The Hunting Party

The Hunting Party

Everyone's invited...everyone's a suspect... 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 Everyone's invited...everyone's a suspect... For fans of Ruth Ware and Tana French, a shivery, atmospheric...

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Title:The Hunting Party
Author:Lucy Foley
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0008297126
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:394 pages pages

The Hunting Party Reviews

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Oct 04, 2018
    A group of college friends is spending the Christmas break together at a hunting lodge. Spending time together welcoming in the New Year has long been a tradition for them, and this year the place is a remote estate in the Scottish Highlands. However, this year everything will change. ...
  • Dem
    Mar 24, 2019
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer On finishing this novel I have no idea how this lot called themselves friends to begin with. 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 t...
  • Book of Secrets
    Apr 25, 2019
    A group of friends meet at a remote lodge in the Scottish Highlands to celebrate New Year's Eve. One of them ends up dead, and another is the murderer. But who's dead, and whodunit? The story flips back and forth between characters and before and after the murder, until the truth is sl...
  • Darinda
    Jan 22, 2019
    A group of old university friends take a trip to celebrate New Year's together. They travel to a remote estate in the Scottish Highlands. Within a few days, tensions have risen, secrets are revealed, and someone dies. The character list for this novel is fairly long, with eleven gue...
  • Margitte
    Feb 19, 2019
    Imagine a remote snowed-in lodge on the Scottish Highlands, 9 Thirty-something old friends from their Oxford days on an annual New Years trip, two eccentric staff members, and a baby. All cut off from the outside world as a result of heavy snow fall and too dangerous roads. Now add to ...
  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
    Mar 18, 2019
    3 Stars! 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 ...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Feb 22, 2019
    Friends with secrets, couples and strangers, a secluded hunting lodge and a dead body make for some intriguing elements. 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...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Jul 29, 2018
    loved this. 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 wri...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Nov 13, 2018
    A New Year's Reunion In The Remote Scottish Wilderness . . . ?The beautiful one ?The golden couple ?The volatile one ?The new parents ?The quiet one ?The city boy ?The outsider One of these friends is a murderer. And one won't make it out alive. JO...
  • Amanda
    Feb 10, 2019
    This books starts with a very mysterious beginning. Heather and Doug the gamekeeper, are missing a guest and then a body is discovered and it looks like murder!! When a group of Oxford University friends that call themselves ?The Inner circle? plan to spend New Year on the remot...
  • Victoria
    May 04, 2019
    When you realize you don?t really care who died in a whodunit and being stuck in the characters? heads is worse than being snowbound in the wilderness with a killer, then it?s time to give it up. I really wanted to like this one, but I?m hanging up the antlers and we are partin...
  • Andrea
    Mar 24, 2019
    I really wanted to love this book,but found the characters didn't really connect with me.the greatest part of the book was the scenery of Scotland as visited the highlands recently lochs wildlife,log cabins villages.just wished there was more connection with the story.its an average re...
  • Umut Reviews
    Dec 14, 2018
    I was very excited for this book as it sounded just my cup of tea. Old friends from school meet up in a remote location in Scotland to celebrate New Year's Eve, but one goes missing from the party. And one of them is the murderer. Classic whodunit. Sounded really intriguing, and you e...
  • Meredith
    Feb 07, 2019
    3.5 stars 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 lo...
  • Miriam Smith
    Feb 03, 2019
    I was very much looking forward to reading "The Hunting Party", so many fellow reviewers were recommending it and the blurb sounded exactly what I like from a crime mystery. Set in the Highlands of Scotland, my favourite holiday destination, I actually felt like I was staying in the lo...
  • Brandice
    Mar 03, 2019
    The Hunting Party is about a group of 9 friends who meet at a secluded lodge to celebrate New Year?s Eve together. The friends are in their early 30s and it?s their tradition to reunite each year for NYE. There are 4 couples: Giles and Samira, Nick and Beau, Emma and Mark, and Mira...
  • Paromjit
    Nov 19, 2018
    This is a hugely enjoyable modern version of a classic golden age crime novel, a psychological thriller with the Christie like tropes of a country house, only here we have a remote and desolate exclusive hunting lodge situated next to a loch in the bleak and forbidding wintry landscape...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Feb 20, 2019
    I've read this story approximately 1,000 times before, yet I still enjoyed it! There's something about the Agatha Christie-esque classic murder mystery that just ministers to my soul. . . . Pleased to announce that this is the #ScaredSuspenseBookClub pick for March! We are offerin...
  • megs_bookrack
    Dec 12, 2018
    Frenemies. Murder. Whodunit? When Emma's turn rolls round to plan the annual 'Friends Getaway' for New Year's Eve holiday, she is looking to impress. By pairing up with Mark, Emma has, through default, become included in 'the group' but has never truly felt welcome. The...
  • Tammy
    Jan 23, 2019
    The set-up is one we all recognize: a group of friends get together at an isolated location for a reunion and someone winds up dead. There is a killer on the loose. (Gasp) As you get to know the characters, from the ?it? girl to the successful ?mouse? and everyone in between, j...
  • Kayleigh Kehoe ♡
    Oct 29, 2018
    ? wordpress ? tumblr ? instagram ? twitter ? _____________________________ 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...
  • Nadia
    Nov 08, 2018
    Thirteen people, 1 dead body 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 civili...
  • Shannon
    Jan 07, 2019
    Thanks to William Morrow for gifting me a copy of The Hunting Party via Edelweiss. Oh my god I loved this so much! I am a huge fan of multiple POVs and this one comes with FIVE!! To me, it just makes the story move quicker and I love reading the different perspectives! It took a few ch...
  • Dennis
    Feb 05, 2019
    4 solid, fun-filled stars! This one was a fun one, folks! 2019 will be Lucy Foley's year, I'm telling you now. The Hunting Party is one wild whodunnit adventure. When a group of friends decide to rent out a winter wilderness retreat for New Year's, old conflicts reemerge, personal...
  • j e w e l s
    Apr 04, 2019
    FOUR STARS for the story FIVE STARS for the audio production!! 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 o...
  • Beverly
    Apr 29, 2019
    A fast read, The Hunting Party is unputdownable, I made up a new word to describe it. Ha! A group of posh college friends see in the New Year someplace cool and different every year. This time it is in a remote Scottish lodge which gets snowed in at the same time as the resident game h...
  • Kim ~ Traveling Sister
    Feb 18, 2019
    Let's say you are invited along on an outing with a bunch of friends you have known for a good portion of your life. It's for a stay in an secluded, exclusive lodge that only accepts a very limited guest list throughout the year. The problem is it is so secluded that you could get stuc...
  • NZLisaM
    Jan 01, 2019
    3.5 Rounded Up. 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 (M...
  • Stephanie Nicholas
    May 15, 2019
    This book came highly recommend as a friend's top three of current thrillers she had read. I will say the setting in the Scottish Highlands was amazing, and I felt as though the author really used setting as a character all its own so that I was easily drawn in to feeling as if I was t...
  • Amitaf0208
    Dec 16, 2018
    4.5 stars! I love the premise of this book - a group of close friends stormed in over new years holidays in a hunting lodge. And of course, there is an murder! It was very enjoyable and so entertaining that i read this over the weekend instead of catching up on TV! Loved it! ...