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The Guest List

(2020)
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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?



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Sharp and atmospheric and addictive – I tore through it!" - Louise Candlish

"Nail-biting . . . A fabulous closed room thriller. Lucy Foley is the Agatha Christie for our times." - Kate Hamer

"Great fun. Lucy Foley is really very clever." - Anthony Horowitz

"This is a stunningly brilliant book: writing to die for, compelling characters, and a plot driven by a deep-seated sense of unease. I savoured every secret, every twist and turn." - Dinah Jefferies

"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

"Both a classic whodunnit and a very contemporary psychological thriller that left me guessing right to the end – a wonderful read." - Kate Mosse

"Compelling, entertaining and highly enjoyable, Lucy knocks this one out of the park." - Liz Nugent

"A very modern Agatha Christie for the new roaring 20s . . . secrets and lies at every turn." - Sarah Pinborough

"Whip smart page-turner with skilful characterisation . . . a compelling read." - Jane Shemilt


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