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Lucy Foley Books in Order: A Complete List

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Lucy Foley is a British author who has written several novels in both the historical fiction and thriller/mystery genre. Lucy Foley books are always hugely popular and many have become Sunday Times bestsellers.

The Guest List sold over 1 million copies worldwide, was a Times Crime Book of the Year and was a Goodreads Choice Awards winner for Crime & Mystery in 2020.

Lucy Foley’s earlier books were in the historical fiction genre and were really well received.  However, she is best known for her thriller novels, including The Hunting Party, The Guest List, and The Paris Apartment.

Lucy Foley’s books have been praised for their atmospheric settings, complex characters, and suspenseful plot twists.

It’s not necessary to read Lucy Foley books in order as they are stand alone novels. However, this list is organised by release date.

How Many Lucy Foley Books Are There?

There have been six Lucy Foley books released since her debut in 2015. She has also written a short story for the Marple collection, a series of short stories featuring Agatha Christie’s legendary detective Jane Marple.

Lucy Foley Books in Order of Release

This is the complete list of Lucy Foley books in order. I’ve included a basic written list but also more detailed descriptions below.

Lucy Foley Books in Order: Written List

  • The Book of Lost and Found (2015)
  • The Invitation (2016)
  • Last Letter from Istanbul (2017)
  • The Hunting Party (2018)
  • The Guest List (2020)
  • The Paris Apartment (2022)

Lucy Foley Books in Order: Stand Alone Novels

The Book of Lost and Found (2015)

LONDON, 1986: Bequeathed an old portrait by her grandmother, Kate Darling begins to unpick the tapestry of her family’s secret history in a journey that takes her to Corsica, Paris and back to the heady days of the Roaring Twenties where it all began.

PARIS, 1939: Alice Eversley and Thomas Stafford meet once again in the City of Light. Tom is now a world-famous artist, Alice is much-changed too – bruised from the events of the last decade. Perhaps they can lose themselves in the love story that ignited by a moonlit lake all those years ago?

But sometimes there’s no place for happy endings – and there’s no hiding from the shadow of war . . .

The Invitation (2016)

It’s 1951. In Europe’s post-war wreckage, the glittering Italian Riviera draws an eclectic cast of characters; lured by the glamour but seeking an escape.

Amongst them, two outcasts: Hal, an English journalist who’s living on his charm; and Stella, an enigmatic society beauty, bound to a profiteering husband. When Hal receives a mysterious invitation from a wealthy Contessa, he finds himself aboard a yacht headed for Cannes film festival.

Scratch the beautiful surface, and the post-war scars of his new companions are quick to show. Then there’s Stella, whose secrets run deeper than anyone’s — stretching back into the violence of Franco’s Spain. And as Hal gets drawn closer, a love affair begins that will endanger everyone…

Last Letter from Istanbul (2017)


Before the Occupation, Nur’s city was a tapestry of treasures: the Grand Bazaar alive with colour, trinkets and spices; saffron sunsets melting into the black waters of the Bosphorus; the sweet fragrance of the fig trees dancing on the summer breeze . . .

Now the shadow of war hangs over the city, and Nur lives for the protection of a young boy with a terrible secret. Stumbling through the streets, carrying the embroideries that have become her livelihood, she avoids the gazes of the Allied soldiers. Survival is everything.

When Nur chances upon George Monroe, a medical officer in the British Army, it is easy to hate him. Yet the lines between enemy and friend grow fainter.

She and the boy would both be at risk. Nur knows that she cannot afford to fall – impossibly and dangerously – in love . . .

The Hunting Party (2018)


New Year, the Loch Corrin Estate: in a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather.

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.

The Guest List (2020)

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 . . .

The Paris Apartment (2022)

In a beautiful old apartment block, deep in the backstreets of Paris, secrets are stirring behind every resident’s door.

The lonely wife
The party animal
The curtain-twitcher
The secret lover
The watchful caretaker
The unwanted guest

One resident is missing. Only the killer holds the key to the mystery…

Click here to read my review of the Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley.

Lucy Foley Books in Order: Summary

And that’s the complete list of Lucy Foley books in order! I’ll keep the post updated as and when new books are released.

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Jen is the owner and writer of MMB Book Blog. A lifelong bookworm, she aims to provide readers with literary inspiration in the form of book reviews, reading lists and more. As the daughter of a librarian Jen's love of books started from a very early age. Her reading obsession continued throughout her teenage years when she studied both English Language and English Literature at college. As an adult her love of reading has only increased and she can always be found with her head in a book.