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The Guest List - Lucy Foley

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Code 9780008297190

The Sunday Times bestseller and the biggest crime thriller of 2020 from the author of The Hunting Party

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Author: Lucy Foley

Date Published: 03-Sep-2020

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 favours, and 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?

About the Author

Lucy Foley is the No.1 Sunday Times and Irish Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party and three other novels. A trip to Connemara, from where half of Lucy's family hail, on the west coast of Ireland sparked the idea for her latest book. Struck by the wild, rugged beauty of the islands off its shores - the perfect setting for a wedding, yet dangerously cut-off - Lucy began to plot a new murder mystery. An island with no escape, old friends and family reuniting, emotions running high. What could possible go wrong? And so The Guest List came to life.

Previously a fiction editor in the publishing industry, Lucy now writes full time. Her novels have been translated into nineteen languages and her journalism has appeared in publications such as Sunday Times Style, Grazia, ES Magazine, Vogue US, Elle, Tatler and Marie Claire.

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

'Great fun. Lucy Foley is really very clever' Anthony Horowitz

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

'Evoking the great Agatha Christie classics "And Then There Were None" and "Murder on the Orient Express," . . . Foley builds her suspense slowly and creepily' New York Times

'Terrific' Stylist

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

'Foley's second take on the "closed room" murder mystery confirms her status as this generation's Agatha Christie' Sunday Express

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

'Thoroughly addictive' Sarah Hughes, I paper

'I didn't think Lucy Foley could top The Hunting Party, but she did! I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness l get from curling up with a classic Christie' Alex Michaelides

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

'It grabs you from the off and keeps you guessing until the very end. A genuine treat of a read' Heat

'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 The Guest List and gobbled it up in a few sittings . . . A cracking story brilliantly told' Ryan Tubridy

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

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