Book: The Hunting Party
Author: Lucy Foley
Genre: Thriller > Mystery
Date Read: 1/8/22
Challenge: 2022 PopSugar Reading Challenge
Promt: #27 – A book with a misleading title
A band of Oxford alumni friends and their spouses/significant others escape to a remote Scottish highland for their annual New Year’s holiday getaway. When they are snowed in, secrets surface causing tension among the group. On New Year’s day, someone is found dead in the snow.
Foley writes from the perspective of five people: Heather, Emma, Doug, Miranda, and Katie. Through these individuals the story is told revealing the duplicitousness of each character, including the estate’s care takers.
It was intimidating to be introduced to many characters in the second chapter – but as you read on, it gets easier to place them.
Since the prompt is for a misleading title, the crew do go into the woods to hunt for deer. In truth, they are all haunted by their past.
It was difficult to put it down after sorting everyone out. I couldn’t get enough of everyone’s deceitful nature, especially the killer’s. It was intricate and delicious. A fast and gripping read.