The Hunting Party
By Lucy Foley
William Morrow, 9780062868909, February 2019, 336pp.
The Short of It:
When a group of entitled friends get together to celebrate New Year’s Eve at a fancy hunting lodge during one of the worst blizzards ever, drama ensues.
The Rest of It:
The Hunting Party is a book that I added to my list long ago. I enjoy stories where the characters are essentially trapped, and forced to be with one another. This is definitely that. Over New Year’s Eve, these friends rent a hunting lodge to host the party of all parties, partake in a little hunting, and drink themselves right into the new year.
What they don’t count on is the murder of one of their own, or that someone will commit adultery, or that someone is hiding a pregnancy.
I enjoyed The Hunting Party but felt like it lagged a little mid-way through. I expected a very “Clue-like” experience and a lot more suspense but again, still enjoyable. I am looking forward to Foley’s new book The Guest List which comes out in May. I have a review copy so I hope to get to it very soon.
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7 thoughts on “Review: The Hunting Party”
I like a book where characters are trapped, especially when they’re wealthy. I’ll think about this one.
These kinds of books always remind me of Sartre’s No Exit.
I like books where the characters are trapped too! There’s always at least one person who turns on the others.
Sounds like this one worked better for you than me. I liked the premise but, that wasn’t enough to make me finish this one.
It seems like a lot going on for it to lag. Pregnancy, adultery, murder! You have me curious about her next one.
I do like the sound of this one. It seems to have a few elements I typically enjoy. Trapped characters, suspense, lots of secrets, set over a day or a few.
I haven’t heard of this one and it sounds entertaining in that I could read it on a vacation. Maybe now that school has closed, I’ll have more time to read.