Book reviews, Crime thriller, Psychlogical thriller, Thriller

Hunting Evil by Chris Carter – Book Review

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PUBLISHERS BLURB

                                ‘Every story one day comes to an end…’


As roommates, they met for the first time in college. Two of the brightest minds ever to graduate from Stamford Psychology University. As adversaries, they met again in Quantico, Virginia. Robert Hunter had become the head of the LAPD’s Ultra Violent Crimes Unit. Lucien Folter had become the most prolific and dangerous serial killer the FBI had ever encountered.


Now, after spending three and a half years locked in solitary confinement, Lucien has finally managed to break free. And he’s angry.


For the past three and a half years, Lucien has thought of nothing else but vengeance. The person responsible for locking him away has to pay, he has to suffer. That person … is Robert Hunter.


And now it is finally time to execute the plan.

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MY REVIEW

This is #10 in the Robert Hunter series by Chris Carter and in the Author’s Notes In the front of the book, he does say his previous book in the series An Evil Mind gives the history between Lucian and Hunter, so it may be worth reading this before. I have to admit I haven’t read that yet…..but I didn’t have any trouble reading this as a stand-alone….

Hunting Evil begins with Jordan arriving late to work, he rushes in but finds doors that should be locked, open. Then he see the blood!

Lucian Folter has walked out of the high security prison infirmary ward, killing 5 people…..and taking his time.

He was put in a high security prison instead of maximum security as the FBI wanted him close so they could study him……well that was a mistake….he’s out and he has a plan and that plan revolves around Detective Robert Hunter.

What follows is one of the most gripping, dramatic novels I’ve read…..the writing is fast paced, brutal and and totally compelling……cliche I know, but I couldn’t put it down and read this in two nerve shredding sittings….

Lucian, described as “a sort of modern day urban survivalist” is a master of disguise….learned over many years and noted in his psychopath encyclopaedia, is so calm and utterly terrifying, and he’s after Hunter.

“What Lucian had in store for him would feel like Satan himself had come alive”

Hunter, an insomniac, with a connoisseur’s likening for a fine Single Malt, is also the only person who really understands how Lucian’s mind works……he knows how bad this is going to be…will he survive the game?

Amazingly immersive writing by Chris Carter and I loved every gloriously tense, gruesome moment…..and I can recommend this unreservedly..

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book  in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here (click on the image)…..

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Biographies can be an absolute drag, so I won’t bore anyone with a long life story.

I was born in Brasilia, Brazil where I spent my childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school, I moved to the USA where I studied psychology with specialization in criminal behaviour. During my University years I held a variety of odd jobs, ranging from flipping burgers to being part of an all male exotic dancing group.

I worked as a criminal psychologist for several years before moving to Los Angeles, where I swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans, bandanas and an electric guitar. After a spell playing for several well known glam rock bands, I decided to try my luck in London, where I was fortunate enough to have played for a number of famous artists. I toured the world several times as a professional musician.

A few years ago I gave it all up to become a full time writer. (Courtesy of Goodreads)

Praise for Chris Carter:
‘Carter has a background in criminal psychology and the killers at the centre of his novels are all the more terrifying for it’ Mail on Sunday
‘Carter is one of those authors who makes writing look effortless … I couldn’t put it down’ Crime Squad
‘This is a chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffery Deaver class’ Daily Mail.