It had everything that you want in a pulse-pounding thriller : lots of chills and thrills and edge-of-your-seat wondering. It was often hard to find a good stopping point and I frequently found myself saying, “just one more chapter,” reading past my bedtime more than once.
Doug, an outdoor aficionado, has talked his new wife into exploring the beautiful and remote Adirondack forest. It’s only a couple of pages, but I wanted to warn would-be readers in case you’d like to skim that bit.
I would definitely still classify it in the thriller genre though, with plenty of chills and fast-pacing that keep the pages turning. The premise: Dr. Tess Bran nick has advanced degrees in anatomy and physiology.
And that is Tess’s biggest desire in life: to prove the existence of a creature that has mystified scientists, researchers and believers for hundreds of years. As Tess has her own encounter, she begins to learn more than she ever thought possible about this alternative creature and its way of life.
Simultaneously, she is working with grant-funded monies from a very rich and powerful man…one who wants to see Bigfoot for himself, preferably dead and mounted or turned into a biological weapon. Wonderful, strong writer with clear point of view and excellent pacing.
Though she writes mainly in the supernatural suspense genre, this novel was all set in the outback of Australia, a rugged and wild place that reminded me of the many wilderness areas here in Vermont. The premise: Eileen, a twenty-two-year-old adventurer goes missing in the very remote Ash lough Forest.
I love her books because they’re a beautiful blend of prose and atmosphere…all while maintaining a slow-burning tension in the plot. And an unusual twist at the end of Hunted will catch most readers off guard.
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