Title: The Final Hunt
Author: Audrey J. Cole
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
First published: June 7th 2022
Publisher: BooksGoSocial
Finished reading: May 3rd 2022
Pages: 272

“Her life was the only thing she had left. She couldn’t let John rob her of that, too.”

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and BooksGoSocial in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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It’s no secret that I love a good serial killer thriller, and I admit that I was sold as soon as I read the blurb of The Final Hunt. I mean, how could I say no to a story about a missing-presumed dead serial killer and a wife who has to deal with the aftermath of the news that her husband was in fact a killer? Add a dose of secrets and I was more than ready to dive in. I’m glad I decided to give The Final Hunt a go, because it ended up being a very entertaining, fast-paced and suspenseful thriller!

This story is all about remote locations and survival, or at least those settings play a big role in the plot itself. The Final Hunt starts with the scene of John’s disappearance and presumed death, and I was immediately intrigued. Things soon heated up when Cameron finds some very disturbing photos of her late husband… Photos that will change her life forever and that will have the press haunting her while everyone seems to judge and find her guilty by association. It was intriguing to see Cameron’s character deal with the difficult situation and I liked how she never wanted to give up and decided to take matters into her own hands instead.

The Final Hunt is a bit of a mix of a psychological, serial killer/crime and survival thriller and I liked how the different subgenres complemented each other here. I loved the descriptions of the remote locations with the focus on both its beauty and danger, and especially the part set in Alaska made for some very engaging reading. And while I did see some of the plot twists coming (including the identity of the accomplice), as a whole I didn’t mind too much as I was too busy turning those pages. I literally flew through this story! All in all without doubt a very successful thriller and I can’t wait to read more of her work.


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