Title: The Red Hunter
Author: Lisa Unger
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Is this part of a series? No, this is a stand alone novel.
Publish date: April 25th, 2017
I received an eARC of this book from Netgalley and Touchstone. Many thanks!
Claudia inherits a beautiful house that just needs a little (okay, a lot) of TLC. Still coming to terms with an old trauma in her life she moves herself and her teen daughter, Raven, there. She begins a blog, going mapping out her journey trying to get the house fixed up. The house, though has a history-secrets. When that past comes home to roost will she be able to keep her family safe?
Zoey Drake is looking for answers. The defining moment of her childhood was seeing her parents brutally murdered in their house and being beaten and left for dead. She knows some of the names, but not all. There’s one more. As she grows, anger and vengeance take her over… the hunter within wants payback. She thought she’d feel better after taking down one man, but felt nothing. It’s time to go after the others and figure out the mystery man. Is this really the life she wants, though, and what comes after?
The two lives swirl around each other, especially when it seems that someone has found the house’s deepest kept secret….
I loved this book! I am a huge fan of Unger’s work, and have all her novels. In this book she brings her perfect sense of timing and drama to create a chilling atmosphere while allowing the characters to be very real, flawed, and touchable. The story line had a good flow to it, and the premise was really engaging. I loved all the side stories- Zoey’s cat sitting job, Raven’s desire to know where she really came from, Claudia’s struggle to come to terms with everything that has happened in her life. For me, this was a five star book.
As far as adult content goes, this one is really high. There is a high level of violence including rape and murder. I give it a seven.
The book comes out 4-25-17. Be ready!
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