BOOK REVIEW: The Guest List
by Lucy Foley
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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?
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This book definitely sucks you in from the very beginning!
When I first started reading it, I told someone it was like a murder mystery.
Correction: It’s a thriller. But you know pretty early on that someone is dead. Then as you piece together the backstories of the main characters (the wedding guest list), you’re trying to figure out who was killed and why. So, in my defense, it’s kind of like a murder mystery!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. If you like thrillers, you’ll love it!