The hunting party A Novel

by Foley, Lucy (Novelist),

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Summary
A group of thirty-something Oxford friends celebrate New Year's Eve in the Scottish Highlands as a historic blizzard hits, trapping and isolating them, only to discover one of them is a murderer.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A group of London friends arrive at exclusive Loch Corrin in the Scottish Highlands for a New Year's get-together and find the location a bit too remote it's a mile to the main road, Wi-Fi is unreliable, and, when they get snowed in, things turn frightening. A prologue reveals that a guest has been found dead, and the ensuing chapters switch back and forth between the days leading up to the death and those just after, all the while uncovering the friends' past misdeeds and entanglements. Anyone who's grown apart from old friends will recognize the yearning depicted here to make everything as it was; Foley (The Book of Lost and Found, 2015) tempers the sentimentality with the guests' efforts to best one another and the social clash between them and the workers at the lodge. Readers are left wondering until the end which guest has died as well as who the killer is; they will be well rewarded by the story's ending. A great read-alike for this is Shari Lapena's recent An Unwanted Guest (2018).--Henrietta Verma Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Historical novelist Foley (The Invitation) makes an auspicious thriller debut. Nine close friends, four of them couples, gather for their extravagant annual New Year's getaway-this time at Loch Corrin, a remote estate in the Scottish Highlands-a decade after most of them graduated from Oxford. Tensions, sexual and otherwise, first flare during the lengthy, alcohol-lubricated train trip from London on December 30, fanned by charismatic, capricious Miranda-the golden girl most men want to be with and more than a few women long to become. At the Loch Corrin station, they're met by Doug, the estate's odd, though hunky, gamekeeper; at Loch Corrin, they encounter unexpected additional guests: a pair of strange Icelandic backpackers. Things start to go seriously wrong with the arrival of a blizzard that will soon cut off the 50,000-acre spread from the outside world. And then one of them disappears. Foley spins her story skillfully through multiple narrators, and if she's less sure-handed with character, this still makes for a cracklingly suspenseful story for a long winter's night. Agent: Alexandria Machinist, ICM Partners. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Murder Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Thriller
Suspense
Fiction
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperAudio,2019
HarperAudio2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Gary Furlong.
Language English
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Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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ISBN 9780062896797
9780062896797
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