The Hunting Party
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“My favorite kind of whodunit, kept me guessing all the way through, and reminiscent of Agatha Christie at her best -- with an extra dose of acid.” -- Alex Michaelides, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Silent Patient Everyone's invited...everyone's a suspect...During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands—the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves. The trip begins innocently enough: admiring the stunning if foreboding scenery, champagne in front of a crackling fire, and reminiscences about the past. But after a decade, the weight of secret resentments has grown too heavy for the group’s tenuous nostalgia to bear. Amid the boisterous revelry of New Year’s Eve, the cord holding them together snaps, just as a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world.Two days later, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead. . . and another of them did it. Keep your friends close, the old adage says. But how close is too close?DON'T BE LEFT OUT. JOIN THE PARTY NOW.
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"A suspenseful murder mystery set in the remote Scottish highlands. As a group of college friends are gathered for their annual celebration of the new year (trying figure out what they still have in common), one of them is murdered. Great cast of characters, many rather unlikeable yet fascinating. Another good one by Foley."
"Not as scary or suspenseful as I thought it would be considering the premise. However, I loved the drama that comes from a group of friends stuck in an isolated area. I liked how some things mentioned earlier were explained later. At points it was hard to determine the perpetrator because everyone seemed to have a motive. All in all, definitely worth the read. "
"2.5/5 Two chapters in, and I was ready for whoever the killer was to go off them all, please; they’re all so unlikeable worst than the One- by-one by Ruth wares characters, (which is a similar read to this one btw) and on top of that, they are there to hunt deer, yeah no, I was ready for them all to go lol they’re all very entitled well off people so again hard to care about Ooo who’s going to die and who was the murderer so it did fall a bit flat for me if you're a character-driven reader I don't know if you would love this I will say there were I a few chapters at the end there where i gasped at the drama and was actually having a good time, but for the I most part, the book dragged and you get a lot of information about these characters + backstory's that are somewhat unnecessary it felt like a filler more then anything the story wasn't horrible if you like one by one by Ruth ware you would really like this one it does have a great setting for a winter read "
"This was my first book by Lucy Foley and I can absolutely see why people enjoy her novels. This novel had me wanting to take notes on all the twists, turns, time changes and POVs. This is one of the first mysteries with multiple narrators that I have read in a long time. I loved the complexity of the story and the way the narration gave the reader little fragments instead of the whole picture through only one set of eyes. "