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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My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Tropes: Murder Mystery | Suspense
Lucy Foley has built up the suspense in this epic tale of secrets and murder! One of the things that really resonated with me in THE GUEST LIST is the slow building tension. Normally, I love a fast-paced thriller that keeps my on my toes from beginning to end, and I shy away from books with slow pacing. That was NOT the case here though and I felt the sluggish buildup was perfect for the story. From the beginning we know SOMEONE has been murdered, but we don’t know WHO or WHY. Within each chapter were given small breadcrumbs that literally carry us through the story until the twisted and quite frankly EPIC ENDING. Did I suspect the killer was the person who did it? NOPE! I was SHOCKED and clapped with glee because it was extremely surprising to me. It made sense too, after we find out WHY it came to be. I absolutely LOVED it.
Lucey Foley is clearly a pro at writing thriller that will shock her readers, and it’s proven through this book. I won’t sit here and type up the plot because it would be a major spoiler for the book but I will say that this had an awesome ending that I didn’t see coming and a set of excellent characters, and setting. The big castle on an island with no inhabitants besides the two people who live there, the creepy bog that can pull you under in a second, and the dangerous cliffs that prove hazardous to those who don’t know where they are going. All of this lends to the spooky atmosphere in this amazing novel and I honestly cannot wait for more!
I highly recommend this one!!
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