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Review: The Hunting Party

The Hunting Party

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.

Source: Borrowed
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Review: The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient

The Silent Patient
By Alex Michaelides
Celadon Books, 9781250301697, February 2019, 336pp.

The Short of It:

It’s very satisfying to pick up a buzzy book and have it meet your expectations.

The Rest of It:

*No Spoilers*

Alicia murdered her husband. Due to her unstable mental health at the time, she is admitted to The Grove, a mental health facility where she will live out her days. The thing about Alicia though, is that she is absolutely silent about what happened the night of her husband’s death. She has not uttered one word to anyone since she was discovered hovering over his body.

An artist by trade, Alicia is pegged as eccentric and difficult to work with. Her doctors have not had luck with her so when Dr. Theo Faber, a psychotherapist hears of her case, he can’t help but be intrigued. Could he possibly help Alicia and get her to talk? Does her previous body of work contain clues about that night?

The Silent Patient was a super-fun book to read. If you’ve paid any attention to the buzz, then you know it’s a book with a big twist. I have to tell you, knowing that a twist was coming did not ruin my enjoyment while reading. Quite the contrary. I was eager for it. However, I did figure it out moments before its revelation. Again, not disappointed by it. I picked it up and read it in a day and a half. Books like this one make reading so engaging because you simply have to talk to others once you turn that last page.

I am loving these types of books! Have you read it? If you comment do not include spoilers!

Source: Borrowed
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