After the death of his Mother, Taylor begins hearing strange noises and realizes that the noises are coming from the basement. Could someone be in the house? When the basement door begins to open and strange looking hands and fingers appear, well it is obvious that he is not alone. As a matter of fact, he is invited to play a game. A game he has no choice but to play - grown up Hide and Seek with a horrible twist. Soon Taylor is being hunted by a man/demon/shadow/entity/devil (just what ...more
Hehehehehe.......Beware THE TRACKER.
I REALLY like a work of horror that surprises me and turns out to be much more of a thriller than anticipated....and John Hunt's THE TRACKER does just that!
POOR TAYLOR, what a life! When we first meet the lonely 25 year old, clearly a BIG man at 300+ pounds; he is on the run accused of multiple homicides, but what he witnessed at the cemetery....what is watching him....and what is in the basement could explain it all....so he decides to turn him...more
Would I classify this as horror. You betcha.
Taylor is a fat man. Tall with generous proportions, certainly, but still fat. His mother makes him look small. They have repurposed the ...more
Do you want to play a game? Come on, it's a simple variation on the theme of hide and seek, but with higher stakes. It doesn't really matter if you want to play or not, the game has already begun. Can you catch a glimpse of the shadow man? You'll know him by his fedora and his long spidery fingers. Still not sure? Come closer, maybe that rictus-like grin he sports will convince you. Keep an eye on the time.
The fine line that resides b ...more
I hate being chased. When our group of friends play a horror game together, I’m the first one to give up, screaming and pressing the pause button and passing the game onto the next person as I whimper in defeat. So imagine my sheer delight at finding a book with a good chase. I was still terrified, despite not being in control of the st ...more
In the early hours of a Monday morning Taylor walks into a Police station,he's covered in blood,dirty and stinks of sweat.After he has been cleaned up and taken to a interview room,he begins to tell Detective Owen his unbelievable story.He says he didn't commit the crimes they suspect him of committing.It was the fiend who did it,the fiend who has been tracking him,the sinister monster who forced Ta ...more
Man.. poor Taylor haha yikes! The book first introduces Taylor to us as a 300 plus pound 25 year old being accused of four homicides. But, Taylor swears that he is innocent.
Taylor turns himself in and tells the police officer of a bizarre story of a shadowed man in a fedora..... hmmmm....
Could Taylor be innocent after all? And who is this shadowed man tracking down Taylor?
This d ...more
Taylor is an young but obese man with a even more obese mother who dies and leaves Taylor alone in their house. Taylor has no real friends and, like many with severe weight problems, grew up with ...more
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Taylor is playing a deadly game of hide and seek. He has 48 hours to outwit and outlast the demon that is hunting him. If caught, a cruel death awaits him. If he breaks any of the rules, there will be ...more
This was a fast paced gruesome tale with a really fun twist that I didn't see coming.
I received an advance copy for review. ...more
After Taylor's mother's funeral, a "man" starts stalking him. One night he wakes up tied to his bed. He is told that he must run and when (not if) he is caught, the creatu ...more
I don't seem to get around to reading horrors that often, but 'The Tracker' certainly caught my attention. Totally different to what i usually read, so it made a bit of a change. Plenty of twists and turns. I am not going to write what the story is about for fear of spoiling for others. It's the first time that i have read any books by ...more
Taylor has always been overweight and growing up he was bullied and made fun of by his peers. As a young man, his only friend was his mother and when she dies he starts to change. He starts missing large periods of time, becomes very tired and is haunted by a supernatural being that calls itself The Tracker.
What Taylor does and what he becomes is a monster maki ...more
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(WARNING: This review contains minor spoilers.)
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I'm not sure what the tracker is other than a sadistic game player. He decides to play a "game" of hide and seek with a young over weight man accused of murder. If he can out last or out smart the demonic Tracker for 48 hours without breaking any of the rules, he gets to live. Taylor did NOT do any of the murders he was accused of, but no one will believe him.
The is a real page turner. It will keep you on the edge of your seat for hours. It has a great plot and an excit ...more
Hunt had done a very good job of bringing us a sympathetic figure in Taylor, an overweight man whose mother recently passed away. ...more
John Hunt knocks this one out of the park. Great read. This is definitely one of the best books that I've read this year. Never a dull moment reading this. The ending just a shocking twist. I highly recommend this one.
If you start a novel on Saturday and finish it the following day, in my book, that guarantees a big five HorrorTalk stars. It is totally exhilarating taking the plunge on a book you know nothing about, never having read the author before, with mild expectations, but then find it so damned good it is near impossible to put down. Make no bones about it, John Hunt’s “The Tracker” does exactly tha ...more
First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Black Rose Writing, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Taylor is a young man who is alone in the world. His mother has recently died. He has no real friends, and his life is spent working, eating and sleeping. When he starts to lose days, Taylor starts to question his sanity. When he hears noises coming from the basement, he adds l ...more
By John Hunt
Hunt has written a dark thriller that draws the reader in, with challenges to reader to question the impact of enacting revenge of bullies and our darker nature.
Taylor, a young over weight man, living alone, has a mysterious visitor, a shadow, the tracker. The Tracker gives him a head start to escape and survive for 24 hours. But there are rules. Taylor can not ask for help.
What follows is a string of murders following Taylor.
Detective Owen is on the chase of Taylor, and ...more
Starting out as a loner whose best friend is his mother, all is very depressing but when the mother dies and Taylor is alone in the world, things take a drastic turn for the worse. The characterisations and plotting are on point. The action is quick but Hunt never loses the reins of this tense thriller.
This is a quick page turning read that runs at a trot but do to Hunt’s masterfull ...more
I would like to thank NetGalley, the Publisher and the author for the opportunity to read and early copy of this book for an honest review.