Review: Hunted by Elizabeth Heiter #bookblog #bookreview

Blurb

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!

My Thoughts

Once upon a time I was an avid lover of profiling.  One of my fav shows is Criminal Minds. However, I grew up, I went to university and learned about human behaviour and now I’m anti-profiling. Really, it’s the equivalent of fortune telling!

That’s not the say that I didn’t enjoy this read because I did. The story was very well paced, the characters (while not spectacular) were interesting, and I did enjoy some aspects of the killer. However, the profiling the main character did was so ridiculously weak, it made me a touch angry. There’s no denying that the author did an awesome researching researching, blah. And I do have to say that the main character was hard to like.  Her incident (I won’t say what so I don’t spoil it) was weak and not very believable. I’m usually the first to say, hey it’s fiction the author has the right to put in whatever she wants, but with so much ‘fact’ it just felt un-natural and would have been better to leave out I feel.

If you enjoy Criminal Minds and like shows, then you may just enjoy this one.

I rated Hunted: 3/5 starts

Happy Reading

Nat

One Comment Add yours

  1. the book looks interesting and i love your thoughts on profiling lol. you should check out Sharon Bolton’s work, if you like crime thrillers (esp her Lacey Flint series, it’s my personal fave) 🖤

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