5 out of 5 stars
A death of a high-end DC call girl sets into motion an investigation that could have people as high as the front-runner for the White House in its sights. Insert up-and-coming homicide investigator Allison McNeil and you’ve got a story that you won’t want to miss.
The story had me guessing up until the last hour. I thought I had it figured out numerous times, but each time I thought about it I was wrong. I love when a book can do that, especially with the number of books that I read. I can usually guess endings or at least plot points, but with Killer Pursuit I really was clueless until the end.
Killer Pursuit was a thrilling book with lots of action, mystery, and a “you’ll never guess what’s around the corner” kind of feel to it that I really was able to sink my teeth into. Great character creation and interaction doesn’t hurt either. Allison was a great character and I did not read the first book in this series. I didn’t feel like I didn’t know her. Gunhus wrote her in a way that I felt like I knew her all along.
I just finished another book where there was someone who had Alzheimer’s/dementia. A few years back, I helped take care of someone with that incredibly sad disease. I can tell you from experience, Gunhus nailed those scenes. The “good days and bad days” aspect is spot on. And every time you think that something is getting better they would slip right back into forgetting or asking for something or someone that wasn’t there. Kudos to Gunhus for writing such a great character with a great dad and portraying such a sad illness in such accurate light.
This was the first book I’ve listened to that was narrated by Joyce Bean and I really enjoyed it. She really became Allison and I love when a narrator can pull that off. When you feel like you are being told a story by the person living it, not a person who was paid to read it to you. The production value that Tantor puts into every book astonishes me. They always sound so good and I’ve never had a single issue in the numerous titled I’ve read and reviewed.
Killer Pursuit by Jeff Gunhus
Narrator: Joyce Bean
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Series: Allison McNeil Thrillers #2
Published by Tantor Audio on August 1st 2017
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is connected to the Internet through an encrypted connection...and no-one knows who's on the other end.
Special Agent Allison McNeil is asked by beleaguered FBI Director Clarence Mason to run an off-the-record investigation of the murder. The most direct path to apprehending the killer is to find the videos, but with rumors that the victim's client list may have included Mason's political enemies, Allison worries about the director's motives. As she starts her investigation, she quickly discovers that she's not the only one pursuing the videos. In fact, the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself.
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About the Author:
Jeff Gunhus is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year-old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 30 on Amazon, have been recognized as Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists and reached the USA TODAY bestseller list.
After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active life in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel or on JeffGunhus.com.