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ALL OF THEM ARE FRIENDS. ONE OF THEM IS A KILLER.
“A ripping, riveting murder mystery — wily as Agatha Christie, charged with real menace, real depth. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware.” – A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
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.
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, on New Year’s Day, one of them is dead . . . and another of them did it.
DON’T BE LEFT OUT. JOIN THE PARTY NOW.
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About the Author
LUCY FOLEY is a former editor at Hodder Fiction and has been both a literary agent and a bookseller. An avid painter, she now writes full time and lives in London, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Straight from the Agatha Christie mold, well told mystery tale of who done it and to whom. Keep your friends close...
I received an ARC copy of this book so that format is what I am basing my review on: This was an enjoyable read though I'm not sure it works as intended. The descriptions given seem to present this as a thriller or even a murder mystery and there is one there- eventually- but you're pretty far along before there's any sense of urgency or danger. Having said that, I enjoyed getting to know the backstories of these characters and they're interesting people with interesting stories. It's just that you spend an awful lot of time getting through those (constantly shifting pov) chapters for the "payoff" which is over in the blink of an eye and very little build-up. A note on the actual writing: the author has a habit of phrasing her sentences so that they seem cut off or truncated. It's just a peculiarity and once you get used to it, it doesn't detract from the story.
It's a great book!