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The Hunt

by T. J. Lebbon

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Nope...just did not do it for me...chase books always seem to follow the same structure not surprisingly...The good guys Chris and Rose must escape the bad guys "The Trail" who have paved the way for some rich clients to carry out a human hunt/kill. If Chris escapes his family the lovely Terri and his two beautiful kids will be murdered...however if Chris meets his demise at the hand of the rich clients then his family is set free....decisions....decisions.....Helping Chris is the disturbed Rose, whoose family was wiped out on a previous hunt and she is after retribution. So we spend 400 pages following our two heroes as they appear to run all over rural Wales dodging bullets and keeping the bad guys at bay....will Chris save the day? will Rose have revenge?....frankly who cares I only kept reading because I enjoy running and appreciated the momentum of the story if not it's actual content! Fun for a fast read but not a book I really enjoyed... ( )
  runner56 | Sep 2, 2015 |
The Hunt – A fast paced thriller

Tim Lebbon is a fantastic fantasy writer who has had over 30 books published, what he had never written was a crime thriller and with The Hunt he will blow you away. To call it a fast paced thriller would be to undersell this brilliant haunting page turning thriller. It would be possible to throw every cliché in this review to describe The Hunt and still not find the right words as it is so breath taking. Lebbon’s skill as a writer shines through on every page and like an angler he gets you hooked and then reels you in.

Chris Sheen is a middle aged architect that works from home but every morning loves to go for a run to blast the cobwebs away, something he has done since he turned 40 and discovered an overweight person staring back at him in the mirror. One morning he gets home and the house is silent the kids and his wife Terri are making no sound but he can smell coffee. He searches the house and becomes worried especially when he finds blood in the bathroom, when he reaches the kitchen his blood turns cold.

A strange man is drinking his coffee and telling him if he does everything he is told then his wife and children will live, he cannot call the police or they die. He is told to wait and in an hour he will be told what to do and where to go, but an interloper has other ideas, and we are introduced to Rose, the one that got away. As she explains what is about to happen and what will happen if he does not come with her the chances of seeing his family will be remote.

As she explains about that he is subject to a hunt and that she is trying to even up the odds in his favour and how she is the one that got away from The Trail and they murdered her family because of that.

It would be easy to give away the entire plot and ruin it for people so I will keep things brief with no spoilers, but to keep his family alive some very rich and connected people will hunt him Chris as if he were a wild animal and Rose will be his support. The only thing is Chris has to run and hope for the best and put his trust in Rose.

This is a brilliant book with chapters that flick between Rose, Chris and his captive family until they eventually merge. The way it is written will keep you on the edge of your seat as you hope just hope that Chris and Rose can actually survive when being hunted by a greater force. The pace is not just in Chris’ running but in the writing too, the imagery is vivid and there is always the feeling of hope and despair not far away from each other.

The Hunt is twisted and dark; fast paced and energetic it will leave you amazed and slightly addicted the characters, and like all thrillers it is twisted in such a way it will leave you wanting more. Simply a brilliant thriller that delivers on every level. ( )
  atticusfinch1048 | Jul 9, 2015 |
Chris comes back from his morning run to discover a stranger drinking coffee in his kitchen and his family are missing. He has been chosen by a group to use as "prey" for rich people to hunt. This book was non stop action all the way through and impossible to put down. I felt as if I was running alongside Chris the whole time with the tension and adrenalin. A fantastic book which I highly recommend to anyone who loves thrillers! ( )
  boudicca123 | Jul 8, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0008122903, Paperback)

‘A great thriller … breathless all the way.’ Lee Child

Escape and they’ll kill your family.

The cruellest game. The highest stakes. Only she can bring his family back alive …

Rose is the one that got away. She was the prey in a human trophy hunt organised by an elite secret organisation for super-rich clients seeking a unique thrill. She paid a terrible price. Every moment since she has been planning her revenge … And now her day has come.

Chris returns from his morning run to find his wife and children missing and a stranger in his kitchen.

He’s told to run.

If he’s caught and killed, his family go free. If he escapes, they die.

Rose is the only one who can help him, but Rose only has her sights on one conclusion. For her, Chris is bait. But The Trail have not forgotten the woman who tried to outwit them.

The Trail want Rose. The hunters want Chris’s corpse. Rose wants revenge, and Chris just wants his family back.

The hunt is on …

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