The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

The blurb states:

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 among friends.

My thoughts:

Quite simply I loved this book. This is not normally a genre I would choose to read due to being a complete scaredy-cat, but I was completely gripped from the very first page. I loved the way the story was written from the different character’s point of views, and I very quickly formed my opinions on them! I found myself always looking out for little clues that might be dropped as to who the killer was, however I changed my mind so many times about the events that happened, which meant it was a nice surprise when the truth was finally revealed. I did want there to be a bit more information at the end on the court case- I would have loved to see some actual dialogue from the murderer to see how they would continue their manipulation of people, although I did feel that the story was rounded off nicely.

The writing is beautiful, and the creepy atmosphere of the remote Scottish lodge clearly came across with the vivid explanations. I loved the pace of the book, not too slow or too quick – it felt like you were able to get to know the main characters intimately and go on the journey with them.

5 stars from me for The Hunting Party.

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