The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guest List

Lucy Foley

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EACH HAS A SECRET, EACH HAS A MOTIVE.

Off the windswept Irish coast, guests gather for the wedding of the year.

Old friends
Past grudges

Happy families
Hidden jealousies

Thirteen guests
One body

ONE GUEST WON'T LEAVE THIS WEDDING ALIVE...

GUESTS ARE INVITED TO CORMORANT ISLAND.

The stage is set for the marriage of Jules Keegan and Will Slater. The setting is spectacular, the planning meticulous, the atmosphere alive with nostalgia as the guests toast the most golden of couples.

Yet under the cloak of happniess, dark secrets begin to spill and old grudges surface. And the wedding cake has barely been cut when someone is found dead.

As a storm unleashes its fury on the island, everyone is trapped - and the killer circulates amongst the guests.

IT STARTS WITH A PARTY.

IT'LL END IN MURDER.

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Graphic

Violence (3 reviewers), Self harm (3 reviewers), Suicide (3 reviewers), Death (3 reviewers), Bullying (2 reviewers), Child death (2 reviewers), Suicidal thoughts (2 reviewers), Toxic relationship (1 reviewer), Infidelity (1 reviewer), Physical abuse (1 reviewer), Gore (1 reviewer), Fatphobia (1 reviewer), Mental illness (1 reviewer), and Emotional abuse (1 reviewer)

Moderate

Alcoholism (2 reviewers), Sexual content (2 reviewers), Sexual violence (2 reviewers), Suicidal thoughts (2 reviewers), Toxic relationship (1 reviewer), Panic attacks/disorders (1 reviewer), Vomit (1 reviewer), Child death (1 reviewer), Cursing (1 reviewer), Sexual assault (1 reviewer), Self harm (1 reviewer), Rape (1 reviewer), Sexism (1 reviewer), Body shaming (1 reviewer), Physical abuse (1 reviewer), Fatphobia (1 reviewer), Drug use (1 reviewer), Suicide (1 reviewer), Adult/minor relationship (1 reviewer), and Emotional abuse (1 reviewer)

Minor

Eating disorder (1 reviewer) and Sexual content (1 reviewer)


Moods

mysterious 93%
dark 80%
tense 67%
emotional 16%
adventurous 15%
sad 6%
reflective 4%
challenging 3%
funny 2%
lighthearted 0%

Pace

medium 52%
fast 33%
slow 14%

Strong character development?

No: 33% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 30% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

No: 58% | It's complicated: 34% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | Yes: 14% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 90% | No: 4% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.71