Good morning. Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review of HOUND. This is book 2 in the Rebecca Bradley series and is an adrenaline pumping read.
Hound (Rebecca Bradley #2) by Ken Ogilvie
Do you love mysteries with intricate plots and new locations? Meet Detective Rebecca Bradley as she faces an escaped serial killer whose next target IS THE POLICEWOMAN HERSELF.
Rebecca Bradley put serial killer Jackie Caldwell in prison. She had the assistance of Hound, a giant young man who’s in love with Rebecca.
But then Jackie murders a prison guard and escapes. She heads north to her home town of Conroy, where she hides out in the forest to evade a massive police search.
She’s burning with hatred for Rebecca, and wants revenge for the financial ruin of her family twenty years ago in a goldmining scam by Rebecca’s villainous grandfather.
Jackie also hates Rebecca’s wealthy father, who betrayed and then helped the police apprehend Jackie’s sleazebag lover, Kingsley McBride.
Hound pursues Jackie in a bone-chilling chase through the eastern Georgian Bay forest . He faces a race against time to save the woman he loves.
Discover a new crime writer who will have you gripped till the pulsating end.
Rebecca Bradley was psychologically damaged by the unsolved murder of her mother when she was eight years of age. Driven by her mission to catch the murderer and make him pay for his crime, Rebecca is obsessed with justice and retribution, and is haunted by dreams of revenge.
REBECCA BRADLEY SERIES
Book 1: HER DARK PATH
Book 2: HOUND
This is book 2 in the Rebecca Bradley series but it works perfectly as stand alone. Book 1 focussed on Rebecca whereas Hound is more to the forefront in this one.
Rebecca is still trying to find out what happened to her mother and her father is refusing to share what he knows. Her relationship with her father has deteriorated to the level that they no longer communicate.
Hound is a massive beast of a man but one we would all like as our protector and he is in love with Rebecca so is determined to keep her safe.
The setting is the wilderness of Canada with dense forest and remote villages. Plenty of places to hide. Enter Matthew, a unique character who, for the majority of his life, lives off the land. His tracking skills are unbeatable and they play a big part in this book.
It is a steadily moving story with a look back to the past via Rebecca’s diary as she continues her quest the past and present work in tandem which makes for interesting reading.
I found it a little complicated in places and had to backtrack to work out where I was on occasions but it is, nevertheless, a gripping story and I am looking forward to book 3.
KEN OGILVIE is a new mystery writing author, with Her Dark Path as his first book. Prior to taking up writing, Ken worked in a variety of roles in the environmental policy domain, including positions with three governments in Canada (Federal, Manitoba and Ontario) and as the Executive Director of Pollution Probe, one of Canada’s premier environmental groups. He remains active as a consultant on energy and climate change, and sits on the Boards of two national nonprofit organizations – the Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development, and Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow. He is well-known across Canada for his environmental work, and has received two honourary doctorates from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, and Thompson Rivers University, British Columbia.