The Hunter of the Dark by Donato Carissi


Format: E-book
Publisher: Abacus (Little Brown Book Group)
Published: 5th November 2015
Pages: 448 Pages

The Blurb
 A series of gruesome murders leaves the police force in Rome reeling, with no real clues or hard evidence to follow.

Assigned to the case is Sandra Vega, a brilliant forensic analyst, struggling to come to terms with the crimes and her own past. Sandra’s shared history with Marcus, a member of the ancient Penitenzeri – a unique Italian team, linked to the Vatican, and trained in the detection of true evil, means that the two are brought together again in the pursuit of a malignant killer.

Rating: 5/5

The Review
Thanks to Abacus (Little, Brown) for the copy of the Hunter of the Dark to read and review. Also, thank you for letting me a part of the blog tour.


The Hunter of the Dark is not a typical genre I would read, but I’m really glad I gave it a chance because I loved it.

There is a ‘Monster’ killing innocent people around the city of Rome. The Italian Police are investigating the murders, as well as Marcus, a member of the ancient Penitenzeri who has a close relationship with the Vatican. Both try to piece together the story of the murderer whilst also experiencing their own personal battles. Who is the Monster and what is their motive?

I have never wanted to know who the killer is as much as I did with reading this novel. I really needed to know who dunnit, especially when nothing of the story was predictable. There was a variety of twists and turns that shocked you into thinking ‘that changes everything’ each time. Nothing would lead you to any conclusion.

I will admit that I screamed at the book to tell Sandra (a member of the police) to run away and get out because I became that involved in the story, you definitely don’t feel bored or uninterested.

The drawing of the mysterious man with a wolf’s head becomes an important element throughout. However, this stayed awfully cryptic and you don’t really ever know what it is all about.

The book in a nutshell.. A mystery that leaves you also wanting more.

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Published by Clare

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2 thoughts on “The Hunter of the Dark by Donato Carissi

  1. Superb review. It’s not really my genre either but that’s what I love about blogging, discovering something new. Might have to give this a try some day 🙂

    1. Thanks Aggie 🙂 I’m not normally into mystery, but this I really enjoyed. It has a brief history of Italy and the Vatican which was interesting.

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