Book Review: The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guest List by Lucy Foley
The Guest List by Lucy Foley

A wedding on a remote (and pretty scarily atmospheric) island off the coast of Ireland. A murder.
The book is structured so that we don’t know who had been murdered or how at the start of the book. We see the revelation of the murder and then we see the days leading up to the murder through the eyes of various people.
It’s wonderfully done. Clues are revealed about the problems and preoccupations of the various people in the wedding party until they all coalesce at the end to reveal the victim and the murderer. I really enjoyed reading this book. Gripping.

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Goodreads Book Review: The Soft Whispter of Dreams by Christina Courteney

The Soft Whisper of DreamsThe Soft Whisper of Dreams by Christina Courtenay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I didn’t know what to expect from The Soft Whisper of Dreams. I hadn’t read the first book in the series, so I was a little nervous about jumping right in at book two. I need not have worried – this book stands alone and there isn’t any of the telltale extraneous detail that sometimes creeps in when characters walk on from another book.

Melanie has a recurring dream that is laced with a sense of danger. This story is all about that dream and the very real danger from her past. There are some genuinely scary bits. The mystery storyline sits well alongside the romance.

It’s not my favourite of Christina Courtney’s books (that’s probably New England Rocks), but it’s still very good.

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