Pre-order HUNTED by Emlyn Rees for the Kindle








In Hunted, security expert Danny Shanklin  wakes up slumped across a table in a London hotel room he’s never seen before. He’s got a high-powered rifle strapped to his hands.

He hears sirens and stumbles to the window to see a burning limousine and bodies all over the street.

The police are closing in. He’s been set up. They’re coming for him…

With only his tech support friend, the Kid, for backup, Danny sets out on a nail-biting odyssey though the panicked city streets, in a desperate bid to escape, protect the people he loves, and track down the terrorists who set him up.

But with 500,000 CCTV cameras, 33,000 cops, 9 intelligence agencies, and dozens of TV news channels all hot on his tail, just how long will THIS one innocent man be able to survive?


‘Hunted gives new meaning to the phrase “fast-paced.” Filled with clever twists, stylishly written and populated with characters who are as real as our friends and family (and enemies!), this thriller moves at breakneck pace from first page to last. Bravo!’ — Jeffery Deaver

‘Fast and furious from the very start, Hunted is a shot of pure adrenalin.’ — Sam Bourne

Hunted and its sequel Wanted are published in the UK by Little, Brown and in the US by HarperCollins.


 Wanted Cover


That Summer He Died

That Summer He Died now

“A complex, well-thought-out plot…and a chilling twist in the end.” The Times

On the surface, James Sawday’s life couldn’t be any better. Writing investigative pieces for a glossy men’s magazine, he gets to travel the world. And when he gets home, there’s Lucy: smart, funny, seems to love him. She could even be the one.

But when James’s editor sends him to the seaside town of Grancombe, to cover a murder – the third attack by a serial killer who specialises in chopping off his victims’ hands – James finds himself sucked back down into a world he’s tried all his adult life to forget.

Ten years before, during a hazy, drug-fuelled summer, James was one of a group of teenagers who stumbled on the mutilated corpse of local artist Jack Dawes. And then the second killing happened – the one that still gives James nightmares.

Now James has got to dig up everything he’s worked so hard to bury. And what he’s going to find out could cost him his sanity. And even his life.

“Anyone who enjoyed Alex Garland’s The Beach should get a kick…an excellent modern thriller.” Daily Mirror

39 Responses to Thrillers

  1. Clare says:

    I read this book on my kindle in record time – it is brilliant!
    It is action packed from start to finish – an amazing chase that starts pretty much straight away and just doesn’t let up!
    Please, please, PLEASE tell me that there will be a follow up soon… I’m desperate to know what happens next and read more!

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      That’s great to hear, Clare. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed it and thanks so much for letting me know. And yes…I’m busy writing the sequel at the moment. It’s called WANTED and will be out next year.

      • Ben says:

        What’s happened to Wanted? Have been really looking forward to it! It’s LONG overdue!

      • Emlyn Rees says:

        Copyedit is finished. It’s out in June. Sorry for the delay. Disgraceful, I know. Have learned the lesson never to try and be a full time writer and a full time editor!

  2. Andrew says:

    Great read, can’t wait for the sequel. Would make a great movie too. Any idea when “wanted” will be finished?

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      Really good to hear you liked HUNTED, and thanks for the feedback. Am right in the thick of WANTED now. Going as fast as I can. Fingers crossed on the film too. We have a production company on board. Best, Emlyn

  3. John Muir says:

    I have just read ‘Hunted’ in record time; could not put it down; and now can’t wait for the sequel. When will ‘Wanted’ be released?. Keep up the good work. —- John

  4. John Richards says:

    You have got to work harder Emlyn!! Came out to Perth WA and same….couldn’t put it down! Was about to shoot off and buy the sequel, until I looked this up on the computer and realised Danny was still hunting!! regards John Richards

  5. Julie Proctor says:

    Just finished reading the hunted I couldnt put it down once I read it and had to jump online straight away to find out if there was a sequel!! I cant wait to read it Iv aleady told everyone they have to read the wanted and im sure the Hunted will be just as good…… also agree with the coments above about it being a fantastic film !!

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      Thank you! You’ve made my Saturday. I’m writing as fast as I can on the sequel. Nearly there. Maybe we should get you an early proof copy? Best, Emlyn

  6. George Lilley says:

    The first book iv ever read that has made my heart race! Truly exceptional.

  7. Lou Joub says:

    Great, extraordinary book! Waiting for the next one. Read it in German, did a research and found that the author mentioned on the German cover is not the same as the Engish one. However, found you anyway 🙂
    Is there any wayof getting a German early proof copy? Could read it to find spelling mistakes. Am originally from South Africa, living in Germany.

    Can’t wait to read your next book!

  8. Sahil Rajpal says:

    Hi, this book is fantastic. I’m 28 don’t read and haven’t read in about 8 years. Literally couldn’t put this down. Can’t wait for the sequel and have you written any other books like this you would recommend.

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      Hi Sahil, Thanks for getting in touch. HUNTED is the only chase thriller I’ve read. But I’ve nearly finished the sequel, WANTED, which will be out later this year. Until then, maybe try some Harlan Coben, or Dean Koontz. Best, Emlyn

  9. Kjartan says:

    Great book, just finished it. As an avid reader of thrillers, yours was not a first choice, but the title was hunting and way beyond expectations. Three problems though; disgruntled wife, have been ignoring her for the last evenings, to little sleep because the night are short in Iceland at this time, grumpy at work from lack of sleep but anxious to get on with reading. Can hardly wait for your next book.

