The Crucifix Killer – Chris Carter (Robert Hunter Book 1) – Genre – Crime / Police
Blurb: The first Robert Hunter thriller, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of One by One and An Evil Mind
When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in the middle of Los Angeles National Forest, Homicide Detective Robert Hunter finds himself entering a horrific and recurring nightmare. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the victim was sadistically tortured before meeting an excruciatingly painful death. All the skin has been ripped from her face – while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer.
But that’s impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him?
Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining.
My Review: I must admit to being rather late to the Robert Hunter fan club as I have been told to read this series for years by members of THE Book Club on FB but I always seemed to have other books I needed to read first. Eventually during the summer I took the plunge and boy this did not disappoint. Yes it is gruesome and gory, yes it has a tortured detective, yes it has a very twisted serial killer and yes it ticked all the boxes for a cracking start to this series. I’ve already downloaded the rest of the books and can’t wait to read them all.
About the author: Chris Carter
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:
- The Crucifix Killer
- The Executioner
- The Night Stalker
- The Death Sculptor
- One by One
- An Evil Mind
- I am Death
- The Caller