Author: Leona Deakin
# of pages: 421
Genre: Police Procedural/ Psychological Thriller
Release Date: 16 September 2021
Published by: Transworld Digital
(*complimentary copy from NetGalley)
Dr Augusta Bloom is back in action!
Foreign Secretary Gerald Porter is held on suspicion under the Terrorism Act. He is not willing to talk to the police, and he will only speak to Augusta Bloom.
Bloom is tasked with finding Scarlett, Gerald’s long-lost niece. The last time anyone heard from almost 9-10 years back. Her family has lost contact with her. Her family and friends remember she was trying to get into a women’s rights group called Artemis.
On paper, the group seems to do the right and trying is bring about a change in society. But Bloom has questions. What is this group? What happened to Scarlett? Bloom is divided about her opinion about the Artemis group. She goes undercover, and her partner Jameson helps her from outside the group.
Dr Bloom and Marcus Jameson come together yet again with an enthralling thriller.
This is the third book in the series of Bloom and Jameson private detective cases. Dr. Bloom is a psychologist, and Jameson is an ex MI6. They often work with the police to solve complicated cases.
Scarlett’s disappearance and her mixing up with Artemis, on the surface, seems like a simple matter to figure out. But as Bloom asks more questions, she feels confused.
The book also brings back Bloom’s nemesis. Seraphine Walker’s appearance is always troublesome and brings fears in the heart of the readers, who read her in earlier books. She is a master manipulator and brings in terror wrapped in charm. Even though she is a recurring character, first-time readers will feel her Machiavellian nature.
Quite like her earlier books, this one is also an engaging read, but a notch higher in its thrill part. The book ends hinting at another one in the series.
Hunt by Leona Deakin is a psychological thriller that will keep me engrossed until the last page (and wanting more of it).
Thank you, NetGalley and Random House for the copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.