  10. Ricky says:

    The last book I read was about 5 years ago but I had a long train journey and thought I’d get a book to keep me occupied. I picked up ‘Hunted’ because I liked the sound of it. I’d like to thankyou for making me miss my stop on the train because I couldn’t put this book down! I thought it was brilliant and it actually had my heart racing! It was a really exceptional book and as soon as I finished it I had to come online to find out when the sequel was due to be released, so write faster because I can’t wait!!

    This would make a really excellent film aswell. I was planning how I would make a film of it the whole way through! Vinnie Jones would have to play The Kid I think!

    Anyway thanks for the book, again brilliant! And hurry up with the sequel!!!

    All the best, Ricky

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      Hi Ricky, Vinnie would be brilliant for the Kid, wouldn’t he? There’s a film company that’s now optioned HUNTED and wants to make it. I’ll pass on your suggestion. He’d add a nice touch of humour to it as well. Thanks for taking the time to read HUNTED and for the feedback. Best, Emlyn

  11. Hi Emlyn. Bah humbug. Fought the Mrs for a window seat on our recent flight and missed all the views – as I had my head stuck in a book! I blame you! Really really enjoyed it, I’ve been using kindle on my phone, but so glad I got ‘Hunted’ in paperback I still think it’s nice to have something physical. Thanks again and can’t wait for ‘Wanted’. Regards Andrew.

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      Cheers, Andrew. Glad HUNTED made the journey, a-hem, fly by. I always end up leaving books on planes. For example, I never did find out what happened at the end of KING RAT. Off to order it now.

  12. Terry says:

    Just finished Hunted, very good, enjoyed it. Must share with you one technical fail regarding the Saab. Unlike every other car, all Saabs have gearbox locks, not steering column locks. To hot-wire a Saab, you do not go under the dash, you work between the seats.

  13. Paul says:

    What a good book. Couldn’t put it down took over my life for 4 days since I stumbled accross it in the airport in the top 25 books, forgot what a TV was! Felt myself hoping and praying that the inevitable scene with his wife and son and the Director would turn out for the good even though I already knew it wouldn’t from the scene setting early on. The conversation with his estranged daughter by the water front genuinely brought a tear to my eye as I have a daughter of my own. First book ever to do that to me and considering I’m a beer drinking football fan thats saying something. Logged onto the site to find out when the sequel is due as I would run accross london myself now to buy it! Then find myself writting a message never done that either. Fingers crossed that a film is to follow!!

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      Hi Paul, What a lovely note to get. Thank you. Seems that the same emotional bits that got you got me too. (Daughters, eh?) I’m finishing the sequel now and HUNTED has been optioned by a film company – though, that’s a long a rocky road, so fingers crossed! All the best,

  14. Steven says:

    Emyln absolutely stunning read, I really really enjoyed Hunted!! I finished the Kindle edition last month and have since read another book. What pushed me to comment was the fact that although a month ago I still find myself thinking about Hunted. Danny is a great lead character, the way you captured the relationship between Danny and his daughter, as mentioned already, is spot on. I can’t wait to see how this develops. Most authors I feel are trying to reach Lee Childs standard for a lead character. What you have done here is bring exactly that, plus a real human and emotional side by having his daughter involved.

    Also, the twist with one of the other characters caught me completely off guard, it really made me actually hate that person!!! <— brilliant.

    The only fault I can find is that Amazon have the release date for the Kindle edition for Wanted as Feb 14, please tell me this in incorrect!?!?

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      Cheers, Steven. Really pleased you enjoyed HUNTED. I had a blast writing it too. The pub date keeps on moving at the moment, but I’ll check. I’ve been insanely busy this year, which is why it’s going to be coming out later than I’d hoped (believe me, I’m gutted about this). Meanwhile, there will be a Danny Shanklin novella out in a couple of months, called THE HOSTAGE. All the best (and thanks for not giving away any spoilers in your review!), Emlyn

  15. Gabriel Aquilina says:

    I picked up this book from the bookshop shelf not knowing what it was really about and I must say that I absolutely loved it! It has an excellent mixture of various different themes that just makes you want to keep on reading. I literally paused 90% of my life for 3 days to finish this book. It was well worth it and I would recommend to anyone; if i haven’t made it obvious yet, I was hooked! Job well done…I’m so ready for the sequel!

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      Hi Gabriel, 90%?!? I’m very flattered indeed. Exactly the same just happened to me watching series one of LOST (I know, I’m a little behind the curve on this one!). Thanks for giving me this feedback. It’s very encouraging. With my good wishes, Emlyn

  16. craig toff says:

    i bought this book at manchester airport to read on the flight to america on a three week family holiday i read it twice….epic

  17. John Richards says:

    Where is the follow up Emlyn, still waiting?!!

    • Emlyn Rees says:

      It’s out next year. In between, Corsair are publishing a stand alone eBook thriller I’ve written called THAT SUMMER HE DIED. Out by Christmas, I hope. Cheers, E

  18. John Richards says:

    Than you Emlyn, will be on my Christmas list and will be standing by in the New Year!!!

    Regards John

  19. john richards says:

    Thanks for the e mail Emlyn, will keep my eye out. Looking forward to it.

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