Lucy Foley: The Hunting Party

This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review The Hunting Party.


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

The victim.

Not an accident – a murder among friends.


There is so much in The Hunting Party to compel me to keep reading that it is difficult to know where I should start with this review. The setting of the novel is a remote part of the Highlands where the snowfall is so heavy that even emergency services are unable to reach it. Personally, I feel quite vulnerable in the face of isolation so the atmosphere this created for me was brilliant.

Foley writes her characters amazingly, and it is here where The Hunting Party shines best. I didn’t like any of the characters – they all come across as very selfish, arrogant and entitled – but this makes it even better. It’s difficult to pin down who the murderer is because they all have secrets and grudges with one another. Even those who work at The Lodge are not above suspicion. The effect of this is enhanced by the narration of the chapters, which switches between the main characters and allows the reader to see what has happened from every point of view. It gives us further insight into their lives and the events that led to this point.

The tension throughout The Hunting Party is unbelievable and there are so many twists and turns. I genuinely did not want to put the book down.

The Hunting Party is available from Amazon.

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