The Guest List (Compact Disc)

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By Lucy Foley, Chloe Massey (Read by), Olivia Dowd (Read by)
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If you need a quick, entertaining read, this is it. I don’t usually gravitate towards mysteries, but after a friend (who doesn’t either) told me she couldn’t put it down, I thought I’d at least start it… and then I couldn’t stop.

A smallish group of people have gathered for a wedding on an island off the coast of Ireland. The usual crowd is there -- some family, some old school friends, lots of alcohol, and the storm that threatens to ruin it all. But we get the story from five different narrators, revealing through flashbacks that they all have secrets -- and that a lot of them are jerks, so really any one of them could be the murderer. And even though we know something happened near the beginning of the story, I realized at page 240 that, not only did I have zero inkling of whodunnit, but because of the way the pieces are unfolding, I don’t even know who’s been murdered!

I don’t want to give away anything else. Just know I, indeed, did have trouble putting this one down -- which is rare for me these days. This is a great one for the rainy days coming up.

— Meg, Longfellow Books



"I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness I get from curling up with a classic Christie...The alternating points of view keep you guessing, and guessing wrong." -- Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient

Evok es] the great Agatha Christie classics...Pay close attention to seemingly throwaway details about the characters' pasts. They are all clues." -- New York Times Book Review

A wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the New York Times bestselling author of The Hunting Party. 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?

Product Details
ISBN: 9781094156446
ISBN-10: 1094156442
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Language: English