Gallery of the Dead – Chris Carter (Robert Hunter #9)

About the book:Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what’s inside that room would be it.
That’s what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended.

In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders; a psychopath who loves what he does because to him murder is much more than just killing – it’s an art form.

Welcome to The Gallery of the Dead.

My Review: I was slightly apprehensive about reading book 9 because book 8 freaked me out so much I had actual screaming nightmares, but being a compulsive reader I wasn’t going to let my nerves get the better of me so I started The Gallery of the Dead (during the day, with the lights on and the windows locked.. I’m not that brave!).

Once again Carlos and Robert are faced with a sick, twisted and depraved killer but this time they team up (reluctantly) with the FBI which certainly affected the dynamics of their relationship and added another layer of depth to their friendship.

I was really pleased that Robert and Tracy (great name by the way) are moving their relationship forward and it’s nice to see the softer and more vulnerable side of Robert in this book.

If I’m honest this book didn’t blow me away like all the others and it was, in my opinion, more character driven than fast paced, crazy psycho killer like the previous 8 books, however it certainly ends with a cliff hanger and I can’t wait to start book 10.

About the author: Chris Carter was born in Brasilia, Brazil where he spent my childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school, he moved to the USA where he studied psychology with specialization in criminal behaviour. During his University years he held a variety of odd jobs, ranging from flipping burgers to being part of an all male exotic dancing group.

He worked as a criminal psychologist for several years before moving to Los Angeles, where he swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans, bandanas and an electric guitar. After a spell playing for several well known glam rock bands, he decided to try my luck in London, where he was fortunate enough to have played for a number of famous artists.  He toured the world several times as a professional musician.  A few years ago he gave it all up to become a full time writer

Books in order:

  1.  The Crucifix Killer
  2. The Executioner
  3. The Night Stalker
  4. The Death Sculptor
  5. One by One
  6. An Evil Mind
  7. I am Death
  8. The Caller
  9. Gallery of The Dead
  10. Hunting Evil

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