It feels like a world away since I shared my review of Val Penny’s first novel in the Edinburgh Crime Mystery series – Hunter’s Chase. The weather has cooled down and the first signs of autumn are in the air… and then there’s the Christmas cards!! Today I’m back with a review of the second book, Hunter’s Revenge.
Anyway if you’re looking for something to read now the nights are drawing in, then look no further.
Hunter by name – Hunter by nature: DI Hunter Wilson will not rest until his friend’s death is revenged.
DI Hunter Wilson is called to the scene of a murder. He is shocked to find the victim is his friend and colleague, George Reinbold.
Who would want to harm the quiet, old man? Why was a book worth £23,000 delivered to him that morning? Why is the security in George’s home so intense?
Hunter must investigate his friend’s past as well as the present to identify the killer and identify George’s killer. Hunter also finds a new supply of cocaine from Peru flooding HMP Edinburgh and the city.
The courier leads Hunter to the criminal gang but Hunter requires the help of his nemesis, the former Chief Constable, Sir Peter Myerscough and local gangster Ian Thomson to make his case.
Hunter’s perseverance and patience are put to the test time after time in this taught crime thriller.
Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to be part of the tour for Hunter’s Chase, so when the opportunity arose to be part of the tour for the next story, I was there in a shot.
I couldn’t wait to find out more Hunter and his team in the second instalment of the Edinburgh Crime Mysteries and Hunter’s Revenge didn’t disappoint. Although this is part of a series it is possible to read as a standalone book, although I would recommend reading the books in order to gain the most from the characters and their relationships as they are already quite developed in this book.
As in the previous book the there are plenty of twists and turns which kept you hooked from beginning to end.
All in all this is another fantastic read with some excellent characters.
Many thanks to Rachel and Val for the opportunity to be part of the blog tour.
About The Author
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 2nd February 2018. The sequel, ‘Hunter’s Revenge’ will be published on 9 September 2018.
Twitter: Valerie Penny
Don’t forget to check out the other stops on the tour for some more reviews and other fantastic content.