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The Guest List: A Novel

The Guest List: A Novel


The Guest List: A Novel

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4/5 (1,575 evaluări)
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10 hours
Lansat:
Jun 2, 2020
ISBN:
9780062985057
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Nota editorului

Reese’s book club…

Reese Witherspoon picked “The Guest List” as one of her June/July 2020 book club picks, along with “I’m Still Here” by Austin Channing Brown. “A very stormy seaside destination wedding is the back drop for this thrilling June book pick. … Get ready for so many twists and turns as you try to figure out the who, what and when of this mystery. It reminds me of some of my favorite mysteries from Agatha Christie,” Witherspoon wrote in her Instagram announcement post.

Descriere

A Reese's Book Club Pick

“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, number one New York Times best-selling 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 best-selling 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?

Lansat:
Jun 2, 2020
ISBN:
9780062985057
Format:
Carte audio


Despre autor

Lucy Foley studied English literature at Durham University and University College London and worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry. She is the author of The Book of Lost and Found and The Invitation. She lives in London.


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  • (2/5)
    I rate this 2.5 stars.

    This book is not good. I feel like I've been lied to by the synopsis and all of those youtubers who recommended it. 80 or 90% of this book was a very boring contemporary (I love contemporary romance novels, but this was supposed to be a thriller and it just didn't feel like it). Only that last few chapters finally started to feel like a mystery novel, except that the killer didn't make any plan and just did it, it was also really easy to figure out who the murderer and murdered were by the middle of this book. The ending was so abrupt, I don't even consider it an actual ending.

    When I started this book, I thought it would be kind of like what I heard Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None novel or like Murder on the Orient Express, that would have made this a much better novel. Instead we got this excuse for a thriller novel. Seriously, how did so many people rate this 5 stars on goodreads and youtube?!

    I love psychological thrillers, but this is definitely not it, like I said, it only started to feel like a thriller near the end, I also forgot I was reading a thriller/mystery until the last few chapters.


    My full review is on goodreads.
  • (2/5)
    Stock characters and predictable plot, Agatha Christie-esq with bullying, sexual assault and reality tv thrown in as modern touches.
  • (5/5)
    So good! Couldn’t put it down. Finished it in 2 days.
  • (3/5)
    Slow read to start out, but ended up being ok.
  • (4/5)
    Kept you guessing until the end. Interesting way to get into the head of characters.
  • (5/5)
    I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. Lots of twists and turns!
  • (5/5)
    A good story overall that got denser and darker as it all unfurled. I find school stories draining, however and there are lots of them in this book. Worth listening to, I would say.
  • (5/5)
    I loved it! IT WAS TRULY AMAZING and with a very complex and thrilling plot!!!!
  • (5/5)
    So many twist that you never see coming, loved it!
  • (5/5)
    I felt like it started slow, but the ending was worth it! ?
  • (5/5)
    This was great... I actually figured it out ... it was a wild guess and only a few chapters before the reveal. Good plot
  • (4/5)
    Sehr gut aufgebaut. Packend, aber ohne melodrsmatisch zu werden. Das Hörbuch ist ebenfalls wirklich gut gemacht, mit passenden Lesern und der richtigen Portion Stimmung.
  • (5/5)
    Stepped out of my comfort zone ;) and went for a genre I usually don't read
    So glad I did!!! Absolutely loved the story. As I listened to the book on SCRIBD (best ever!) I had the opportunity to get the characters portrayed w individual narrators. That took the story to another level on its own

    Now the book and story can definitely hold it's own so don't hesitate - go ahead and enjoy this. The plot thickens and the truth(?) will not be revealed until the very end...I tried to figure it out....
  • (4/5)
    It was a bit slow in the beginning, but by chapters 30+ it picks up and keeps you wondering who might be capable of murder. The characters are developed wonderfully and the rotating of them isn’t confusing at all. The ending is shocking, I wasn’t expecting that!!!
  • (5/5)
    This story was SO juicy. Omg It stars off a little slow but it definitely doesn’t disappoint
  • (5/5)
    The story was gripping from the beginning with many twists & turns toward the end.
  • (4/5)
    3.75 Stars
    It was slow because there were many characters and each of them has their own stories.
    The murder thing begin at 200ish pages or 50ish chapter, so I have to be patient to read the detail about their problems. I started to listen to this audiobook sometimes in October I believe and then stopped because found it boring. Then 2020 will be end soon, so I have to finish the unfinished reading.
    So, the conclusion is interesting premise, slow building murder mystery, doesn't fit the tag line in the book cover, quite enjoy reading the story, really like the gray character, and it's not as good as And Then There Were None.
  • (5/5)
    Loved it! The characters felt so real the narration was splendid. Such a fun read.
  • (5/5)
    Great ending! Keeps you guessing. The readers made it authentic. .
  • (5/5)
    Great narration. Great twists and turns. Very satisfying at the end!
  • (5/5)
    Could not put it down, such a good book and even better the audio with full cast!
  • (4/5)
    This is my second Lucy Foley book. The first one I read was The Hunting Party, which I did enjoy. But, I liked this one, The Guest List, a bit more...well, a lot more, actually.

    The Guest List is a solid thriller. There were also some spooky parts which I really enjoyed and appreciated.

    Told in several POV, we are weaved through a tangled web of lies, betrayal, vengeance, and all kinds of deliciously deceitful things. The mystery of “who done it”...and thinking you know who done it, but then “PLOT TWIST”!!
    I’m always pleased when I’m wrong about “who done it” and I was definitely wrong about this one.

    The Guest List has all the things that make up a great thriller.
  • (5/5)
    I LOVED IT! It was amazing. I was really not expecting the end! The last four chapters are all about answering the questions you had all through the book and it’s shocking and at the same time you feel bad for some characters and I love how you learn about all of them — at least those who matters to the story line. In any way, this book is truly amazing and the ending is what I call a true ending! Loved it and would 100% recommend it!
  • (5/5)
    The narration change to the perspectives of the various wedding guests made the mystery engaging and more suspenseful than typical mystery stories. I recommend reading this one!
  • (5/5)
    WOW!! The ending to this tightly woven plot is unexpected. I rarely say it about books because too often directors fall short. But this is one suspenseful story I think would be excellent movie.
  • (5/5)
    Loved this book!!! Could not stop listening to it .
  • (4/5)
    Wonderful writing. Excellent characters. Intriguing backstory. I was swept away. I love an audiobook with multiple narrators and Irish or English accents, so this book was an easy choice for me. Lucy Foley builds the perfect balance of mystery and reveal to make the chapters irresistible. I took away one star because for me the ending didn't live up to the start. Certain characters and parts of the story proved unnecessary and some plotlines were just dropped. I still recommend it for the overall experience.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent book; well worth your time. The audio version made it particularly intriguing.
  • (5/5)
    Great book! Loved the many characters and accents. Kept me riveted until the very end.
  • (4/5)

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