The Hunter Inside, by David McGowan

The Hunter Inside, by David McGowan
The Hunter Inside, by David McGowan

The Hunter Inside, by David McGowan

A blistering debut from a promising author, McGowan, to me, has captured the ‘human condition’ perfectly within this book, or my understanding of it. It teases you with fear, it hammers you with love, it leaves you all but defeated, but more than anything it fills you with hope. All aspects that every thriller should have! (A super natural/psychological/thriller at that). As human nature prescribes, despite the danger, despite the fear, you will follow the characters to their destiny or doom!

McGowan builds his characters with ease, giving enough of each person to inspire the connections that we need in such books, allowing us to warm to the protagonists who are easy to like (Bill being my personal favourite!). Three people are stalked by an unseen terror, unseen but never unfelt. The threat is tangible, your own pulse will quicken with the characters’, your skin will tingle and hairs on your neck will rise as the mystery unravels at a perfect pace.

The read is compelling, the dialect between characters is smooth, the narrative relentlessly pushes you towards a goal that simply put, you will NOT see coming.

All-in-all, McGowan has a debut to be proud of, and I very much look forward to the next book! ‘The Hunter Inside’ will leave you feeling a parallel with the nemesis that stalks its prey, as the author stalks your emotions, teasing them, tempting them, fulfilling them, destroying them, and building them in equal measure.

5 stars.

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David McGowan is 33 years old and from Liverpool in the United Kingdom. He studied at The University of Liverpool, where he gained a BA Hons in English Language & Literature. His debut novel, The Hunter Inside, is a suspense filled thriller. Here is an appetiser: Paul Wayans and Bill Arnold have something in common. Both men have received letters, threatening their lives. Sandy Myers, rushing from home with her 7 year-old twins in tow, grabs a letter from the mailbox. It is addressed to Sandy Carson. Her maiden name. The past has caught up with them, and now their lives are in jeopardy. But who, or what, is hunting them? Should they run, or should they stand and fight? FBI Special Agent Sam O'Neill will fight desperately to solve a case that he could not solve ten years before. But can he find them before it's too late? And if he does not, will anyone survive? The Hunter Inside is a psychological thriller with a twist. It is a page-turning roller-coaster of a novel that you won't be able to put down until all of its secrets, twists and turns have been revealed. You can lock your windows and your doors, but you cannot lock your mind from The Hunter Inside. David is currently working on his second novel, From the Sky - a story about a group of people who find themselves compelled to trek through Northern California when strange craft start coming From the Sky. When not pursuing his dream of bringing characters to life and reaching readers with his writing, David works part-time as an information specialist.

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