The Hunting Party

The Hunting Party

Everyone's invited...everyone's a suspect...

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, 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.

Keep your friends close, the old adage goes. But just how close is too close?

Title:The Hunting Party
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780008297121

    The Hunting Party Reviews

  • Paromjit

    This is a hugely enjoyable modern version of a classic golden age crime novel, a psychological thriller with the Christie like tropes of a country house, only here we have a remote and desolate exclus...

  • Meredith

    3.5 stars The Hunting Party is an entertaining mystery about a group of seven friends who spend New Year's Eve in the Scottish Highlands at a hunting lodge. By the end, one winds up dead changing all...

  • megs_bookrack

    Frenemies.Murder.Whodunit?When Emma's turn rolls round to plan the annual 'Friends Getaway' for New Year's Eve holiday, she is looking to impress. By pairing up with Mark, Emma has, through default, b...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    A New Year's Reunion In The Remote Scottish Wilderness . . . •The beautiful one•The golden couple •The volatile one•The new parents •The quiet one •The city boy•The outsiderOne of these ...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I've read this story approximately 1,000 times before, yet I still enjoyed it! There's something about the Agatha Christie-esque classic murder mystery that just ministers to my soul. ...Pleased to an...

  • Tammy

    The set-up is one we all recognize: a group of friends get together at an isolated location for a reunion and someone winds up dead. There is a killer on the loose. (Gasp) As you get to know the chara...

  • j e w e l s

    FOUR STARS for the story FIVE STARS for the audio production!!Don't you hate it when a murder ruins a perfectly fun vacation? The Hunting Party is a modern version of the ancient "locked room" mystery...

  • Brandice

    The Hunting Party is about a group of 9 friends who meet at a secluded lodge to celebrate New Year’s Eve together. The friends are in their early 30s and it’s their tradition to reunite each year ...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Ahhhhhhh, a gathering of old friends. You know the sort . . . . Oh wait, not exactly the same. This one features 9 long-time friends f...

  • Umut Reviews

    I was very excited for this book as it sounded just my cup of tea. Old friends from school meet up in a remote location in Scotland to celebrate New Year's Eve, but one goes missing from the party. An...