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Hunter's Blood (The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries #4) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B07ZZ2P5NR
- Publisher : darkstroke books (January 1, 2020)
- Publication date : January 1, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 437 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 253 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #880,105 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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DI Hunter Wilson is a very likeable protagonist, and I do like that he and Dr Sharma are more involved as time goes on. This series is for anyone who likes a good mystery with a touch of grittiness.
There are several distinct plot threads; a vehicle accident, a missing child, mysterious deaths, drugs and more, all of which seem to have no connection to each other, but slowly, and cleverly, tie into each other as the story progresses.
There is a generous cast of well-developed characters, each with their own personality. Some, on both sides of the law, have obviously appeared in previous books. Whereas reading those books may have helped with a familiarity of the relationships between the characters, not having read them didn’t hinder my understanding or the enjoyment of this book.
Overall, this was a highly enjoyable, intriguing, character-based, realistic story, that drew me in.
The subplots initially had me in a tizzy. There was a car racing down the roads, lost child, murders of 3 women, and drugs and overall mayhem. How the Hunter found his way in the minefield of characters was a mind freak. The author’s writing was dipped in the ink of dark plots and vivid imagery when she wrote this book.
Top reviews from other countries
Hunter’s Blood is about the circumstances surrounding the suspicious deaths of three old ladies, one of whom is Hunter’s aunt, the disappearance of a young girl from a travellers’ camp and a fatal car crash that remains undiscovered for far too long.
I was drawn into the story to the extent that it was impossible to escape. I needed to know the outcomes. There are some nasty characters, the worst of whom escapes to Ireland. I hope that he gets his come-uppance in a subsequent volume.
This is a great series and I would say that Hunter has already established himself as one of Edinburgh’s greatest fictional detectives.
Hunter is the title character, the detective inspector who has to piece everything together. He is wonderfully fleshed out as a character. Empathetic, patient and caring about his aunt Sandra. I instantly warmed up to him.
Penny has written a fast-paced, gripping mystery, full of twist and meanders. I devoured it within 2 days.
What can I say about Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson? Well for a start off, he is a dedicated police officer, who goes above and beyond the call of duty. He is so dedicated to his work that his work life has often taken priority over his personal life, which hasn't always gone down that well. Hunter is kind, compassionate, sensitive, patient but at the same time underestimate him at your peril. Hunter is also tough, tenacious, thorough and determined. The cases in 'Hunter's Blood' test Hunter like he has never been tested before. I was keeping everything crossed that he would survive the book in one piece and that he would solve the cases and apprehend the perpetrator or perpetrators. Does that happen? Well for the answer to that question and so much more you are just going to have to read the book for yourselves to find out as I am not going to tell you.
It took me next to no time to get into this book. In fact by the time I got to the end of the first page, I knew that I was going to be in for one hell of a read and that I wouldn't be able to put the book down for any great length of time. I was right on both counts. I picked the book up at an ideal time for me- I was feeling a bit fed up because of my Chronic Back Pain and in desperate need of a distraction. Well 'Hunter's Blood' was certainly a painkiller for me in that it made me forget about the pain I was in. For me, 'Hunter's Blood' was an unputdownable page turner of a read. The book wasn't exactly glued to my hand but it might as well have been because it travelled everywhere with me. I didn't want to miss a single second of the story. I was interested to see which direction the story was going to take and I had to keep reading to see if Hunter managed to solve the cases and apprehend the perpetrator or perpetrators. The pages turned over at a furious rate and all too quickly I reached the end of the book, which I was disappointed about. I had been enjoying the author's writing style, the characters and the storylines so much that I just wished that the book hadn't had to end.
'Hunter's Blood' was brilliantly written but then I thought the same about Val's other books too. I love the way in which she starts the story with a bang and then the story maintains a fairly fast pace until the end of the book. Val drew me into the story from the beginning and once she had my attention, she refused to let me have it back until I had finished the book and closed the back cover. Val writes so realistically and uses such vivid descriptions that I really did feel as though I was part of the story myself and another member of Hunter's team.
In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'Hunter's Blood' and I would definitely recommend this book to other readers. I will definitely be reading more of Val's work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board just has to be 5* out of 5*.
I'm looking forward to reading #5, Hunters secret. A cracking series!