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Hunt by Leona Deakin

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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About The Book

In the third gripping thriller from Leona Deakin, Dr Bloom places herself in extreme danger. Undercover in a sinister cult, can she
save a group of vulnerable young women before it’s too late?
The Foreign Secretary is being held under the Terrorism Act. He will answer the police’s questions on one condition – they let him
speak to Dr Augusta Bloom.
He asks Bloom to track down his niece, Scarlett, who hasn’t spoken to her family for ten years. The last they heard, Scarlett was getting involved with Artemis – an organisation dedicated to women’s rights and the feminist movement, led by the charismatic Paula Kunis.
But as Bloom learns more about Artemis, she’s torn. Is this organisation everything it claims to be, or do they have a secret side and an alternative agenda? And if so, what has become of Scarlett?
The only way to find out for sure is for Bloom to go undercover. But will she make it out safely – or will she become the next Artemis woman to disappear?


My Thoughts

I will start saying that I am totally biased with this series, I started from the beginning and I am a big fan of the series!
This is the third book of the series, there’s a lot of background following the main characters, so I would recommend reading the previous books, as well as reading my review at your own discretion…
Dr Augusta Bloom is not the typical main character we are used to, her cases are always seen in a different perspective, maybe colder or in the “psychopath” perspective, but that’s what makes these cases interesting and different, you never know what to expect from her!
In this case we will meet Artemis, a feminist movement organization, with a very dangerous leader, Paula Kunis, that will give you creeps from the beginning. Augusta and Marcus will start investigating as a result of a personal petition, they will be searching a young missing woman involved in Artemis and as soon as they start investigating things will start to become dangerous…
I really like the Dr Bloom series, you never know what to expect or who to trust, there are twists and surprises at every corner and the intelligence and bravery of the main characters always makes the case more interesting.
I don’t want to make any spoilers, just expect the unexpected, always with a human touch and different perspectives from the characters, that’s what makes this series special, the point of view.
Are you ready for the “Hunt”?


About The Author

Leona Deakin draws inspiration for her writing from her own experiences having started her career as a psychologist with the West Yorkshire Police and her successful work in psychology since. Leona was part of a team responsible for designing methods of selection for recruiting and promoting officers from PC to Chief Superintendent. Her role was to create realistic policing scenarios – from personnel issues to large scale incidents (plane crash, terrorist bomb etc) – that could be used to test leadership skills. To do this she spent a great deal of time interviewing and observing officers at various ranks and reviewing cases. This gave Leona an insight into the police culture that helps her to write authentic character interactions in her novels.
Leona is now an occupational psychologist and lives with her family in Leeds. She has written three novels in the acclaimed Dr Augusta Bloom series: Gone, Lost and Hunt.