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*
‘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
‘Secrets and lies at every turn’ Sarah Pinborough
On an island off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater.
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 . . .
‘Both a classic whodunnit and a very contemporary psychological thriller that left me guessing right to the end – a wonderful read’ Kate Mosse
‘Great fun. Lucy Foley is really very clever’ Anthony Horowitz
‘A very modern Agatha Christie for the new roaring 20s . . . secrets and lies at every turn’ Sarah Pinborough
‘Evoking the great Agatha Christie classics “And Then There Were None” and “Murder on the Orient Express,” . . . Foley builds her suspense slowly and creepily’ New York Times
‘Whip smart page-turner with skilful characterisation . . . a compelling read’ Jane Shemilt
‘Foley’s second take on the “closed room” murder mystery confirms her status as this generation’s Agatha Christie’ Sunday Express
‘Sharp and atmospheric and addictive – I tore through it!’ Louise Candlish
‘Thoroughly addictive’ Sarah Hughes, I paper
‘I didn’t think Lucy Foley could top The Hunting Party, but she did! I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness l get from curling up with a classic Christie’ Alex Michaelides
‘Nail-biting . . . A fabulous closed room thriller. Lucy Foley is the Agatha Christie for our times’ Kate Hamer
‘It grabs you from the off and keeps you guessing until the very end. A genuine treat of a read’ Heat
‘This is a stunningly brilliant book: writing to die for, compelling characters, and a plot driven by a deep-seated sense of unease. I savoured every secret, every twist and turn’ Dinah Jefferies
I loved The Guest List and gobbled it up in a few sittings . . . A cracking story brilliantly told’ Ryan Tubridy
‘Compelling, entertaining and highly enjoyable, Lucy knocks this one out of the park’ Liz Nugent
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If, like us, you were a fan of Lucy Foley’s first whodunnit, The Hunting Party—a keep-you-guessing tale of murder at a New Year’s Eve party—you’re bound to love this. This time, it’s a glitzy wedding on a remote Irish island that provides the scene for an unexplained death. Foley uses multiple characters’ viewpoints to spin a clever mystery, which gets more and more intriguing as the drinks flow, secrets are spilled and the narrators become increasingly unreliable. In a story that examines entitlement and bullying, plenty of the twists arrive via short, sharp chapters—you’ll find yourself staying up all night to reach the end.
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I liked tjis
I liked this - an old school who dunnit with the equally unbelievable coincidence twist at the end. Fun, not too serious and a good book to read.
Stick With It
Having loved The Hunting Party by this author, I was looking forward to this. It’s written in very much the same style, with PoV chapters narrated by several key characters. Both the victim and perpetrator are not revealed until the end of the book which is a great hook - two lines of mystery to think about. I did find it quite slow to begin with and had quite a hard time liking or investing in any of the characters to begin with, but I am very glad that I stuck with it as the ending was great. Definitely worth a read although not quite as good as The Hunting Party.
Twisty and gripping
I loved this. Each characters chapter has a good narrator with good expressions. The story is totally captivating and I was genuinely scared at some points. Amazing!