Saturday, 16 November 2013

Review: Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter

Terror stalks a small Virginia town.

FBI rising star, criminal profiler Evelyn Baine, knows how to think like a serial killer. But she's never chased anyone like the Bakersville Burier, who hunts young women and displays them, half-buried, deep in the woods. As the body count climbs, Evelyn's relentless pursuit of the killer puts her career - and her life - at risk. And the evil lurking in the Burier's mind may be more than even she can unravel.

Terror is closer than she thinks.

The Bakersville Burier knows he's got an FBI profiler on his trail. He knows who she is and where to find her. And he's biding his time, because he's planned a special punishment for Evelyn. She may have tracked other killers, but he vows to make this her last chase. This time it's her turn to be hunted!

Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: December 31st 2013 by Harlequin MIRA   

Terri's Review 

I received an ARC of this book via a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

This book is outside of the normal genre that I tend to gravitate towards however I am extremely pleased that I got the opportunity to read it.  I really enjoyed the time spent within the pages of this read.

This story reminded me of an episode of the TV show Criminal Minds.  The main character was a criminal profiler and the language and terms used throughout the book were the same.  Although I can see how some might be critical of these similarities I rather enjoyed it.  There was no need to learn new terms such as BAU and unsub.

Evelyn was a tough cookie on the exterior with a vulnerable interior that made the story interesting.  Her drive and determination was predictable yet infectious.  I like how she was pint sized and underestimated yet she managed to overcome peoples views of her.  The storyline moved at a good pace and kept me interested from the first to last page.

I rate a book on how it made me feel and not necessarily on the genre, or how original it was, or if there was some dramatic twist.  This book entertained me and I could not ask for more than that.  I truly enjoyed the hours spent hunting the Bakersville Burier.

About the Author

ELIZABETH HEITER likes her suspense to feature strong heroines, chilling villains, psychological twists, and a little bit (or a lot!) of romance. Her research has taken her into the minds of serial killers, through murder investigations, and onto the FBI Academy’s shooting range.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English Literature. Her manuscripts have been finalists in the Golden Heart®, Marlene, Daphne Du Maurier, and Golden Gateway contests and she won Suzanne Brockmann’s 2010 Haiku Contest. She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and Romance Writers of America.

In 2012, Elizabeth fulfilled a lifelong goal when she sold her first five novels.

Twitter:  ElizabethHeiter


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