Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Trophy Hunter / J.M. Zambrano

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Approximate word count: 75-80,000 words

Availability Kindle: YES   Nook: YES    DTB: NO


As with many of the better indie authors, J.M. Zambrano has been writing for years, perfecting her craft while working a day job. This included a short stint as a deputy sheriff for Los Angeles County and as a CPA. She now lives in Colorado and has one additional novel, Pool of Lies, also available for your Kindle. For more information, visit her website.


When attorney Diana Martin becomes involved in a child custody case, she discovers not everything is as it seems. A family of hunters has secrets they would rather stay hidden, and one person who has taken the hunt beyond anything imaginable.


The main characters, Diana Martin and her investigator friend Jessica, are well defined - likeable, yet flawed enough to seem real. Martin has demons of her own that she must overcome as she peels away layer upon layer of secrets and deceit.

When a story takes places in a specific place, Denver and an unnamed town in the mountains of Colorado in this case, getting the details right are important. Zambrano does that. From the little things, like street names and the feel of certain neighborhoods, to the critical, such as the insular nature of small mountain towns, Zambrano’s portrayal rings true.

In a thriller characterization and other story elements matter, but are secondary to the plot. Luckily, The Trophy Hunter delivers in this area too. The twists and turns keep you guessing until the end with an intense climax you won’t see coming.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues.

Rating: **** Four stars

1 comment:

Vicki said...

I like the sound of this. Off to check it out.