She only went off the trail for a moment... 22-year-old Eileen goes missing while hiking in the remote Ashlough Forest. Five days later, her camera is discovered washed downriver, containing bizarre photos taken after her disappearance. Chris wants to believe Eileen is still alive. When the police search is abandoned, he and four of his friends create their own search party to scour the mountain range. As they stray further from the hiking trails and the unsettling discoveries mount, they begin to believe theyre not alone in the forest and that Eileens disappearance wasnt an accident. By that point, its too late to escape....
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Don't start this book unless you have time to read it all at once because you won't be able to put it down. It was absolutely fantastic! Coates decision to write a lengthier story outside of her norm was well-played. I hope she continues to branch out. I'd also love to see her bring back Carla Delgado policing the same city & State Park or even another city/park somewhere else.
Mystery/Police Procedural With a Soupçon of Horror
I enjoyed this suspenseful, well-written book with its smart mix of genres. The main storyline was twofold:
1) a small group of friends search for a 22 year old woman, missing after hiking up a mountain. Dense, old-growth forests cover the mountain—blocking out the sky by day and turning everything frighteningly dark at night.
2) police officers of a nearby touristy town are used to reports of inexperienced hikers, who go missing but are rarely f ...more
Some really good moments, a few twists and surprises. This follows a group that goes into the forest searching for the lead character's missing sister, who vanished while hiking. Another story line involves a detective piecing together the puzzle from her end. The story dragged in a few places. Overall, I was more intrigued by the group in the forest and the obstacles they confronted. A pretty solid read.
5 stars, easily. This is the best book you'll read this Halloween season.
Review to come.
What a deeply silly book. Characters who act in unbelievable ways, implausible situations, a killer that doesn't make sense. Oy vey.
Hard to say which character bugged me the most. Todd, who I thought at first was mentally disabled, but, no, was just a real weirdo, I guess. Also, incredibly stupid. Or maybe it was "Switchblade" Anna. I call her "Switchblade" because she's the kind of character who always knows whatever the author needs a character to know. Let's just say Anna knows a LOT about a ...more
Ton of action, but a bit skippy
I give this a 4- rating. It just misses being a solid 4. Coates does an excellent job of plopping the reader straight into the action and then doubles back and fills in the "how did we get here" quite well until the last 75 pages or so and then the backtracking becomes too abrupt and worse, abbreviated. It's like Coates got tired of writing the story and just wanted it to be over. I really enjoyed the suspense, and reading this before a camping trip is probably a m ...more
HUNTED, by Darcy Coates, starts out as the story of a missing hiker, Eileen Hershberger, and her friends' frantic search for the truth. Part thriller, part police-procedural, this story focuses mainly on the isolation and sense of confusion that accompanies being lost in a large expanse of forest, with no end in sight.
I guess I'm in the minority for this one, but I just never felt a "connection" to any of the many main characters. Their dialog, relations to each other, and how easily t ...more
Loved this book! This author hasn't published one I haven't thoroughly enjoyed. I loved the twist and the fact that the monsters are closer than you think. Please don't hesitate to pick this book up!!!!