Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Killer Pursuit by Jeff Gunhus Blog Tour and Giveaway!



Welcome to my stop on the Killer Pursuit by Jeff Gunhus blog tour. I absolutely loved this book and hope you enjoy my review. You can see the other stops HERE but before you go, don't forget to enter the giveaway!!

Killer Pursuit by Jeff Gunhus (Allison McNeil) Publication date: January 10th 2016 Genres: Adult, Thriller


Synopsis:
When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is connected to the Internet through an encrypted connection…and no-one knows who’s on the other end.Special Agent Allison McNeil is asked by beleaguered FBI Director Clarence Mason to run an off-the-record investigation of the murder. The most direct path to apprehending the killer is to find the videos, but with rumors that the victim’s client list may have included Mason’s political enemies, Allison worries about the director’s motives. As she starts her investigation, she quickly discovers that she’s not the only one pursuing the videos. In fact, the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself.


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My Thoughts:

I never knew that this was the second book in the Allison McNeil series, and while there were one or two references to the first book, it can be read as a stand alone, though I did feel that I missed something not having read the first!!

In this, it starts with Allison and the FBI at a cabin where a suspected serial killer is. Just before they move in Allison sees something that makes her think it's a trap, but it's too late. The house explodes! She notices something in the trees and sees the killer. Her and her superior take off in pursuit but her superior is caught by the killer. Allison stands there with a decision to make, her superior has a gun to his head so the logical choice is to drop her weapon but instead she shoots him in the shin and shoots the killer. Some think it's the right choice but not her superior. He is calling for her dismissal. 

When she is called to the FBI Director's office, she expects the worse but what she ends up getting is another assignment that she has to investigate whilst on "leave". All has to be on the hush hush because a high end call girl was murdered. The call girl had 2 different cameras in her apartment and the FBI are intent on getting it back because her clients are all high profile politicians. Allison has to figure out where the digital footage was sent while trying to find the killer.

I loved this! Allison is such a great character. She is cunning, smart, brave and well able to do what's necessary. She has some problems but works through them. All of the characters were well written and developed.

This isn't my first book by this author, nor will it be my last. He has a way of drawing you into the story and making you a part of it. In this one, you are thrown into the deep end with the murder happening in the first few chapters, and you feel like you are seeing the mystery unravel along with the MC. I've already downloaded more from Jeff Gunhus and can't wait to listen to them (I downloaded his Night Chill and Jack Templar audiobooks) 

Anyway, this was an excellent thriller and one I recommend, though I do think you should start with book 1 ;) With plenty of twists and turns and enough suspense to keep everyone happy, this is a must read.



AUTHOR BIO:

Jeff Gunhus is the author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 100 on Amazon and have been Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists.
After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.

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Giveaway:
Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card
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6 comments:

  1. I love thrillers and this sounds like an awesome read! Allison sounds like an easy to like character, too! Great review, Natalie!

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  2. Hi Natalie! Thanks for the great review! I really appreciate the support!

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  3. This sounds so good! Thank you for sharing.

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