Hunted by Darcy Coates


She only went off the trail for a moment... 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 from the hiking trails...

Details Hunted

Release DateAug 20th, 2018
PublisherBlack Owl Books
GenreHorror, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery

Reviews Hunted

  • Shaina
    4.5 RTC This kept me so amped up that I need to calm down first.Edit: okay, here we go ! This was different than all of the other works from this author that I have read. Usually there is a haunting involved. Sometimes with a real haunting and sometimes a completely different explanation. Her ghost stories are among my favorite such types. This was a different such horror story in which Coates uses her talent to spread out into other horror zones...
  • Tammie
    Solid 4.5 stars. I recently read several books by this author but I have to say that this was the best one thus far. Hunted is a dark book-a mystery thriller that will appeal to a wide audience. Eileen goes missing while hiking solo in the large and desolate Ashlough Forest. Her brother and friends don’t think it was an accident-Eileen’s camera was found and they are convinced that the pictures show someone (or something) was hunting her. Aft...
  • Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
    10* Favorite...Don't start this book unless you have time to read it all at once because you won't be able to put it down. It was absolutely fantastic! Coates decision to write a lengthier story outside of her norm was well-played. I hope she continues to branch out. I'd also love to see her bring back Carla Delgado policing the same city & State Park or even another city/park somewhere else.
  • Kimberly
    2.5 stars.HUNTED, by Darcy Coates, starts out as the story of a missing hiker, Eileen Hershberger, and her friends' frantic search for the truth. Part thriller, part police-procedural, this story focuses mainly on the isolation and sense of confusion that accompanies being lost in a large expanse of forest, with no end in sight.I guess I'm in the minority for this one, but I just never felt a "connection" to any of the many main characters. Their...
  • Mehsi
    She only went off the trail for a moment... Warning, warning, long review alert!Oh boy, I was excited about this book. First of all because of Darcy Coates who writes some of the most amazing horror books, but secondly because this was different from her usual work. Those feature haunted houses that will murder you in your sleep, while this one was about a girl who got lost in the forest, met with a monster, and then how her brother and friends, ...
  • Anne Scott
    There's something in the woods...When a young woman on holiday ventures into the forest for a day of hiking, she soon finds herself turned around, lost in the dense growth and shadows. Night creeps in, bringing with the darkness subtle sounds of movement around her, the pulsing terror of unseen eyes on her. There’s something in the woods…A desperate young man who hopes to be more than just a friend to the woman vows to find her. The situation...
  • Michael Jensen
    What a deeply silly book. Characters who act in unbelievable ways, implausible situations, a killer that doesn't make sense. Oy vey.Hard to say which character bugged me the most. Todd, who I thought at first was mentally disabled, but, no, was just a real weirdo, I guess. Also, incredibly stupid. Or maybe it was "Switchblade" Anna. I call her "Switchblade" because she's the kind of character who always knows whatever the author needs a character...
  • Peter
    Twenty two year old Eileen Hershberger, has gone missing in a remote area of the Ashlough Forest. Once you wander off one of the main trails, it is easy to get lost. The Police would not send out a search party for a least forty eight hours. Officer Carla Delago was in charge of the Hershberger case. She was coming up empty handed. Five days later, Eileen camera was found. It had about a dozen shot that were taken at night. Eilleen's brother Chri...
  • Fatimah Gunn
    LOVED IT!!!!Loved this book! This author hasn't published one I haven't thoroughly enjoyed. I loved the twist and the fact that the monsters are closer than you think. Please don't hesitate to pick this book up!!!!
  • Ariel
    Entertaining but the ending was not good
  • Brianna Clark
    This is a new book by Darcy Coates, and it was completely different from anything I've read by her before. I haven't read all of her books, but enough to know she seems to have a certain genre and style. This was new territory for this author, instead of the story taking place in a haunted house, most of the action took place in the woods. Not just any woods, but old-growth primeval forest. This was a really, really great novel. The characters al...
  • Mae Clair
    Some really good moments, a few twists and surprises. This follows a group that goes into the forest searching for the lead character's missing sister, who vanished while hiking. Another story line involves a detective piecing together the puzzle from her end. The story dragged in a few places. Overall, I was more intrigued by the group in the forest and the obstacles they confronted. A pretty solid read.
  • A. M. Hodges
    The Scooby Do hang heads out on a rescue mission........into the forest, completely unprepared, except for "Velma," and that's not enough to get them safely home again. Maybe if they'd had the dog.I found most of the characters irritating and very foolish. I knew what was hunting them in the first quarter of the book, if not exactly who. I almost quit reading half way through, then speed read to the last quarter when the detective work started co...
  • John Cunningham
    A very good to start but then it became plodding. Way longer than needed to be. The ending was very surprising and some good things came at the end.
  • Mara
    Really good! Good plot, lots of action, wide cast of characters... However, at 93% there’s an embarrassing editing mistake...two of the female characters names were mixed up. At a fairly climactic point...just sloppy.
