FATAL HUNT by Michelle Godard Richer
Fiction, Thriller, 267 pages
Blurb: After being widowed and surviving the wrath of a serial killer, Jessica believes her misfortunes are over. She’s reunited with her first love, Jon, and together, with her son Bryce, and a baby on the way, they’re living their happily ever after on their ranch in Montana. That is until secrets, lies, and a formidable foe from Jon’s past emerge to shake the foundation of their relationship, forcing them to flee for their lives. A decade earlier, Jon worked undercover for the FBI. He infiltrated Hugh Jones’ Kansas City Mob, and almost destroyed his empire. Unaware of the breech in his own defenses, Hugh, obsessed with revenge, unleashes every weapon in his arsenal, targeting those Jon loves the most.
Thoughts: Jessica and Jon and their 8-year-old son Bryce are on the run for their lives. From their home to hotels to safe houses that aren’t safe, there are thugs and killers everywhere. And the only thing keeping them safe is the ghost of Jessica’s first husband, Adam with his timely alerts.
The characters and situations are realistic – maybe a little too realistic for me at time – which means they are excellently written. And they are. The terror, the love, the anxiety… all the emotions are drawn out of the characters and come across perfectly.
One tiny nit—and it is tiny—is that there is a definite thread left dangling at the end so you know there is more to come for this family. This part of the story ends well, but their ordeal isn’t over yet.
Recommendation: If you like thrillers with a touch of romance, pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed.
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