Weddings are often memorable events, but what happens when they’re marked by drama?
Lucy Foleys’ new novel, The Guest List is located on an island off Ireland’s coast, where guests gather to celebrate a couple joining their lives together as a married couple. The bride: beautiful and charming, a rising TV star. The groom: handsome and charming, a software engineer. It’s an event for a magazine or for celebrities: the designer dress, a remote location, the luxury party favors, the boutique liquor. 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.The bride – the plus one – the best man – the wedding planner – the bridesmaid – the body.
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But perfection is not for plans, and people aren’t perfect. As the party begins, feelings of resentment and petty jealousy start to mix with memories and well wishes. The groomsmen start playing drinking games from their school days. The bride-to-be accidentally ruins her own wedding dress. The groom’s best man gives a speech that is uncomfortable for everyone.
“A wedding celebration turns deadly in this deliciously evil and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie neven from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party.”
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And when someone dies, you will be immersed in a thrilling mystery trying to find who and why is behind this death. Pay attention to seemingly throwaway details about the characters’ pasts. They’re all clues.
The Guest List (2020) by Lucy FoleyDune (2007) By: Glennon Doyle
by The Book Guide® Editors4.6/5 Very good