Who is Lucy Foley?
Lucy Foley is a renowned British author who studied English Literature at Durham and UCL and has since gained massive recognition for her novels spanning historical fiction and thriller/mystery genres. Her books have consistently achieved significant popularity, with many of them becoming Sunday Times bestsellers. One of her notable works, “The Guest List,” sold over 1 million copies worldwide, received the title of Times Crime Book of the Year, and won the Goodreads Choice Awards for Crime & Mystery in 2020. Readers have lauded Foley’s books for their evocative settings, intricate characters, and suspenseful twists in the plot.
Born in 1986 in Sussex, England.
Mystery, Thriller and Historical Fiction.
Lucy Foley was first published in 2015 with her book, The Book of Lost and Found. This was a historical fiction book where a young woman embarks on a quest for truth after her ballerina mother’s death. From London to Corsica to Paris, she unravels a mystery surrounding a portrait resembling her mother. This journey uncovers a captivating love story spanning the 1920s to present day, intertwining past and present.
The Book of Lost and Found (2015)
Published by Back Bay Books
3.92 out of 5 on Goodreads
Lucy Foley has currently written no series of books. All of her works are standalone novels and can be read in any order. But, as we go through in our post, there are probably better books to start with if you’re new to reading her works.
The Guest List (2020) is a New York Times and Washington Post best seller. The book also received the following accolades:
New York Times Best Thrillers of 2020
Goodreads Choice Award for Mystery & Thriller (2020)
CWA Gold Dagger Award Longlist (2020)
The Paris Apartment (2022) was named one of the most anticipated books of the year by Goodreads and Good Housekeeping.
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Photo taken from her GoodReads profile