Hi, my name is Nenia and I have too many books. Lately I've been trying to cut down on the number of books I've hoarded by reading as many as possible (either wholly or in part). Especially ones I was really super excited about. I was really super excited about THE HUNTING PARTY because THE GUEST LIST was so good. I didn't care that it basically sounded like the same formula, only in a snowy lounge in the woods instead of a chilly mansion on an island. Who DOESN'T want to read about a party that basically turns into a locked-room mystery? It's like Cluedo, only SCARIER.
THE HUNTING PARTY came out before THE GUEST LIST and it shows. It's almost like the author knew she didn't get things quite right and THE GUEST LIST was her attempt at a reprise. If so, it worked. Her second book is much, much better. This one isn't bad, but it isn't gripping me, and I am not invested enough in any of the characters, or the story, to finish.
2 out of 5 stars