The Hunting Party #BookReview #HarperCollins #NetGalley

Written by Lucy Foley


150 hrt


Bristling with tension, bitter rivalries, and toxic friendships, get ready for the most hotly-anticipated thriller of 2019.

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.








Thrilling!    5-stars


Loved it! What seemingly starts out as a story of old friends getting together for the festive season soon has sinister undertones . . .

Friends from university always get together for New Year; this year one of their partners has book an exclusive lodge on a highland estate and with partners, nine of them set off from London to their remote destination. But, of course, things are never quite what they seem!

This is a really well written novel, beautifully planned and executed. Lulling the reader into a false sense of security, this is full of twists and turns, shocks and surprises. Did I see what was coming? NO. Did I suspect almost everyone? YES. Clever writing kept me on tenterhooks right up until the very end. The epilogue neatly finished this off perfectly and it’s definitely one I would recommend. Discovering that this is Lucy Foley’s first thriller makes me hope that she will write more of the same please!

My thanks to publishers Harper Collins for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: crime thriller
  • Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audio
  • Size: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Publication Date: 3 December 2018
  • Purchase Links: GooglePlay
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Meet the Author


51V1cEq5LlL._UX250_Lucy Foley writes bestselling escapist, epic fiction that has been compared to Victoria Hislop, Santa Montefiore, Kate Morton and Lucinda Riley and is perfect for summer reading or as a bookclub choice. Lucy’s books have been translated into 16 languages. She worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry – during which time she wrote her first novel. Lucy now writes full-time, and is busy travelling the world (for research, naturally!) and working on her next book. LAST LETTER FROM ISTANBUL is her latest novel.

Her first thriller, THE HUNTING PARTY, publishes in January 2019 and is a Scottish-highlands-set murder mystery which has been compared to Agatha Christie’s AND THEN THERE WERE NONE and Donna Tartt’s THE SECRET HISTORY.

‘This will sweep you away for the summer… a rich history, haunting secrets and a timeless love story’ — Santa Montefiore

‘A beautifully complex and vivid story, full of repressed longing and secrets’ — Lucinda Riley

Say hello at and follow Lucy on Twitter @LucyFoleyTweets and Instagram @LucyFoleyAuthor




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