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The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

The Hunting Party

Lucy Foley

4.00 out of 5

4 reviews

Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 24 Jan 2019
ISBN: 9780008297114

EVERYONE'S INVITED. EVERYONE'S A SUSPECT. AND EVERYONE'S TALKING ABOUT IT. `Ripping, riveting' A. J. Finn `Clever, twisty and sleek' Daily Mail `Foley is superb' The Times `Chilling' Adele Parks `A terrific, riveting, and clever book' Dinah Jefferies

4 stars out of 5
Sarra Manning
1 Feb 2019

"a proper whodunit, which deftly cranks up the tension"

Foley is better know for her epic stories set in excotic locations. In The Hunting Party, she takes us to the isolated wilds of Scotland where a group of old university friends gather for New Year. But old rivalries result in someone dying - and pretty much everyone is a suspect! A proper whodunit, which deftly cranks up the tension.

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4 stars out of 5
Isabelle Broom
1 Feb 2019

"the suspense will keep you reading long after lights out"

When nine university friends head to the Scottish Highlands to see in the New Year, the plan is to catch up and kick back. But when the clock strikes midnight, a body is discovered in the snow. Unable to flee after a blizzard blows in, the occupants find themselves trapped with a murderer - but who struck the final blow? The suspense will keep you reading long after lights out.

4 stars out of 5
Alexandria Hemnsley
1 Feb 2019

"a murder-mystery of epic proportions"

With a nimble back-and-forth structuree that leaves you guessing who has been murdered until over halfway, an epic location and characters who feel all-too-real as London's most entitled, this is a modern whodunnit.

4 stars out of 5
Jake Kerridge
24 Jan 2019

"The result is Peter's Friends enjoyably recast as melodrama"

A recent trend in crime fiction, exemplified by the bestselling novels of Ruth Ware, has been to examine how close-knit groups of friends can have much of the same dysfunctionality that often afflicts families. Such books usually feature characters on the brink of middle age discovering that neither they nor their cherished chums are quite the same people they used to be in their carefree youth.. As with many popular crime novels at the moment, you will only achieve maximum enjoyment if you embrace the schadenfreude of reading about middle-class, privileged, spoilt people seeing their lives unravel. But Foley has managed to make her characters fascinating in their unpleasantness, and constructed a very clever plot to enmesh them in. The result is Peter's Friends enjoyably recast as melodrama.