I read “The Hunting Party” because I wanted a more light-weight mystery for the summer, and being set in a remote, snowy part of Scotland appealed to me on these hot summer days. Very similar to Foley’s newest (and more well-known) novel, “The Guest List,” this book switches narrators with each chapter. Honestly, this is an overdone literary fad for me, but it’s one I can’t seem to avoid. I did notice that all of the narrators but one were female, so that was nice, and I enjoyed reading their individual perspectives of each event… each person has a different version based on their own frame of reference and sees things the others don’t. Plus, the question of who was actually murdered wasn’t revealed until over halfway through the book (although I guessed well beforehand) and there were some other little mysteries that were held back as well to keep the reader guessing. Overall, this was a fun, fast read for me. Not overly involved, but interesting enough to keep me reading until the end. P.S. Speaking of the ending, I did spot one major plot hole, which drove me nuts! I went to Goodreads to check and yep, several other readers found it as well. Maybe that’s why “The Guest List” is so similar but got so much more praise; there are no obvious mistakes in the storyline.
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