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"With vivid characters and rich settings, this is a compelling debut that is not to be missed!"
— Karin Slaughter, New York Times and international bestselling author
A riveting atmospheric suspense debut that explores the dark side of a small town and asks: How can we uncover the truth when we are lying to ourselves?
After reckless behavior costs NYPD detective Leigh O’Donnell her job and her marriage, three suspicious drownings in her hometown cause her to return to Copper Falls, Ohio in the hopes that solving a triple homicide just might get her life back on course. Leigh had stayed away from Copper Falls for more than a decade because, while the town may seem idyllic, something rotten lies at its core.
Headstrong and intuitive, Leigh isn’t afraid to face a killer, but she must do more than that to uncover the truth about what happened to those men. She must unravel a web of secrets going back generations, confronting the lies Copper Falls was built upon, and in doing so, rocking the foundation of her beliefs about herself. Perfect for fans of “Mare of Eastown,” this taut debut is a haunting look at how the search for truth often leads back to the most unlikely of places.
Praise for The Hunter
"The Hunter announces Jennifer Herrera as a remarkable new voice in suspense. Her debut is expertly paced and plotted, richly atmospheric, and filled with nuanced, beautifully developed characters with whom readers are sure to connect. I loved this book, and can't wait to read whatever Herrera writes next."
— Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us
“Smart, taut, and atmospheric. The Hunter had me reading into the night as I followed Leigh from New York back to her hometown. She must find and confront a killer as well as make peace with her past. I finished the book in one sitting and can’t wait to read the next page-turner in the series!”
— Janet Skeslien Charles, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Library
"This book is a bonfire on a dark night. Searing hot and enthralling. I want to live in Herrera's language, where the ordinary becomes magical and strange. Fans of Tana French and Marisha Pessl, take note."
— Melissa Larsen, author of Shutter