The Guest List
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...more
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The Guest List is a suspenseful thriller, starting the day before the wedding as the various members of the wedding party arrive at a newly established resort. ...more
You are cordially invited to the wedding of Julia Keegan, owner of a lifestyle magazine and Will Slater, TV star. The wedding of the year will take place on Inis Amploir (Cormorant Island) off the Irish coast. A boat will be provided to ferry you to and from the island, though the main wedding party will stay in the luxuriously refurbished Folly. It would be wise to take a motion sickness pill prior to boarding the boat as Irish seas can be er ....... unpredictable, so probably best ...more
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. ...more
1) Too many POVS: I got confused easily and I don’t like to go back to remember which character was the post man rang twice or which character had some irrelevant back story, blablas, unnecessary yadayadas
2) Slow burning story telling: I’m impatient person, I like to go straight and cut to the chase. So I don’t like stalling around facts, I just like to dive in!
BUT… this book is an exception. I loved its slow ...more
I requested this, as from the blurb it had great promise. Boy was I wrong. The first chapter was quite good. After that each chapter was written from a different guests pov. Jumping all over the place. None of the characters were likeable at all. It ...more
It is the first wedding to be held on this small island off the coast of Ireland, an island stepped in gothic ...more
I loved the island setting of this one, beautifully described to give a sense of isolation and danger – the danger being all too real as Jules looks to have the perfect day but everyone else seems set to misbehave. Old secrets, old grudges, this is indeed a wedding to die for. Or to die at….
Lucy Foley draws her characters ...more
Just to say I haven’t read ‘The Hunting Party’ as many readers have so haven’t got that to compare with
I read a few reviews/comments on this book earlier today and yes I would agree there are many characters to get to know and also agree that many are unlikeable BUT I actually really enjoyed that part of the book, the getting to know them all and hearing how they all became entwined as friends
Jules and Will are marrying, Jules demands the best of everything and has ‘rented out’ a desolate ...more
Julia and Will are getting married on a small remote island off the coast of Ireland. A group of people are gathered for the occasion. It is considered a 'society' wedding as Julia is the editor of a high profile magazine and Will is the star of a 'Survival' style show somewhat like Bear Grylls.
It quickly becomes apparent that there are deep cracks running below the surface of this supposedly ...more
Maybe I read this one too quickly after the other one but, I think I would still find it boring and slow.
So on that note I’m unfortunately only able to give this book three stars.
I want to thank NetGalley and the publishers for giving me the ...more
Lucy Foley sticks with the tried and tested formula of The Hunting Party and arguably perfects it with a palpably more ominous atmosphere and a bleak setting on an island with a blighted past for the marriage of online lifestyle magazine editor, Julia (Jules) Keegan, and the star of a TV survival show, Will Slater. Whilst they might not have been together long, ambitious ...more
It’s a very similar set-up, with a gathering of suspects at a wedding reception on a deserted island off the coast of Ireland, instead of an adventure holiday at a remote Scottish hunting lodge.
Once again, we are kept in the dark about the identity of the victim as well as the perpetrator until the very end, and the back stories of the guests serve to misdirect our ...more
The guests all have issues with each other and don't get along that well.
It's clear that something awful is about to happen.
A slow moving mystery that failed to hold my interest in parts.
Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Collins UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Lucy Foley has an original way of writing which gives her ...more
After reading her first book The Hunting Party a fantastic five star read I could not wait to tuck into her latest. Another absolutely fantastic read, I read this book in a day, forget the housework i had a murder to solve. A plethora of suspects and now the fun begins whittling them down. A remote location, atmospheric, scary and full of tension and suspense and misdirection. As I said before touches of Agatha Christie but so much more. Another author ...more
“A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly when someone turns up dead. ...more
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a spoiler-free review.
I read and really enjoyed Lucy's first novel, The Hunting Party, and was really excited to read more thrillers from her. There's something about her 'posh, awful people doing awful things and having awful things happen to them' plots that I absolutely love -- they're so deliciously dark and compulsively readable.
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You’re invited to the wedding of the year. A TV personality marries a woman after a whirlwind wedding. The owner of an exclusive resort on a tiny island off the coast of Ireland offers the place as the perfect wedding venue. People are coming all over to attend. The hotel is seen as very exclusive and there’s to be a break away from the real world, a place to relax, a chance to see the wedding of the year.
But this island ...more
The story is set around a wedding day on a remote Irish island. The wedding is of a highly successful media and tv couple. At the start of the book we learn someone has been found outside the wedding marquee. Then the book switches between earlier in the day and the eventual discovery and reveal of who the body is and who did ...more
Another excellent Agatha Christie style whodunnit novel with great characters and some twists and turns along the way. I don’t want to give anything away, The scene is set brilliantly with a wedding on a slightly sinister and spooky island off the coast of Ireland ...more
The story is told from different points of view - The bride ‧ The plus one ‧ The best man ‧ The wedding planner ‧ The bridesmaid.
We hear about events leading up to the wedding on a remote island in Ireland and also the night of the murder.
Will and Jules seem like the perfect couple to those around them but as the story develops we learn they both have secrets from each other.
The other characters also have secrets that are revealed and I loved how it ...more
Think about it. It's the perfect setting for a mystery. A deserted island, cut off from the mainland. A storm is lashing away causing huge waves. There's a cave in the cliffs for people to sneak off to. Around the island the guests need to watch out for peat bogs that they could accidentally sink into. This island is a dangerous place as it is without throwing in a load of people with deep dark ...more
My latest novel is The Invitation - set in the film world of the 1950s, along the Italian Riviera.
My debut novel, The Book of Lost & Found, published in early 2015.
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