Unleashed by Peter Laws Matthew Hunter series that follows ex victor, now professors of sociology of religion who help out the police with crime with a religious angle.
This book is set a couple of months after the events in Purged, Matt has finally finished the difficult 1st book and is doing ‘press’ for the book.
He is brought into a case as rare religious symbols are left with the body. When the case looks open and shut accidental death, but the symbols have Matt questioning so he digs deeper. What he uncovers is a hunted house where a young girl committed suicide 15 years ago, when the girls older sister friends start dying one by one there is more going on than the eye can see. This case will make Matt question is this killer from beyond on the Grave or a flesh and blood human.
At the beginning of the book we get a good balance between the darkness of death, and the lightness of Matt being drunk and singing with his daughters. I do like the relationship that Matt has with his daughter and wife, especially between him and Amelia.
The story was a slow build, the tension grows as the story becomes more surreal and slightly creepy. The book make you realise that sometimes humanity is scarier than what goes bump in the night. The only part of the story that I found difficult was regarding the dogs and their deaths, I have Labrador so that hit at my heart a little.
The book is split between Matt point of view and Rachel (She is the older sister of the girl who committed suicide.) Rachel point of view was interesting and help build up the story, I do prefer Matt point of view as I find his thought process really interesting.
I hope that this isn’t the last we hear from Peter Law and Matt Hunter,
I give this book 4 out of 5