  • Alyssha
    I’ve read a few books of this author and this has to be the best one I’ve read so far! Fast paced, plenty of twists and turns and just an overall great book to read!
  • Andrea
  • M
    Mystery/Police Procedural With a Soupçon of Horror I enjoyed this suspenseful, well-written book with its smart mix of genres. The main storyline was twofold: 1) a small group of friends search for a 22 year old woman, missing after hiking up a mountain. Dense, old-growth forests cover the mountain—blocking out the sky by day and turning everything frighteningly dark at night.2) police officers of a nearby touristy town are used to reports of ...
  • Marc Bridgham
    Right smack in the Stream but in a very good wayJust as there is steady stream in the cabin in the woods by the lake is it.a monster who will survive? movies, some.bad, some quite good of kind, Hunted the written version of the stream. Teens in peril, who will survive? What or who is the killer? 4 stars.because the novel doesn't. bring anything particularly BUT I couldn't put it down. So really...
  • Michelle Fout
    Ton of action, but a bit skippyI give this a 4- rating. It just misses being a solid 4. Coates does an excellent job of plopping the reader straight into the action and then doubles back and fills in the "how did we get here" quite well until the last 75 pages or so and then the backtracking becomes too abrupt and worse, abbreviated. It's like Coates got tired of writing the story and just wanted it to be over. I really enjoyed the suspense, and ...
  • Cristy Bramhall
    Always have loves Darcy Coates books. Very thrilling and mysterious. I never would have guessed the twisted ending.She only went off the trail for a moment... 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 ...
  • Pamela
    OK. This book has the typical horror story group of teenagers: the jock, the hot, dumb blonde, the smart girl, the nerd, and the serious guy. In addition there’s that old standby—the detective who drinks too much and cares too little.The setting is as cliche as the cast of characters—a big, dark forest. A forest so big and so dark that you are irrevocably lost if you take so much as two steps off the trail.What is NOT cliche is how Coates m...
  • Kristin
    Absolute amazing read. Great end twistShe’d said that life had sections, like walking through doors. People had to choose when to walk through them, but no one could see what the next room held until they were in it. Some new rooms were painful. Some were happy. Some seemingly had no purpose. But the fullest, happiest lives were lived by those who walked through many different doors, unafraid of what they would find. He didn’t know what his n...
  • Leanne Hardy
    Annoying read with lots to put down about this read :( having a killer being referred to as 'monster' every time someone gets followed, lured into a trap or killed got very annoying & felt juvenile. For me the killer was very limited to who it could possibly be due to the length of time the missing persons had been going on. The police in the book didn't even start to put together they had a serial killer until a little over 60% of the book! It w...
  • Lizzy
    Well, this is quite a different turn for our Lady Ghost, also known as the incredibly talented Darcy Coates. Never let it be said she can't change it up folks. Ms. Coates writes some of the BEST bone chilling ghost stories ever. Now, she's gone and written a book focusing on another kind of horror. I won't reveal what kind, but let me just say: Read. This. Book. Thank you to Ms. Coates for writing another spine tingling book that had me putting a...
  • Amy
    Gripping and compelling readThis is different from Darcy coates' usual haunting/ghost stories but was still an amazing read. I found myself unable to put it down and eager to find out what happened to the various characters throughout the book. In some amazing detail Darcy covers every aspect of the characters storylines whether it be scary or sad. I wondered the forest along with each who was in there thanks to Darcy's amazing writing skills and...
  • Vonnysue
    A surprisingly great thriller! Right up there with Stephen King’s early works, this book keeps you on the edge wondering WTH is going to happen next! Only, in this book, you could honestly see yourself doing exactly what any of these characters were doing...(sometimes, in King’s books, you’re like, “ain’t no way”)...the friends of the lost hiker, the hiker on her adventure, the detective, the detective’s boss, and her loopy friend. ...
  • Wulfwyn
    Anyone for a Hike? I was surprised by this book. It started slow for me. Then around the halfway point, it sped up. I read through the night, taking a few breaks. The breaks weren't to rest my eyes. They were to slow my heart. They were to let my breathing normalize. They were to loosen the knot of tension in my stomach. I like Darcy Coates . This wasn't my first book of hers that I read. For now , though, it is my favorite. I hope, if you decid...
  • Amy L. Solis
    Started a little slow.... but!!!!It started out a little slow for me, but I was soon hooked! She writes very well, and her descriptions were so vivid that I could see the scene in my own mind...even the gross ones. This book was tense and interesting to the very end. I won't give spoilers, but I will definitely read it again and will look for more of her works! I very much enjoyed this book!!
  • Brenda
    AmazingI am used to reading haunted house stories from th I author so I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book but not am I glad I did! The twisting plot kept me on the edge of my seat and the setting was as scary as any haunted house could be, especially because I like to hike in the woods. I wasn't sure where the story was going and the ending wasn't easy to predict! Darcy Coates is one of my favorites, I only wish she would write faster!