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The Hunting Party

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Summary

Everyone's invited.

Everyone's a suspect.

Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries, and toxic friendships, get ready for the most hotly anticipated thriller of the year.

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.

©2018 Lucy Foley (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"A ripping, riveting murder mystery." (A. J. Finn)

"Very gripping." (Sophie Hannah)

"Full of surprises." (Simon Kernick)

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Highly recommended... a brilliant book

This is a SUPERB modern take on a murder who done it. A thrilling page turning read brought to life through superb characterisation and brilliant twists and turns in the plot. I couldn’t finish it quick enough.

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Unusual Exceptional Thriller with Great Narration

Loved this thriller set in an exclusive luxury Scottish Highland hunting lodge and it felt like I too had been invited for a mysterious mini-break with an eclectic mix of old college friends. Loved the narration which really brought the story and characters to life. Having such a big cast really added an extra dimension to the performance and although I did not actually like any of the characters per se, they were all very engaging, and intriguing.
So many plots, subplots, twists, turns and interesting character dynamics and backstories that blended together with the superb narration into a really absorbing and immersive listen - a big screen blockbuster among audio books.
I am really looking forward to the next Lucy Foley book as this really was a great treat which I devoured with gusto and head and shoulders above most of the thrillers out there, plus what an exceptional performance - 6 STAR WINNER !!!

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Utter rubbish

This book was a complete mess full of cliches and bad writing - every character had "secrets" which were so transparent and could be seen from a mile. It didnt make sense at all why the others will hang out with the main character who was terrible to everyone but "really beautiful". At some point they play truth or dare and one of the characters chooses dare because she could not tell the truth, even though she has been lying about things for years - completely ridiculous. I would not waste my time or my money on this.

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Loved it! Loved the narration ...

Each voice gave a clear image of the character they were reading from the story

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Well structured tale, well acted

V enjoyable tale Well put together with clearly differentiated readers for the various characters. The vocabulary is pedestrian but the plot is the main interest Looking back I can see there is only 1 tiny clue to ‘whodunnit’ and I didn’t guess who it might be until I was told

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Excellent. Well worth it.

Thoroughly enjoyed this. It really does keep you guessing as to who, how & why. This is true of both the victim & the murderer.

No one is as they seem.

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great book

I really enjoyed the story and thought it was very well narrated. A few really chilling parts.

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One of the best thrillers I've ever read

I think this book deserves every bit of the high rating I've given it. The biggest reason for me saying that is, instead of the, "they disappeared," or, "when a body is found," from the very first page, we're not asking "how did they die?" We're asking "Wait... What? Who died?" I've never seen a thriller do that before, and Lucy had my attention from the word go. I know the phrase "it grabbed me and didn't let go," is well used, but for this one in my opinion, it's literally true. I also really enjoyed the multiple narration. I love books which use that, it really makes you feel you're listening to a particular character and concentrating on them alone, when a different voice speaks. Brilliant read, and I'd recommend this to anyone who's a thriller fan. Brilliantly closterphobic, tense and builds up to a great climax. The first revelation we discover didn't surprise me, for the second one did. Absolutely fantastic book, really well written. Can't wait for Lucy's next one.

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Superb

Fantastic multi cast narration, tense murder mystery with characters you’ll love to hate. A clever plot and gorgeous location setting. Booking tickets to the highlands now!

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The Hunting Party

Quite the best story I've listened to in years!
Great characters, superb plot (including many a
twist) and fab actors performing the roles.
Perfect in every way.


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  • 24-01-19

Great performances, but story was a let down

The plot was very generic. Poor girl envies rich popular girl. Shallow characters. Great performances made it listenable.

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