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The Guest List
The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the 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?
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LeahBergen
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A bit of white wine and a thriller while on holiday.

Let‘s see how this one goes; I seem to enjoy a lot of current thrillers until I get to the ending. Anyone else? 🤷🏻‍♀️

batsy Yes! The endings tend to ruin what was a perfectly good book. 3d
sarahbarnes Sounds like a great holiday! 3d
tpixie @batsy @LeahBergen I agrée! I do recall Stephen King, saying the ending is always the hardest part of the book! 3d
TheLudicReader Yep. So much promise until the end and then it all falls apart. 🙁 3d
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mavey
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Immersive. Atmospheric. Perfect crime at the perfect time🖤

5feet.of.fury Oooh I‘ve never seen that version of the cover. I loved that book! 2w
mavey @5feet.of.fury Yes! It was good! Have you tried any of Foley's other books? Any recommendations?😊 1w
5feet.of.fury @mavey I read this one and the Hunting Party so far, loved them both. Heard great things about The Paris Apartment but I haven‘t gotten to it yet 1w
mavey Oh okay😊I saw the cover of the Paris Apartment surfacing a lot in my feed too! Will try getting my hands on the Hunting Party next! Happy reading to you!🤗💖 1w
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RebL
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I read this b/c of the Agatha Christie comparisons, which is silly because I don‘t think I‘ve ever read an AC book. The victim isn‘t revealed until the end, but I kept thinking I spaced some portion. I often feel like I‘m reading great books, but don‘t know it.

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TheLibrarian
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I really enjoyed this thriller! The author did a terrific job keeping the reader guessing and so many secrets!!!

dabbe Totally agree! Loved the creepy setting, too! 3w
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AsYouWish
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Holy Beep! This book was a ride! It started off slow for me and I had to push through for a bit, but oh my stars am I glad that I did! I love the authors style of writing of you now knowing the killer or victim until the end, it makes the guessing so much more exciting. In fact I think with my reaction to the ending I have convince members of my family they need to read her books. Highly recommend!

💙💙💙💙💙

5feet.of.fury I really liked this one too! 4w
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sarahgreatlove
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My first Lucy foley did not disappoint. Devoured this one quickly and loved it. The characters weren‘t exactly likeable but boy did it keep me guessing right till the end. So satisfying. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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RaeLovesToRead
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Another hugely entertaining and moreish mystery novel from up-and-coming crime author, Lucy Foley.

They aren't top quality literature, but they are readable, fast-paced and full of twists.

Remote, eerie location, some thoroughly HORRIBLE characters and a satisfyingly dramatic ending.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Lizthewiz
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This was an easy read for book club. Enjoyed it, but nothing to write home about. Except Will sucks!

Wesleypaker Hello there how are you doing today? 1mo
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Nessavamusic
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This was a fun “closed room” thriller about a wedding on a secluded island that seems perfect but there are many cracks in the veneer. I wasn‘t sure I was going to stick with this one because it is full of unlikeable characters, but it has some great twists and a highly satisfying end. 4⭐️
#NovelNovember - book 4 done!
#bookspinbingo

Andrew65 Keep meaning to read this. Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
LitStephanie Isn't it odd how sometimes a book can be good even when you dislike all the characters? I feel like it takes a very talented writer to make that work. 2mo
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dabbe
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Mehso-so

A sort-of locked room mystery where the characters weren't likable. Some were even assholes (talking to you, men-who-still-behave-like-demented schoolboys). The constant chapter switching got to be a bit annoying as well; some chapters were only 1-2 paragraphs! One had to suspend her disbelief as well, especially the link between the victim and several wedding party guests. Still a fun read, but it didn't leave me feeling satisfied at the end.

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Kshakal
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 4mo
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Mandycolesings
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Mehso-so

It' was good at times like the setting are devilish characters. But the book was too long..... Like... Get to the point!! I think this book would of been so much better if it were shorter. It took me all summer to read because.... I didn't really care what happened... But I kinda wanted to know??

DrexEdit It takes me a long time to decide to DNF a book like that. I usually end up finishing them, like you did. 5mo
dabbe I totally agree! I didn't like any of the characters either! I still had to read it, though, because it was fast-paced (plus, I kept hoping things would change). 3mo
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Cyndij82
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Mehso-so

Slow start to this book. I thought there were too many characters. Ending was surprising.

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Laurenc02
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10/10

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THill
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The perfect read to start off spooky season!!! 🎃

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Jnnlb
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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cariashley
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Really enjoyed this audiobook! Loved all the different narrators (and their various accents, even the smarmy posh Brit a-hole one). I also didn‘t guess the ending, which is always nice. Lucy Foley is pretty reliable after this and Paris Apartment - this isn‘t my favorite genre but I‘m a fan!

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staci.reads
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Another one I started on the beach and finished up at home. There were some pretty good twists and lots of atmosphere, but also a couple of unbelievable coincidences. Somewhere between a Pick and a So-so for me.

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Lauren890
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a good thriller. It‘s more about relationship drama, and was a nice break from my usual reads. It‘s a great beach/summer read if you want a distraction.

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Natalieeliz
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A great murder mystery with compelling characters and a shocking end! Very much in line with Agatha Christie books.

