On a remote island, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater.
The wedding cake has barely been cut when one of the guests is found dead. And as a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped.
All have a secret. All have a motive.
One guest won’t leave this wedding alive . . .
Wow this was a whole load of twisted personalities right here, all gathered together for an impressively sparkling wedding…but like all good parties it’s going to be murder….
I loved the island setting of this one, beautifully described to give a sense of isolation and danger – the danger being all too real as Jules looks to have the perfect day but everyone else seems set to misbehave. Old secrets, old grudges, this is indeed a wedding to die for. Or to die at….
Lucy Foley draws her characters with many layers, digging slowly underneath the surface glitter to show you the true personality underneath. It is completely addictive as a storm rages in more ways than one and I can’t think of another novel I’ve read recently where the ending was so utterly utterly satisfying. I left The Guest List behind with a wry smile and a nod to the immaculate plotting and clever nuances of human nature.
Loved it. I thought The Hunting Party was brilliant but The Guest List takes it up a notch.
Very much recommended.