Review of Hunter's Secret by Grace J

A lovely 5* review of Hunter's Secret can be found on https://gracejreviewerlady.net/2020/08/10/hunters-secret-by-val-penny-bookreviewor below. Thanks to Grace J Reviewer lady and Rachel's Random Resources.


Oh, how I LOVE this series! Val Penny never fails to amaze me with her grasp of east coast Scottish dialect.

In this, the fifth book of the Edinburgh Crime Mysteries, things take a bit of a different and strange turn. When two of the team come across a very dead body, they don’t expect it to disappear before the alarm can be raised. And it is all too close to the first body Hunter ever had anything to do with when he was a lad – and it disappeared too! What is going on – and could there possibly be any connection? There’s only one way to find out.


Hunter has built a great team around him, and they each know how to do their job both singly and collectively. This latest tale shows how close they have become and their lives intertwine with the investigation.


I love the diversity of this group and particularly enjoyed that it showed throughout the book. What a puzzling mystery! I couldn’t have solved this one no matter how long I took to work it out. With recurring characters providing much entertainment and things twisting and turning before we get to the crux of the matter, this is a beautifully written, well planned story. I’m so pleased with the news that there is another on the way – that’s one book I don’t want to miss! A cracking read, as always, and Val Penny earns every one of the five sparkling stars I’m happy to give.

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