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The Guest List

2020 . Fiction, Thrillers, Romance . Lucy Foley

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A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST THRILLERS OF THE YEAR “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?

Year:

2020

Language:

English

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Pages:

336

ISBN:

0062868950 (ISBN13: 9780062868954)

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Reviews

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Reeses Book Club image

2 years ago

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June-July 20' "Elevating women's stories is at the core of Reese's Book Club. I love how this community champions the narrative for women and we are just getting started. Unity and understanding through the lens of storytelling is how we will continue these meaningful conversations." - Reese Witherspoon

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Annie Spencer image

2 years ago

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I read this in a day 🙈 Modern day twist of Agatha Christie style book. Also made me very sad I’m not at all the exciting weddings we had lined up womp womp.

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Logan Harrington image

2 months ago

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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.

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9 months ago

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Set on a remote island off the Irish coast where a massacre once occurred, this entertaining if uneven mystery from Foley (The Hunting Party) opens just after the high-profile wedding of Will Slater, the star of the reality TV show Survive the Night, and Julia Keegan, an online magazine editor. During the reception, the lights go out, prompting a “scream of terror,” which turns out to have come from a server, who reports having seen a lot of blood. Flashbacks from various perspectives, including the bride and her sister, the maid of honor, recount what preceded the server’s grim discovery—a body. Meanwhile, Julia is on edge after having received an anonymous note warning her not to marry Will, because he’s not who he seems. Foley defers disclosing the murder victim’s identity until quite late, but she undercuts the suspense with obvious indications of who it is. The tension of the setup isn’t quite matched by the reveals, though the nicely creepy setting compensates somewhat. Readers seeking thrills will find plenty.

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1 year ago

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A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.

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littlereads

2 days ago

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Awesome book but felt a little predictable. Nice plot and fairly easy to read, and I liked the characters.

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Emily Woosey

2 months ago

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This has been on my TBR for so long and when I finally bought it I knew it wouldn’t stay unread for long! I am so glad I picked it up! ⠀ This was a slow burn and at first, I thought it wouldn’t be for me. But it definitely picked up! I loved the way the story unfolded through the eyes of different people involved in the wedding! I will say I hated most of the characters - especially the men! They were the worst 😂⠀ Once it got going it was pacy and full of twists and turns that I would never have guessed! I felt like a living meme when I was finally putting them all together and figuring out what was going on! I loved it! ⠀ I’ve given this four stars because of the slow burn and because I was expecting a thriller and in my opinion, this is more of a mystery/who done it book but it’s worth the read nonetheless! I can’t wait to pick up The Hunting Party now!

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Sophie B

3 months ago

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Good plot twist, keeps you guessing until the very end.

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Beatriz Marañon Straarup

1 year ago

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Thriller with twists and turns that’ll keep you turning the pages

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Cristin Pacifico

1 year ago

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Really loved this - fun and glam thriller

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mary mcivor

5 months ago

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Plot twists 😍

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