Today, Ellen is taking part in the blog tour for The Guest List by Lucy Foley and I’ll be sharing her review with you all.
About the author:
Lucy Foley studied English Literature at Durham and UCL universities and worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry, before leaving to write full-time. The Hunting Party, an instant Sunday Times and Irish Times no.1 bestseller, was Lucy’s debut crime novel, inspired by a particularly remote spot in Scotland that fired her imagination. Lucy is also the author of three historical novels, which have been translated into sixteen languages. Her journalism has appeared in ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style, Grazia and more.
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About the book:
Guests are called to a remote island off the Irish coast to celebrate the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules and Will. Everything has been meticulously planned, the scene is set, old friends are back together.
It should be the perfect day. Until the discovery of a body signals the perfect murder.
A groom with a secret. A bridesmaid with a grudge. A plus one with motive. A best man with a past. It could be any, it could be all . . .
But one guest won’t make it out alive.
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The Hunting Party was one of my stand out reads last year so I couldn’t wait to read The Guest List! A lavish wedding on a remote Irish island where it seems everyone has a grudge to hold and secrets to hide – what’s not to love!?
The story is told using the narrative of a few characters: The bride, the plus one, the best man, the wedding planner and the bridesmaid. I really enjoy this style of writing, getting a glimpse into everyone’s mind leading up to the discovery of the body and the aftermath.
The setting of The Guest List really helped to conjure up a feeling of tension and gloom; gorgeous weather soon gives way to storms and rough seas. This really adds to the tumultuous mood and sense of danger throughout, you’re just waiting for something bad to happen…and then the lights go out!
There are so many suspects for both murderer and victim and neither are revealed until very close to the end. My nerves were on edge! I was desperate to know who had done what to who and why, this slow reveal was fantastically plotted and I personally think that the author is a master at this type of book.