Hunted by Clair M Poulson. I remember looking forward to his books in junior high and high school. I would save my money so I could buy them and then promptly devoured them. I saw his new release and picked it up thinking I should go back and read his other ones. It has been a different experience reading an author I loved after I've learned more about writing.
I really enjoyed his storyline in this book. I loved the mystery and trying to figure out what was happening. The clues were great, the twists were wonderful, and the ending to the mystery perfect. However, the relationship ending I found lacking. In a way it ruined it for me, but I still liked the overall story and recommend it for anyone.
Zach Barlow, a young returned missionary, didn’t want Caden Pendleton to join his group of friends on a hunting trip to the High Uintahs. But the newcomer’s offer to help pay expenses changed Zach’s mind, despite his misgivings. Yet when Caden’s temper stirs up trouble in camp, Zach’s misgivings turn to regrets. And when Caden is found dead in the woods, shot with a hunter’s rifle, those regrets turn to raw panic. Zach’s hunting camp has become a murder scene, and the murder weapon’s owner—a young woman named Bria—is nowhere to be found.
As Sheriff Lee Rutger and his deputies confront the mystery of the dead man and the missing girl, more disappearances follow. Can the sheriff stop the relentless hunter before he himself becomes the hunted?