The Guest List - Lucy Foley

The Guest List

By Lucy Foley

  • Release Date: 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 5,391 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

  • Slow start, gripping end

    4
    By The Copper Cactus
    This certainly didn’t read in the way I expected going in, and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. I think the chapters being set up as characters perspective’s is an incredible writing skill, but I also found it frustrating at times because every single character change left me feeling like it was non-stop loose ends for 3/4 of the book. The last 100 pages were gripping, but the ending left me wanting more.
  • New Fan!

    4
    By Wanda_growing in Christ
    This is my first time reading this author’s work and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I appreciate the fact that she gives enough details about each character to support your understanding of their attitudes and emotions, as well as their relevance as the story unfolds. I look forward to more from this author.
  • The Guest List

    1
    By a.l.l.a.
    Book has way too much foul language.
  • Not my favorite

    3
    By Balletandbooks
    Everyone hyped this book up so much-I was a little let down! Cool connections throughout the plot line, but I wasn’t a fan of the writing style.
  • Page turner

    5
    By DCraighill
    Excellent thriller and a quick read
  • Magnificent

    5
    By jadeslovesbooks
    Such a great ending and I really related to the charchters
  • The guest list

    5
    By nopenirm
    Great book
  • Great read

    5
    By Zachary R Franey
    Great twists and turns throughout. Easy to get lost into this book and read it in one setting . Highly recvomend. Can’t wait to read more of her works
  • 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.