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The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guest List

Lucy Foley

4.00 out of 5

3 reviews

Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 20 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9780008297169

A REMOTE ISLAND. AN INVITATION TO DIE FOR. A gripping, twisty murder mystery thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Hunting Party.

4 stars out of 5
Jane Shilling
18 Sep 2020

"Dark secrets lurk on every page of Foley's best-selling thriller,"

True, a gathering storm is causing problems with the electricity, and Julia is having to use all her steely willpower to ignore a handwritten note, warning her not to marry Will.

Still, everything will be fine — won't it? Dark secrets lurk on every page of Foley's best-selling thriller, a stylish follow-up to The Hunting Party.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Sarra Manning
1 Mar 2020

"Lucy Foley is great at pacy plots"

Hot on tthe heels of her bestseller, The Hunting Party, comes Lucy Foley's second crime novel. Set on a remote and suitably creepy island off the Irish coast, guests are gathered for a high-profile wedding but, as a storm builds outside, someone is murdered. Lucy Foley is great at pacy plots and assembling a cast of spiky characters who all have good reason to end up as either victim or killer. 

4 stars out of 5
Alison Flood
24 Feb 2020

"It’s bound to be another hit"

The body is, again, discovered early on, and Foley’s narrative again flits between alternative points of view: Jules, the perfectionist bride trying not to think about the mysterious note she received; the celebrity groom and his old school friends who went to the sort of horrific boarding school where “only the strong survived”; the wedding planner who thinks, “terrible things happen, I learned that while I was still a child”. Everyone appears to have a motive and a dark tragic secret in their past, and the mounting sense of doom is piled on pretty thick.