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The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley

The Hunting Party

By Lucy Foley

  • Release Date: 2019-02-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,637 Ratings



“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?



  • Meh

    By hollace12
    This is second book of Lucy Foley’s I’ve read. I guess I hoped the second one would be better.
  • Epilogue

    By Lolly7500
    Good until epilogue. Easy to quests murderer
  • Wild ending

    By isa_2099
    Lucy Folley does a great job of weaving the characters lives together. In the final chapters when the mystery of the events start to unfold themselves by each character - you think to yourself of course it was them while still being shocked. I loved the drama of it all.
  • Same story ?

    By Fossie842
    Book is very similar to the Sanitarium novel. A bit trashy at times.
  • Nothing to special

    By jadeslovesbooks
    It was ok.
  • A bit of a slow start..

    By Scact
    A bit of a slow start and then have to finish the book and find out!
  • Engaging light read

    By laurma90
    I enjoyed this book, but it lacked the depth I expected. In particular, the denouement felt abrupt, particularly in contrast to the slow build of the storyline. The epilogue loaned some resolution, but ultimately the crime, climax itself, and resolution fell short of my expectations. This was perhaps in part due to the way the story itself unfolded. I felt that the foreshadowing was both heavy handed and yet incomplete in that it failed to add nuance or complexity. This was a satisfying light read, but finished it quickly, but will probably forget about it just as quickly.
  • Unpredictable

    By TanyaEm
    The Guest List + One by One + Mean Girls While at Oxford, a group of friends begins to split into couples (with one exception). It’s to the point, the group only gathers for New Year’s Eve. This year, the spot chosen is a Scottish estate that sits on the size of its own country. When a body is found, the caretakers must try and figure out if there was foul play and if help will be able to get them through the snow-in in time. I was surprised to find I loved this even more that The Guest list! First, I guessed almost everything about TGL. Here, I got the victim right, but was completely wrong about the predator. As well as some other twists. I also love that this book is so dark throughout. These people are supposed to be the oldest of friends, but you see how almost everyone truly thinks. I also appreciate how Lucy does her PoVs. She doesn’t have everyone as a narrator, so she doesn’t overwhelm the reader. However, she doesn’t only give us one or two narrators, ruining “whodunit.” I will say I wish I had had more time to order the book from the UK. I really wanted the UK edition, as I prefer that cover. Unfortunately, I couldn’t trust the post right now so wound up buying the American version so I could have it for my Readathon. Buy this for yourself or someone looking for an unpredictable mystery! Or, if you’re twisted, get it for someone who has mentioned they’re not as close to their school friends as they used to be.
  • Fantastic

    By Melis196
    This book is everything you want a thriller fiction book to be. Super suspenseful, lots of twists and turns and a surprise ending. I really enjoyed it.
  • The Hunting Party

    By Alexkaitlin
    Very well written, entertaining from the first chapter, and keeps you guessing pretty much up until the end about who kills who and why. Thank you, Lucy!