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The Red Hunter: A Novel (Hardcover)
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What is the difference between justice and revenge? In this buzzworthy new standalone thriller by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, two wronged women on very different paths find themselves in the same dark place…
Claudia Bishop’s perfect life fell apart when the aftermath of a brutal assault left her with a crumbling marriage, a newborn daughter, and a constant sense of anxiety about the world around her. Now, looking for a fresh start with a home restoration project and growing blog, Claudia takes on a crumbling old house—one that unbeknownst to her has an ugly history and may hide long buried secrets.
For Zoey Drake the defining moment of her childhood was the horrific home invasion murder of her parents. Years later, she has embraced the rage that fuels her. Training in the martial arts has made her strong and ready to face the demons from the past—and within.
Strangers to each other, and walking very different paths in the wake of trauma, these two women are on a collision course—because Zoey’s past nightmare and Claudia’s dreams for her future take place in the very same house. As Zoey seeks justice, and Claudia seeks peace, both will confront the monsters at the door that are the most frightening of all.
About the Author
Lisa Unger is an award-winning New York Times and internationally bestselling author. Her novels have sold more than two million copies and have been translated into twenty-six languages. She lives in Florida. Visit LisaUnger.com.
Praise for The Red Hunter:
“THE RED HUNTER succeeds as a suspense novel on every level. It has a meticulously-woven plot, multi-layered characters, and the irony most desired by storytellers: Where the reader can’t wait to see how it ends, but then is remorseful when it does.” —Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Lisa Unger is a go to author for compelling characters that draw me in to their world and hold me there in suspense to the last page.” —Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“One of the best crime novels I’ve read in years. THE RED HUNTER is bold and gritty but with real heart. Unger writes as only the best do, with passion and authenticity.” —Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn and The Innocents
“Unger plots an intricate story with plenty of action and a brisk pace…absorbing…All twisty and turny and the things this genre should be.” —Kirkus Reviews
"Heart-stopping thriller...Unger's theme of empowerment concerning identity and self-determination will resonate with many." —Publishers Weekly
"Unger’s knack for blending encroaching danger with complex relationship themes is as sharp as ever here, as she creates characters facing the tangle of betrayals and mistakes that have shaped their identities." —Booklist
"Unger brings her trademark of intense suspense, believable characters and sharp plotting to THE RED HUNTER...a frightening and gripping tale." —Sun-Sentinel
“Gripping new psychological thriller...Unger is a master of constructing tense plots that are driven by insight into her characters’ minds...Whether you're rooting for revenge or justice, The Red Hunter is a satisfying ride.” —Tampa Bay Times
“Unger is definitely in my Top Ten of writers I watch the shelves for.” —Raleigh News & Observer
”At the core of this story is how two different women deal with tragedy—These women, thrown together by fate and a house, don’t really come to know one another, but do come much closer to knowing themselves in a journey well worth the read.” —Mystery Scene Magazine
Previous Praise for Lisa Unger:
“Deeply plotted and complex and carries an undeniable momentum. Lisa Unger’s enthralling cast of characters pulled me right in and locked me down tight. This is one book that will have you racing to the last page, only to have you wishing the ride wasn’t over.” —Michael Connelly
“I read Black Out in one hungry gulp and spent the rest of the night trying to calm my jangled nerves. This is a stunning, mind-bending shocker with moments of sheer terror — one of the best thrillers I’ve read this year!”
— Tess Gerritsen
“Suspenseful, sensitive, sexy, subtle … The best nail-biter I have read for ages. Highly recommended.”
— Lee Child