Hunter’s Revenge – Val Penny

Hunter by name – Hunter by nature: DI Hunter Wilson will not rest until his friend’s death is revenged.

DI Hunter Wilson is called to the scene of a murder. He is shocked to find the victim is his friend and colleague, George Reinbold. Who would want to harm the quiet, old man? Why was a book worth £23,000 delivered to him that morning? Why is the security in George’s home so intense? Hunter must investigate his friend’s past as well as the present to identify the killer and identify George’s killer. Hunter also finds a new supply of cocaine from Peru flooding HMP Edinburgh and the city. The courier leads Hunter to the criminal gang but Hunter requires the help of his nemesis, the former Chief Constable, Sir Peter Myerscough and local gangster Ian Thomson to make his case. Hunter’s perseverance and patience are put to the test time after time in this taught crime thriller.



My review

Revenge can lead to disaster…

I am struggling a bit with this review. I did not read the fist book and although that is often not a problem, I felt that I missed some connections here. I am grateful that the author did not give to much away about the content of the previous book, but maybe it might have been helpful to introduce the team and explain a bit about their background for people who are new to this series. It does not have to be long, but it could clarify some things. There were a lot of characters to get to know here.

The story was good and it was not easy to guess who whas the culprit, which I could not, of course, as usual. That is something I really like. It’s not always easy to keep it hidden until the end, but how many people can you know and how many things can you see or hear by chance. It felt not always credible.

I really liked Tim Myerscough. DI Wilson, on the other hand, not so much.

Was it a bad book? No, not at all. Maybe the book just was not for me or maybe it was because I did not read the other book, I don’t know. 3 stars.

Thank you, Val Penny and RachelsRandomResources.


About the author

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 ballet dancer or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels. Her first crime novel, ‘Hunter’s Chase’ set in Edinburgh, Scotland was published by Crooked Cat Books on 02.02.2018. The sequel, ‘Hunter’s Revenge’ will be published on 09.09.2018.