The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
When a person goes missing, it is horrible. When they go missing in a place where life is almost inhospitable, all hope vanishes into a feeling of dread and denial. But when the person is found and has not only died but been murdered… Well, that’s monstrous.
Nine old friends from college reconvene for New Years in an isolated lodge in the Scottish Highlands to catch up. The friends are mostly growing apart and each has secrets of their own…
Winter lays a blanket of snow over the Highlands, so thick that the guests in the lodge are trapped till the snow recedes. Thirteen people (nine friends from college, an Icelandic couple and two staff) are trapped together when a person is discovered to have been murdered near the lodge…
The murderer is amongst them and each person is as likely the culprit as the others… Who of these seemingly innocent guests would kill someone? Why would they do such a barbaric thing? Will they strike again while everyone is trapped by the snow?
AGE RATING: 13+
TEEN RATING: 4.3/5
TEEN OVERVIEW: The Hunting Party is a wonderfully constructed murder mystery novel. It feels like an Agatha Christie novel blended into the backdrop of the modern world. Just like all good murder mysteries, anybody could be the culprit.