20 Sept 2020


Book Review / The Guest List by Lucy Foley

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?

Published:     2nd June 2020
Publisher:  William Morrow
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned




This is the first book I have read by this author and I have to say that I really enjoyed the writing and the way it draws you into the story.  I think she has written a few others, and I will definately be picking up more by this author.  

What I loved about this story was the many characters that featured and the way that they all intertwined with each other throughout the book.  My favourite of all the characters has to be the bride's sister (apologies, I can't remember her name now) who seems to have gone through the most in this story from what it appeared.  

Even though there are a lot of twists and turns in this story and a few surprises along the way, I have to admit that I guessed pretty much most of them apart from the very last one.  I would have loved to have been a surprised a lot more with this story.  I know that a novel can only be so long but I would have loved to have had more backstory from more of the characters that were featured.