Lucy Foley is an automatic-purchase author for me. I’ve read three of her books so far, and I’m yet to come across one that I don’t like.
Although Foley’s books are very similar in format and style, each story is unique and has me on the edge of my seat each time.
If you’re in the mood for some murder mystery, look no further than Lucy Foley.
Below, I list the books that I’ve read so far by this author and give a review for each. Do let me know if you’ve read any of her work and what you think too.
Reviews of Every Lucy Foley Book I’ve Read So Far
1. The Paris Apartment
Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn’t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up – to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? – he’s not there. The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother’s situation, and the more questions she has. Ben’s neighbours are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it’s starting to look like it’s Ben’s future that’s in question.
My rating: ★★★★★
The Paris Apartment may be my favourite Lucy Foley book that I’ve read. Lucy Foley writes a great murder mystery, and The Paris Apartment is told in the same style as her previous two books with each chapter being told from a different person’s point of view and almost every single chapter ending with a cliffhanger. I don’t know how she does it, but there are so many twists and turns that you are never able to guess what’s happening next and whodunnit. Amazing.
2. The Guest List
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…
My rating: ★★★★
We find ourselves on the remote island of Inis for Lucy Foley’s The Guest List. I really enjoyed how this was told from the perspectives of different people throughout and how the story tied together with different connections. The suspense was there throughout and I couldn’t guess who the murderer was at all, which is the making of a great murder mystery novel.
3. The Hunting Party
Everyone’s invited. Everyone’s a suspect. Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries, and toxic friendships, get ready for the most hotly-anticipated thriller of 2019. In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year. The beautiful one, the golden couple, the volatile one, the new parents, the quiet one, the city boy, the outsider. The victim. Not an accident – a murder among friends.
My rating: ★★★★
Like all of Lucy Foley’s books that I’ve read, the format remains the same in each. An event takes place and then the book goes back in time to tell the story from the run-up to the event but also mixed in with some post-event happenings. It’s very Agatha Christie/whodunnit kind of book, but it really makes you engage with the characters and try to suss out who the guilty person is.