The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter #1)


Book Title: The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter #1)

Author: Chris Carter

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

Publication Date: January 31st 2013

Genre(s): Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)

Pages: 448

Format Received: Paperback

Goodreads: 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 parallel 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: 5 stars??? I need more than 5 stars for this book. This book which is the first in the Robert Hunter series by Chris Carter is a phenomenal, edge of your seat, nail biting joyride of pure evil and is what a crime story is supposed to be all about. Here’s to reading the others in the series!

About the Author: ‘Biographies can be an absolute drag, so I won’t bore anyone with a long life story.

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

I worked as a criminal psychologist for several years before moving to Los Angeles, where I swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans, bandanas and an electric guitar. After a spell playing for several well known glam rock bands, I decided to try my luck in London, where I was fortunate enough to have played for a number of famous artists. I toured the world several times as a professional musician.

A few years ago I gave it all up to become a full time writer.’

For information about Chris Carter, visit his website.

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