Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is : The Guest List by Lucy Foley – because I so loved The Hunting Party:

The Guest List.jpgA wedding celebration turns dark and deadly in this deliciously wicked and atmospheric thriller reminiscent of Agatha Christie from the 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?

Due for publication : February 2020


15 Responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Guest List by Lucy Foley”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This sounds awesome! Just added it to my list as well. I’m always looking for new mysteries and thrillers to slot in between my SFF reads 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I really enjoyed The Hunting Party so definitely keen to read more by this author.
      Lynn 😀

  2. pagesandtea

    I requested this from the library only last week. I enjoyed The Hunting Party and love the sound of this one as well. The island setting makes me want to go and re-read And Then There Were None, even though I can remember the ending 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ditto that thought – I could just read some Agatha.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    This does sound good! Although that cover needs a little…something else. I think wedding are perfect set ups for thrillers!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, that cover is a little bit unusual isn’t it.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I really did like The Hunting Party and am seeing this for the first time this week. I want to check it out but it sounds like the premise of the first one a lot.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I think this will be very similar in certain respects to the first.
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    If nothing else, I’m eager to learn whose body is found in the middle of this glitzy wedding! 😀 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      If it’s anything like The Hunting Party the mystery body will remain a mystery for part of the story.
      Lynn 😀

  6. confessionsofayareader

    This definitely sounds like something I would enjoy!

  7. waytoofantasy

    This looks like it could be a good read, hope you enjoy it!

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