The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
*The Sunday Times No.1 bestseller*
EVERYONE’S INVITED. EVERYONE’S A SUSPECT. AND EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT IT.
‘Ripping, riveting’ A. J. Finn ‘Clever, twisty and sleek’ Daily Mail ‘Unputdownable’ John Boyne ‘Foley is superb’ The Times ‘Chilling’ Adele Parks ‘Terrific, riveting’ Dinah Jefferies
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
Not an accident – a murder among friends.
About Lucy Foley:
I live in London, but love traveling - both in real life and on the page (hence the appearance of some far flung locations in my writing). My latest novel is The Invitation - set in the film world of the 1950s, along the Italian Riviera. My debut novel, The Book of Lost & Found, published in early 2015. You can find my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/LucyFoleyAuthor and follow me on Twitter as: @lucyfoleytweets
This is the first book I have read by this author and it won't be the last. It's a murder mystery that kept me guessing, not just whodunnit, but we don't learn who the victim and murderer is until near the end. What we do learn is an insight into a group of old university friends who ten years on are still meeting every new year's eve for a holiday. On the face of it they seem an exclusive group, who like nothing more than to enjoy each other's company, but gradually we learn just how toxic they are to each other. It's cleverly written through the viewpoint of three of the group, Emma, Miranda and Katie, and Heather who manages the remote holiday lodge, and Doug the surly gamekeeper. Each of these characters are apportioned their own chapters. The lodge is set in a remote highland setting, and when a body is discovered, the police helicopter cannot get to them due to adverse weather conditions.