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A REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICKTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERONE 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 ReviewA 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 bodyOn 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?

Lucy Foley
August 3, 2021
336 pages

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Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch, chinese

“Evoking the great Agatha Christie classics And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express, Lucy Foley’s clever, taut new novel, The Guest List, takes us to a creepy island off the coast of Ireland…Foley builds her suspense slowly and creepily, deploying an array of narrators bristling with personal secrets…Pay close attention to seemingly throwaway details about the characters’ pasts. They are all clues.” — New York Times Book Review“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”A swank celebrity wedding on a remote island with spotty cell service? What could go wrong? Lap up the luxe details, then hold your breath for dark twists as a guest turns up dead.” — People”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”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 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 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 five novels including The Guest List and The Hunt­ing Party. She lives in London. <div id="

  • Love a good mystery. This was not one. It is full of cliched, awful characters with no likeability and little sympathy. Told from multiple points of view, it is a muddled mess. Red herrings are tossed in almost as afterthoughts. And I figured out the killer about 1/3 of the way in. The book is so boring and so cliched, I cannot believe it is a best seller. A vain bride, even more vain groom and 150 drunk wedding guests on a remote Irish island. What could possibly go wrong? The fact I dropped $14.99 on this.
  • There is a line in Lucy Foley’s 2019 novel The Hunting Party “…the remembered one and the one in front of me, seem to converge on one another.” which really resonated with me because ‘The Hunting Party’ and `The Guest List’ are, essentially, the same book. Foley has simply recycled her cardboard, cliched characters from `The Hunting Party’, changed the names and PC details and plugged them into relationships with the SAME EXACT DYNAMICS as in `The Guest List’. These books seem to have more in common with a paint by numbers kit than a creative endeavor. Eventually, I just started laughing out loud as yet another setting, character, and plot point resurfaced with the scantest of disguises. It’s not that funny, though, as I notice that the book is on the NY Times Best Seller list. That this mediocre rehash has sold so well is truly dispiriting. What is also not so amusing is that, since the Quarantine I’ve been buying books (library is out for now) so I purchased both `The Guest List’ and `The Hunting Party’. Instead of `Two books for the Price of One!’ it’s more like `One Book for the Price of Two!’. I actually feel ripped off. I am tempted to go through all the ways in which these two books are the same but that would involve spoilers and it might make the book more enjoyable for some to spot the recycled parts on their own. I, of course, will not be reading any future books by Lucy Foley because I am pretty sure I’ve already read them.
  • Not awful but definitely not great
  • I typically don’t enjoy multiple POV novels (the back and forth can be tedious and tiresome), but this all came together deliciously. It was a great way to let off a bit of steam vicariously. I’m afraid to say more for fear of spoiling anything, but a great, smooth summer read. Truly enjoyed it.
  • Good craic from start to finish. A wedding on an isolated island that seems to want its own revenge. Walk right and you fall from a cliff, walk left and you drown in quicksand. Try swimming and you’re caught in riptides. And what about the bodies buried in the bog? Not an especially safe place for drinking and cavorting (which the guests do non-stop). The author could have a franchise based on her characters: Death at the Stag, Who Smothered Mother, Bullies I Have Known! (no spoilers here) Into this menacing locale come our heroes, aging schoolboys, unhappy wives, dis-functional families, all of whom seem capable of homicide. So who dies, who kills the victim, and why? Read the book and enjoy the journey of discovery.
  • each chapter is from one of guest at the wedding it gives an insight in who they are it is not until the near end you will find out who is the victum
  • Well written whodunit told from multiple points of view, centered on a high profile wedding set at a remote island. One thing I haven’t seen mentioned is the wit and insight the author shows, providing many “out loud” laughs throughout this dark thriller. Especially amusing is the social climbing, entitled Bride-zilla at the center of the proceedings. This is my first Lucy Foley book but I find myself wanting more.
  • Impossible to put down, amazing and intriguing characters that kept surprising you until the very end
  • I love crime fiction and I have read a lot of it, but, dear God, this book is terrible. The characters were stereotypes and mostly unpleasant and I hoped that most of them would be bumped off. Towards the end of the book I just skimmed each page as it was so predictable and over written. Please people, buy a book by Sara Paretsky instead of this nonsense. Oh and I guessed the ending half-way through the book.
  • Apart from a story too familiar (!) I mostly hated this swiss cheese of a plot-hole filled book. First the idea that someone like the main character Jules, with her glam big city lifestyle and wealth/fame, choosing to hold her wedding in such a godforsaken place is quite laughable. There were several attempts to explain this away – the 50% discount for eg., received in return for featuring the island in her magazine; the way this place was described, you would have to pay ME to hold even a tea party there. Its apparently a tiny Island off the Irish coast, a place well known for its balmy seas and clement weather right? the island itself is an almost continuous peat bog which is described more like an actual swamp/bog/quicksand kind of deal where you can get sucked down to your death at any moment and the rest is lethal sheer cliffs and rocks. It apparently did not occur to the island owner and event holder that safety barriers might be a good thing to stop guests being sucked into the bog. Of course the idea that people at a party, in an unknown location with a MASSIVE unpredictable and mostly invisible hazard could perish by walking from one building to the next seemed perfectly fine. Ridiculous.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.
  • The book began good it was the firstever pre order i did but i will be pre ordering on kindle again but not this author as it was very weak it didnt grab me and would not read it ever again
  • Intriguing and captivating. I think that some of the reviewers who gave this book one star may have bad intentions. Read it and judge for yourself. I thought it was great!
  • I pre ordered this book as I’d read the hunting party, yes the basic story is similar ,a lot of people thrown together this time for a celebration, I guessed some back story before the end,which didn’t spoil the story at all , I actually cared and disliked some of the characters, which is no mean feat, enjoyed this book immensely, I’m just annoyed with myself that I read it so quickly!! When’s the next book out?
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