The Guest List - Lucy Foley

The Guest List

By Lucy Foley

  • Release Date: 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 5,854 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

  • Held my breath during the whole thing

    5
    By mmm121819
    The Guest List was a book that reintroduced reading for me. It’s the first book I’ve read in 2 years and what an amazing choice. I’ve never read such a book with as much exciting anxiety and nervousness for what was to come page to page. I found myself skimming the following words ahead because I couldn’t read fast enough! Amazing book. Will be telling my friends all about this one!
  • Couldn’t put it down!

    5
    By BrennaStew
    Loved the story and the twists and turns! Great book…couldn’t put it down
  • Slow, but good.

    3
    By 24Kel91
    I could give this book 4 stars because of how everything tied together in the end. But the beginning and middle were so slow, it justifies only giving 3 stars.
  • Easy listen with some nice but slightly predictable twists

    5
    By Theresa Roberts786
    I enjoyed this book as a simple “who did it” book. The voices change in narrators was enjoyable, though the female narrators putting on the male public school boy voices was slightly irritating an stupid for me. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as “the hunting party” by Lucy Foley which was fantastic. This seemed to have a far more predictable and less complex story line.
  • Not so good

    3
    By aebbak49
    Nice description of the area.
  • Plot twist

    4
    By KrissyBirge
    Interesting multiple perspectives.
  • Entertaining

    5
    By Christy0603
    Easy read, classic whodunit
  • Loved

    5
    By Audrakaren2
    Loved the twists at the end
  • Predictable, contrived, elementary

    2
    By babygirl21925
    Any twists you think are coming, are. It was fine for a pool read, I guess.
  • Predictable

    3
    By LL1983
    It was okay but pretty predictable.

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