Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to participate in the blog tour for Hunted, the latest instalment in DC Bailey Morgan series of police procedurals by Caro Savage.
Someone is out to murder Detective Constable Bailey Morgan before she can testify in an upcoming trial.
Using her undercover skills, Bailey embarks on a dangerous mission to help the police catch this elusive killer before it’s too late.
But it won’t be easy for she’s up against a cunning and ruthless adversary who will stop at nothing to eliminate her.
A tense game of cat and mouse ensues, leading to a shocking revelation at the heart of which lies the key to Bailey’s survival.
Hunted is the third book in one of my favourite series of police procedurals and I think Caro Savage’s writing keeps getting better and better! If you haven’t read the first two books (Jailbird and Villain, both published by Boldwood Books), don’t worry, the author provided a brief summary of what exactly happened to Bailey in the past and how it still affects her daily life. Having said that, these are spoilers and, if I were you, I’d start from the beginning and enjoy this very well-written series.
Similarly to the first two books, Caro Savage opens this latest instalment with a bang- a professional killer is trying to get information out of a Senior Crown Prosecutor on the only witness in an upcoming trial. Yes, you’ve guessed it, the witness is our intrepid undercover police officer Bailey Morgan. Once, the victim is found, it is clear that Bailey’s life is in grave danger. The undercover operations department have a bold suggestion for Bailey- she is to become a bait for the fantom killer, nicknamed Rex. The hunt begins…and it isn’t immediately obvious who is hunting who or who is going to prevail in the end.
I found all aspects of the book fascinating. Bailey is a complex character, still dealing with the aftermath of her first undercover job. One thing is indisputable- Bailey has a strong moral compass and a kind and comassionate heart. Is it wrong of me to say that I found the character of Rex utterly fascinating?I don’t want to give away the twist that took me by surprise and completely changed Rex and Bailey’s deadly game of hunt and surival, both mental and physical.
The pace is absolutely fantastic in this book with its short, action-packed chapters. I found it absolutely impossible to put the book down until its gripping, nail-biting climax and epilogue. I dearly love having a peek at the last pages, but this time I wasn’t tempted at all- I knew the book is to be savoured, page by page.
I can honestly say that I’ve become a big fan of Caro Savage and can’t wait for her next book to come out. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a well-written, fast-paced police procedural with a strong female lead.
Thank you to Rachel from rachel’s random resources, NetGalley, Boldwood Books and the author for the review copy provided in exchange for an honest opinion.
Author Bio –
Caro Savage knows all about bestselling thrillers having worked as a Waterstones bookseller for 12 years in a previous life. Now taking up the challenge personally and turning to hard-hitting crime thriller writing, Jailbird was published by Boldwood in October 2019.
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