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The Guest List: A Novel Paperback – August 3, 2021
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I didn’t think Lucy Foley could top The Hunting Party, but she did! I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness I get from curling up with a classic Christie. A remote, atmospheric island, a wedding no one is particularly happy to be at, old secrets – and a murder. The alternating points of view keep you guessing, and guessing wrong. I can’t wait for her next book. -- Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient
"Murder on the Orient Express and And Then There Were None rolled into one...Fans of Christie, Louise Penny, and Ruth Rendell will absolutely love this book." -- Library Journal (starred review)
"Lucy Foley gets better with every book...The characters leap off the page, the twists are darker and more unexpected, and the setting is straight out of a Gothic novel...Yes, there's a murder, but there's so much more than that. (The twists, I admit, are pretty good too.)" -- Marie Claire
"Lucy Foley has done it again....Cozy up with this whodunnit and watch the hours fly by." -- Good Housekeeping
"An updated Murder on the Orient Express." -- Booklist
"Wedding season means a thrilling web of mystery in The Guest List." -- Parade
“[Foley’s] puzzle is solid, she plays fair with the reader, and overall her story is swift and entertaining.” -- Seattle Times
"Easily my favorite book of 2020 so far...Will keep you guessing until the very end." -- Better Homes & Gardens
“No one may have come to the island intending to murder, but this destination wedding spirals into mayhem when it’s slowly revealed that most everyone in attendance is capable of becoming a lusting-for-revenge killer.”
-- Washington Post
“This thrilling page turner will have you guessing until the very end.” -- OK! Magazine
“This juicy murder mystery is a perfect Agatha Christie–esque summer read.” -- Afar Magazine
"An Agatha Christie-like thriller." -- Huffington Post
“Foley delivers another atmospheric, Agatha Christie-style whodunit with The Guest List. The multiple points of view will keep you guessing right until the end.” -- Buzzfeed
“Lucy Foley has honed her unique brand of reverse-whodunit suspense down to a science—and thank goodness for that. ... The Guest List—set at a ritzy wedding-gone-wrong on a remote Scottish isle—starts with a murder, and then plays a game of keep-away with the victim’s identity until the very last pages.” -- Harper's Bazaar
“There's clues on nearly every page, but no spoilers here. Needless to say, you'll be up late flipping through your Kindle until all is revealed.” -- Mashable
“With a dizzying array of suspects, this delicious thriller has all the elements for the perfect whodunit.” -- Columbus Dispatch
“Foley expertly peels back the layers of eight highly suspicious members of the wedding party, and all with murderous secrets. This summer best seller, a Reese's Book Club pick, will keep you transfixed to the end.” -- AARP Magazine
“The one thing you can expect from Foley's novels? That you'll probably never guess the twist...or should we say twists when it comes to her latest bestseller…you'll never see the ending coming. RSVP at your own risk.” -- E! Online
"A delightfully suspenseful thriller. ... Set in such an isolated location, with a fairly small cast of characters, The Guest List feels a bit like a modern Agatha Christie novel. It is a fast-paced, intriguing mystery." -- Shelf Awareness
"Clever." -- Popsugar
About the Author
Lucy Foley studied English literature at Durham University and University College London and worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry. She is the author of The Book of Lost and Found and The Invitation. She lives in London.
- Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks (August 3, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062868942
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062868947
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.76 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #143,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.