Monday, June 17, 2024

Hunted by Darcy Coates


I listened to the unabridged audio Hunted by Darcy Coates and narrated by Angela Dawe. Listening time for Hunted by Darcy Coates is 10 hours, 29 minutes.

Darcy Coates is a new to me author this year. Hunted is the third Darcy Coates novel I've listened to this year and it is the best novel of the three novels by far.

Hunted is part thriller/suspense and part horror. I liked the storyline and the twists and turns in the novel itself... Unfortunately, towards the end of the novel, I did figure out who the perpetrator is. Although I enjoyed the storyline and plot twists, the characters for me are the issue in Hunted as well as with the other novels written by Darcy Coates I've read. It's not that they're bad characters, I just think most of the characters could have more dimension to them. I've noticed that the male characters created by the author aren't that exciting overall in particular... The characters need some sort of extra punch to them to make them more interesting and engaging.

Below is the publisher's plot summary for Hunted by Darcy Coates from Chirp's website:

Her disappearance wasn’t an accident. Her rescue will be a mistake.

22-year-old Eileen goes missing while hiking in the remote Ashlough Forest. Five days later, her camera is discovered washed downriver, containing bizarre photos taken after her disappearance.

Chris wants to believe Eileen is still alive. When the police search is abandoned, he and four of his friends create their own search party to scour the mountain range. As they stray further into the dark forest and the unsettling discoveries mount, they begin to believe they’re not alone in the trees… and that Eileen’s disappearance wasn’t an accident.

By that point, it’s too late to escape.

I am giving Hunted by Darcy Coates a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!


  1. I thought this one was a fun summer read. Not super deep, but entertaining.