The Guest List by Lucy Foley @lucyfoleytweets @HarperCollins #TheGuestList #NetGalley #BookReview #NewRelease

The Guest List: The new crime thriller from the bestselling author of The Hunting Party by [Foley, Lucy]



A gripping, twisty murder mystery thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Hunting Party.

‘Lucy Foley is really very clever’ Anthony Horowitz
‘A classic whodunnit’ Kate Mosse
‘Sharp and atmospheric and addictive’ Louise Candlish
‘A furiously twisty thriller’ Clare Mackintosh
‘Secrets and lies at every turn’ Sarah Pinborough

On an island off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater.

Old friends.
Past grudges.

Happy families.
Hidden jealousies.


The Guest List: The new crime thriller from the bestselling author of The Hunting Party


There had been no expense spared for the exclusive wedding of the year between the TV star and celebrity Will Slater and online magazine publisher Jules Keegan. A small island, just of the coast of Ireland had been chosen and everything had been shipped in, including the first wave of the elite bridal party. People would be talking about this wedding for years to come but unfortunately not in the way that the happy couple had planned.

The wedding planners had everything under control where they could but the weather was abysmal and the grooms’ ushers and besties that he had been through public school with boisterous and childish. They had been the elite group at school that everyone wanted to be part of and they had a secret. The story had dropped back to the run-up to the wedding, to before something terrible had happened. The chapters bounce between all the main characters in the story and to the men’s school days.

As a reader, you know that something dreadful has happened but you don’t know what or to who. So the story feels edgy from the beginning and as the characters were not likeable it made pinning down who someone would want to harm even harder. The setting is quite perfect, with the weather cutting off the island from the mainland making it feel at times quite claustrophobic with no means of escape.

There are quite a few red herrings to who the likely victim is but like I said none of the group is likeable. It feels like the answers are at the tip of your tongue then swept away again before it quite comes to you. I loved how it all came together at the end, very smooth.

I wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


Lucy Foley

Lucy Foley studied English Literature at Durham and UCL universities and worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry, before leaving to write full-time. The Hunting Party is her debut crime novel, inspired by a particularly remote spot in Scotland that fired her imagination.

Lucy is also the author of three historical novels, which have been translated into sixteen languages. Her journalism has appeared in ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style, Grazia and more.


Twitter: @lucyfoleytweets

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