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Hunter’s Blood Val Penny 5*#Review @valeriepenny @crookedcatbooks @darkstrokedark @rararesources #Hunter #Mystery #HuntersBlood #Giveaway #TheEdinburghCrimeMysteries #CrimeFiction #PoliceProcedural #BlogTour #BookReview

DI Hunter Wilson never has just one problem to solve.

Three elderly women he knows have died in mysterious circumstances. Hunter appears to be the only link.

A little girl goes missing on a cold winter’s night. When his team discovers cocaine hidden at the farm where she was living, the search becomes even more urgent.

Why did the women die? And what did the child witness?

Hunter must find the answers to these questions to ensure his family and his city are safe.

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I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

This the second book I have read in the ‘Edinburgh crime mysteries’ and ‘Hunter’s Blood’ is a cleverly written, vividly characterised story. The fourth book in the series it reads well as a standalone.

The story begins with an episode of dangerous driving that is witnessed by all the main protagonists, all react but none follow up their actions. There are numerous, distinct plot threads, all seem unconnected but as the story progresses they are weaved together to reveal, a tapestry of crime and death.

Hunter has direct connections to some of the incidents and becomes involved in a professional capacity in others. The team dynamic is strong among the detectives. this aids the investigation, even though they are diversified and investigating different elements.

Written in an immersive, vivid style that draws you into the plot, it lets you experience everything, bad and good. Some of the story’s characters are linked through previous crimes, falling on either side of the law. There are many grey areas too. Making the story authentic and realistic.

Hunter is likeable and easy to relate to, he is described using visual imagery making it easy to imagine him and his actions as you read. Connecting you to the story and the main character.

The story captures the ethos of its setting, and even if you are unfamiliar with the area, it speaks to you, and grounds the actions, increasing the impact.

A solid police procedural with a cleverly linked plot, complex characters, who are relatable and a believable ending. Another chilling, riveting crime mystery with the enigmatic Hunter.


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, is out now.

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  1. Thank you so much for your lovely review of Hunter’s Blood. I am so grateful to you for the time you took to read the book and take part in Rachel’s excellent blog tour, but especially for the 5* review.

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