Only the Hunted Run (Sully Carter)
By Neely Tucker
Rating: 4/5 Stairs
Only the Hunted Run wastes no time getting started, dropping the reader right in the middle of a shooting at the U.S. Capitol. Sully Carter happens to be in the building when the shooting starts. Being a newspaper reporter, instead of evacuating, he pursues the shooter and the story.
You know I don’t like to give too much away, so I’ll stop the book description there. We follow Sully throughout the book as he digs deeper into the story, trying to determine who the shooter was and their motivation for the crime. The novel is fast paced, and took a few turns I wasn’t expecting along the way. It started out so quickly, I was hooked from page one. I liked that Sully is a reporter, giving him a different perspective and motivation for his inquiries than you see in a typical detective mystery.
When I started this book, I did not realize that it is the third in the Sully Carter series. I had no problem jumping in with book three. Mr. Tucker did a good job letting me know any background information about the characters that was important, and I didn’t realize it was part of a series until I had completed the book and hit the acknowledgments section.
Overall a fun summer thriller. It did get a little graphic on a few parts, and made me squirm a bit from the description. But otherwise it was a page turner with great characters.
Thanks to First to Read for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.