Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 336 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 8 minutes
First Published: 2018
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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.
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, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead . . . and another of them did it.
Quotes from The Hunting Party
Some people, given just the right amount of pressure, taken out of their usual, comfortable environments, don’t need much encouragement at all to become monsters.
But it is a lot easier to face the day when you know you won’t have to face other people and their happiness.
Remove all of the distractions, and here, in the silence and the solitude, the demons they have kept at bay catch up with them.
About Lucy Foley
Lucy Foley is the author of several novels, including The Hunting Party, The Book of Lost and Found, The Invitation, The Paris Apartment, and The Guest List. She currently lives in London, England.