Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Hunter

by John Lescroart

I just found out today that The Hunter is book three in a new series by Lescroart that features PI Wyatt Hunt.   It reads wonderfully as a stand alone and I don't think it is necessary to have read the first 2 books to enjoy this one.  Most of the time I like reading a series in order, but sometimes it is fun to just jump into book 3 or 4 and then go back and read the first books.  You already know things that are going to happen to the main character and you can view him through a different lens than you would otherwise.

Most of you recognize the name John Lescroart and have appreciated his books featuring Dismal Hardy - Les from NE comes to mind.  In fact it was reading Lesley's reviews that first introduced me to Lescroart.  Needless to say, I became a fan.

The Hunter is about Wyatt Hunt, who receives an anonymous text message asking him how his mother died.  Wyatt is adopted and knows nothing about his birth mother and discovers it is tricky finding clues about her and what happened to her.  The anonymous text-er, out of fear, will not reveal too much to Wyatt but does occasionally leave hints and warnings.  Wyatt finds himself in greater danger with each new discovery he makes.

I thoroughly enjoyed this page-turner - a good mystery, a likable & sympathetic main character, a tie-in to a famous incident, good writing, plenty of suspense.

** I received a free copy of The Hunter in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received.


Zibilee said...

I had never thought about reading a series out of order on purpose, but you make some interesting points about that. Very nice review today. This is a series that might be interesting for me.

Booklogged said...

Zibilee, I've actually done that with a number of series and find it to be quite fun. It provides a little different slant to the events.

jenclair said...

I'm a huge Lescroart fan and look forward to this one!

I read all the Dismas Hardy books the library had.

I often read series out of order, and it is an interesting experience. Only a few series really require an orderly approach.

Les said...

You must be thinking of someone else. I've never read anything by him. But now I'm interested! :)