Today I’m on the blog tour for The Hunter, a book that is a little different from my usual reads, but there’s nothing wrong with a bit of variety from time to time. Many thanks to Anne Cater and Headline for letting me have a copy of the book to review.
Blurb: A troubled genius who vanishes in a mysterious car crash.
A disillusioned cop sensing conspiracy in the corridors of power.
A ruthless team of mercenaries operating in the shadows.
A billion-dollar business that wants the world in its grip.
One link connects them all.
A champion fighter. Betrayed and searching for the truth.
Cameron King is The Hunter.
My Review: I like to add variety to my reading choices and when I heard about this book it sounded gripping and with similar themes, conspiracy and power, to other books I’ve read before but not similar in other ways which made it different enough to interest me.
The book starts off with a bang and the reader is thrown into something they, and the main character Cameron, didn’t see coming. As the story continues the pace starts off fast and speeds up, once things start moving in this book they don’t let up until the end. It’s a full-on rollercoaster ride of a read which I really enjoyed. I felt there could have been a bit more depth to some of the plot, but having said that it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the story. This is one of those books you pick up and lose yourself in, there is so much happening in the book that the outside world disappears for an while and then when it does come back you’re surprised at how quiet and calm it is in comparison to the book world you’ve just been immersed in.
I liked Cameron, once I got over the surprise that she was a she, given the name I was expecting her to be male. However, initial surprise over, I genuinely liked her, she stuck up for what she believed in and showed remorse when it was appropriate. It was nice to have those human aspects in there given she seemed almost invincible sometimes. I also liked Ray, good, solid and dependable even in situations that are out of his comfort zone. I feel like these two could make a good partnership.
All in all this is a really good debut novel, fast-paced and gripping, perfect if you want some action but only from the safety of your sofa!
About the author:
Born in Scotland, Andrew Reid worked as a research scientist for almost a decade, on projects including DNA synthesis, forensics, and drug development. His short fiction has featured in several anthologies published by fox spirit books and his fantasy novel serial on Wattpad amassed nearly 175,000 reads. The Hunter is his debut novel.