A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
“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?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This delectable murder mystery is everything we want in a whip-smart, escapist novel. The Guest List unfolds over the course of a lavish wedding weekend on a remote Irish island. When the glam guests arrive for the wildly anticipated nuptials of social-media darling Jules and reality TV star Will, everyone expects an unforgettable weekend—and let’s just say no one is disappointed. A full cast brings each of Lucy Foley’s wily, colorful characters to life—all of them are nursing a laundry list of explosive grievances, so everyone’s a suspect when the wedding turns deadly. Recalling the best of Agatha Christie, but with its own very modern sensibility, this book is an elegant and twisty delight.
Worth the slow listen
A long and slow build up. But worth hanging in there I think.
I wholly enjoyed the book, a fantastic old school suspense mystery. A quick read with a nice slow build and reveal. Every character feels relatable despite not living out their experiences myself. Lucy Foley made me wish to be back in Ireland, no matter how dreary and at times foreboding she drew that island to be.. A perfect read over tea, a long weekend or needed escape while social distancing.
It is soooo slow and boring . Took me forever to listen to because it’s dreadful