My great-grandmother used to love the show Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury and I can still remember watching many episodes with her after school and genuinely trying to answer the question “who done it?” I guess you could say I’ve always been a bit of a fan of a good murder mystery!
When I read the back cover of The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley, I immediately felt this would be a fantastic book solely based on the line “One of these friends is a murder. The other won’t make it out alive”. What an amazing grab for the reader to pick up this book and start immediately reading! 7 friends embark on an NYE getaway/celebration at a remote cabin in the Scottish Highlands and one, we know from the beginning of the story, has been killed. All 7 people have their own secrets they are hiding from the others and 6 of these friends are suspects.
I will be honest, it is hard to be truly surprised, in my opinion, by a truly wondering mystery nowadays. That being said, while there were some parts of The Hunting Party that I found predictable, I was definitely surprised by the way it ended and several of the twists along the way. That is why I rated this book a 4/5 because it kept me interested and surprised me at the end; everything I hope for in a good mystery. If you enjoy good suspense and you too like to know “who done it?” then pick up this book!
GBC Reader Reviews
I am writing to share an update on behalf of all of us at The Girly Book Club as we manage COVID-19. As we all know, the events of the past days and weeks have been unprecedented and our team continues to monitor and navigate this rapidly changing situation with the rest of the world.
At the GBC, we care deeply about doing what we can to keep our people and communities well – we are grounded in this intention, which makes difficult choices a little easier to make.
As a result, we have cancelled ALL of our global in-person monthly meetings for March. As a result, we will be holding a GLOBAL GBC Book Club, which we hope will appeal to our members far and wide (more info below.)
We’ll be honoring all tickets sold for March meetings and transferring them to April’s meetings or you can request a refund if you’d prefer.