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Nine students. Three bloodsports. One deadly weekend.

It is the autumn term and Greer MacDonald is struggling to settle into the sixth form at the exclusive St. Aidan the Great boarding school, known to its privileged pupils as S.T.A.G.S. Just when she despairs of making friends Greer receives a mysterious invitation with three words embossed upon on it: huntin’ shootin’ fishin’. When Greer learns that the invitation is to spend the half term weekend at the country manor of Henry de Warlencourt, the most popular and wealthy boy at S.T.A.G.S., she is as surprised as she is flattered.

But when Greer joins the other chosen few at the ancient and sprawling Longcross Hall, she realises that Henry’s parents are not at home; the only adults present are a cohort of eerily compliant servants. The students are at the mercy of their capricious host, and, over the next three days, as the three bloodsports – hunting, shooting and fishing – become increasingly dark and twisted, Greer comes to the horrifying realisation that those being hunted are not wild game, but the very misfits Henry has brought with him from school…

Review

I thought this was a fascinating book. It’s a mystery book with a difference. You know who was murdered and who by just not the how or why. Greer is a good main character but is a little naive at times especially when it comes to boys. I thought the plot was good, maybe a few holes but very interesting and well put together. The suspense was well done and kept me guessing throughout the  whole book. The characters were fun and interesting and had good growth.

The ending wasn’t my favourite it left too many holes and unanswered questions, if it had just stopped a chapter before it would have been so much better. But overall it was a good exciting book and a nice quick read.

4 out of 5 stars

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