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Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson is called to the scene of a murder. DCs Tim Myerscough and Bear Zewedu found a corpse, but when Hunter arrives it has disappeared, and all is not as it seems.
Hunter recalls the disappearance of a dead body thirty years earlier. The Major Incident Team is called in but sees no connection – it is too long ago. Hunter is determined to investigate the past and the present with the benefit of modern DNA testing.
Tim has other problems in his life. His father, Sir Peter Myerscough, is released from jail. He, too, remembers the earlier murder. There is no love lost between Hunter and Sir Peter. Will Hunter accept help from his nemesis to catch a killer?
Hunter’s own secret is exciting and crucial to his future. Will it change his life? And can he keep Edinburgh safe?
I am really enjoying going back to catch up on the life and cases of Val Penny’s Detective Inspector (Christian) Hunter Wilson and his team. The books work well as standalones but also make an enthralling series, too, this being the fifth book in the series.
In this story, two of the team, DCs Tim Myerscough and Bear Zewedu, are out training when they discover a dead body. They go to call for help but when they return the body has disappeared. This reminds Hunter of what happened some thirty years ago when he and his younger brother also found a body which also mysteriously disappeared. Could the cases be related?
This is a story in which the bigotry, intolerance and bullying of others demonstrated by some could be key to solving the mystery. It is also one where instincts, local knowledge and familiarity with members of the community are used to brilliant effect. I was so glad when the culprit was identified and arrested!
I’m loving reading this series and have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending it. Now I can’t wait to read the next book to discover just how Hunter’s undercover planning and secret meetings work out for him – so happy they were for such a great reason, I was getting worried! To discover just why, you’ll need to read it for yourself.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Purchase Link – http://mybook.to/hunterssecret
Author Bio –
Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer. However, she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballerina or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels.
Her crime novels, ‘Hunter’s Chase’ Hunter’s Revenge, Hunter’s Force and Hunter’s Blood form the bestselling series The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries. They are set in Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Crooked Cat Books. The fifth novel in the series, Hunter’s Secret, is published by darkstroke. Her first non-fiction book, Let’s Get Published is available now.
Social Media Links – Twitter @valeriepenny
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