The Guest List by Lucy Foley Review

The Guest ListLucy Foley | William Morrow| Pub: June 2, 2020
First thing I look forward to when I pick up a Lucy Foley book is how atmospheric the book will be. She has a way of making you feel like you are there, and that is exceptional writing in my opinion. The setting of this story is on an uninhabited island in Ireland. Well, inhabited except the Aoife, the wedding planner, and her husband.

This novel absolutely has a classic whodunit mystery vibe and I’m not mad! I picked it up initially since it reminded me of Agatha Christie’s and then there were none.

I wish this would have been a 5 star for me, but there were a couple things I couldn't get past. Firstly, I disliked most of the characters, especially the ushers and groom who are the epitome of Private Boarding School kids. I just wanted to smack them! I did like and empathize with some characters, but only three out of so many. Secondly, it was quite a slow-burning novel for my liking, even at the end there wasn’t much edge-of-your seat action.

However, that being said, I completely didn’t see the ending coming until the very end! There were so many twists and they were all perfectly intertwined into each other. Absolutely brilliant!

If you are a fan of classic whodunit novels, I would give this one a try!

Thank you to Harper Collins for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

The stage is set for the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater. The setting is spectacular, the planning meticulous, the atmosphere alive with nostalgia as the guests toast the most golden of couples.

Yet under the cloak of happniess, dark secrets begin to spill and old grudges surface. And the wedding cake has barely been cut when someone is found dead.

As a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped - and the killer circulates amongst the guests.




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