The Hunter’s Daughter

Berkley. May 2024. 384p. ISBN 9780593639726. $28. THRILLER
DEBUT Solvinic delivers a terrific thriller that readers will find hard to believe is her first novel. Anna Koray, a sheriff’s lieutenant, kills someone in the line of duty and, while recuperating, begins to experience the return of locked-away memories. Anna has long lived under an assumed name to escape her past, as her father was a notorious serial killer. When she should be on leave from work, she can’t help herself from investigating a mysterious death with parallels to her father’s style of displaying his victims’ bodies. Anna’s father has been executed, but whoever is responsible for the new spate of murders count seems to know way too much about her father’s MO for it to be a coincidence. Though Anna has started a new life, her search for answers puts her future in jeopardy.
VERDICT A mix of Karen Dionne’s The Marsh King’s Daughter and Thomas Harris’s The Silence of the Lambs, this impressive novel spotlights the difficulty of escaping a troubling past. Add some supernatural elements, and the result is a tale to remember.
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