A riveting atmospheric suspense debut that explores the dark side of a small town and asks: How can we uncover the truth when we are lying to ourselves?
After reckless behavior costs NYPD detective Leigh O’Donnell her job and her marriage, three suspicious drownings in her hometown cause her to return to Copper Falls, Ohio in the hopes that solving a triple homicide just might get her life back on course. Leigh had stayed away from Copper Falls for decades, even though her trio of loving uncles and her brother still call it home. Because Copper Falls may seem idyllic, but something rotten lies at its core.
Headstrong and intuitive, Leigh isn’t afraid to face a killer. But she will have to do more than that to learn the truth about Copper Falls; she must unravel a complicated web of insidious secrets going back generations and truly confront what the town keeps hidden—as well as what she is hiding from herself.
Both a taut mystery and a deeply affecting examination of the stories and lies we build our lives upon, The Hunter signals the arrival of an unforgettable character and a major new writing talent.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ The Hunter Review:
I love a good twisty thriller, and The Hunter didn’t disappoint! After a bit of a slow start, Herrera takes the familiar “big city cop comes home after something goes wrong in their life/because of local deaths” and adds a rich cast of characters and carefully plotted subterfuges.
Just as I was convinced I knew exactly what was going on (and that I had guessed the ending), I realized there were still far too many pages left for this story to be over. The final twist helps The Hunter stand out from the garden-variety thriller crowd.
Thanks to NetGalley & PENGUIN GROUP Putnam/G.P. Putnam’s Sons for the digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.