to the wedding day and the wedding night. We get to know the characters and their pasts and how they are connected to the bride and groom.

I loved this book and how each person has a different perspective on the wedding night. The wedding guests each have their own secrets, fears and lies.

The storm is raging outside but inside there is a different type of storm brewing, that will have its own fatal outcome and affect all of them.

I loved this book and found myself engrossed from the first page. The spooky location with the deadly bogs and treacherous cliffs makes this a thrilling read where you cannot trust anyone. Everyone is a suspect!!


Comments

I read this too. A good one
Apurba23 said…
Looking forward to reading it!
Anujashree Roy said…
This book is in my tbr
Deepan Maitra said…
A stunning cover and lovely photograph!
Sounds like an interesting book.
sam said…
Nice write-up ♥️

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