•Title: The Hunting Party
•Author: Lucy Foley
•Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
•Published: January 24, 2019
•My Rating: 3.5/5
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TRIGGERS: ALCOHOL/DRUG USE, ANIMAL DEATH, GUNS, MURDER, PTSD, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SELF HARM, MENTAL ILLNESS.
Everyone’s invited…everyone’s a suspect…
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.-Goodreads
Keep your friends close, the old adage goes. But just how close is too close?
If you can stomach the incredulous character that is Miranda then it really leads up to certain key points in the story. It’s like we were made to be annoyed with her. There are some twists in the story that I was even like 🤔😳 but nothing OMG worthy. You kind of get the jist of where the story is going towards the latter 3/4 of the book. It was a great read and towards the end I couldn’t put it down just because I needed to know the ending and how everyone ended up—did they go their separate ways or still stay connected somehow?! AND there’s like a little romance thrown in too lol.