First Impression Friday: The Hunting Party

There’s a brand new meme hosted by JW Martin called First Impression Friday! It sounded like a fun way to reflect on a new book, so I thought I’d play along! Here’s what it’s about:

First Impression Friday will be a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little farther.Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end. Did you think you’d love and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you exactly right?

I started reading The Hunting Party this morning and I’m about 20% of the way through (okay, it’s a little bit more than the first two chapters but still…). My first impression?

The descriptions of the secluded, snowy Scottish Highlands is eerie and lends the perfect atmosphere for a good murder-mystery. There are multiple narratives that gives a lot of insight into the various players. Although the main characters are all supposed to be childhood friends, you can feel there’s a certain kind of tension in the group that’s somewhat competitive. So far, all of this packaged together is setting up the story quite well for a high-intensity thriller.

The chapters have been very descriptive, so I think if this keeps on, it won’t be a very fast-paced thriller. But I can already feel the tension and unease pulling me in! I’m so curious to know whose died and of course, whodunit! I think this’ll be a ★★★★☆ read for me, and I can’t wait to find out if it lives up to the hype it’s been receiving on bookstagram. I really hope it does!

Have you read The Hunting Party? Do my first impressions sound similar to yours? If you’ve written an FIF, I’d love to know what you’re reading & what your first impressions are! Drop your link in the comments and let’s talk books 🙂

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