Hunter's Chase is a gripping mystery with an excellent cast of characters on both sides of the law. Edinburgh provides the mystery's urban setting, yet it also presents a small-town feel in which everyone knows everyone.
Hunter is a determined investigator, and his team shares a great camaraderie. I especially like DC Mel Grant for her snarky dialogue, which is on par with some of Hunter's. Her scathing wit is especially noticeable during her interactions with Jamie Thompson, a burglary suspect detained at the beginning of the story, who found the first body. Another prominent character is DC Tim Myerscough, of whom Hunter is initially apprehensive, but soon gains his trust as the story progresses. In fact, all of the characters seem believable and realistic.
Sean Pia, who narrates the audiobook, has a great voice. It's very soothing, and fits the setting well. I must confess that I did pick up a few gaffes here and there, with lines being repeated, but that's not a major issue. It's a story that I get invested in early on, with some great twists, some funny lines, and even some truly poignant moments.
The Hunter's Chase audiobook is available via Audible here: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Hunters-Chase-Audiobook/B092CDB6ZX
About the Author
Val Penny’s other crime novels, Hunter's Chase, Hunter's Revenge, Hunter's Force, Hunter’s Blood, and Hunter’s Secret form the bestselling series The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries. They are set in Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Darkstroke. Her first non-fiction book, Let’s Get Published, is also available now and she has most recently contributed her short story, Cats and Dogs, to a charity anthology, Dark Scotland.
Val is an American author living in SW Scotland with her husband and their cat.
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