Review: Hunting Evil {Robert Hunter #10} by Chris Carter

 

Title: Hunting Evil {Robert Hunter #10}

Author: Chris Carter

Published: June 2nd 2019, Simon & Schuster UK

Status: Read May 2019 courtesy Simon & Schuster AU

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My Thoughts:

In Chris Carter’s tenth instalment of his series featuring Robert Hunter, the head of LAPD’s Ultra Violent Crimes Unit, is once again pitted against his psychopathic nemesis, Lucien Folter. In An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter #6) Robert Hunter found himself in a battle of wits with his former college roommate, and the nation’s most prolific serial killer. Now, in Hunting Evil, after having spent three and a half years locked in solitary confinement, Lucien has escaped, and the only thing on his mind is vengeance.

Hunting Evil is action packed as Lucien initiates the most sadistic of games with Hunter in a bid to destroy him. With an intelligence that rivals Hunters’s, an ability to disguise every facet of himself, and having had years to plan, Lucien seemingly has the upper hand.

Sharp short chapters contribute to the quick pacing as Carter switches between the perspectives of Robert and Lucien. Hunter is struggling with this cat and mouse game, and Carter shows his increasing feelings of frustration and guilt. Lucien’s mind is an uncomfortable place to be in, a psychopath whose goal is to commit and document every variation of murder his inhumanity is chillingly portrayed by Carter.

Hunting Evil is a gripping psychological thriller, and though I thought there were some small flaws in the story, (for example, Hunter failing to provide protection to his love interest despite her obviously being at risk), I enjoyed it, much as I have others in the Robert Hunter series.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. stargazer
    May 30, 2019 @ 20:56:40

    This sounds like a good one. It is always a bit tricky though, when reading a review of number 10 in a series, because you kind of feel you have to start from the beginning.

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  2. Night Owl Book Cafe (@nightowlbcafe)
    May 31, 2019 @ 01:50:42

    it does look chilling 😀 awesome to see you enjoying this series.

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  4. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer
    Jun 03, 2019 @ 03:01:13

    Wonderful to hear you enjoyed it. I’m a big fan of his original techniques of killing 😉 but I’m running far behind… I still have this to look forward to when it comes to it then. Great review!

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