Book Review: Hunter’s Blood by Val Penny

After a couple of different books opening 2020 for Joyful Antidotes, I’m back to what I love the most: crime and thriller.

Goodrads Blurb

Hunter’s Blood by Val Penny

DI Hunter Wilson never has just one problem to solve.

Three elderly women he knows have died in mysterious circumstances. Hunter appears to be the only link.

A little girl goes missing on a cold winter’s night. When his team discovers cocaine hidden at the farm where she was living, the search becomes even more urgent.

Why did the women die? And what did the child witness?

Hunter must find the answers to these questions to ensure his family and his city are safe.




Hunter’s Blood is book four of The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries and I hadn’t read the other three books previously. While I was able to enjoy the book regardless, it did take me a while to grasp who everybody was and how they were connected to each other.

One other minor issue I had with Hunter’s Blood was that it had a slow start (perhaps influenced by the fact that I needed time to become familiar with the characters). However, it didn’t take too long before everything started to tie in together and then it moved at a good pace. I also really enjoyed how everything connected at the end; I was pretty curious how the deaths of three elderly women and a missing little girl could be linked.

Even though I took the time to get to know each character in Hunter’s Blood, I can’t say I really connected with any of them, nor did I have a favourite. Saying that, I did feel that I enjoyed all the police charters as a whole. They made a good team and there was no real rivalry, something that is uncommon in books of this kind.

The best thing that came out of reading Hunter’s Blood is that I have found a new author to read in Val Penny. Now I just need to clear out some of my 42846354687 TBR books and make way for more of The Edinburgh Crime Mysteries.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



  1. Thank you so much for taking time to join my blog tour for Hunter’s Blood. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the book and do appreciate your support.

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