I’m always a little leery of books that claim to be alike to other, mega-popular titles. I’ve seen so many blurbs claiming a book is “the next Gone Girl” or “perfect for fans of Agatha Christie”. And quite honestly, books rarely live up to that sort of fanfare. (Likely in part because that hype causes the reader to set their expectations far too high!)
The Hunting Party has been marketed to fans of Christie, Tana French, and Ruth Ware–all authors I admire–so I tried to manage my expectations accordingly. But I’m pleased to say that for the most part, this is a top-notch thriller perfect for a cozy night in by the fire. Read on for spoilers, what I loved about the book, and the suspense trope I absolutely can’t stand. (It’s why this book didn’t score a perfect five stars!) P.S. make sure to follow me on Goodreads for more reviews and bookish updates!