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The Hunting Party

(2018)
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Everyone's invited...everyone's a suspect....

For fans of Ruth Ware and Tana French, a shivery, atmospheric, pause-resisting novel of psychological suspense in the tradition of Agatha Christie, in which a group of old college friends are snowed in at a hunting lodge...and murder and mayhem ensue.

All of them are friends. One of them is a killer.

During the languid days of the Christmas break, a group of 30-something friends from Oxford meets to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students 10 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.

They arrive on December 30, just before a historic blizzard seals the lodge off from the outside world.

Two days later, on New Year's Day, one of them is dead.

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, one of them is dead...and another of them did it.

Keep your friends close, the old adage goes. But just how close is too close?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Twisty, layered and compulsive. I raced through the pages in a hunt to discover the truth." - Lucy Clarke

"[A] brilliant, edgy book about friendship and obsession. Atmospheric, spooky, dripping with threat, it’s a book to dig your claws into and not let go." - Julia Crouch

"A ripping, riveting murder mystery ? wily as Agatha Christie, charged with real menace, real depth. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware." - A J Finn

"The Secret History meets And Then There Were None, this is a fantastic crime debut." - Cass Green

"A brilliant, addictive, claustrophobic read. I could almost feel the icy snow and the raw sense of isolation . . . fantastically chilling." - Karen Hamilton

"Very gripping and so good on the awfulness of some long-history friendships." - Sophie Hannah

"One of my favourite reads so far this year – beautifully written and full of chills." - Cara Hunter

"Hugely entertaining. Full of surprises. This is a clever, twisting page-turner of the highest order. I loved it." - Simon Kernick

"I loved The Hunting Party – a gripping, eerie thriller set in a beautifully imagined remote wilderness with pitch-perfect characters." - Laura Marshall

"Gripping and exciting and wonderfully written, of course, with such incredible characters and a wonderful twist that I really didn’t see coming. I bloody loved it." - Louise O'Neill

"Chilling. You won’t sleep." - Adele Parks

"Thrilling and atmospheric. I loved this thoroughly modern and glamorous update of the country house murder mystery." - Tasmina Perry

"A first rate murder mystery with a cast of well crafted characters, 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 . . . Guaranteed to be a huge hit." - C L Taylor

"Just retribution… brilliant characterisation. And great fun!" - Harriet Tyce

"Secrets, lies, good plotting." - Sarah Vaughan


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February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Hunting Party: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Foley
ISBN: 0-06-286890-X / 978-0-06-286890-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Title: The Hunting Party
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March 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hunting Party: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Foley
ISBN: 0-06-286891-8 / 978-0-06-286891-6 (USA edition)
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October 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunting Party: The gripping, bestselling crime thriller for 2019 that everyone's talking about
Author(s): Lucy Foley
ISBN: 0-00-829715-0 / 978-0-00-829715-2 (UK edition)
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September 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hunting Party: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Foley
ISBN: 0-06-297253-7 / 978-0-06-297253-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunting Party
Author(s): Lucy Foley
ISBN: 0-00-834240-7 / 978-0-00-834240-1 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Hunting Party: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Foley
ISBN: 0-06-288753-X / 978-0-06-288753-5 (USA edition)
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1900 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunting Party
Author(s): Lucy Foley
ISBN: 0-00-829712-6 / 978-0-00-829712-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Hunting Party
Author(s): Lucy Foley
ISBN: 1-982608-16-1 / 978-1-982608-16-3
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February 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Hunting Party
Author(s): Lucy Foley
ISBN: 1-982608-17-X / 978-1-982608-17-0
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February 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Hunting Party
Author(s): Lucy Foley
ISBN: 1-982608-18-8 / 978-1-982608-18-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hunting Party: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Foley
Publisher: HarperAudio
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February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Hunting Party: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Foley
Publisher: HarperAudio
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December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Hunting Party
Author(s): Lucy Foley
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December 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Hunting Party
Author(s): Lucy Foley
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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December 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Hunting Party
Author(s): Lucy Foley
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Hunting Party: A Novel
Author(s): Lucy Foley
Publisher: William Morrow
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December 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Hunting Party: The gripping, bestselling crime thriller for 2019 that everyone's talking about
Author(s): Lucy Foley
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU