A group of college friends is spending the Christmas break
together at a hunting lodge. Spending time together
welcoming in the New Year has long been a tradition for
them, and this year the place is a remote estate in the
Scottish Highlands. However, this year everything will
change. This year, one of them will die, and one of them
will be the killer.
I absolutely love reading books like this. Whodunnit books
on remote places with people that seem friendly, but have
dark secrets. THE HUNTING PARTY was a book right up my
alley. Now, I don't want to spoil anything, so I will be
pretty vague with the story. It's much more fun to read this
book knowing next to nothing. The storyline moves between
before and after the murder. And, you really get the feeling
that these "friends" aren't really that friendly. And, being
together, trapped together will lead to one of them being
killed, the question is, who is the one killed and why? And,
will the rest of them come away from the lodge alive?
THE HUNTING PARTY is a fabulous thriller, perfect for those
that love intense, page-turning books where one learns that
the people involved all have deep dark secrets.
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, theyâ€™ve chosen an idyllic and
isolated estate in the Scottish Highlandsâ€”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 Yearâ€™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
groupâ€™s tenuous nostalgia to bear. Amid the boisterous
revelry of New Yearâ€™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?