Frank owns a service station on a little-used highway. His granddaughter, Allie, is sent to stay with him for the summer, but they don’t talk a lot.
Simon is a dreamer and an idealist, in thrall to the romance of the open road and desperately in search of something.
Maggie is the woman who will bring them together, someone whose own personal journey will visit unimaginable terror on them all.
The Hunted is a read in one sitting thrill ride, a visceral visual reading experience that genuinely gets the adrenalin rush going…
That’s not to say character is sacrificed for action, far from it, in fact Gabriel Bergmoser draws an intricate picture of the small but perfectly formed cast, investing you in their outcomes, yet uses a sparcity of prose to achieve it, setting scenes, hitting the shock moments with a precision that keeps you on the edge of the seat throughout.
The Hunted is a short novel but packs one hell of a punch- definitely one of the best thrillers I have read in a long long time.
Very much highly recommend.