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Hunting Party
Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
Everyone's invited...everyone's a suspect...For fans of Ruth Ware and Tana French, a shivery, atmospheric, page-turning 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 thirtysomething friends from Oxford meet to welcome in the New Year together, a tradition they began as students ten 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 30th, 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?
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Rambo_Reads
The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Don't you hate it when someone borrows your book and won't give it back 😛

marleed Yes! 4d
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TheEllieMo
The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Another from the TBR mountain ....

#TheHunting #SoaringScores
@CrowCAH @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘m really curious about this one!!!! #stacked 3w
CrowCAH Another Litten used the same book; great choice! 3w
TheEllieMo @CrowCAH argh! Sorry for the repetition!! 3w
veritysalter I really enjoyed this one; I‘ve read a few recently on the hunting/lonely cabin theme and this is one of the best. 3w
CrowCAH @TheEllieMo no worries! Most time everyone chooses a different book, so I‘m surprised to find repeats. 3w
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squirrelbrain
The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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On my Kindle but not read yet...
#thehunting
#soaringscores

TrishB A familiar story! 3w
RachelAmphlett Really enjoyed this one! 3w
Cinfhen Ohhh!! Im intrigued!!! 3w
CrowCAH Perfect choice for today! 3w
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Kappadeemom
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Enjoyed this one!

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AmyG
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Just finished Horrorstor which was a fun, clever, quick and creepy read. Now on to this one before bed.

Chrissyreadit You are fast! 1mo
AmyG @Chrissyreadit My husband was away so I didn‘t have much to do. 😆 1mo
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LiteraryinLititz
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I liked it! The premise wasn‘t too original- a group of friends takes a remote holiday somewhere and while they are snowed in one of them is murdered- but I did like the execution. It was a fast, easy read and I didn‘t guess the resolution in advance. Thumbs up in my book!

rretzler 😻 3mo
brit91 Pretty kitty!!😻😻😻😻 3mo
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BittersweetBooks
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That‘s the thing, you see. Some people, given just the right amount of pressure, taken out of their usual, comfortable environments, don‘t need much encouragement at all to become monsters 🌨🦌😈

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Lisaw13
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Got my two books read for this week and managed to walk every day except one (due to birthday shenanigans and exhaustion) - but still counting it as a win especially since I had a guest this week.

@wanderinglynn keeping me inspired and positive!

#BookFitnessChallenge #BFCR2

wanderinglynn What a great week! 🙌🏻 Everyone deserves a rest day (even though you had other fun stuff going on). So definitely count that as a win! 🎉 4mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Pickpick

A fun locked-room murder mystery centered at a remote Scottish lodge in the winter. The group of old friends are filled with unlikeable characters and I enjoyed the whodunit reveal as well as the intricate interweaving of the various characters‘ stories.

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Hooked_on_books
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#Audioreupholstering! I have three benches that don‘t go at all with the rooms they are for, so I‘m remaking them into something more islandy. And more attractive, in my opinion. I‘m enjoying this book as I work!

Chelleo Great job!! I so desperately want to reupholster my dining chairs but I‘m so scared of ruining them. 4mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Love this! 4mo
Megabooks Gorgeous!! 4mo
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Leftcoastzen Very nice! 4mo
Hooked_on_books @Chelleo Thanks! If they‘re armchairs, that‘s too ambitious for me, but if it‘s just the seat, you can totally do it! It‘s simpler than you might think and I‘m sure there are DIY videos out there. The key is to stretch the fabric as you staple and to make sure all your corners are consistent. 4mo
DebinHawaii They look amazing! 🌴👍 4mo
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Sensitivemuse
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Panpan

Oh lordy. Skip this one. Wasn't up to the hype. A lot of bland characters, and the mystery aspect of the book was non existent. The red herring in the book was just there to take up space. If you really want to read this, may I suggest library take out?

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

A cool mystery about a murder when a group of friends gets stuck together in a snowed in cut off place.

