#bookreview The Guest List by Lucy Foley published by Harper Fiction

Amazon:

On a remote island, guests gather for the wedding of the year – the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater.
 
Old friends.
Past grudges.
 
Happy families.
Hidden jealousies.
 
Thirteen guests.
One body.
 
The wedding cake has barely been cut when one of the guests is found dead. And as a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped.

All have a secret. All have a motive.
One guest won’t leave this wedding alive . . .

My reading experience:

Firstly I would like to thank a Netgalley, the author and the publisher for my free ARC.

A second thriller from the author of the stunning book The Hunting Party, and it starts by crashing the reader into an atmospheric stormy wedding reception that does not fail to awaken the senses to the ghosts and isolation of the island it is being held on.

As the author breathes the characters to life individually in their connections to each other and a hint of their histories in the ensuing chapters, the reader is given insight into relationships, secrets and grudges. It is in these chapters – the build up to the wedding- that the authors strengths are revealed. It is her ability to connect the reader to her characters that gives the story true credibility.

This story has an underlying current of folklore, tragedy, childhood regrets, betrayal, ghosts and demons all set against a hostile environment of rugged island isolation, cliff tops, caves, bogs, gothic ruins and a graveyard. I could not put this book down. The conclusion is stunning.

As with The Hunting Party, I highly recommend this new book by Lucy Foley.

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