A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the 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?
A craftily, expertly and oh so cleverly written ‘guess who’ of a murder mystery that has it all. With a full cast of characters where everyone has their own tale to tale, inside a tale, that brings them all together for a spectacularly twisted masterclass in psychological suspense!
Using the same formula as The Hunting Party, Lucy Foley digs even deeper and even darker and goes one better with her new book The Guest List. There are enough twists and turns, red herrings and subtle little clues that keep you on your toes and the imagination ticking making this a book thats impossible not to devour whole.
The book blurb has everything you need to know covered, so that just leaves me with the task of telling you how good this book really is!!
It will pull you in, twist you up in knots, as each character is drawn into the spotlight and all set themselves up to become the guilty party, and keep you guessing right up until the very bitter end.
Did I guess the correct villain? Not a chance! Would I recommend this book? Hell Yes! Did I loose an entire nights sleep due to reading right through the night? Yeap! And was it worth it? Definitely!
Thank you to the author Lucy Foley, publishers HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction and NetGalley for my arc of this book in exchange for an honest and independent review.