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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When Emma's turn rolls round 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 has 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 together at Oxford.
Thusly, they have a well-established, though complex, history together.
Since University, ...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
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!
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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
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
And here is essentially the first issue with this book: we don't know who the victim is. Even in the aftermath narrative, the ...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
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
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
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
It took me a little while to keep track of who was w ...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
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.
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.
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
That's the thing about old friends. You just know these things about them. You have learned to love them. This is the glue that binds us together. It's like family, I suppose. All that history. We know everything there is to know about one ano ...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 despic ...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 li ...more
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 r ...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
“Perhaps it’s time to make some new friends “
New Year’s Eve-and a group of nine friends are gathering for the tenth year in a row, to celebrate...this time at a hunting lodge, in the Scottish Highlands.
It will be the LAST year that they will all be together.
The story is told from the alternating perspectives of three of the guests, beautiful Miranda, her best friend Katie, and relative newcomer, Emma, and two of the staff members-Lodge Keeper, Heather and Game Keeper, Doug.
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 dra ...more
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My latest novel is The Invitation - set in the film world of the 1950s, along the Italian Riviera.
My debut novel, The Book of Lost & Found, published in early 2015.
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