The Guest List - Lucy Foley

The Guest List

By Lucy Foley

  • Release Date: 2020-02-20
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,242 Ratings


The No.1 Sunday Times bestseller

Don’t miss Lucy’s other No.1 bestselling murder mystery, The Hunting Party – everyone’s invited, everyone’s a suspect…

*One of The Times and Sunday Times Crime Books of the Year*
*Goodreads Choice Awards winner for Crime & Mystery 2020*
*A Reese's Book Club pick for 2020*

A gripping, twisty murder mystery thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Hunting Party.

‘Lucy Foley is really very clever’ Anthony Horowitz
‘Thrilling’ The Times
‘A classic whodunnit’ Kate Mosse
‘Sharp and atmospheric and addictive’ Louise Candlish
‘A furiously twisty thriller’ Clare Mackintosh

On an island off the windswept Irish coast, 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 . . .


‘Both a classic whodunnit and a very contemporary psychological thriller that left me guessing right to the end – a wonderful read’ Kate Mosse

‘Great fun. Lucy Foley is really very clever’ Anthony Horowitz

‘A very modern Agatha Christie for the new roaring 20s . . . secrets and lies at every turn’ Sarah Pinborough

‘Evoking the great Agatha Christie classics “And Then There Were None” and “Murder on the Orient Express,” . . . Foley builds her suspense slowly and creepily’ New York Times

‘Terrific’ Stylist

‘Whip smart page-turner with skilful characterisation . . . a compelling read’ Jane Shemilt

‘Foley’s second take on the “closed room” murder mystery confirms her status as this generation’s Agatha Christie’ Sunday Express

‘Sharp and atmospheric and addictive – I tore through it!’ Louise Candlish

‘Thoroughly addictive’ Sarah Hughes, I paper

‘I didn’t think Lucy Foley could top The Hunting Party, but she did! I loved this book. It gave me the same waves of happiness l get from curling up with a classic Christie’ Alex Michaelides

‘Nail-biting . . . A fabulous closed room thriller. Lucy Foley is the Agatha Christie for our times’ Kate Hamer

‘It grabs you from the off and keeps you guessing until the very end. A genuine treat of a read’ Heat

‘This is a stunningly brilliant book: writing to die for, compelling characters, and a plot driven by a deep-seated sense of unease. I savoured every secret, every twist and turn’ Dinah Jefferies

I loved The Guest List and gobbled it up in a few sittings . . . A cracking story brilliantly told’ Ryan Tubridy

‘Compelling, entertaining and highly enjoyable, Lucy knocks this one out of the park’ Liz Nugent


  • Good

    By kwatt1111
    Was good but a long build up then too abrupt ending
  • Great book

    By Cornwall 27
    Love how it switches between all the characters. Certainly kept the book interesting and made me want to read it
  • Amazing

    By Ce1986
    What a book from start to finish I was gripped
  • .

    By Charlottefisher1993
    Loved this book! Full off twists and turns, couldn’t put it down!
  • The Guest List

    By Mischa's ma
    A captivating thriller from the off. Jules , her husband to be Will and a plethora of guests gather on an island to celebrate Jules and Will’s forthcoming nuptials . However each guest on the list has an inner torment from the past, as the wedding celebrations get underway, the happy matrimonial plans begin to unravel. they all have an axe to grind, but who will face their demons and act upon their tormented life and bring justice and closure for past transgressions ? Well written, great plot and characters.
  • Worth a read

    By Miss Linzi
    Gripping story loved the characters and story line but the very end of the story was a little flat
  • Highly recommended

    By horse_4
    Fantastic had no idea what to expect or where it was going until the very end.
  • Just enough fun... But ultimately forgettable.

    By MattyB1970
    Had its singular moment of surprise. When we found out who was Olivia's lover. This just about kept me going to the end, tho all subsequent plot entirely predictable. Characters rather thin and 2-D. I felt rather formulaic... I'm going to predict The Hunting Party is very similar, but I won't be investing.
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  • Absolutely fantastic

    By Abastheone
    The twists of my dreams