*The Sunday Times No.1 bestseller*
EVERYONE’S A SUSPECT.
AND EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT IT.
‘Ripping, riveting’ A. J. Finn
‘Clever, twisty and sleek’ Daily Mail
‘Unputdownable’ John Boyne
‘Foley is superb’ The Times
‘Chilling’ Adele Parks
‘Terrific, riveting’ Dinah Jefferies
In a remote hunting lodge, deep in the Scottish wilderness, old friends gather.
The beautiful one
The golden couple
The volatile one
The new parents
The quiet one
The city boy
Not an accident – a murder among friends.
‘A ripping, riveting murder mystery — wily as Agatha Christie, charged with real menace, real depth. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware’ – A. J. Finn
‘Very gripping and so good on the awfulness of some long-history friendships’ – Sophie Hannah
‘Hugely entertaining. Full of surprises. This is a clever, twisting page-turner of the highest order. I loved it’ – Simon Kernick
‘The suspense will keep you reading long after lights out’ – Woman and Home
‘I loved The Hunting Party – a gripping, eerie thriller set in a beautifully imagined remote wilderness with pitch-perfect characters’ – Laura Marshall
‘The Secret History meets And Then There Were None, this is a fantastic crime debut’ – Cass Green
'One of my favourite reads so far this year – beautifully written and full of chills’ – Cara Hunter
‘Secret upon secret and a healthy dose of deceit. You won't look at your old friends in the same way when you read this book’ – C.L. Taylor
‘Chilling. You won’t sleep’ – Adele Parks
‘Foley builds the tension cleverly and creepily, underlining the point that old friends aren’t always the best’ – Observer
‘Those who enjoyed The Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Party by Elizabeth Day will love The Hunting Party’ – Pandora Sykes
‘The Hunting Party is an edge of the seat thriller with a fabulously chilling atmosphere. I absolutely loved it’ – Kate Hamer
‘Thrilling and atmospheric. I loved this thoroughly modern and glamorous update of the country house murder mystery’ – Tasmina Perry
‘A brilliant, addictive, claustrophobic read’ Karen Hamilton
‘Twisty, layered and compulsive. I raced through the pages in a hunt to discover the truth’ – Lucy Clarke
‘Secrets, lies, good plotting’ – Sarah Vaughan
‘Gripping and exciting and wonderfully written, of course, with such incredible characters and a wonderful twist that I really didn’t see coming’ – Louise O’Neill
About the author
Lucy Foley studied English Literature at Durham and UCL universities and worked for several years as a fiction editor in the publishing industry, before leaving to write full-time. The Hunting Party is her debut crime novel, inspired by a particularly remote spot in Scotland that fired her imagination.
Lucy is also the author of three historical novels, which have been translated into sixteen languages. Her journalism has appeared in ES Magazine, Sunday Times Style, Grazia and more.
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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Not my usual read but Loved it!
This was a great little read! A few surprises and some unexpected moments... definitely worth a read.
A stunning read
Keep your friends close…
...or should you?
I thought this was an absolute stunner of a book: I was hooked from the first atmospheric page. I loved the snowy setting here, and the intrigue that ran through its pages. It kept me guessing all the way through, with an ending I couldn’t have seen coming.
The way Lucy Foley writes about this dysfunctional group of friends rings scarily true. One of them is a killer, and she circles in on all of them with page-turning skill. Will be recommending for a wintry read!
An excellent read
I have enjoyed this book so much - an excellent story with lots of twists and turns! A great read.