About the Book – Gallery of the Dead by Chris Carter
‘Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what’s inside that room would be it.’
That’s what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended.
In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders; a psychopath who loves what he does because to him murder is much more than just killing – it’s an art form.
Welcome to ‘The Gallery of the Dead’
Does it make me weird that I use Chris Carter’s books as an escape route? I have been unintentionally following a pattern where I get so overdosed on rom-coms that I end up picking the Robert Hunter Series. Just with the first chapter the book hooks and draws me and by the time I finish the book, I am desperately seeking a candy-floss romance because the book ends up scaring the **** out of me. That’s the beauty of the book. It draws you in pretty quickly and before you know it, you are skin deep in gore and blood and despite all the carnage you still find yourself enthralled.
Every time I pick up a book in the Robert Hunter Series, I feel that this was the bloodiest and most violent book ever in the series only to be toppled by the next book in the series. If you haven’t yet been acquainted with the series, then let me tell you each book deals with the most insane and violent form of crime. (Well the Protagonist is after all a Detective in the MOST VIOLENT CRIMES unit). Each book comes with its own story and even if you haven’t followed the series makes it easier to enjoy. I have noticed that every book has a brief narration about the history and backstory of the characters so it makes it perfectly in sync with everything you should know about the series.
You have to give credit to the author’s brain for sketching out the most gruesome and violent crime scenes and how violent can humans be. Similar to previous books, this book too deals with a pretty disturbing yet captivating story. I have been following the series through audiobooks and so far I have had the best time with the series