#BookReview – Hunter’s chase by Val Penny @valeriepenny @rararesources @crookedcatbooks
Hunter's Chase by Val Penny
Series: Edinburgh Crime Mysteries #1
Published by Crooked Cat Books on 2nd February 2018
Genres: Mystery, Crime
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Hunter by name – Hunter by nature: DI Hunter Wilson will not rest until Edinburgh is safe.
Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson knows there is a new supply of cocaine flooding his city, and he needs to find the source, but his attention is transferred to murder when a corpse is discovered in the grounds of a golf course.
Shortly after the post-mortem, Hunter witnesses a second murder, but that is not the end of the slaughter. With a young woman's life also hanging in the balance, the last thing Hunter needs is a new man on his team: Detective Constable Tim Myerscough, the son of his nemesis, the former Chief Constable Sir Peter Myerscough.
Hunter's perseverance and patience are put to the test time after time in this first novel in The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries series.
I think I might be in love with a new detective and book series! I loved that it was set in Scotland, only having been there the once, and reading about it so much in a few books recently, it makes me really want to go back and visit properly. I just want more of DI Hunter Wilson… please?? Oh, wait… I will be *happy dance*
This is an entertaining crime thriller book, which I just happen to love. There is so much going on at once! You have murders, drug lords, pregnancy, robberies, family secrets, drama and lots of mystery to solve. I thought the author’s writing was gritty and she kept you hooked from page one. I will admit to you do need to concentrate when reading this book, I got lost with all the characters at one point and had to re-read a couple of pages to figure out how everyone was linked.
Hunter, a man on a mission, takes no crap and is investigating a murder on a golf course, also has a twinkle in his eye for a certain lady. He has a new team member, Tim, the son of the ex-Chief police constable and someone who Hunter really does not like. Tim must prove himself to Hunter to show that he is not like his dad, trying to always escape the huge shadow he has created. I really liked his character.
It is my first introduction to Hunter and his team (being the first book and all), and it is not going to be my last (you must wait until September for that one!). I did love that you got to meet the whole team, each getting their own screen time so to speak, as they are all part of the investigation. They become real people like the main character, as the author fleshes them out which makes this book so much more of a gripping read, as you become invested in them all.
What is more amazing, this is a debut book! What an introduction indeed!
*Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources, Crooked Cat books and the author Val Penny for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*
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About Val Penny
Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer. However she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballet dancer or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels. Her first crime novel, 'Hunter's Chase' set in Edinburgh, Scotland was published by Crooked Cat Books on 02.02.2018. The sequel, 'Hunter's Revenge' will be published on 09.09.2018
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