The Hunting Party
EVERYONE’S A SUSPECT.
Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries, and toxic friendships, get ready for the most hotly-anticipated thriller of 2019.
In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather for New Year.
The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
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There's a group of frenemies, a remote location in the Scottish Highlands, a blizzard and some murder. You're speaking my language, Lucy Foley.
I'm here for it all!
When it's Emma's turn to plan the annual 'Friends Getaway' for New Year's Eve holiday, she is looking to impress.
Emma, by dating Mark, has become included in the group, but has never truly felt welcomed.
The rest of the crew, Samira, Miranda ...more
And here is essentially the first issue with The Hunting Party: we don't know who the victim is. Even in the aftermath narrative, the identity of th ...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 L ...more
variety of characters. check.
dead body. check.
this has everything you could want from a classic whodunnit and i would have loved this more if only it werent EXACTLY like LFs other novel, ‘the guest list.’ and i mean exactly - same format, same type of characters, same set-up and plot, same atmosphere. the only differences are the location, reason for gathering, and murder motive.
so this felt very much like a recycled story and made the mystery less fun. i also found the p ...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, th ...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.
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
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.
i had huge, sky-high expectations for this one.
gimmie a locked room mystery in an unusual setting, gimmie a gathering of friends who have seeeecrets and one gets murdered, gimmie fast-paced, slow-reveal nonlinear psych suspense with the shifting POVs of unreliable narrators who're all low-level shitty and any one of 'em could be the killer, gimmi ...more
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 whodun ...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 s ...more
Once all the friends arrive and carry on with very lively ...more
It took me a little while to keep track of who was w ...more
After enjoying The Guest List, I decided to pick this one up at the bookstore. In many ways, it mirrors it, both books feature .... a remote, atmospheric location, lots of "couple drama" and a bunch of unlikeable characters (which doesn't always work for me, but worked in this case).
I really do enjoy this author's character development and writing style. Some may feel like she over does the character de ...more
Ahhhhhhh, a gathering of old friends. You know the sort . . . .
Oh wait, not exactly the same. This one features 9 long-time friends from Uni who gather together annually in order to celebrate New Year’s. Another difference this time around????
“I’ve found the missing guest . . . . I found a body . . . . I don’t think it was an accident.”
So we have:
a. A manor house
b. A dead body
c. EVERYONE’S a suspect
That may not ...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 co ...more
Was this addicting to read? You bet! I binge read The Hunting Party in about 2 days!
Have I read something similar to this plot? Sure!
It will have a different setting or a different group of people but they all have one thing in common.
Someone gets murdered! Dun dun dun!
And it's usually by someone they know.
So this isn't an original plot theme in any way but still highly entertaining and fun to read.
The Hunting Party starts off with 9 friends heading off to the remo ...more
and it’s a one-star.
I hated all of the characters (with the exception of Doug, the gamekeeper, and Heather, the lodge keeper).
The guests, however, were of a different sort.
Privileged, pretty, successful, whiny thirty-somethings.
It made for a truly unenjoyable reading experience.
I wasn’t a fan of the character’s POVs (and by extension: the writing itself). Each character sounded like they were reading from a script, or like they were talking to me direct ...more
New Years Break. Seven Friends. A College Reunion. An Isolated Hunting Lodge in the Middle of Nowhere during a historic Blizzard. Seems like the Perfect Vacation!
A Body is found on New Years Eve. The identity is not revealed. A killer on the loose. Talk about a Cozy-Locked Room Mystery!
Three days earlier: Best Friends, together again, finally. If only they didn’t keep secrets from each other. There’s Katie, Miranda and Julien, Nick and Bo, Samira and Giles and Mark and Emma.
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 despic ...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 on ...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 sn ...more
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