Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Only the Hunted Run: First to Read Review

    I LOVE thrillers!  Only the Hunted Run certainly didn't disappoint.
Neely Tucker wastes no time getting started, dropping the reader right in the middle of a shooting at the U.S. Capitol.
    Sully Carter happens to be in the building when the shooting starts. Being a newspaper reporter, instead of evacuating, he pursues the shooter and the story. We follow Sully throughout the book as he digs deeper into the story, trying to determine who the shooter was and their motivation for the crime. The novel is fast paced, and took a few turns I wasn't expecting along the way. It started out so quickly, I was hooked from page one. I liked that Sully is a reporter, giving him a different perspective and motivation for his inquiries than you see in a typical detective mystery.  Without saying too much the shooter is soon captured and his apparently crazy rantings in courts send him to a mental hospital for evaluation while he is awaiting trial. Meanwhile Carter heads to Oklahoma, where the shooter hails from, and starts peeling layers off the onion and it soon turns out that things are a lot different from what they first appeared to be and this continues as Carter returns to Washington.
    While the story line is fascinating and appealing, I didn't quite get as hooked as I had hoped to be. Sully Carter is an interesting character, a flawed persona with good instincts for reporting and investigating. Although right now I'm not sure, I may return to the earlier volumes in this series to learn more about Sully.
Only the Hunted Run by Neely Tucker is an outstanding story which hardcore thriller lovers will enjoy.  Satisfying for a first read, but I'm not going back

All in all:
♥♥♥♥♥♥ and "B-"This book is good, and I liked it okay. There are several noticeable flaws.

No comments:

Post a Comment