The Hunting Party
All of them are friends. One of them is a killer.
During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething ...more
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•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.
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(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
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…
3.5 stars for the thriller debut The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley.
A group of friends who met at Oxford a decade ago decides to celebrate NYE in a remote location in the Scottish Highlands. Due to the heavy snow they find themselves cut off from civilisation. We quickly learn that the friendship bond between some of them is not as strong as it seemed and actually there is a degree of animosity and resentment among them as old wounds and grudges from their past resurface ...more
Thanks to the publisher for an ARC via NetGalley.
This murder mystery has many of the usual hallmarks of the Golden Age of crime novels: a country estate retreat in an isolated location and a gathering of old friends trapped by circumstances (snow in this case), each with guilty secrets to hide, whilst knowing the killer is among them.
However, by a nifty variation of ...more
All that eeriness and build up. Especially as various characters supposedly spot something somewhere...or was it really there, or only in their imagination. It couldn't really, could it?
And then that looming snowstorm, that we know it's coming as the story is told in time lapse. Soon the body will be snowed in, and nobody gets in or out (not even the police), and you're forced sitting there in the same Lodge with the possible killer!
Lucy Foley is do ...more
Everyone in this group was suppose to be a grown adult but they all acted like they were still in high school. I literally felt like I was 15 again. It was just too much drama for me and not e ...more
I throughly enjoyed this book. It’s been a while since I felt th ...more
I received a free digital copy of this book from the publishers/author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
When a group of old Oxford friends get together for their yearly new Year’s Eve bash, one person ends up dead. Rewind two days, and it’s clear there’s a lot of cracks in the group and people don’t like each other as much as they pretend. But who is the killer, and who is the victim?
The Hunting Party was a great debut thriller, and it honestly made me excited for other bo ...more
I feel like there's a lot of books right now which are focusing on a group of ...more
This book fits my current obsession: a group of people (they were good friends but BOY are they about to find out how well they really know each other now!), snowed in in an isolated place, and a murder happens. Think Cluedo in remote Scotland with a horrid group of posh Oxford grads. There's cattiness and sex and murder and haunting pasts. It's proper can't-put-it-down-because-these- ...more
The premise is indeed very Agatha-Christie-ish: seven thirty-something friends who have kept in touch since un ...more
A group of friends hire a Scottish Lodge for a New Year break/party and before they even get there, old tensions between some of them begin to rumble and you're left wondering why some of them are even still friends! They had all changed so much since their University days, and even back then it seems that their friendships often didn't ru ...more
I absolutely loved this book. Creating a host of characters so in-depth and enticing is a ...more
Although it feels like the author threw a lot of different styles into the novel, this doesn’t always work and at times it feels a bit too much and not as clever as when yo ...more
Yes, you guessed it: The Hunting Party , a mixed group of thirty-somethings on a New Year’s Eve excursion to a Highland hunting lodge become marooned by the bleak, hostile conditions, which includes their memories, consciences and the evident pecking order that remains from their university days.
During the short and punchy timeline events take a sinister spin and a handful of their party take turns to share their intimate thoughts, as if I we ...more
This is a highly enj ...more
And I wish that all of them was killed and the murderer lived happily ever after. That's how despicable they were.
Regardless of the high stakes, I found the prose very flat an ...more
As I presume this was an ARC and not the final copy I have not deducted stars for the poor formatting issues. It did cause a few problems, but the story was enjoyable so I tried to ignore it and I got to the end rather quickly.
The story is about a well educated group of friends who all meet up every New Years Eve. it has become an annual 'must do', even though there are obvious cracks in some of ...more
Nine friends from University meet to spend the New Year together. It starts as a happy occasion but quickly old emotions and rivalries emerge, and the reunion starts to fall apart.
Then a body is found.
Emma, who has organised the holiday and chosen the venue, is something of an outsider, having only married into the group two years previously. The other eight were all at Oxford ten years before, and in this tight-knit set of friends, there are f ...more
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