Title: In The Twist
Series: The Wild Hunt 01
Author: L.A. Stockman
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror
Publisher: NineStar Press (August 22, 2016)
Length: Novella (134 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Twelve dead children. An ex-priest with the faith to move mountains. A hunter out of the depths of legend. Together, they must find a way to overcome their pasts and become something entirely new if they are to defeat an ancient evil.
David Shaughnessy was content in his life as a police detective in Armata, California. It lacked the visceral, sick thrill that came with exorcising demons, but it was better for him, saner. Until the night he got called out to a vicious murder in the woods, and met Dallan Jaeger. The older man and Interpol agent is much more than he seems to be, and their connection is immediate, powerful. Trust blooms quickly as they learn to work together to pursue the evil fae responsible for the murders.
They must learn to do more than trust each other if David is to fulfill his birthright and claim what was so long denied him. Only then do they have a hope of catching the killer…in the Twist.
Review: When I first saw this book it fascinated me, but I still wasn’t to sure I wanted to read it. I still picked it but sat on it for quite awhile. I have never really been one to pick a story by an author I have not read before, but still the story called to me. There was just something about it that drew me to it.
I have never been a fan of dark stories, horror or even paranormal mysteries. This story however, once I started reading it kept my attention from the first word. It was compelling and extrememly dark. The characters are very unique and so are their stories.
There is a dead child in a tree, murdered and left for them to find. Then to find out that it is not one child that this evil has taken but twelve. Twelve innocent’s to be slaughtered by an evil no one knows about. David is an ex-priest who has a dark past. Parents gone, they were raised in a horrible place that did more to them in the name of evil. Only to be taken by priest that were cruel and sadistic. He has left the priesthood and is now a police detective who deals with the worst one can see.
Dallan works for Interpol and is older than dirt. He is the leader of the Hunters. A paranormal group that hunts the evils down and takes them to where they were meant to be. Twelve children have lost their lives and Dallan is sent in to find him. What it leads him to is a man who has been hurt and scarred, but whose heart is still so big and powerful. It leads him to a family he had not expected.
David must open his mind to the things that could be and what he is. He must claim his birthright and fight with the hunters. It will also lead him to his heart.
Now this is one book that I would love to put a higher than five mark on. It is a very fascinating story that made me hunger for more. I can not wait to get my hands on the next story. This is one book that might change my mind on stories like this. I would definitely recommend this.