About the Book- Hunting Evil by Chris Carter
‘Every story one day comes to an end.’
As roommates, they met for the first time in college. Two of the brightest minds ever to graduate from Stamford Psychology University. As adversaries, they met again in Quantico, Virginia.
Robert Hunter had become the head of the LAPD’s Ultra Violent Crimes Unit. Lucien Folter had become the most prolific and dangerous serial killer the FBI had ever encountered. Now, after spending three and a half years locked in solitary confinement, Lucien has finally managed to break free. And he’s angry.
As ever, Carter’s background in criminal psychology is at the centre of his novel, which is all the more addictive and terrifying for it!
Our Review of Hunting Evil by Chris Carter
I can’t believe that I am already at the 10th book in the Robert Hunter series. And I had all of these books on audiobook, including this one. Needless to say, I have been equally horrified and amused by the series. yeah, I know. weird. The whole series is dipped in blood and gore since the series is all about violent crimes. If you haven’t noticed, the series’s superstar, Robert Hunter is actually the lead detective in a special homicide unit in LAPD called the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit which deals with as the name suggests the most gruesome ones. So naturally the books aren’t your Nancy book mysteries. The series had some of the most horrific crimes and the author leaves no stone unturned to make sure we get the picture in its full brutality.
Ok, I think I am going off track so basically in one of the previous books in the series, I believe it’s Book #6 An Evil Mind, we are introduced to yes as you guessed an evil mind. Lucien Folter. So if you want to compare, he is more like Moriarity to Sherlock. The character is almost an unbeatable opponent. So the character reappears in this book.
Now if you are thinking oh perhaps we should go back to book#6 and read, then stop. If you want to follow the sequence sure, go ahead but in my opinion, you don’t have to read the previous book to understand what is going on in this book. This one can very well be read as a standalone. the book introduces everything you need to learn about Robert Hunter, his unit, partner, team and even what happened and who Lucien Folter is. So you will have all the resources to understand and immerse in this book
As I have been repeating throughout 10 books, this book requires a heavy stomach as it has some of the most disturbing scenes and elements. Trigger warnings will be off the charts. But in a very weird way, the book is kind of eye opener to evil minds and what humans are capable of. I am actually more and more getting interested in the character arc of Robert Hunter. Over the course, I could see a bit of gentleness in the character compared to the lone ranger that he started out as.
In conclusion, the book is an absolutely immersive thriller, if you can overlook all the blood, gore, disturbing elements and some volatile episodes. The entire series is filled with it and gives a good thriller read but as I mentioned it comes with a lot of trigger and sensitive elements so you might want to check for those. NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTS