The Guest List

by Lucy Foley
A dark and atmospheric read about a  very posh, over-the-top wedding on a remote island: there is a murder to solve and plenty of suspects. This is a classic 'whodunnit' locked room mystery.  The Guest List by Lucy Foley  #thriller, #reading, #books to read, #books

Book Review

(by- Linda )

Did I love this book? No, but I didn't hate it, either. It's an engaging and intriguingly plotted story, a modern version of Agatha Christi's "locked room" murder mysteries.

But, for me, it was more of a slow-burn character study, with the mystery/thriller part taking a back seat. Based on the rave reviews, I was expecting a psychological thriller, hence the four stars - it simply didn't meet my expectations.

However, there was a lot of positive about this story. First, I loved the remote setting, an island off the coast of Ireland. It's the perfect spot for a wedding and a mystery. I also enjoyed reading about the details of this fabulous celebrity-style wedding. And finally, the characters were very well thought-out and adequately flawed. The reviews were over-the-top on this book - so if your interest is piqued and you like classic 'whodunnit' locked room mysteries, give this one a try.

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