Hunter’s Chase by Val Penny by guest author Susan Roebuck
I have a new hero: Detective Inspect Hunter Wilson – tough when he needs to be but with a soft centre.
Move over all you crime writers, there’s a new girl in town : Val Penny . She’s penned a crime thriller that is so well plotted with a myriad of believable characters that the novel moves along at a pace that keeps the reader hooked from beginning to end. Hunter’s Chase is a novel that should stand on the shelves next to the best-sellers.
I believe the book was well researched because, for me, the facts were spot on (the post mortem scene will stay with me for a long time!). The mix of humour and thriller kept me enthralled (as well as “seeing” Edinburgh in winter) and I can’t wait to see what lovely DI Hunter is going to have to solve next. An excellent debut novel.
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 ballet dancer or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels. Her first crime novel, ‘Hunter’s Chase’ set in Edinburgh, Scotland was published by Crooked Cat Books on 02.02.2018. The sequel, ‘Hunter’s Revenge’ will be published on 09.09.2018.