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Lmass23
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Panpan

I was so excited to read this but it was SO tough to get through. The entire book was focused on character build and then finally, the last 50 pages seemed interesting. I normally go through books quickly but this one took nearly 2 weeks because it was SO boring. A big time pass on this one!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yowza. Seemed interesting to me but maybe now not so much! 5mo
Lmass23 @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I was so excited to read this! Major disappointment for me but others liked 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
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Manoshgirl51
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Pickpick

Really fast paced and fun to read in the winter. I really enjoyed this book! There are lots of twists and turns with the characters, which keeps you guessing and wanting to read more. The backdrop of this book is so much fun to visualize, cabins located in the middle of the woods. Only reason it took me so long was because I couldn't find time to read :(

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MaleficentBookDragon
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This book is between a so-so and a pick for me.

It kept me reading but in the end it is really a bit of an In A Dark Dark Wood and Big Little Lies mashup knockoff.

The secondary crime storyline was unnessarry in my opinion.

But... It was a fast read and I still enjoyed it as a light weekend book.

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nrjohnso
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Panpan

The author attempted a whodunnit with this crime novel. Old friends gathered to celebrate New Year's at a remote cabin. One of them is killed and we rotate through narrators to find out the killer and their motive. Sounds like a real nail-biter right? Wrong. This was so slow I nearly bailed on it. The last 30 or so pages was interesting but overall it was a snoozefest😴
Overall score: 2.0/5.0

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LeahBergen
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Look what has arrived!

Thank you so much, @cobwebmoth , for this wonderful prize from your “56,789 Giveaway”. It was such a lovely surprise in my mailbox. 😘😘😘

I can‘t wait to read this “Scottish country house murder on New Year‘s Eve” novel (although I may save it for Christmas 😆).

cobwebmoth I'm so glad it finally reached you! I hope you enjoy it whenever you decide to read it.😊❤ 5mo
LeahBergen @cobwebmoth Oh, I KNOW I will. Book Depository pretty much always takes 3 or 4 weeks to reach me (but I never mind!) Thanks so much again for your generosity. 😘😘 5mo
Reviewsbylola Sounds amazing! 5mo
emmaturi I really enjoyed this book! The landscape sounded stunning! 5mo
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emmaturi
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I will be starting this very soon, love the front cover! #tbr #bookcovers

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DHill
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It took me awhile to get into this book. About 3/4 of the way through it started to get interesting. I wish the author had built the suspense more. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

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kezzlou85
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Been a weird month this one. Nothing major has happened but been in a bit of a slump. Got some great new reads though.

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KimmyM
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Pickpick

4 / 5 ⭐. I really enjoyed this one. I couldn't out it down and the way everything was slowly teased out was so fun! Recommended!

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Curvybookgirl
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Mehso-so

The writing was good but I didn‘t enjoy this book as much as I expected to.

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Breanne1
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Pickpick

Thoroughly enjoyed this mystery over the past 2 days...finished it up this morning with Moneypenny. The best way to start the day.

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readingjedi
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Pickpick

A fun & engrossing read that is best consumed in one breathless, nail-biting, heart thumping sitting to avoid breaking the tension. A clever twist on the whodunit - you're also guessing who they dunit to! Characters are nicely despicable & everyone has motives aplenty to top any/all of the others so there's plenty of very enjoyable guesswork to be had with lots of juicy red herrings. Pacing is spot on, tension & suspense build really well ⬇️⬇️⬇️

readingjedi Cont. from above.... and secrets reveal themselves in a slow but satisfying manner. I genuinely did not guess who did what to who till right at the end. A really enjoyable read. 6mo
Mdargusch I have this stacked already or I would stack it because your review really hooked me! 6mo
veritysalter I really enjoyed this book. Definitely recommend. 6mo
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DHill
The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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My hold finally came in. I‘m so excited to start this one! Anyone else who has read it-what did you think?

Victoriahoperose Loved this. It was really suspenseful and had a great ending. 6mo
JoScho I enjoyed it! 6mo
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Librarybelle
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Pickpick

A group of nine friends decide to spend New Year‘s Eve at a remote lodge in the Scottish Highlands. Each have secrets, and for one of them, this will be the last New Year‘s Eve they celebrate. I loved the writing but didn‘t have the warm fuzzies for the characters. The narrative changes perspective between the characters - I suspected who the victim was about halfway through, but couldn‘t guess the killer until the end. Worthy read!

