The Hunter by Jennifer Herrera
Published: January 10, 2023
G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Genre: Suspense Thrillers
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Jennifer Herrera is a former philosophy grad student turned literary agent who is fascinated by the stories we tell ourselves to live and the lies we cling to that sabotage our chances at a good life. She has lived in six states and five countries (so far) and now resides in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, and cat.
“We all lie to ourselves when it suits us.”
Leigh is trying to figure out what to do, what to do about her job, her marriage, and her life, when a phone call from her brother gives her a possible chance for distraction. When she finds herself back in her hometown, investigating a mysterious series of deaths, she wasn’t expecting the truth to have been in front of her face the whole time, but it was.
This was a different kind of thriller. I enjoyed the storyline and found the way things unfolded interesting. I enjoyed the character development and seeing Leigh discover what she had to do.
The setting was both cozy and creepy, which I think was the point. It was interesting how things fell into place; suddenly, the realization of what Leigh needed to do was just there. There was a sort of ethereal element to this story, and it worked well.
This could be a series with this town and all the characters we meet. I wouldn’t mind reading about Ronan and his journey in being himself.