The Hunting Party
For fans of Ruth Ware and Tana French, a shivery, atmospheric, page-turning novel of psychological suspense in the tradition of Agatha Christie, in which a group of old college friends are snowed in at a hunting lodge . . . and murder and mayhem ensue.
All of them are friends. One of them is a killer.
During the languid days of the ...more
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When Emma's turn rolls around to plan the annual 'Friends Getaway' for New Year's Eve holiday, she is looking to impress.
Emma, by pairing up with Mark has become included in 'the group' but never truly felt welcomed.
The rest of the crew, made up of Samira, Miranda, Katie, Mark, Giles and Julien, have been friends since their days at Oxford.
Thusly, they have a well-established, though complex, history together.
Since University, they have ...more
The Hunting Party is an entertaining mystery about a group of seven friends who spend New Year's Eve in the Scottish Highlands at a hunting lodge. By the end, one winds up dead changing all of their lives forever. At the same time, a serial killer is on the loose, the lodge is unreachable due to an intense snowstorm, and some of the guests have lost their minds!
Three couples and one singleton, all of whom became friends 10 years ago while attending Oxford University, travel from ...more
This one features a remote location in Scotland over New Year's Eve with a crap ton of frenemies who harbor secrets, grudges and personality disorders.
I couldn't wait to find out who got conked, who did it, and why.
I was not disappointed!!
*I listened to this on Audible and it was fantastic!
•The beautiful one
•The golden couple
•The volatile one
•The new parents
•The quiet one
•The city boy
One of these friends is a murderer. And one won't make it out alive.
JOIN THE PARTY NOW.
(That was on the back of the ARC and it sums it up nicely) *I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway.
These people are supposed to be friends but I think they all lost that along the way. I didn't like a particular person in the group, although ...more
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A group of old college friends have gathered at a snow lodge in the Scottish Highlands to ring in the new year. And of course ...more
Don't you hate it when a murder ruins a perfectly fun vacation?
The Hunting Party is a modern version of the ancient "locked room" mystery trope. Written beautifully in a haunting atmospheric style, we have a group of long-time friends meeting up at a secluded wilderness resort to celebrate the new year. One minute they're cracking the champagne bottles open and the next thing you know---one of the friends is dead. But who? and ...more
The Hunting Party is more party then hunting, thank goodness. As an animal lover I was a little concerned with the title. Rest assured, there is only a very ...more
I had mixed feelings about The Hunting Party as while I liked the idea for the story it was very drawn out and the characters all seemed to blend together. I was constantly questioning the character's actions and the situations they got themselves into on the holiday.
I did like the setting of this novel, an isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands, the ...more
It took me a little while to keep track of who was ...more
I look straight back at her, as I tread water. I hate you, I think. I hate you. I don't feel bad anymore. You deserve everything that is coming to you.
I want to start by saying this is not a thriller, or rather it's not a thriller in my eyes. This is much more a slow burn (until the last ~30 pages) suspense novel. It's been marketed as a thriller and I think going in with that mindset did not help while I was reading this book.
During a holiday break, seven friends and an Icelandic ...more
The Hunting Party starts off with an unknown dead body and we are left till the end to find out who it is from a group of thirty-somethings who come together in a secluded hunting lodge to celebrate New Year’s Eve. We learn from some background into the characters just how unlikable these characters are. The more we see just how unlikable they are we see that it could be any ...more
Too many unnecessary characters, and the red herrings were far too red to blend in with the normal herrings. There was also too much talk of first-world problems, and the characters were all so unpleasant that, actually, by the time the victim and murderer were revealed, I cared not a jot about their fate.
Silly, silly book.
At one point, Miranda wonders to herself, 'Is there anything sadder than a once-beautiful woman who has lost her looks?'. It highlights one of the many ...more
With one the party found dead and everyone else a suspect, this wasn’t the resolution anyone made for 2019...
Whilst I felt this type of mystery had been told better, it was the wintery location of the lodge that really appealed to me.
With the story told through various POV’s it was quite easy to get ...more
I loved the premise of this book, however I struggled to stay engaged. There were many POVs presented, and their voices were so similar it was hard to keep track. The whole group of them gave off a ...more
This is basically about a group of fictional friends who have no redeemable qualities and are unbearably nasty to each other on "holiday" in a lodge that is cut off from the rest of civilisation for a few days after it snows heavily. During this inaccessible time, one of the group gets murdered, and everyone is a suspect.
And I wish that all of them was killed and the murderer lived happily ever after. That's how despicable ...more
The character list for this novel is fairly long, with eleven guests plus a baby staying at the estate and three employees working there. The employees are Heather, Doug, and Iain. The university friends are Miranda, Katie, Julien, Mark, Nick, and Samira. Miranda and Julien are now ...more
Nine guests, and one baby, friends since their university days ten years previously, arrive at a Lodge in the Scottish Highlands, for a fun-filled, relaxing New Years Getaway.
Emma and Mark (Boyfriend and Girlfriend. Emma organised the trip)
Miranda and Julien (Married)
Nick and Bo (Married)
Samira and Giles, and baby, Priya (Married)
Katie (their single friend)
But are these friends really as close as they appear? And what happens to their friendship’s when all their secrets come to ...more
Execution of the plot:
The Hunting Party feels like an Agatha Christie novel on paper. The select, closed group of suspects. The modern-day "manor"-esque setting of the Lodge getaway. The snowed-in isolation. The murder.
But this is no Christie murder-at-the-manor. Once you get past the setting and the closed ...more
When a group of Oxford University friends that call themselves “The Inner circle” plan to spend New Year on the remote Scottish Highlands, you can tell by the amounts of champagne they take that they are planning to have a merry time!!
Although they plan to be together every News Year Eve, their other commitments such as work and family ...more
Properly atmospheric, the chilly, claustrophobic yet open setting cleverly sets the scene for a wonderfully old school murder mystery, with a stellar cast of characters for the reader to get their teeth into and either love or loathe.
Descriptively this is beautifully written the aforementioned setting coming to vivid and gorgeous life, enter into this wild landscape a group of friends whose history and random hidden jealousies rise to the surface, ultimately leading to murder…
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