04 March 2019

Review and personal mention in Hunter by Jack Heath

Hunter by Jack Heath cover
RRP $29.99AUD
Published 4 March 2019
Allen & Unwin
* Copy courtesy of Allen & Unwin *

I have exciting news to share, I've been mentioned in the praise section of Hunter by Jack Heath, published by Allen & Unwin and available in bookstores today! But let me back up a minute.

Hunter is the second in the series to feature Timothy Blake and which began with Hangman. I was a huge fan of Hangman and some of you might remember I published a recipe style review last year which Allen & Unwin really enjoyed. 

Since then, I've been eagerly awaiting the next novel in the series but had no idea an excerpt of my Hangman review was going to be published in the praise section at the beginning of Hunter. I was stoked to receive an advance copy and when I saw Carpe Librum mentioned, my reaction was immediate and visceral. Wooohoooo!!! It's been a dream come true and I'm elated that I can now share it with you.

Naturally I've been on cloud nine since then, however I was also understandably nervous that Hunter would live up to expectations. I'm relieved to say it did!

The riddles at the beginning of each chapter are back and continued to do my head in, although I think I had a better solve rate this time. Blake is officially no longer a consultant for the FBI and when Hunter opens, we find him involved in body disposal for a local crime lord. He still sees FBI agent Reese Thistle, but when he stumbles across a body that has nothing to do with his new 'role' he finds himself in quite the predicament.

Quote from Carpe Librum blog
Praise section of Hunter by Jack Heath
Note the quote from Carpe Librum blog

I enjoyed Blake's character development in Hunter. He continues to develop feelings for Thistle and vows to be a better man so that she never has to discover his dark secret.

Blake remains the likeable bad guy protagonist, and Aussie author Jack Heath does an astonishing job of continuing to make the reader root for the cannibal detective. Hunter is a solid follow up to the first in the series, with no perceivable drop off in writing, tension, action or body count.

Highly recommended!

My rating = *****

Carpe Librum!

P.S. Read a FREE sample of Hunter and see the Carpe Librum mention on page 4.

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  1. Wow! This is awesome Tracey. I have a copy here and I’m now rushing off to see your quote. I have both Hangman and Hunter to read and I’m looking forward to them.

  2. Oooh! That is soo cool, Tracey! Congrats!

    I've yet to read any Heath's book and I really only came across his name last year at BAD (Sydney Crime writers festival) but still have yet to have a chance in reading any of his books. Which one should I start with, do you think?

  3. Thanks Veronica, I hope you found the quote in your copy :-)

    Thanks so much Tien. I think you should start with Hangman. It's the first of his adult novels and the first in the series to feature Timothy Blake and it introduces the lead character really well. I haven't read any of his children's books, but there are at least 20 I believe.

  4. This is so cool Tracey! I have an ARC and was excited to find your words in it! Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations, Tracey! (and you've prompted me to add Hangman to my TBR list)

  6. Thanks Krystal, I agree, it's soooo cool isn't it? Glad you were able to see it in your ARC.

    And wow Debbie, thanks for the warm wishes and I'm so pleased you were prompted to add Hangman to your TBR. Hope you love it as much as I did :-)

  7. Congratulations! Cheers from CArole's Chatter


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