Sam Radford

July 7, 2021

Book Notes: “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley

I finished reading The Guest List a couple of nights ago.

This was a book recommended to me when I asked people via social media for some fiction suggestions a couple of months back.

I can’t recall who mentioned this, but I’m so glad they did.

I loved it!

The setting is a remote island off the Irish coast. 

Guests are heading over for the wedding of Jules Keegan and Will Slater. She runs a popular magazine. He’s the star of an adventure TV show. 

Among the many old friends attending there are secrets, grudges, and hidden jealousies. 

Not long after a storm hits the island, in the middle of the wedding party, a dead body is found. 

There’s lots of secrets and no shortage of motives. 

It makes for a gripping whodunit thriller. 

The book slips between the perspectives of various of the key characters. And hops back and forwards in the timeline too.

It’s brilliantly clever. Leaves you wondering both who died and who killed them right until the end.

If you’ve after a good summer read, this fits the bill nicely.