The Red Hunter: A Novel by [Unger, Lisa]

What is the difference between justice and revenge? In this buzzworthy new standalone thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place…

Claudia Bishop’s perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes on a crumbling old house—one that unbeknownst to her has an ugly history and may hide long-buried secrets.

For Zoey Drake the defining moment of her childhood was the horrific home invasion murder of her parents. Years later, she has embraced the rage that fuels her. Training in the martial arts has made her strong and ready to face the demons from the past—and within.

Strangers to each other, and walking very different paths in the wake of trauma, these two women are on a collision course—because Zoey’s past nightmare and Claudia’s dreams for her future take place in the very same house. As Zoey seeks justice, and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the monsters at the door that are the most frightening of all.

Lisa Unger is one of my favorite thriller/crime novelists. Her books are always a hit and this one is no different.

This story is told from almost every character’s own unique point of view. The characters are complex and the plot is as well.

Everyone in this story has secrets. The characters were complex and reading the story had so many layers that unfolded right when they should have. There are some brutal scenes in this book, but it is a crime thriller. There are plenty of despicable characters and many more good, redeemable ones.

All of these people who had no idea about each other came together in the end just perfectly. I read this in an afternoon because I couldn’t put it down. There are so many stories going on at the same time I just kept going and then it ended and I wanted more!

Typical for readers of Lisa’s books. If you haven’t read her, then as Harlan Coben says, “Why Not?”  She is truly brilliant!



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