The Hunting Party

Version: Unabridged
Author: Lucy Foley
Narrator: Imogen Church , Elle Newlands
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: February 2019
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours, 8 minutes
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Overview

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 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.

They arrive on December 30th, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world.

Two days later, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead.

The trip began 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.

Now one of them is dead . . . and another of them did it.

Keep your friends close, the old adage goes. But just how close is too close?

Reviews (4)

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Written by Linda M. on July 13th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a very well constructed who-done-it - so much so, that the reader isn't even sure who was murdered let alone who did it until the very end. The narration is excellent. I like the setting (Scotland at New Year's Eve) and the writer shaped each of the characters to be very different from each other. One feels that one knows Miranda - we have all met her...

Written by Kateri E. on May 20th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Lucy Foley is a great writer. The story was intriguing and the character development was excellent

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Written by Eva P. on November 18th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Such a fun book! Perfect for holiday reading!

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Written by Jeff S. on April 27th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

An okay novel. Accents were great. We had to write down characters to follow and maintain context. Final twist was intriguing - but dragged out to get to it.

Author Details

Author Details

Foley, Lucy

LUCY FOLEY is a former editor at Hodder Fiction and has been both a literary agent and a bookseller. An avid painter, she now writes full time and lives in London, England.