It’s that time: another installment of the ‘Virtual Book Club: Really Long Holds List’ edition! This week we’re looking at books to read while you wait for The Guest List by Lucy Foley, which looks to be shaping up to be the new hot thriller for fall, as it is both a New York Times Bestseller and a pick for Reese Witherspoon’s book club.
A locked room mystery set on a remote island off the coast of Ireland, The Guest List is generating lots of buzz. An expertly planned celebrity wedding between a rising television star and an ambitious magazine publisher is thrown into turmoil by petty jealousies, a college drinking game, the bride’s ruined dress and an untimely murder. Sounds good, right? But of course, the holds list is long, so we’ve brought you readalikes to keep you busy while you wait.
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In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Reluctantly accepting an old friend’s invitation to spend a weekend on the English countryside, reclusive writer Leonora awakens in a hospital badly injured, unable to recall what happened and confronting a growing certainty that someone involved has died.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Ten houseguests, trapped on an isolated island, are the prey of a diabolical killer. A famous nursery rhyme is framed and hung in every room of the mansion: Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine–When they realize that murders are occurring as described in the rhyme, terror mounts. Who has choreographed this dastardly scheme? And who will be left to tell the tale?
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
“From New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz comes Magpie Murders, a brilliant and strikingly original reimagining of the classic whodunit (a la Agatha Christie) with a contemporary mystery wrapped around it”–.
The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda
When her longtime best friend is found murdered, a woman combs through her idyllic Maine tourist community to uncover local secrets and clear her name of suspicion.
Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
The friends of a seemingly perfect socialite couple begin to see cracks in the facade when they realize that the husband and wife are never apart and that there are bars on one of their upstairs windows.
All plot summaries courtesy of Novelist.
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