The Hunting Party - Lucy Foley

The Hunting Party

By Lucy Foley

  • Release Date: 2018-12-03
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,421 Ratings


*The new No.1 bestselling thriller from Lucy Foley – THE GUEST LIST – is available to buy now*

*The Sunday Times No.1 bestseller*


New Year, the Loch Corrin Estate: 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
The outsider

The victim.

Not an accident – a murder among friends.

‘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


‘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


  • The hunting oaryy

    By Inpuuuut
    Literally couldn’t put this book down. Just had to keep reading on to see what happened next. Fantastic!
  • Drunk

    By NVic30
    The real villain in this tale of superficial high livers is alcohol. Every character has a secret: some worse than others. I felt the level of drinking was rather unbelievable and dividing the chapters among the characters was a bit challenging. If I had to stop in the middle of a “chapter” on return I had forgotten which character was involved. However, I couldn’t put it down and found the end quite satisfying.
  • The Hunting Party,a review

    By postracer
    An excellent debut novel by an author that I have only just discovered,the characters were well created and I look forward to reading The Guest List
  • A very good guessing game!

    By p x 97
    A little confusing at first with all the different characters, but overall this book kept me on my toes the whole time I was reading it. The writing is so clever that you have no concrete information until right at the end of the story! Knowing so little meant I couldn’t put it down.
  • 21st Century Cluedo.

    By LouJay94
    The Hunting Party that is author Lucy Foley’s first foray into the thriller genre. is a murder mystery involving a group of millennial, Oxford graduates meeting up with each other after a number of years to spend a few days partying at some mansion in Scotland in time for the New Year, which is an annual event. The good points that the book has is it’s strong characterisation of its main characters, even if some of them are unlike able and annoying. It is also well paced, segueing from one characters point of view to another in order to shape the events of the mystery narrative. The location in particular plays a key part in the story, acting as the appropriate background for the unfolding events of the characters deteriorating relationships. The atmosphere is also perfectly captured, with its snowy vistas. The only weaknesses the book has is that the ending felt rushed and abrupt, with a disappointing climax. It’s also quite plodding at times, with a lot of filler involving the main characters talking nonsense. I would recommend this book, only if you would put the time and patience into reading it. I look forward to the next one.
  • Superb read

    By HugoZaBoss
    Absolutely loved this book. Best read in ages! Loved the plot, the characters and the twists and turns. The setting is well thought out too. If you haven’t read it. Do!!
  • Average...

    By kyleywyley
    Was expecting more from this but was left disappointed.
  • Sorry but was not impressed

    By Person who inhabits Earth
    As I decided to get the sample of the book first, I was hooked on the interesting plot idea and entangling storyline which I could not get out of But then I reached a point were this book lost all its magical addictive powers and I just was not interested Sorry but I wouldn’t recommend this book to people because I know that there are much better crime novels than this and that this book didn’t even touch the standards I have for a must-read good book that I would recommend to everyone
  • Enjoyable but slow

    By Bla, bla
    The characters were a bit meh. At times it was hard to remember who was who because they were quite similar. And they weren’t really fleshed out. The character development was a little clunky. Plot twists weren’t a shock to me personally. Quite slow paced and I think the murderer having a personality disorder wasn’t the most tasteful approach (especially with stigmatisation of them yet the push for care in terms of mental health). But good for a debut novel!! Enjoyable read all the same.
  • Brilliant

    By Lairdygt
    Back to front who done it where the victim is not revealed until the very end! Made a refreshing change which was even better due to the excellent writing.