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MariaMez
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3/5 i kinda enjoyed it ! The ending had me in shock I didn't expected what happened to happen

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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3.75/5 - second time reading it
Quite entertaining, you want to know who did it, what happened, etc.
Are the characters likeable? Most of them are not. Are they superficial? Several definitely are.
It's a well constructed book. I liked the gothic atmosphere with the island seeming so alive, being a character in itself.
Great book to unwind and relax

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jmezzacasa
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This book had my attention from the start! One of my top favorites so far!

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Ashmac1597
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There is so much to say about this book! It‘s captivating in a creepy yet mysterious way. I love the way it can gather everyone‘s lives from their eyes and draw you into the emotions of each character. It‘s an extremely good book with twist and turns that make you almost addicted to the world it creates. Definitely a must read if you have not!

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rambiepaige
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I‘m getting into audiobooks (finally) and today it dawned on me I can play them through my giant Bluetooth lantern while I sunbathe on the porch 😂☀️

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hollylynnbee
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Finished the 5th book of the year, 5/25 complete! Now that it is summer I can get some much needed reading done. This book was a great start!!! 🏰

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erickahhh
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I was on the edge of my seat until the very end! So many twists. I found myself empathising and caring for the characters, while also in the back of my mind thinking “but did YOU do it!?“ It was definitely entertaining and kept me coming back for more.

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LMAN8BSA
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Unabridged Audiobook (4/10):
There are awesome revelations throughout this book, but I didn‘t need 7 of the 10 hours of this book to simply be buildup for those revelations. There‘s awesome descriptions of different mental health issues and some are easy to connect with (looking at you Johnno and Olivia).

I genuinely don‘t think I would recommend this novel, but I think it might make a pretty decent hour and half film.

Mandycolesings Agreed. This book needed 150 pages gone.... Time waster. 5mo
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NikkiCureton
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If “sisters over misters” was a book… Thoroughly enjoyed every page of this one. 🎧

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BCfinn
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I started listening to this book on Friday and couldn‘t stop. I listen whenever I could. At first I thought it was taking place in the 1950s but nope it‘s the 2000s. It‘s a thriller so I think that was a plus to keeping my interest.

Cosmos_Moon Adding for a next 😘 10mo
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hes7
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1️⃣4️⃣ Swimming Lessons ➡️ 1️⃣5️⃣ The Guest List

#ThingsInCommon: related to marriage, #botm

#awesomeapril

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 10mo
Clwojick Woohoo! 10mo
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hes7
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Painting with a (mystery novel) twist this Sunday afternoon. #awesomeapril

Andrew65 Doubly productive! 10mo
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Jennaree3
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It took forever to get to the point, but the last third of this book just about swallowed me whole. Character development was superb. I also hate the cover that is too small for the book-leaving that silly little slab of the second page sticking out, like your ankles poking out of a pair of long johns you found in the drawer from 7th grade. Still 8/10

5feet.of.fury 😂 I agree about those type of covers! 10mo
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Jennaree3
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"If I can't move Heaven, then I shall raise hell." Might get this printed on the back of my motorcycle jacket ? ✌️

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AFrostCauseReads
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My book club picked the tag, which I read last year. So I did a puzzle while listening to the audiobook for a quick refresher.

Still a very well paced book that perfectly balances motives to keep you guessing both the victim and murderer up until the end.

And the drama! I know all these characters are adults but they act like horny, emotional teenagers with adult problems! Better than a soap opera, lol. Everyone‘s got skeletons 💀

nanuska_153 Love Hercules♥️ 11mo
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audreydmcgee
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I wasn‘t sure about this at first but the last 100 pages really sucked me in. The connection at the end was amazing and I didn‘t see it coming. I usually don‘t though.

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Evita
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4 out of 5

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ScrappyMags
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Ohhhh man this one was good fun. If you‘re weird like me and consider a weekend murder read “fun” (yep I do, I truly do), this won‘t disappoint. You want to hate so many characters in the book - rich, spoiled, annoying, but find comfort because you won‘t be alone. Many characters in the book are right there hating‘ on each other. You just have to unearth the “why?” Happy digging. ScrappyMags.com for full review

Cortg Would this fit the challenge “a book about a secret?” I added it to my #pop22 challenge? It sounds like a fun read! 12mo
ScrappyMags Yes! 12mo
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Maallen
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Read this for book club, and enjoyed the mystery of it but found it a little slow moving at times…or just found me a little impatient! Loved the beauty of the location.

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Kristel
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I really enjoyed this one, I was kept guessing until the end.

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Avamelchin
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Such a great read! Could not put it down, especially towards the end.

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BooksNBowls
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All have a secret. All have a motive. Only one is a murderer.

I pretty much devoured this in one sitting. It‘s fast-paced with the POV changes, but I didn‘t have any trouble remembering who‘s who. I don‘t think I liked any of the characters, except maybe Olivia, but that was probably the point. I can‘t wait for Lucy‘s new release this year!

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Jody3
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I had about a million predictions which kept changing as I was reading as to how everything was going to play out in the end. For the most part, all of my predictions were completely wrong. I was able to guess one major twist pretty early on but other than that, I was completely shocked by all of the twists and turns! So, so good! The only thing that bothered me was how conveniently the characters were connected to the groom.