Friday, June 13, 2014

Hunted (The Profiler #1) by Elizabeth Heiter

Publication: January 1, 2014

Publisher: Harlequin MIRA

Terror stalks a small Virginia town.

FBI rising star, criminal profiler Evelyn Baine, knows how to think like a serial killer. But she's never chased anyone like the Bakersville Burier, who hunts young women and displays them, half-buried, deep in the woods. As the body count climbs, Evelyn's relentless pursuit of the killer puts her career - and her life - at risk. And the evil lurking in the Burier's mind may be more than even she can unravel.

Terror is closer than she thinks.

The Bakersville Burier knows he's got an FBI profiler on his trail. He knows who she is and where to find her. And he's biding his time, because he's planned a special punishment for Evelyn. She may have tracked other killers, but he vows to make this her last chase. This time it's her turn to be hunted!

“Bakersville was never going to be the same. She'd been to other small towns where the residents all thought serial killers looked like monsters, that no member of their community could hide such dark desires. Once upon a time, she'd lived in one.

And the monster there had ripped her life apart.”

Evelyn Baine is a tough and skilled profiler. But past trauma from her childhood has affected her, so she has a tendency to throw herself completely into her work.

When the bodies of two females are found brutally murdered, Evelyn steps in to assist the local Bakersville Police with their investigation. Even though she is good at what she does, she definitely doesn’t get the respect and acknowledgment that she deserves.
Once more bodies start popping up, the FBI come into town to try and catch him.
This killer is not an amateur. He is smart, skilled, and determined to catch his next prey, which just so happens to become Evelyn.

Hunted, the first book by author Elizabeth Heiter was a decent beginning to a series.
I love a good thriller story, especially when one involves a serial killer. Some parts seemed to drag a bit, but I did find it to be an enjoyable and interesting story. I have become more and more fond of police procedurals type stories, so this was a plus for me. There were also a couple of moments when I got to see inside the head of the killer, which is something that I’ve always liked and found fascinating.  

Fan of FBI/Police Procedurals? Like Mystery and Suspense? Then you might be interested in taking a look at Hunted. Book two in this series, Vanished is expected to release on December 30, 2014.

RATING: 3 – 3½ out of 5.

**I received this book on behalf of the publisher in exchange for nothing but my honest opinion. Thank you.**


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