The book club meets at Hopeman GC on the last Monday of every month at 2pm, next one is on Mon 29th April

Review of ‘The Hunting Party’ by Lucy Foley.
The gathering of a group friends (mostly formed at university) at a Highland Estate for New Year.  One of the group went missing and a body soon discovered, clearly there had been foul play. It was described as “a gripping thriller”.  The consensus of our group of readers was that it was an easy and OK read.  None of us felt we would recommend it. The format was relatively easy to follow, despite the jumping back and forth in time and the story unfolding through the eyes of the various main characters (first person). The plot lacked real complexity and depth, both the victim and culprit relatively easy to discern.

The other book which had been recommended – The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry, is a really good read and if you haven’t yet and you have the chance to, it is worth the time. 

Our next book is Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, this is thought to be quite contemporary and will hopefully provide some good talking points. 

If you have time to fit in a second book – The Chestnut Man by Sören Sveistrup looks very interesting. He wrote the screenplay for The Killing, TV series. This is a crime thriller. It’s certainly on my list.

Julia