It’s STILL freezing here in Michigan, so reading The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley put me right into the story. The atmosphere is dark and chilly, as are the days I’ve been experiencing. It was easy to get pulled into the lives of these friends, who head to a hunting lodge to relax and enjoy some time together.
The trip begins like anyone else’s, the group enjoys champagne, little walks along the loch, and sharing old stories about days gone by. The good feelings don’t last long, though, because two days after they arrive, one of them is found dead.
As the blizzard creeps in on them, and they are stuck together, you can feel the tension growing tighter and tighter. Each person in the group has their own little quirks and secrets, so there’s no telling who really did the deed, the haunting tale will keep you guessing til the very end.
This story is a slow burn, from the beginning, you are sort of on edge, paying attention to every detail that gets unfolded, wondering who could be the killer, and who is the victim. Through out the chapters, you learn more and more about the ins and outs of the friend group, which can give you a few hints as to who may hold a grudge, or who has it in them to murder.
I enjoyed this book quite a bit, they story had a really great flow, where the chapters alternated between characters, including one a couple of the employees at the lodge, which gave you a great perspective of what was really going on. All in all, I’d give this book 5 out of 5 stars, a lot of fun to read, especially curled up with a hot cup of tea or coffee.