The Guest List - Lucy Foley

The Guest List

By Lucy Foley

  • Release Date: 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 7,813 Ratings





“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, #1 New York Times bestselling 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 bestselling 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?


  • Don’t read it.

    By sellybop
    Terribly boring book. I had to force myself to finish it. Of course this is just my opinion, but I would advise against purchasing this book.
  • A waste really

    By Ohliee
    Wouldn’t suggest it , the story is so boring until you get to page 217 , I kept reading , to finish it because I had already stared it . Then when your really into it , it finishes! I hated the ending because so much was unfinished , that they could have put in . Idk
  • Twisty

    By Ccbh17
    Many twists you can’t see them all coming
  • Amazing

    By christinawxo
    From the story line and characters to how well Lucy is able to describe a scene so well with words - its a 100/10. I never saw the twists coming. I loved every second of this book.
  • Holy awful

    By dorianpoppy
    I ... hated this book. I don't think I've ever disliked a book more. It was slow and painful and the only reason I finished was because I paid money for it. Please do yourself a favor and do not think about starting this!
  • Slow burn, but good!

    By Kaylynne Hill
    It has a slower start, but nonetheless still a great book. If you like action packed throughout, this won’t be the book for you. It’s more about storyline and tying all of the pieces together in the end. Her descriptive writing is phenomenal. She does an excellent job of putting you in an isolated Irish setting.
  • The guest list

    By chickengugg
    Loved it!!! I was bummed how it ended only because i want more story!
  • Slow starter

    By johnb917
    It took a while for this one to really take off but once it finally did, I didn’t want to put the book down.
  • Entertaining enough

    By mlvarr
    Just starts kind of slow, characters are a bit too intertwined. Kept my interest but could get confusing with so much back and forth. Twist at end was far fetched.
  • Thriller until the end

    By mysteryhriller03
    Love this great vacation or beach read. Love how each chapter goes from the point of view from each character. I kept switching who I thought “did it”. However that end was just awful. Very dry and I would love to hear how the rest of the characters coped and their aftermath.