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The Guest List: A Novel

The Guest List: A Novel

Written by Lucy Foley

Narrated by Jot Davies, Chloe Massey, Aoife McMahon and


The Guest List: A Novel

Written by Lucy Foley

Narrated by Jot Davies, Chloe Massey, Aoife McMahon and

ratings:
4/5 (2,291 ratings)
Length:
10 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jun 2, 2020
ISBN:
9780062985057
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Reese’s book club…

Reese Witherspoon picked “The Guest List” as one of her June/July 2020 book club picks, along with “I’m Still Here” by Austin Channing Brown. “A very stormy seaside destination wedding is the back drop for this thrilling June book pick. … Get ready for so many twists and turns as you try to figure out the who, what and when of this mystery. It reminds me of some of my favorite mysteries from Agatha Christie,” Witherspoon wrote in her Instagram announcement post.

Description

A Reese's Book Club Pick

“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, number one New York Times best-selling 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 Review)

A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times best-selling author of The Hunting Party.

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?

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 2, 2020
ISBN:
9780062985057
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Lucy Foley studied English Literature at Durham and UCL universities. She then worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry – during which time she also wrote her debut, The Book of Lost and Found. Lucy now writes full-time, and is busy travelling (for research, naturally!) and working on her next novel. Visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LucyFoleyAuthor and follow her on Twitter @lucyfoleytweets


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  • (5/5)
    I LOVE IT AND IT IS REALLY AMAZING STORY LIKE AAA
  • (5/5)
    Couldn’t stop listening! Starting a new book by Lucy Foley ASAP
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed this audio production. The story was a good one too. My first by the author but I'll be reading more from her after this one.
  • (4/5)
    All in all this is a good book. I liked the writing and thought the plot was good as well. I definitely want to read more from this author.
  • (4/5)
    Slow to start but all in all a good read. Felt very Agatha in all the good ways, with a surprise twist and a connection to the characters.
  • (4/5)
    Couldn't stop it. So good. And the narrators, absolutely wonderful.
  • (5/5)
    My jaw dropped multiple times!! I loved it so much, definitely read it!
  • (5/5)
    I finished it in 2 days! I absolutely loved it!
  • (5/5)
    This book had me thinking I knew, but a twist!
  • (4/5)
    The audiobook made it so much more theatrical! Really fun listening to it
  • (5/5)
    I love her books! Great story, well written, and had me at the edge of my seat wanting to know what happened next!
  • (5/5)
    10/10 book. Twist and turns you would never see coming. Also loved that it was read by different people!
  • (3/5)
    Good but too much unnecessary swearing
    End was rather hurried
  • (5/5)
    I loved this book! I loved the twist, the secrets, the lies and deception. The story was told beautifully. The fact that there was a different voice for each character made it very easy to follow. I will definitely recommend this book to my Bookclub.
  • (4/5)
    Great twists and turns. It was like listening to a puzzle falling into place all the pieces slowly being revealed into a very satisfying end. Great narration as well !
  • (3/5)
    It was okay. It kind of fell flat. I often wished for so much more from the characters.
  • (5/5)
    Wonderful novel written in the female gaze. I found it Refreshing.
  • (5/5)
    Felt like I was part of the wedding. Well written and the narrators voices immerse you into the story. I felt a bit rushed at the end though.. was looking for more mystery.
  • (5/5)
    Liked the plot and how everything tied back together. Not a big fan of the ending but the story made up for it. Lots of suspense, mystery.
  • (5/5)
    I absolutely loved this.
    Twists. Slow burn. Love it. Definitely recommend.
  • (5/5)
    I couldn't stop listening! The story was full of twists and turns, and I felt myself getting attached to the characters--no matter how distasteful some were.
  • (4/5)
    3.5 stars. The beginning was somewhat slow paced. I was kind of getting bored and there was so much dialogue that the ending felt rushed. Nonetheless, I liked it.
  • (1/5)
    Meritless garbage, tediously drawn out. Waste of time.
    Bet that wedding planner and her husband never had another customer EVER. LOL
  • (4/5)
    I like the story and how it was told from different perspectives. I was able to predict the end but there was one or two twists that I wasn’t able to see coming.
  • (4/5)
    Twist after twist. Did not see that end coming. Just when you think you have it figured out here comes something new.
  • (5/5)
    Really great book, twists you don’t see coming. Excellent narration.
  • (2/5)
    Predictable. Horrible shiny people getting their comeuppance. Waste of time
  • (3/5)
    The writing sparkles. Characters are well drawn. Plot is weak.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent book! I took a chance on this book because the cover and title were intriguing. Glad I did. Lucy Foley writes with such depth. I later discovered this book landed on Reese Whitherspoon’s Book Club list. Lucky me! Bravo Lucy.
  • (5/5)
    Great read! I couldn’t put it down. If you have read any of her other work, then you know she can write some good suspense.