MidnightBookGirl I really liked this book too! 6mo
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Librarybelle
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Another long day at work, so I‘m treating myself and starting this one tonight. I‘m also very aware of the other books I‘m in the middle of reading...one of these days I‘ll have a regular downtime schedule again!

CoverToCoverGirl I have about seven on the go myself... so many books 😊 6mo
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Readaholics
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Halfway through this murder mystery in the highlands. A group of old “friends” head to a cabin in the woods. What could go wrong??? lol everything.

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akfreeborn
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this murder mystery and the remote setting but it dragged a bit. Some of the characters were intriguing and some were not filled in sufficiently so it could be unveiled at the end. Took me too long to get through this though

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EadieB
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Pickpick

A New Year‘s reunion for 8 friends in the remote Scottish wilderness and one is a murderer and one won‘t make it out alive! Historic blizzard seals the lodge from the outside world. Story is full of suspense, secrets and surprises. Interesting characters that find out how keeping your friends close can be harmful! Reminded me of Agatha Christie‘s Orient Express mystery. Kept me guessing all the way thru! Recommended for mystery thriller lovers!

tammysue Stacked! 🖤 6mo
Victoriahoperose Agreed! Great review. I really enjoyed this one too! 6mo
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catiewithac
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Bailedbailed

I‘m sure this is a fun winter mystery, but it‘s not something I want to read now. A group of privileged self-absorbed middle-aged friends meet to celebrate New Year‘s at a remote Scottish castle. Someone dies and one of the friends is likely the killer. Meh. Not bad, but just not for now. It‘s springtime after all! 🥶 🔪 🌸 🏰

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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

I had gotten this from a Goodreads giveaway and enjoyed it even more than I thought I would. This book had twists of every kind and the writing was just so good. The author did a good job of concealing everything until she wanted you to know what was happening and I didn‘t guess the outcome. It was suspenseful and exciting and I highly recommend this one.

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TheBookStacker
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Starting this one while I alternate between a few books. Busy weekend so probably won‘t get much reading done unfortunately.

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cinann
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Since there are no flowers blooming outside where I live, I have to settle for #flowers that will never die.

#springintoreading
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Any flowers work!! 🌸🌸 7mo
vkois88 Pretty! 7mo
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SammyB123
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A murder among friends

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JoScho
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Pickpick

College friends have a yearly tradition of being together on vacation during for New Year‘s Eve. This time they are in an isolated lodge with just two employees and two strangers. We know early on there is a missing guest but with the alternating past and present time lines we don‘t find out who until the end. There were a lot of secrets and characters. I did audio and there was a full cast with fabulous accents.

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Mrscastro
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This was sounds like a intriguing, adventure!

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Lizpixie
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Shaking off my #dayfromhell by dissolving into some great books. Finished this debut novel from British author Lucy Foley & I quite enjoyed it. Set on a huge estate in the Scottish Highlands At Hogmanay(NYE)it‘s a whodunnit when everyone had a reason to want her dead. Guessed it halfway through, but as a debut it‘s pretty good. My #LitsyAtoZ2019 #LetterF #Pop19 #ADebutNovel & #ReadingWomenChallenge #BookBoughtOrBorrowedIn2019

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Lizpixie
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Helping our youngest move into her very first rental so lots of boxes, clothes & tears. From me mostly. She‘s our baby, our last left which means hubs & I are now empty nesters.😢 Taking a moment while she goes to buy more coat hangers & milk & starting this Scottish thriller about 9 old friends celebrating Hogmanay until a dead body is found in the snow & old secrets are brought to the surface.

TrishB Sending hugs ❤️ 8mo
Freespirit My baby left...but then he came back...but the empty nest is hard to get used to! 8mo
JoScho Sending love. I started this one yesterday. 8mo
Julsmarshall This will be me in a few months 😥 Sending hugs, we‘ll get through this 😄 8mo
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Ckbadara
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would based off of other reviews. This is not a fast paced thriller, but instead focuses on the secrets between a group of college friends. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy murder mysteries in a contained setting as well as books focused on interpersonal relationships between friends. This book wound up being a pick for me!

