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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 ExecutedBut 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 ToastAnd Then Someone Turns Up Dead Who Didn T Wish The Happy Couple Well And Perhaps Important, Why Atmospheric, locked room remote island , extravagant wedding What else could you ask for This one has the Agatha Christie vibes that mystery lovers crave and I enjoyed every minute reading it My first by this author.The writing, the characters, and the suspense kept me guessing and I was all over the place trying to pinpoint the murderer The wildness of this island was getting under everyone s skin The cliffs, the waves, the sea, that moment.One night, the bride is afraid she won t sleep Atmospheric, locked room remote island , extravagant wedding What else could you ask for This one has the Agatha Christie vibes that mystery lovers crave and I enjoyed every minute reading it My first by this author.The writing, the characters, and the suspense kept me guessing and I was all over the place trying to pinpoint the murderer The wildness of this island was getting under everyone s skin The cliffs, the waves, the sea, that moment.One night, the bride is afraid she won t sleep a wink Is it the upcoming wedding or something else I was on pins and needlesthan once Characters to love and hate I love a good mystery and this one wowed me Thanks to my Goodreads friend for sharing Highly entertaining.Out May 2020 solidly entertaining 3.75 This book is a rule breaker for me because I hate two things throughout my readings 1 Too many POVS I got confused easily and I don t like to go back to remember which character was the post man rang twice or which character had some irrelevant back story, blablas, unnecessary yadayadas2 Slow burning story telling I m impatient person, I like to go straight and cut to the chase So I don t like stalling around facts, I just like to dive in BUT this book is an exception I loved its slow b This book is a rule breaker for me because I hate two things throughout my readings 1 Too many POVS I got confused easily and I don t like to go back to remember which character was the post man rang twice or which character had some irrelevant back story, blablas, unnecessary yadayadas2 Slow burning story telling I m impatient person, I like to go straight and cut to the chase So I don t like stalling around facts, I just like to dive in BUT this book is an exception I loved its slow building tension, I loved the notorious, immature, childish boys club I m talking about groom s friends who are acting like wedding crashers and stayed in their teenage years , I loved variety of interesting, rich, attention taker characterization And wonderful part is till the end of the book we are left in the dark and we have no idea who is death or the identity of perpetrator You have to focus so carefully when you read the chapters because any small detail turns out a big clue for you to solve the puzzle and not to get shocked when you face the surprising, twisty revelations and the connections between the characters Yes, I have to stop that but I have to admit, at the end of the book my mouth was wide open, my eyes popped out and I stayed like this position for one hour The neighborhood kids thought their dreams finally came true and I turned into a sculpture Even the crows thought I was not a human and they left some gifts to my head Yes, I washed ten times But when I got rid of my first shock and started to move, they screamed and cried in pain Yes, the witch was back Let s talk about the blurb a little bit Jules, successful, glamorous and too ambitious magazine publisher, suffering from her anger management issues, selfish, focusing on perfection, giving orders, controlling the people, the worst bridezilla marries with charming, rising star of television, cocky, flirting Will at an island off the coast of Ireland, in the middle of nowhere, limited phone reception, giving you nightmarish vibes, with dark woods, caves, making you feel like somebody sneaking behind you Perfect place to low budget independent horror movie but not so preferable wedding place Bridezilla doesn t care, she knows the best Our other characters Helen plus 1 married with bride s oldest and best male friend Charlie, having doubts about their so intense and secluded relationship, mother, graphic designer at long maternity leave, suffering from traumatic family drama, having her own secrets, befriending bridesmaid Olivia Yes Olivia is 19 years old bridesmaid, half sister of bridezilla, suffering from a big secret makes her lose weight, cutting herself The secret is gnawing her She needs to talk someone before she gets hurt herself Could Helen be her confidante Best man Johnno, seems confused what he s doing about his life, sharing a really big secret with Will from their high school times, giving him nightmares and making him fell like chasing by the past time ghosts And he learns something crucial to change his life forever and gives him a motive to do something dangerous Let s not forget Aoife, wedding planner, working her ass off to organize the entire ceremony, achieving a complex and challenging job but she observes everyone, looking agitated, seems like waiting for the shoe drop Why is she so frustrated What is she worried about The lies, secrets, resentments and big revelations start to fall into her laps like bombs over and over again And during the ceremony lights go out, screams, pitch black, lights come out, somebody is death.na na na Welcome to the bridezilla zone Do you want to know who killed who Guess what, I already told you so much, you gotta read the rest of it I hate to admit, I am not fan of Hunting Party That book disappointed me a lot But this one is surprisingly good, I couldn t decide if I gave 4 or 5 stars I decided 4 slow burn, intriguing, smart, entertaining, riveting stars OVERALL SURPRISINGLY ENJOYABLE bloginstagramfacebooktwitter The Guest List BOTM April 2020 SelectionIn a sea of mediocre mysteries and thrillers, this one caught my attention and held it through to the explosive ending Lucy Foley writes psychological fiction that isn t flashy, but focuses a quiet power to envelop the reader with strong writing and plotting In my opinion, a good thriller isn t one that has to pull a twist out of somewhere the reader wouldn t expect, but takes the entire cast of characters and makes each look as guilty as the rest, so th The Guest List BOTM April 2020 SelectionIn a sea of mediocre mysteries and thrillers, this one caught my attention and held it through to the explosive ending Lucy Foley writes psychological fiction that isn t flashy, but focuses a quiet power to envelop the reader with strong writing and plotting In my opinion, a good thriller isn t one that has to pull a twist out of somewhere the reader wouldn t expect, but takes the entire cast of characters and makes each look as guilty as the rest, so that by the time the reader reaches the end, it doesn t really matter whodunnit as much as how the author has kept you floundering around for 300 pages in search of the reveal This is precisely what Foley has done with The Guest List, and while it was difficult at first to keep up with the numerous POVs we receive, I was able to keep them straight once the story was going Part Agatha Christie mystery, part Big Little Lies, The Guest List is a book that I felt lightened the burden of current world issues and allowed me to slip into a place that was filled with murder and mayhem instead of viruses and homeschooling Disclaimer I also received a review copy via the publisher.