• Rachel Penate

The Guest List by Lucy Foley


SUMMARY: "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. As the champagne is popped and the festivities begin, resentments and petty jealousies begin to mingle with the reminiscences and well wishes. And then someone turns up dead. Who didn’t wish the happy couple well? And perhaps more important, why?" (Adapted from Goodreads)

PUB DATE: June 2, 2020

REVIEW: It's the mystery setting to rival all mystery settings: A stormy island haunted with a tragic past. A cast of characters hiding dark secrets. A bride and groom with much to hide.

From the very first lines of this book, to it's revelatory ending, I was hooked. Lucy Foley set herself up for an epic and she did a very good job of living up to the hype.

While this is not my favorite mystery, nor does it win any award for ingenuity in suspense writing, it is wildly entertaining and moody. Which is my favorite kind of mystery. If Lisa Jewell and Agatha Christie had a book baby, I think The Guest List would be it.

A definite recommendation if you love this genre of intrigue and mystery (especially as an audiobook as it boasts a full cast of very talented narrators). But, don't be fooled by its entertainment quality, this story is comprised of some dark and sensitive topics. Take a look at the sensitivity warnings below before diving into its quick-to-turn 320 pages.

SENSITIVITY WARNINGS: murder, self-harm, adultery, abortion, alcoholism, suicide, kidnapping, gaslighting, & mild sexual content.

{ Special thanks to Libro.fm and William Morrow (an imprint of Harper Collins) for this gifted ALC copy! }

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