The Guest List
Off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year.
ONE GUEST WON'T LEAVE THIS WEDDING ALIVE...
GUESTS ARE INVITED TO CORMORANT ISLAND.
The stag is set for the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater. The setting is spectacular, the planning ...more
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1) Too many POVS: I got confused easily and I dont 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: Im impatient person, I like to go straight and cut to the chase. So I dont like stalling around facts, I just like to dive in!
BUT this book is an exception. I loved its slow ...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
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
I read The Hunting Party and loved it, so I couldnt wait to get my hands on Foleys newest thriller. There is definitely a similarity between the two and Im not sure which one I liked better.
Foley is wonderful at transforming a remote setting into the perfect murder site...very chilling and eerie. She also likes to keep it interesting by gathering an ill-matched group. Like her previous book, this one slowly builds up tension, so by the ...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
The lights go out.
In an instant, everything is in darkness. The band stop their playing. Inside the marquee the wedding guests squeal and clutch at one another. The light from the candles on the tables only adds to the confusion, sends shadows racing up the canvas walls. It's impossible to see where anyone is or hear what anyone is saying: above the guests voices the wind rises in a frenzy.
Outside a storm is raging. It shrieks around them, it batters the ...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
What else could you ask for? This one has the Agatha Christie vibes that mystery lovers crave and I enjoyed every minute reading it! My first by this author.
The writing, the characters, and the suspense kept me guessing and I was all over the place trying to pinpoint the murderer. The wildness of this island was getting under everyone's skin. The cliffs, the waves, the sea, that moment.
One night, the bride is afraid she won't sleep a ...more
Guests are arriving at this almost deserted island said to be haunted by ...more
Just to say I havent read The Hunting Party as many readers have so havent 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 island for ...more
It is the first wedding to be held on this small island off the coast of Ireland, an island stepped in gothic ...more
Disclaimer: I also received a review copy via the publisher.
The Guest List narrators are as follows:
Aoife: The Wedding Planner Turned the islands crumbling, dilapidated folly (fifteenth century castle-like structure) into an elegant wedding venue. Lives there with her husband Freddie.
Hannah: The Plus One Her husband, Charlie is the bride's best friend.
Jules: The Bride Her relationship with Will has been a whirlwind romance.
Johnno: The Best Man Mates ...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 Im unfortunately only able to give this book three stars.
I want to thank NetGalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity ...more
Thank you so much to William Morrow for the gifted ARC of THE GUEST LIST! I have been dying to read this book ever since I got it in the mail because I love a good locked-room mystery 🙌 This book was SO MUCH fun and I can see a lot of people loving this one!
The main aspect of this book that I really enjoyed was how entertaining it was. There was a ton of juicy drama in this book, which I LOVED 💁♀ I also really enjoyed the alternating perspectives because it kept the book moving at ...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 with ...more
The book begins on a secluded island off the coast of Ireland, where guests are gathering to celebrate a marriage. Not just any marriage though - the groom is a rising television star, and the bride is an ambitious magazine publisher. The guests must arrive by boat, and par for the course, the waves are rough and the cell phone service is spotty, making for the ...more
I don't think a single line has ever made me so excited to read a book. I cannot wait to get my hands on this!!!
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
Its 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
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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