The Hunting Party
In my opinion...
I’d heard lots of good things about this story and purposefully saved it until the Christmas period, as it seemed the right time to read it, during the build up to New Year.
It was certainly worth the wait!
This is a novel with a varied, and not necessarily likeable, cast of characters, forced into a situation where none of them can escape from each other.
The brooding Scottish Highlands surround them, eerie and threatening, the unsettling landscape mirrors the tensions between the group. What starts off as a fun party for a group of friends to celebrate New Year, unravels as it becomes the setting for a murder.
The narrative switches perspective, and time, everyone becomes a suspect, as nobody is whom they may first appear. I changed my mind frequently as to who committed the murder, and why.
A great novel for a grey Sunday afternoon in front of the fire! I can see this being made into a Christmas Eve chiller....
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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 The victim. Not an accident a murder among friends.
My rating ....
A chilling five glasses, perfect reading for this time of year. Welcome to 2019!
Thank you Harper Collins & Netgalley for my ARC.