**4.5-stars rounded up**
Lucy Foley’s, The Guest List, was a fun and fast-paced, guessing game of a read. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie or Ruth Ware.
Weddings are generally memorable occasions. There’s frequently some level of drama simmering just under the pristine surface.
That’s certainly the case for Jules and Will’s wedding, taking place on a remote Irish island that the grumbling guests agree to congregate on for a 48-hour period.
This story is told from multiple perspectives over the course of the weekend, with the body and the killer only being revealed at the very end.
I was intrigued from the very start. This story has one of my favorite things, well, many of my favorite things, but one of the most notable was the quirky cast of unlikable characters.
Everyone had something to hide. Everyone had an axe to grind and I was there for every cat-clawing moment of it.
The setting was extremely atmospheric, channeling a gothic vibe by incorporating some of the island’s earlier history into the tale.
The varying perspectives kept the chapters short and therefore the story never had a chance to fall into a lull. Each chapter ended on a sort of mini-cliffhanger that kept me wanting more.
This book received a lot of buzz this year and for good reason. If you haven’t had a chance to pick this one up yet, what are you waiting for!?
I cannot wait to see what Lucy Foley comes up with next!!!