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Book review - The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley

Book review - The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley

Well here's my first book review of the year, my 2020 reading challenge has got off to a great start and I am already motoring my way through my to be read list. I started January off with a book I had seen a fair few people chat about and say they enjoyed, so I got on that bandwagon and picked up The Hunting Party, here's my thoughts.................

The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I see a man coming through the falling snow. From a distance through the curtain of white he looks hardly human, like a shadow figure. - Lucy Foley

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
The outsider

The Victim
Not an accident a murder amongst friends.

With blurb like that, you cannot help but be drawn to The hunting party. The friends meet every New Year, it's a tradition they have done it since Oxford, well apart from one of the party, who came into the group later. This year the party arrive in a remote hunting lodge in Scotland, even on the journey, its obvious there are tensions in the group. Is this a tradition they should of grown out of years ago...

The book starts after the murder and goes back, to cover the days running up to the death, each chapter is written as a member of the party's point of view, as well as Heather the manager and Doug the gamekeeper. We start of knowing that a body has been found as yet we don't know the identity of the victim, let alone that of the murderer. The story is very cleverly written, and in short chapters that reel you in, and make you as the reader want to find out more.

Each character gives there account of how the holiday is going and there feelings towards other members of the party, it becomes clear that the dynamic of the group has changed over the years, and not everyone is showing there true feelings. Both Heather and Doug also have secrets that impact the narrative, and leave you guessing as to what's really happening.

Everyone is a suspect and anyone could be the victim, a really great thriller, that leaves you wanting more from Lucy Foley.

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  1. I really want to get my hands on this book!! Ever since I read the synopsis on good reads I had to add it to be TBR folder.
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

    1. Its currently £4.50 on Amazon, I've linked it in the post. Its honestly so good, I couldn't put it down x

  2. omg really need to read this! have heard so much about this book

    thanks for this honest review!

  3. That sounds so good! Thanks for the recommendation :)

  4. This sounds like a really good and captivating read - definitely adding it to my list!


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