This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
The Hunting Party
Summary: Everyone’s invited. Everyone’s a suspect.
All of them are friends. One of them is a killer.
During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten years ago. For this vacation, they’ve chosen an idyllic and isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands—the perfect place to get away and unwind by themselves.
They arrive on December 30th, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world.
Two days later, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead.
The trip began innocently enough: admiring the stunning if foreboding scenery, champagne in front of a crackling fire, and reminiscences about the past. But after a decade, the weight of secret resentments has grown too heavy for the group’s tenuous nostalgia to bear. Amid the boisterous revelry of New Year’s Eve, the cord holding them together snaps.
Now one of them is dead . . . and another of them did it.
Keep your friends close, the old adage goes. But just how close is too close?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I read The Guest List first, then remembered that I had The Hunting Party on my shelf. I preferred The Guest List, but that may be because I read The Hunting Party and One by One by Ruth Ware really close together (and I think THP and OBO have a few similarities).
What I Liked:
The cover. I def liked the creepy cover.
The set up of the book. Friends reuniting for New Years Eve in a snowy deserted spot- I mean WHAT could go wrong? 😉
All the secrets. Lots of secrets in this one.
Bottom line: While I did not love this book as much I did The Guest List, it’s still readable. And as much as I want to travel- after reading this one and One By One- if anyone invites me for a snowy vacation- I’m taking a hard pass. I’ve seen what can happen 😉
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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T