Gallery of the Dead, written by Chris Carter, is the ninth novel in the thrilling Detective Robert Hunter series.
Detective Robert Hunter is part of the LAPD’s Ultra-Violent Crimes Unit, a special section of Robbery-Homicide that only deals with the most violent crimes especially serial killers and high-profile murders. Along with his partner Carlos Garcia, they are extremely good at their job.
When a new case comes in involving the body of a model, murdered in her own home, it is given to the Hunter and Garcia as it is more than a murder; the hands and feet have been removed and the body skinned in a truly shocking crime scene.
Just as the investigation is getting underway, the Ultra-Violent Crimes Unit see the FBI swoop in and together they begin a joint investigation. They are now hunting a serial killer, known as “The Surgeon”, who seems to be committing murder as an art form.
Overall, Gallery of the Dead is just excellent. It’s thrilling, exciting and packed with shocks, twists and turns and suspense along with the unique murders that Chris Carter is perfect at creating on the page. Chris Carter has a background in psychology and certainly knows how to use this to his advantage and write a terrific story.
Robert Hunter as a character is excellent. While a brilliant detective with a first class mind he also has his flaws and his character is also explored a little bit in each novel.
Gallery of the Dead is a truly creepy, totally absorbing and very addictive crime thriller. For me, Chris Carter is an excellent writer and storyteller that knows how to play out a story with just enough plot twists and turns to be entertaining and thrilling without becoming absurd or unbelievable.
If you haven’t read any of the Robert Hunter novels before then Gallery of the Dead is definitely a good place to start.
Creepy, thrilling, exciting, addictive and very hard to put down.
RRP: £16.99 (Hardback) /£7.99 (Paperback) / £4.99 (Kindle)
Available to buy from Amazon here.