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The Guest List: A Novel af Lucy Foley
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The Guest List: A Novel (original 2020; udgave 2021)

af Lucy Foley (Forfatter)

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En celeber tv-stjerne og en succesfuld blogger skal giftes, og det mondæne bryllup skal stå på en afsidesliggende irsk ø. Da strømmen går under et stormvejr, dukker et blodigt lig op. Domestic noir-fans vil kaste sig over denne velkomponerede pageturner.
Medlem:beninck
Titel:The Guest List: A Novel
Forfattere:Lucy Foley (Forfatter)
Info:William Morrow Paperbacks (2021), 336 pages
Samlinger:2023 Reading List, Dit bibliotek
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The Guest List af Lucy Foley (2020)

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A lot of twist and turns, a page turner for sure ( )
  rjvanscoy | Jun 6, 2024 |
A lot of twist and turns, a page turner for sure ( )
  rjvanscoy | Jun 6, 2024 |
Boring ( )
  sgnugent | May 26, 2024 |
Stylish magazine editor Jules and rising TV star Will are getting married on a remote Irish island which is owned by a nice couple named Freddy and Aoife (pronounced EE-fa). Friends old and new have been invited to make the choppy sea crossing to the wee island to attend the wedding. The celebration has been planned down to the last boutonierre by Jules, a bridezilla if there ever was one, and by wedding planner Aoife. Despite the meticulous preparations, everything goes wrong, and one of the people on the island will not leave the island alive.

There is debauchery, adultery, threats, massive amounts of drunkenness and some cocaine highs, betrayals, old wounds unhealed, a suicide attempt, and as at every wedding, families barely on speaking terms with one another. There are twists and turns and fear, especially when the electricity goes out, and it's not just one person with a score to settle by murder.

Definitely an enjoyable novel, will be liked especially by those who like locked-room mysteries. My only complaint is that I didn't like the ending, but that's just me. I want my endings wrapped up perfectly with red ribbons and no loose ends, and this book didn't give me that. I think that's my fault, not the author's, for wanting everything tied up in a nice package. Definitely a good read. ( )
  ahef1963 | May 5, 2024 |
This is an over-hyped locked-room mystery which will bring to mind Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express.

Guests gather on a remote Irish island to celebrate the marriage of Will Slater, a television star, and Julia Keegan, an ezine publisher. The narrative alternates between now (the wedding night) and the previous day. The reader knows that there will be a murder victim but his/her identity is not revealed until the end of the wedding night. One of the people present is a killer, but it turns out that several people have motives.

The book is narrated from five points of view, with one more addition towards the end. We hear from Jules, the bride; Olivia, Julia’s half-sister and maid of honour; Johnno, Will’s best man; Hannah, the wife of Julia’s best friend Charlie; and Aoife, the wedding planner and owner of the venue. Each of these gradually reveals his/her personality and secrets. Most have also suffered a major loss in their pasts from which they have never fully recovered. It also becomes obvious that appearances are deceiving because there are tensions among these people.

The setting is very gothic. The island is isolated and spoken of as “the dead place, the haunted isle.” There are ruins that have “dark, gaping windows . . . like empty eye sockets.” There’s an ancient graveyard and a dangerous bog. More than one character senses ghosts. And of course there’s a dark and stormy night. It’s as if the author wanted to check off every gothic element. Even the wedding cake has a “ceremonial disemboweling” after which “deep red sponge gapes from within.”

The reader must be willing to suspend disbelief. The many connections among the characters, especially with the victim, require the reader to accept coincidences. The book is often described as a thriller, but I didn’t find it particularly suspenseful. I guessed the victim early on and the killer is always the one who reveals the least. Despite the author’s many red herrings, I found the book fairly predictable.

The ending is not totally satisfying. There’s such a slow buildup and then the murder takes place and the book ends quickly thereafter. The fates of some of the characters are not what I would have preferred.

This novel was the 2020 Goodreads winner for best mystery/thriller and a Reese’s book club pick so that should have warned me. It’s no more than mediocre fluff best chosen for a vacation read.

Note: Please check out my reader's blog (https://schatjesshelves.blogspot.com/) and follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/DCYakabuski). ( )
  Schatje | Apr 29, 2024 |
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Foley...outdoes herself again with this page-turning thriller; it's like experiencing Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express and And Then There Were None rolled into one ... The island and the ancient folly where the wedding party stays are themselves characters, adding to the feeling of almost supernatural mystery and the unease that something is lurking in the shadows and getting ready to strike ... Only a handful of thriller writers can accomplish what Foley does here: weave a complex plot from the perspectives of eight characters plus an omniscient narrator without causing confusion or reader exhaustion when the plot bounces from one person to the next. Fans of Christie, Louise Penny, and Ruth Rendell will absolutely love this book, which doesn't reveal its secrets until the very last page.
tilføjet af Lemeritus | RedigerLibrary Journal, Adriana Delgado (betalingsside) (May 1, 2020)
 
Foley defers disclosing the murder victim’s identity until quite late, but she undercuts the suspense with obvious indications of who it is. The tension of the setup isn’t quite matched by the reveals, though the nicely creepy setting compensates somewhat. Readers seeking thrills will find plenty.
tilføjet af Lemeritus | RedigerPublisher's Weekly (Mar 12, 2020)
 

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