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Review: The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Title: The Hunting Party
Author: Lucy Foley
Year published: 2019
Category: Adult fiction (thriller)
Pages: 400 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5

Location: (my 2023 Google Reading map)United Kingdom (Scotland)

SummaryIn 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.

Review: I read Lucy Foley's The Guest List (see my review) which I enjoyed and The Paris Apartment (see my review) which I liked less. But I heard that tons of people (including my daughter) liked this one so I was all in.

I finished this novel on a plane on New Year's Eve so, even though I am posting it on January 1, I am counting it in my 2022 books read.

I liked this novel and think Foley did a good job of telling the story through various (but not all) characters. I like that we got different perspective along the way, helping us to better understand all that was going on. And there was so much going on! It's a reminder that in a group of close friends, there is not just one narrative, but many subplots.

I didn't really like any of the characters and I am sure that was done intentionally. The one I did like best (Katie) remained true through the end of the novel even though most people would probably dislike her actions. I think long time friendships go through so much and we change as we get older that tensions are bound to surface

The mystery was well done as it could have been any of the friends so the reveal was good.

Challenges for which this counts: none

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