Hello and welcome to my stop on the RandomThingsTours blog tour for The Guest List by Lucy Foley.
About The Book
Another murder. Another mystery.
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.
What I Thought
The Guest List is a very highly anticipated read after her stand out thriller The Hunting Party last year which I thoroughly enjoyed. This book follows a similar concept to her last book with a nonlinear timeline but admittedly it took me a bit longer to get into at first. It’s a slow burner to begin with while all of the characters are introduced and we get to know a bit about them, their history and how they’re connected. There’s definitely an edge to everything so you know that everything isn’t rosy. About half way through the pace suddenly speeds up and this is where I really got into it, everything starts happening and secrets start to emerge and it becomes harder to tell who the victim might be and what happened to them. I enjoyed this side to it as suddenly everyone has a reason to hurt someone! The more history that unravels the more there is at stake. Someone has something to hide, someone has made mistakes and someone has to pay.. question is who is it? An enjoyable thriller it will catch you off guard because you will think you have it nailed.. but you never really do.
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.
Many thanks to Anne and HarperFiction for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.