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A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST THRILLERS OF THE YEAR
“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?
Editors' pick: Reads like the secret love child of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies."—Vannessa Cronin, Amazon Editor --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
Lucy Foley studied English literature at Durham University and University College London. She then worked for several years as a fiction editor, during which time she wrote her first novel, The Book of Lost and Found. Lucy now writes full-time and is busy traveling (for research, naturally!), painting, and working on her next novel.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B07WG8L7WC
- Publisher : William Morrow (June 2, 2020)
- Publication date : June 2, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 4124 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,089 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Next, as horrible as this location sounded, it seemed that at least 2 of the guests actually preferred to sit in a partially subterranean cave subject to flooding, too dark to see the back, full of weird noises, damp, dank and with unknown inhabitants and AT NIGHT !! ... than any other comfortable indoor place.
THEN, there was this odd disconnection where the author apparently forgot that she had said that only a select few would be staying in the Folly overnight, but then had hundreds of guests arriving for the day, events merging into the evening and night and no way for them to leave the island! where were they all going? was there a secret submarine evacuation planned, or a bridge she forgot to mention? as it happened, suspense was created by a violent, unpredicted/totally predictable storm which would have made a sea evac by anything other than a Naval destroyer impossible anyway.
Forgetting the logistics, the characters were so awful, I hoped they would all murder each other. All the suspenseful storylines were childishly obvious, the awful secrets eked out a child could have guessed and the villain I guessed about 5 pages in. I really liked the character Severine, because she said nothing and did nothing and was apparently part of the scenery.