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August 22, 2017 / Leslie

The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger

A Rapid Review

Publisher: Simon & Schuster | April 2017
Format: Audio Download | 11 hours | Rating: 4½ stars
Audio Listening Level: Intermediate

What is the difference between justice and revenge? Two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place…

What’s it about . . .
Two women, strangers to each other, each experienced a horrific trauma in their past.

Claudia Bishop’s life fell apart after a brutal assault left her with constant anxiety and a crumbling marriage. She is now rebuilding her life and has immersed herself in a home restoration project.

Zoey Drake experienced trauma as a child when her parents were murdered and she barely survived the attack. The crime was never solved. She has spent subsequent years training in the martial arts hoping to someday find the people responsible for killing her parents.

The two women are destined to meet. The house that is providing Claudia with the hope of rebuilding her life is the same house where Zoey’s parents were murdered. And urban legend says that a million dollars is hidden somewhere in that house – money stolen from drug dealers.

What did I think . . .
I enjoyed this psychological thriller. It had lots of action, a tight plot, fast pacing, and a tense storyline. The narration switches between Claudia and Zoey in what first appears to be two unrelated stories. Gradually, connections are revealed, secrets are exposed, and their stories converge in an exciting ending.

I read a lot of psychological fiction and although I guessed the twist at the end, I still found it very entertaining.

Audio production . . .
The audio was read by Julia Whelan. Excellent performance. She is a pleasure to listen to. Because the point of view switches and occasionally recounts the past, the listener needs to pay a little extra attention, but overall a fine performance and one that audio listeners both new to the format and experienced will enjoy.

Audio Sample . . .

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Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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  1. BermudaOnion / Aug 22 2017 7:29 pm

    I really like it when they use multiple narrators for multiple points of view but would still like to listen to this one.


  2. Lloyd Russell / Aug 25 2017 1:17 am

    She is another well-known author that I have never read. Maybe one of these days.


  3. stacybuckeye / Sep 6 2017 1:30 pm

    I like the few Unger books I’ve read. I’ll have to get hold of this one.


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