How I heard about The Guest List
It’s been a while since I’ve read a “who done it?” type mystery and The Guest List was a great one to jump back in with. This is the first book I’ve read by Lucy Foley. While her newest book, The Paris Apartment, is everywhere right now, I had a couple of my reader friends suggest I start with the Guest List. So I did!
What is The Guest List about?
The story is set at the wedding of an elite couple on a remote Irish island that is only accessible via boat. The groom (Will) is a rising tv star and the bride (Jules) is a well-known magazine editor. Together, their guests expected them to pull off the wedding of the season. They have planned everything perfectly, down to the last detail. The owners and event planners of the estate try to ensure all the guests have a smashing time.
There are many bumps along the night, including when the bridesmaid (Olivia) ends up in the ocean in her beautiful silk gown, and when the groomsmen revert back to acts of their youth at boarding school and playing a terrible game of tonics and torture. But none top the night quite like when the bloodied body is discovered and no one understands why anyone would do it….until they do.
This book is definitely a slow burn build up that will keep you guessing until the end when everything comes to light and it all makes sense.
From what perspective did Lucy Foley write The Guest List?
Written in a multiple point of view voice, there were times when just the way Lucy Foley switched between voices added to the suspense. However, I could have done with just a couple less narrators as it took me about 1/3 of the way through to be able to keep them all straight.
My rating of my first Lucy Foley novel:
Overall, I thought The Guest List was well written and easy to listen to (I audibled it), especially with the different accents of the guests. A solid 3 stars from me and the next time I get the hankering for a suspenseful thriller, I just might be reaching for another Lucy Foley novel.
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