Such a great read! Could not put it down, especially towards the end.
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!
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.
This was a fun thriller - a wedding on a remote island. A storm that cuts everyone off from the mainland. A guest list full of people with dark secrets. It‘s literally a recipe for murder. I don‘t think there was a single character I liked, but that was completely okay. I had my suspicions about how it would end, but I have to admit while I guessed he who, I missed all the whys. A great first book from @katiekat311 #NYWD22 list!
1. Probably a fast-moving plot, but as long as it‘s done well and keeps my interest, I‘m good!
2. The tagged book was the first that came to mind. It was my first Foley and she can really weave a story!
If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🤗
I really enjoyed this #newyearwhodis pick! The story is set around a wedding, which I am a sucker for. 😁 Jules and her semi-famous husband get married on a remote, secluded island.. What could possibly go wrong? 😅 I was intrigued the whole way through. I do wish a few of the storylines would have been tied up, I felt like we were left hanging a bit but still great! What a great list 😍 📚 @thegreensofa @monalyisha
“A wedding day is a neat little parcel of time in which I can create something whole and perfect to be cherished for a lifetime, a pearl from a broken necklace.”
The various narrator POVs and the time shifts made this book an engrossing read that I found extremely hard to put down.
I personally don‘t enjoy slow burn books, especially ones that last about 75% of the books entirety. I can appreciate the plot and characters, but was mostly disappointed with the ending as it seemed more outlandish. It has that shock factor at the end, but I feel like by the time I got to it I was just ready to be done with the book and couldn‘t fully appreciate it.
I love books where the location is almost a character in itself, and it lent this book a truly atmospheric suspense. I loved how all the seemingly unrelated aspects of the book were in fact related, in shocking and surprising ways. The ending chapters were a rollercoaster of surprises, and I raced through them. 5* thriller
I try so hard to resist buying more books when I take things to the charity shop. And I fail. Every. Single. Time. 📚 📚
I am #currentlyreading this thriller set in a country I want to visit (Ireland!) to fulfill a Stronger Spine 2021 Reading Challenge prompt.
3/5 -- Foley kept me guessing about who the killer was until the end. I liked how everything ultimately unraveled. I enjoyed some of the characters and the audio production was good. I liked that it was set in the Aran Islands. It was slow for me, though. I admire Foley's ability to create anticipation for the reader but it was overdone. I'm a little disappointed!
I finished this Symphyotrichum walteri (Walter's Aster), a September wildflower of North Carolina, while continuing to listen to The Guest List. This novel has been interesting enough, I guess? It has been a little slow... I still like that it is set in the Aran Islands. I'm going to stick with it and see how I feel in the end...
I started The Guest List.. I wasn't excited about this read at first because it felt like an odd follow after Hamnet, but I was won over upon hearing the descriptions of Inis an Amplora, a fictional location inspired by the Aran Islands. I spent a week in Inishmaan while in college, and the book has very well described the landscape and it's ghostly feel. As included in the book, the boat ride to the islands is *very* choppy. We were all sick!
I didn't really like this book. I listened to it & that might have been part of the problem. But there seemed to be too much fluff that just didn't need to be there. I kept hoping I'd like it but it didn't happen. I only finished it to say I did.
Thank you to my bestie, Sher, for this very generous and sweet box of goodies!! Love the earrings and the shirt and this candle smells heavenly!! 🎃 🕯 love the little towels 👻 and the books look so good!! Thank you so very much! Love you 😘
Never would‘ve guessed how it all turned out! The more you read, the more you see how intertwined these characters lives truly are. How much harm has been done and by one common denominator. Justice was served truly. #lucyfoley #crime #murdermystery #thriller #mystery #5star #bookreview #theguestlist #paperback
This is in the same vein as The Hunting Party. The body is discovered early on, but we don‘t know who died and who the murderer was. Told from different perspectives, alternating between present day & the day before the extravagant wedding, backstories, and dark secrets are revealed as the story unfolds… and many with a motive! Overall a fun book to get lost in.
Set on a remote island in Ireland during a few days for the much anticipated wedding of Jules and Will, this book tries to keep the reader guessing who died and who did it. Perhaps most disappointing is the superfluous dialogue steeped in toxic masculinity. This book is like “vegan bacon.” Don‘t get it if you‘re looking for something savory and satisfying because all you‘re getting is a steamed carrot with some paprika. 🛑: toxic masculinity
The wedding setting is a remote island off the coast of Ireland. The Bride, Jules, is a successful magazine publisher, and the Groom, Will, is a TV star on a Survival type show. They are a striking couple. Jules receives a note under her door, saying Will is not to be trusted. Who wrote the note? Can Jules trust Will?
A fast and fun read. All you have to do is try and figure out who gets killed! Enjoy the ride
Wowzers, this was a ride!! I loved the multiple perspectives and the insane twists towards the end! I will say that it all seemed to fall into place rather easily, but I still loved to see all the pieces drop. I listened to this in like a day and a half, which is really fast for me…audiobooks usually can‘t keep my attention that long in one sitting 😆. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
5 stars. The twist at the end surprises! This atmospheric mystery written in multiple points of view lives up to the hype. Mysterious, menacing setting of a remote Irish island adds a unique flavor. The audiobook is peppered with good performances & lovely accents. #5stars #audiobook #mystery #Irishsetting #goodlisten
This had me engaged all the way to the end. Maybe too many coincidences cascading towards the end, but a good read during my recovery from Lyme. Felt okay yesterday but today, not so good🤷🏻♀️
And it's double sided ❤💜💙 !!! (2/2)
The Guest List was awesome. This year I added mysteries to my favorite genre list (like I needed another 😌) The tagged did not disappoint. I was wrong 😬 but I hope the more mysteries I read, the better I will get. No spoilers, but I enjoyed all of the characters, they were all very well written. I will check out Foley‘s The Hunting Party soon. #bookspinbingo