Today it’s my turn on the Blogtour Hunter’s Force by Val Penny. Enter the Giveaway below to Win a mobi or PDF of Hunter’s Force by Val Penny (Open INT)
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 ballerina or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels. Her crime novels, ‘Hunter’s Chase’ Hunter’s Revenge and Hunter’s Force are set in Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Crooked Cat Books. The fourth book in the series, Hunter’s Blood, follows shortly.
About the book
Hunter by name – Hunter by nature. Can DI Hunter Wilson keep Edinburgh safe when he is the hunted?
Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson is woken in the early hours of the morning by a call from his son. Cameron’s flatmate was murdered. Why would anybody want to kill a young woman recently arrived in the city?
Hunter must call in the new Major Incident Team (MIT) to lead the investigation due to the reorganisation of police services. Hunter’s ability to be involved, however, is put in severe doubt when someone from his past decides to take revenge on him. He goes missing, and his team have no idea where to look for him. Who would want to stop Hunter in his tracks?
Meanwhile, Hunter’s team must work closely with the MIT, with or without him, to solve the murder in this taut crime thriller.
What would you do if you came home and found your roommate, albeit one you never agreed to have in your apartment in the first place, brutally murdered? Common sense would dictate the need to call the police, right? Or would you call your father Detective Inspector Hunter? Well, you can guess what Cameron decides to do.
Everything points towards him having something to with her murder. She is in his apartment, he was the last one to see her, and yet the person who said she could live there somehow has no recollection of doing so. That’s quite a conundrum.
Simultaneously someone has their sights set on getting rid of Hunter, which of course begs the question whether putting Cameron in the frame for a vicious murder has anything to do with a personal vendetta.
I think without intending to Penny actually creates a kind of locked room scenario, but without the locked room. When the least likely suspect is actually the most guilty person in the room.
It’s a police procedural with a mob vibe, crime solved by an almost vigilante force, Hunter’s Force. Penny keeps it moving, sometimes so fast you have to retrace your own reading footprint. It’s violent, gritty and the motive is brutal.
Buy Hunter’s Force (The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries #3) at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Crooked Cat Books; pub date 3 Mar. 2019. Buy at Amazon com.
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