The Hunter

The Hunter

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Penguin Putnam

New York Times bestseller John Lescroart delivers a dark, intimate thriller about the price we put on family and the terrible costs of seeking the truth.

Raised by loving adoptive parents, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt never had an interest in finding his birth family-until he gets a chilling text message from an unknown number: "How did ur mother die?"

The answer is murder, and urged on by curiosity and the mysterious texter, Hunt takes on a case he never knew existed, one that has lain unsolved for decades. His family's dark past unfurls in dead ends. Child Protective Services, who suspected but could never prove that Hunt was being neglected, is uninformed; his birth father, twice tried but never convicted of the murder, is in hiding; Evie, his mother's drug-addicted religious fanatic of a friend, is untraceable. And who is the texter, and how are they connected to Hunt?

Yet in the present, time is running out. The texter, who insists the killer is out there, refuses to be identified. The cat-and-mouse game leads Hunt across the country and eventually to places far more exotic-and far more dangerous. As the chase escalates, so does the threat, for the killer has a secret that can only be trusted to the grave. Thriller master John Lescroart weaves a shocking, suspenseful tale about the skeletons inside family closets . . . and the mortal danger outside the front door.



Baker & Taylor
When an anonymous tip reveals that his birth mother was murdered and her killer never identified, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt engages in a chilling cat-and-mouse game to track down the surviving members of his biological family, a case that reveals clues about a dire secret. By the best-selling author of Damage.

Baker
& Taylor

When an anonymous tip reveals that his birth mother was murdered and her killer never identified, San Francisco private investigator Wyatt Hunt engages in a chilling cat-and-mouse game to track down the surviving members of his biological family.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2012
ISBN: 9780525952565
Branch Call Number: Mystery Lescroart
Characteristics: 387 p. ; 25 cm

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rahmmie
Jul 29, 2015

I was enjoying this book a lot until about halfways in, when I think the author went a bit too far in trying to set up the plot and ended up ruining what would have been a perfectly good book without the "Jones" subplot. I like Lescroart's work but I don't think this was one of his best books

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redworc
Dec 12, 2013

Probably not the best I've ready by him but a good read nonetheless

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reader10000
Jul 03, 2013

I agree with dorothy. I too have a read a number of his other books and found this one the least enjoyable - by a lot. The threads in the story just never connnected

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dorothyalmas
Feb 21, 2012

I have enjoyed John Lescroart's books very much and could hardly wait to get this one. However, it did not meet my expectations, perhaps because I was hoping to meet the same cast of characters as his previous books.
It was slow moving, and wordier than necessary in my opinion. Wish I could say it to his face.

Sorry John!

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