Wednesday, December 10, 2008

On My Nightstand - The Hunted by Mike Dellosso

Mike Dellosso scores a homerun with his debut novel, "The Hunted." While it is described as "Suspense," I'd use adjectives such as chilling, thriller, and heart-in-your-throat fiction.

The small town of Dark Hills, Pennsylvania finds itself stalked by what some folks describe as a lion. People are dying, and the local police are powerless to stop the carnage. When his young nephew is attacked, Joe Saunders, returns to support his sister-in-law as the child fights for his life. He finds himself unraveling a mystery and facing the ghosts of his own past.

Maggie Gill, the town's first female Police Chief and Joe's high school sweetheart, is both shocked and hopeful when he arrives. Her family secrets stand between the two former lovebirds, threatening to destroy the rekindled relationship and the town.

While gals like me enjoy suspense, The Hunted is also a great Christmas gift for your hubby, father, brother, or adult son. This is not chick-fiction by any stretch of the imagination. Think Frank Peretti caliber here. I'm looking forward to more great writing from Mike.


Sarah said...

Sounds like I need to check it out! Thanks Susan!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah -

This story pulls you in, especially the scenes in the woods. I think Mike is an up and coming author, and I'm looking forward to future books.

Susan :)

Jessica Nelson said...

Me too. I love Frank Peretti. I'll definitely be checking out this book. :-)

Mike Dellosso said...

Hey Susan, thanks for the great review. I've had lots of men who are self-professed "non-readers" say they couldn't put the book down. I consider that a compliment :)


Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Mike -

I enjoyed your story and felt you handled some touchy areas well. This book is going to benefit by word of mouth.

Thanks for stopping by.

Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jessica -

I know you'll enjoy it. Be prepared to give this one a block of your time. It will be hard to put down.

Susan :)