The Huntsman

by Judith Sanders

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The Huntsman Book Reviews

This shrewd exploration of a killer’s mindset will unnerve and enthrall readers.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“…an extraordinary thriller. More than that, it approaches its subject from a wholly unique perspective; one that is sure to keep the reader guessing until the story’s shocking conclusion.”

—Steven Jon Whritner, Emmy-winning Writer & Producer

About the Book:

“ICU nurse Max Mason fears his pregnant wife is the latest victim of a serial killer who has terrorized their small New Hampshire town. The investigation is at a standstill as the prime suspect, Lincoln Raider, is in a coma. In a desperate and unethical act, Max sits at Lincoln’s beside night after night employing brainwashing techniques and subliminal suggestion to convince the suspect they are kindred-spirits, hoping it will lead to a confession or at least a clue. When Lincoln awakens he draws Max into a whirlpool of terror, deception, and violence, ultimately pulling Lincoln’s wife and daughter into the vortex as well.”

Reader Review:

In the midst of detailed, accurate, and compelling action scenes grounded in solid historical fact and research, I was overcome with emotions ranging from laughter, to joy, to hope, to sadness. On the topic of a father’s love in wartime it seems trite to say your emotions take a roller coaster type ride but that’s how it felt as I was drawn into the characters; seeing what they see, feeling what they feel, hoping what they hope. The premise of the book is unique (a father takes his son’s place in Afghanistan to spare his son the physical and emotional wounds of war), the characters arebelievable & their arcs wonderful. But Sander’s special talent is her ability to incorporate bits of humor and detail in scenes that pierce your heart and soul. And, as she said in an interview for a local newsletter, she felt comfortable as a woman writing about the life and emotions of a man & a soldier because there’s a bit of Thomas Lane (the main character) in all of us.
—Frank J. Malinoski, MD, PhD