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The Guest List von Lucy Foley
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The Guest List (2020)

von Lucy Foley

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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?… (mehr)
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An enjoyable read, kept me guessing. Couldn’t stop reading it, which is a good sign for me. Well done! Will look for her other work. ( )
  NagathaChristie | Jan 7, 2022 |
A very fast read. I don't usually like books that constantly change the narrator, but in this one it worked and didn't bother me at all. It was helpful, actually, to have the different voices and learn the feelings of some of the characters as so much on the surface would have been hidden, had only one voice told the story. I felt it really let you get to know the characters far better and gave you a truer sense of them as a whole person and why they behaved the way they did. Loved the isolated location. It was a fresh and creative change from a snowed in country house, something used way too often. Plus I always like murder mysteries that combine weddings for some reason. I really enjoyed hearing about the details and envisioning it all in my mind's eye.

I stayed up late last night to finish this book, and I liked the ending, which is rare in a lot of books I read. It was very enjoyable and I would recommend to anyone looking for a good murder mystery where the characters and motives are far more complex than they seem. ( )
  LongDogMom | Jan 4, 2022 |
Wonderful book. A Who Done It Mystery. ( )
  SeasideBookClub | Dec 10, 2021 |
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Lucy Foley - The Guest List: I guess? Satisfying hijinks, but I’m having a hard time even remembering whodunnit now. #cursorybookreviews #cursoryreviews ( )
  khage | Dec 9, 2021 |
The Guest List by Lucy Foley is a 2020 William Morrow publication.

This was a very nice surprise!

I’ve been seeing some high praise for this author, so I knew I needed to try one of her books.

This isn't the most original premise, obviously, so it takes talent to make it stand out. In my opinion, Foley, did just that with this one.

A ‘destination’ wedding in Ireland, in a very remote location, is the setting for this story. As the guests arrive, the bride, her sister, the ‘plus one’ guest gives first person accounts of what is going on leading up the wedding.

But the wedding night celebrations will end with murder…

Foley’s sense of timing is impeccable. She reveals secrets, hints, and clues at just the right moment to make them effective, to keep all readers in the loop, and still manages to save that one big reveal that leaves even the most seasoned mystery reader effected, even if they aren’t entirely surprised.

This story was more than just a whodunit. The author also tackles some emotional subject matter that gives the story more depth.

I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading this one, and despite some buzz, I didn’t have unrealistic expectations, either. It didn’t take me long to get into the story, and I found I didn’t want to put the book down until I saw how it would all come together.

By the time I got to the end, I was pleasantly impressed with the effort Foley put into the book.

Sure, long-time mystery readers will have some idea of where things are headed, but one must give the author kudos for keeping this jaded reader on the hook, despite the oft used trope, and leaving me quite satisfied with the way the story wrapped up. I will be reading more books by Lucy Foley!!

4 stars ( )
  gpangel | Dec 3, 2021 |
Foley...outdoes herself again with this page-turning thriller; it's like experiencing Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and And Then There Were None rolled into one ... The island and the ancient folly where the wedding party stays are themselves characters, adding to the feeling of almost supernatural mystery and the unease that something is lurking in the shadows and getting ready to strike ... Only a handful of thriller writers can accomplish what Foley does here: weave a complex plot from the perspectives of eight characters plus an omniscient narrator without causing confusion or reader exhaustion when the plot bounces from one person to the next. Fans of Christie, Louise Penny, and Ruth Rendell will absolutely love this book, which doesn't reveal its secrets until the very last page.
hinzugefügt von Lemeritus | bearbeitenLibrary Journal, Adriana Delgado (bezahlte Seite) (May 1, 2020)
 
Foley defers disclosing the murder victim’s identity until quite late, but she undercuts the suspense with obvious indications of who it is. The tension of the setup isn’t quite matched by the reveals, though the nicely creepy setting compensates somewhat. Readers seeking thrills will find plenty.
hinzugefügt von Lemeritus | bearbeitenPublisher's Weekly (Mar 12, 2020)
 

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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?

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