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"The Meat Hunter" by Megan Allen

4 out of 5 stars

Published by Burn House Publishing on March 20th, 2020

295 pages

Genre: thriller/ mystery

Format: ARC from publisher

Read in 8 days

Read in 6 sittings

Sat on TBR for 3 months

"Molly Bishop grew up on a farm and was horrified by her father’s indifference toward the animals they raised, viewed only as slabs of flesh to be consumed by a ravenous society. Now a seductive and cunning young woman, she seeks out the cruelest members of the meat industry and offers up her own brand of redemption. Molly’s mission is clear. Those who raise animals for meat should understand what it feels like to become meat. But the FBI is onto her— they’ve sent in Michael Lair, a whip-smart agent with his own set of demons. And as a deadly game of cat-and-mouse ensues in the nation’s heartland, they must rely on their instincts and intellect to determine who prevails." (Goodreads)


*Thank you Burn House Publishing and Megan Allen for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

The plot keeps the reader on their toes as Molly Bishop and Detective Michael Lair play a deadly game of cat and mouse. The plot progresses smoothly as the stakes get higher and higher for both of them. The plot pulled me in right from the start, leading me to read the first 120 pages in one sitting (after already finishing a book previously that night). (+1)

The world Allen describes is just what I would picture for a small area in the mid-west. At points, I felt like I could smell the farms that Molly would visit. (+1)

The writing style is straightforward and vivid. Allen describes everything in perfect detail and leaves a clear picture in the reader's head. (+1)

The story is clear and organized and I was never confused. As the story progresses Allen tackles a different aspect of animal cruelty while still staying on track with the developing plot. (+1)

The characters are lovable and deep. Molly gets what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it. I understand where her motives come from, even if I don't agree with them or her methods. I also liked Micheal's character as well. He is smart, determined, and resourceful. (+0)

My favorite part was the dynamic between Molly and Micheal. Their tension was very entertaining to read and I got so excited when their paths crossed.

My least favorite part is how the two main characters are stereotypical.

If you are looking for a nonconventional thriller, then this one is for you!

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