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Lucy Foley À 8 Free downloadT to a loch in the bleak and forbidding wintry landscapes of the Scottish Highlands There is a group of thirty something longstanding close friends from Oxford University who FOR THE LAST DECADE HAVE ALWAYS the last decade have always together over the New Year period It begins with New Year s Day 2019 when gamekeeper Doug And Lodge Manager Heather Discover lodge manager Heather discover missing guest on the estate it is inescapably clear that You guys know I love my ass a closed room mysteryThis one features a remote location in Scotland over New Year s Eve with a crap ton of frenemies who harbor secrets grudges and personality disorders I couldn t wait to find out who got conked who Keep your friends close and your enemies closer On finishing this novel I have no idea how this lot called themselves friends to begin with I had mixed feelings about The Hunting Party as while I liked the idea for the story it was very drawn out and the characters all seemed to blend together I was constant Frenemies Isolated Location Blizzard MurderYou re speaking my language Lucy FoleyWhen it is Emma s turn to plan the annual Friends Getaway for New Year s Eve holiday she is looking to impress Emma by pairing p with Mark has become included in the group but has never truly felt welcomedThe rest of the crew made Alma Mater up of Samira Miranda Katie Mark Giles and Julien have been friends since their days together at Oxford Thusly they have a well established though complex history together Since University they have continued to stay in touch with the annual New Year s Eve getaway as their biggest event of the yearEmma desperately wants to be accepted and this is her chance by hosting the best holiday they ve ever had She goes all out booking a swanky private hunting lodge in the 35 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 windsp dead changing all of their lives forever At the same time a serial killer is on the loose the lodge is nreachable due to an intense snowstorm and some of the guests have lost their minds Three couples and one singleton all of whom became friends 10 years ago while attending Oxford University travel from London to the Scottish Highlands for a NYE celebration While members of the group have been friends for ite some tim. Tish Highlands the perfect place to get away and nwind by themselvesThey arrive on December 30th just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside worldTwo days later on New Year’s Day one of them is deadThe trip began innocently enough admiring the stunning if foreboding scenery champagne in front of a crackling fire and rem. 35 This one is tough I REALLY liked the characters and their dark backstory s but I guessed the two main twists early on in the book still fun though isolated lodge checkvariety of characters checkdead body check this has everything you could want from a classic whodunnit and i would have loved this if only it werent EXACTLY like LFs other novel the guest list and i mean exactly same if only it werent EXACTLY like LFs other novel the guest list and i mean exactly same same type of characters same set p and plot same atmosphere the only differences are the location reason for gathering and murder motive so this felt very much like a recycled story and made the mystery less fun i also found the pacing to be Thin Blue Smoke uite slow the story only takes place over the course of three days but nothing happens its very much character focused which is fine but i feel like i already read about these characters before however i will say that with the changing POVs i do think listening to this as an audiobook could be fun so i may give that a try sometime in the future to see if it changes my opinion 35 stars A New Year s Reunion In The Remote Scottish Wilderness The beautiful one The golden couple The volatile one The new parents Theiet one The city boy The outsiderOne of these friends is a murderer And one won t make it out alive JOIN THE PARTY NOW That was on the back of the ARC and it sums it p nicely I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway These people are supposed to be friends but I think they
lost that along the I didn t like a particular person in the group although there were a couple that were okay It seemed most of them had different secrets what else is new I liked the idea of being on a getaway to Scotland but not with a bunch of nuts but real friends And of course no hunting involved These crazies get snowed in and one dies who did it I know but I m not telling The story goes back and forth from a few days when they get there to January after the murder They were supposed to be having New Year s together What a way to ring in the new year I thought the book was okay and the location helped I m sure plenty of people will love it though Happy Reading Mel 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 exclusive hunting lodge situated nex. Everyone's invited Everyone's a suspect 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 Scot. E distance and other issues have resulted in deeply hidden resentments forming inexcusable deceptions and crazy craziness developing all of which are revealed on this ill fated trip The mystery is not so much as why someone was murdered but which one of these horrible people winds p dead it s easy to guess but not fully one of these horrible people winds Restoration up dead it s easy to guess but not fullyntil close to the very end The Oxford characters are self centered entitled elitists I was happy to learn that one of them wound p dead although at a certain point I was hoping all would be killed The awful characters are not a deterrent they made this fun to read The narrative alternates between Miranda the een Bee Emma the mousey new girl trying so hard to fit in Doug the Gamekeeper harboring a deep dark secret and Heather the lodge manager who is running from a tragedy In addition to switching POV s the narrative also shifts between the past and the present It s a lot to keep 120 Jobs That Wont Chain You to Your Desk up with I was a little confused in the beginning about why we were only seeing these characters POV s and I think that this could have been interesting having only one character narrate vs the multiple POVs Some of the characters are superfluous and could have been removedWith that being said I enjoyed the snark and thenderlying craziness Who is murdered and why they are murdered is a little predictable but the other elements made this fun to read The dark menacing environment of the lodge drew me in I was intrigued by the strange Icelandic couple I wish they had played a bigger role Overall this was an enjoyable and fun mystery that s fast paced and easy to read I look forward to reading of Lucy Foley s books in the futureI won a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway I ve read this story approximately 1000 times before yet I still enjoyed it There s something about the Agatha Christie esue classic murder mystery that just ministers to my soul Pleased to announce that this is the ScaredSuspenseBookClub pick for March We are offering one finished hard copy in a giveaway on the account this is open internationally To follow alongAll Lost That Along The
for discussions pdates and to enter the giveaway please follow scaredsuspensebookclub ondiscussions pdates and to enter the giveaway please follow scaredsuspensebookclub on 3 In The Hunting Party seven friends meet p to ring in the New Year together at a remote wilderness lodge Two days later one of them is dead Told in alternating per. Iniscences 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 snapsNow one of them is dead and another of them did itKeep your friends close the old adage goes But just how close is too clos. .