Friday 2 April 2021

THE HUNTED by Gabriel Bergmoser


The HuntedThe Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This happens to be an ARC that I found in one of the many local Street Libraries in our community. It sounded so interesting, I had to grab it.

Frank lives in the middle of nowhere Australia and has a roadhouse that hardly gets any visitors. He's also got his granddaughter with him for a few weeks and a few stragglers heading elsewhere. So when a bleeding girl arrives and passes out, he finds himself in the middle of a really bad situation...

Wow. I LOVED this book! I couldn't put it down. This is definitely a suspenseful page-turner.

I was intrigued from beginning to end because the characters and the urgent writing style really dragged me into the action-packed events. There's something very Aussie about this story and I was instantly into that as well.

Every character in this book has a secret that slowly unravels and when their lives intersect, all hell breaks loose.

Told in the POV of several characters and covering the Now and Then perspectives, it really rounded out how what happened in the past featuring Simon and Maggie, leads to the violent and volatile events Frank, Allie, Charlie, Delilah and Greg are forced into in the present. And everything is so thick with tension that I found it very hard to put this book down for too long.

Yep. I finished it in three sittings because I HAD to find out what was going to happen. And I wasn't disappointed because the brutal violence and action keeps going to the very last page.

I really liked Frank and Allie, but Maggie steals the show. Maggie is such an interesting character with a tragic past and the survival instincts of a skilled killer/assassin/agent all rolled into one. She's crafty, raw, strong and very real. Not to mention flawed. And I loved everything that made her tick. Plus, those asshole hicks deserved everything she threw their way.

While this book is being marketed as a thriller and it certainly has the addictive quality and secrets of this genre, it's also dark and bloody enough to be survival horror. Either way, this book is outstanding and I fucking LOVED it!

Can't wait to read the next Maggie adventure.

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