The Guest List has been on my to-read list for a while because I feel like it’s everywhere… and I have mixed reviews.
The first half is very different from the second half.
This book makes you want to keep reading to see what all the secrets are and who died.
Then, once you get about 3/4 of the way through, you can’t put it down.
The ending does not disappoint.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley Book Summary and Review
The Guest List Book Summary
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?
My Book Review for The Guest List
The Guest List is a great mystery and thriller that will have you guessing throughout.
The author does a great job of planting seeds that will leave you guessing who’s good, who’s bad, and what they did.
You also don’t know who is murdered until the very end… and by the time you get there, you’ve already decided who you want to be murdered and who you want the murderer to be.
As I said, the first half is much slower than the second half.
The twist at the end almost makes you want to go back and re-read the novel again to pick up on things you may have missed.
For this reason, it’s a great story to be turned into a movie.
I could’ve done without all the descriptions of the island and I had to Google some things because UK English is different than American English.
My The Guest List Book Recommendation
This is a great book for people who like to guess what’s going to happen next.
If you like mysteries and thrillers, you’d enjoy The Guest List.
My The Guest List Rating
I give The Guest List 4 out of 5 stars.
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