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Gizmo86
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Soooo torn on what to pick next from this stack 🤔📚

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Iceangel9
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The very best of the 9 books I finished this week!

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Hestapleton
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Woke up early this morning to take hubby to the ER for a kidney stone. He‘s home, but still in pain, so today is coffee and reading while keeping him company kind of day. Any prayers that this passes quickly would be so deeply appreciated.

Jas16 Hoping it passes quickly. 8mo
JacqMac 🤞 8mo
BookwormM Hope it passes soon 8mo
Dragon Hoping he‘s feeling better soon! 💐 8mo
Texreader 🙏🏻 Best wishes for quick recovery! 8mo
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RainyDayReading
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I should technically be reading this right now since it‘s due back soon...but I‘ve been sucked down musical memory lane and think I‘ll just keep watching music videos of all the bands I listened to in high school instead 😅 I blame my brother for asking me today about the music I listened to at his age. Sorry book, another time. 🎶🤘🏻

WorldsOkayestStepMom So now I'm curious what bands were on your playlist! 8mo
gradcat I can really relate to that...when I start listening to music, hours can go by without my even realizing it!! 8mo
RainyDayReading @gradcat It‘s crazy how fast time goes by when you‘ve got music going! I have a bad habit of going on YouTube to look up one song and then I just keep clicking and clicking....next thing I know I‘ve got 10 new bands to listen to and 3 hours have gone by! 8mo
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RainyDayReading @WorldsOkayestStepMom Oh so many haha. I fell down the alt rock/emo rabbit hole that night. So stuff like My Chemical Romance, AFI, Sum 41,Three Days Grace, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Paramore, Framing Hanley, Falling In Reverse, 30 Seconds to Mars, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, All Time Low, A Day to Remember etc. Sooo many haha. I also had a lot of hard rock and metal on my playlist (Seether, Nightwish, Shinedown etc.) 8mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @RainyDayReading Great bands! For her birthday in January, my 10 year old sister was given tickets to see Panic! At The Disco. She cried when she got them! 8mo
RainyDayReading @WorldsOkayestStepMom That‘s awesome!!! She‘s so lucky, I guarantee I would have burst into tears too! It‘s on my bucket list to go to a Panic! Concert one day, if I can ever afford the tickets haha. 8mo
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SitsWithaBook
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Mehso-so

I thought this was just ok. There were a few surprises along the way but sometimes it felt like a bit of a slog.

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AshleyC816
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A fun somewhat locked room mystery with a group of old friends getting together at an isolated hunting lodge for New Years. One ends up dead, and you flip back in forth in time and perspective to learn what happened. A few parts were predictable, but overall a fun read!

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SitsWithaBook
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Oh, I've been eager to read this!

BookishClaire It‘s so good. 8mo
RainyDayReading Just picked this up from my library! 8mo
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RainyDayReading
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Well so far 2019 has been abysmal when it comes to reading. I‘ve finished a bunch of manga but only ONE book 😪 So here‘s some books that I want to read this month... because that‘s been going so well...hopefully by posting them here it‘ll help motivate me to read again. This is part 1 of my TBR, I‘ll post part 2, which is just manga and graphic novels, later. On top of these I have 6 other books I‘m in the middle of that I need to finish 😖

bookandbedandtea City of Light City of Poison sounds good! I'm making a note. 🙂 8mo
RainyDayReading @bookandbedandtea I read half of it ages ago and just recently found my copy again to continue. I remember really enjoying the half that I read originally! 8mo
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Stegofreak
The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley

I hope I'm not supposed to be liking these characters. I'm nearly a third of the way through and none of them seem to have any redeemable qualities.

RaimeyGallant Haha. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 8mo
Bookladylinda I‘m in line for this one from my library!!! 😍 8mo
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Jemgirl2014
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I can see why this got a 43% rating. One major thing I did not like is the slow pacing of the book.I had already guessed who had gotten murdered well before the 30% mark. However, the author chose to do the big reveal in one of the last chapters of the book. Totally boring and frustrating. Also, all of the so called friends are terrible people. Bunch of wankers. The lot of them!