The Hunter

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Leigh O’Donnell is The Hunter, a detective for the NYPD, or at least she was until she got herself suspended by her captain, who is also her husband. As her life falls apart, Leigh is called home to Copper Falls by her brother for help investigating three suspicious drownings. Leigh discovers similarities to three suspicious drownings years earlier and finds that like every small town, this one has its secrets. She’ll do whatever it takes to find the truth about the town, the deaths and herself.

I picked up this book thinking it was a murder mystery, but it was so much more. This was a story less about the mystery and more about the character. Leigh is deep and complex, still trying to figure out herself and her place in her own world. The mystery really took backseat to Leigh’s character. I wouldn’t recommend this story to those who love high-octane murder mysteries, but I would recommend it to all who love a good character study and themes of how and why we lie to ourselves. A great debut by a new author and I look forward to more.

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Author Jennifer Herrera
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group
Publish Date 10-Jan-2023
ISBN 9780593540213 Buy this Book
Issue March 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller