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Hunter’s Secret [Val Penny – Book Review/Blog Tour – Rachel’s Random Resources] @rararesources @valeriepenny

Today I am here to share an awesome blog tour with y’all. It is for the fifth book in the Edinburgh Crime Mysteries series. As a fan of police procedurals, I thought this book was fantastic. I could not stop reading and would highly suggest to those who enjoy crime thrillers and the like. I cant wait to pick up the prior books in the series as well too.

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Title: Hunter’s Secret

Series Title: The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries

Author: Val Penny

Publication Date: August 8, 2020

Publisher: Crooked Cat / Darkstroke

Genre: Crime Fiction, Police Procedural, Murder Mystery


Detective Inspector Hunter Wilson is called to the scene of a murder. DCs Tim Myerscough and Bear Zewedu found a corpse, but when Hunter arrives it has disappeared, and all is not as it seems.

Hunter recalls the disappearance of a dead body thirty years earlier. The Major Incident Team is called in but sees no connection – it is too long ago. Hunter is determined to investigate the past and the present with the benefit of modern DNA testing.

Tim has other problems in his life. His father, Sir Peter Myerscough, is released from jail. He, too, remembers the earlier murder. There is no love lost between Hunter and Sir Peter. Will Hunter accept help from his nemesis to catch a killer?
Hunter’s own secret is exciting and crucial to his future. Will it change his life? And can he keep Edinburgh safe?

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Here is my review:

I have not read this author before, but it was an amazing read. I would recommend this to all of those who enjoy crime fiction and those types of shows as well. To me, this book was just as good as bingeing a great police procedural on TV.

I read this book in one day, and I could not put it down. It was very addictive, and I enjoyed every moment. Though I have never been out of America, this story made me want to travel to Edinburgh. Just for a vacation though and not to be involved in like crime or anything.

This book can be read as a stand-alone. Which was really fun. And this story is even better because there is not just a white dude as the lead. This made me love the book even more because of how diverse it is. I thought this alone was something I would love to see more in crime fiction. I get a little sick of the same white dude with a drinking problem being the hero of a crime novel. This was a great reprieve from it.

I was engaged by this book the whole time. It was never dull. I was interested in all of the characters and their stories. It is so well done, and it is like enjoying a crime show. This is why the book is good, just really gripping. I could not get enough.

The serial killer story was so intense, and I was rushing through pages to see what was going to happen. This was also a story about how LGBT people can be targeted and how society needs to pay more attention to those who are often ignored. I thought it was wonderful to see attention brought to those often overlooked and they were treated with dignity and kindness.

Overall, this is a fantastic read. Like so damn good. I could not put this book down, and I thought it was some of the best crime fiction I have read in a long time. This is must for any and all crime fans. I will be picking up more by this author.


Giveaway to Win a .mobi of Hunter’s Secret by Val Penny (Open INT)

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About the Author

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Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats. She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer. However, she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballerina or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels.

Her crime novels, ‘Hunter’s Chase’ Hunter’s Revenge, Hunter’s Force and Hunter’s Blood form the bestselling series The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries. They are set in Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Crooked Cat Books. The fifth novel in the series, Hunter’s Secret, is published by darkstroke. Her first non-fiction book, Let’s Get Published is available now.

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