It was a question he couldn't answer, except to suspect that his father's call had caught him in a vulnerable spot. The dissolution of his marriage, the destruction of his reputation with the literary community, the situation with his dog - all were good reasons to decide to do something he'd told himself he'd never do." Hunter's Moon, pg 55.
CJ's favorite relation has just died, and although he has promised himself he never would, he is headed back to his childhood home in Up State New York. None of his family is glad to see him, especially not his brother Graham. Graham is setting to run for a Senate Seat in the National Election, but CJ has uncovered a secret that could ruin Graham's campaign. And some secrets are worth killing over.
Hunter's Moon is a story full of danger and intrigue. CJ finds himself in a tough spot as he learns how to forgive those who have hurt him the worst. Though the story as a whole was fascinating, I found the pacing to be a little off. Hoesel's characters spend a lot of time in introspection, giving us a very intimate look into their personal thoughts. I appreciated the change in the main character, but I wasn't thrilled about all the smoking, drinking and violence that went on in the book. I felt that those things, while giving the book and interesting feel, distracted from my enjoyment of the story to a certain extent.
(I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.)