Audio Book Review: The Guest List


The Guest List

By: Lucy Foley

A 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?


Genre: Mystery

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Bookish Tip: Get your detective hat, pipe and magnifying glass ready. You are in for a fun one!

Release date: June 2, 2020

Special thanks to and HarperAudio for providing a copy of The Guest List.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley is a good old fashion whodunit mystery. Set on a creepy island during a huge storm, the entire novel takes place within two days surrounding the wedding of an ambitious bride and a celebrity groom. Told in multiple perspectives, Lucy Foley delivers one awesome murder mystery.

The audio book’s production is flawless. Each POV (point of view) is read by a different narrator and I am ALL ABOUT THAT. It makes the story so authentic. It allows you to sympathize with the characters – to feel for them in a way that the actual book may not.

Simply put, I just really enjoyed the entire audio book. There are secrets…soooooo many secrets. There are plot twists that will keep you guessing. And there are shocking turns of events that will absolutely blow your mind (THAT ENDING!!). The Guest List provides entertainment for days and days. I think Agatha Christie would be proud.

Excuse me as I add Lucy Foley’s The Hunting Party to my TBR!

Recommendation: Listen to this baby on audio!

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