The Guest List – Lucy Foley

Another murder. Another mystery.

Guests are called to a remote island off the Irish coast to celebrate the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules and Will. Everything has been meticulously planned, the scene is set, old friends are back together.

It should be the perfect day.

Until the discovery of a body signals the perfect murder.

A groom with a secret.

A bridesmaid with a grudge. A plus one with motive.

A best man with a past.

It could be any, it could be all . . . But one guest won’t make it out alive.

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Review

I read The Hunting Party last year and really enjoyed it, so jumped at the chance to read the latest offering from Lucy!

The Guest List is set on an island off the coast of Ireland. The chapter where two of the guests have to cross choppy waters really is a foreshadowing of what is to come.

I loved the way the book was set out. A wild cast of characters have their own chapters. The characters are well formed and mostly unlikeable. But this makes for excellent reading, as you don’t really know who to root for!

The plot is superb and holds you until literally the last page. There are so many twists and turns in the action, so many characters that you don’t know if you can trust are not, that you will be turning the pages at a rate of knots until you realised you’ve reached the end.

The book was thoroughly enjoyable, the setting of the book took me back to my hometown on the coast of Ireland, although nothing like this has ever happened there!! I’d really recommend picking up a copy. I can’t wait to see what Lucy does next!!

Thanks to Anne for having me!

Lucy Foley studied English Literature at Durham and UCL universities and worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry, before leaving to write full-time. The Hunting Party, an instant Sunday Times and Irish Times no.1 bestseller, was Lucy’s debut crime novel, inspired by a particularly remote spot in Scotland that fired her imagination. Lucy is also the author of three historical novels, which have been translated into sixteen languages. Her journalism has appeared in ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style, Grazia and more.

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