23 November 2021

A Good Read

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

The date is December 30th, the place is an idyllic, isolated estate in the Scottish Highlands where a group of thirty something friends meet to celebrate the new year, a tradition they began as students ten years ago.

The trip began innocently enough: admiring the stunning, foreboding scenery, champagne in front of a crackling fire, and reminiscences about the past. But after a while a decade of secret resentments becomes difficult to contain, the group’s nostalgia and tenuous bon ami begins to crumble. Amid the boisterous revelry of New Year’s Eve, the cord holding them together snaps.

The next day one of them is dead, and one of them is a killer. And a blizzard of enormous magnitude has sealed the lodge off from the outside world.

Somewhere about the middle of the story it started to flag a little and I was speed reading. It picked up though, and then moved on at a great pace. 

It’s an atmospheric, page-turner.

∼ Happy Reading ∼ 

Polly x


  1. Isolated estates in the Scottish Highlands never bode well.

    1. Especially when isolated by a huge storm!

  2. Isn't it odd -- sometimes really good books get this draggy part! Sounds spooky!

    1. I wonder if authors sort of lose their way a bit, then find their mojo again :-)


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