The Guest List

Lucy Foley

(Review written on 3rd December 2020)


What an excellent read this is!

The tension is palpable pretty much from the very beginning of this story and is maintained throughout. It is one of those books which made me feel on edge (in a good way) whilst I was reading it and played on my mind when I wasn’t.

It is told from the various points of view of the main characters, which I love.

The setting is a glamorous wedding on a private island, which seems idyllic and probably would be if the wedding party and guests were your ‘average’ people. The young, beautiful, and successful (in their own rights) bride and groom seem like the perfect couple who have it all. It should be the happiest weekend of their lives. However, appearances can be deceiving. This book proves that no matter how perfect some people’s lives might seem to the outside world, you never know what secrets there might be lurking in their past. I’m not talking your average skeletons in the closet either, in this case. Secrets like these have deadly consequences.

This book is so cleverly written with amazing characters, likeable or not. They all have their own stories to tell and I was amazed by the connections between some of them, which became apparent as the story progressed. I felt the pain, years of built up grief, and anger almost physically on behalf of certain characters as truths are revealed.

I did NOT see that ending coming!

Just brilliant!

I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It will stay with me for a long time to come, I think.

If you love a clever thriller full of suspense and shocking twists, then you will love this book.

I must read The Hunting Party soon!

The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

*One of The Times and Sunday Times Crime Books of the Year*
*Shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Crime Fiction Book of the Year*
*Waterstones Thriller of the Month*
*A Reese’s Book Club pick for 2020*
*Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award*

A gripping, twisty murder mystery thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Hunting Party.

‘Lucy Foley is really very clever’ Anthony Horowitz
‘Thrilling’ The Times
‘A classic whodunnit’ Kate Mosse
‘Sharp and atmospheric and addictive’ Louise Candlish
‘A furiously twisty thriller’ Clare Mackintosh

On an island off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater.
Old friends.
Past grudges.
Happy families.
Hidden jealousies.
Thirteen guests.
One body.
The wedding cake has barely been cut when one of the guests is found dead. And as a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped.

All have a secret. All have a motive.
One guest won’t leave this wedding alive . . .

happy reading 🙂


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