Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: The Hunt
Author: J.M. Dabney & Davidson King
Heroes: Ray & Andy
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Hostile Whispers Press
Release Date: September 14, 2018
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Disgraced detective turned private investigator, Ray Clancy, left the force with a case unsolved. Finding the killer was no longer his problem, but it still haunted him. How long would he survive the frustration of not knowing before he gave into the compulsion of his nature to solve the crime?
Server, Andrew Shay, existed where he didn’t feel he belonged, living behind the guise of a costume. Yet it paid the bills, and he refused to complain about the little things in life. One night he returned home from work to find his roommate dead and the killer still there. Afraid and alone, his life spiraled and he didn’t know what to do. Could a detective at his core and a scared young man join forces to bring down the killer in their midst?
This book sucked me in right from the start! I loved how gruff and unpolished Ray was as a character and how vulnerable Andy was at the start. It was interesting to see how different they were but also how easily they got along. I loved that Andy felt safe with Ray and how Ray felt so protective of Andy. I adored seeing the chemistry between them but I also really liked the mystery and seeing how the killer taunted the cops and seeing it all unfold. I also really loved seeing Ray go back to his ‘roots’ and calling in favors to keep Andy safe.
I absolutely loved this book! But while I adored it, I had a few little niggles. For one, the ending was a bit too predictable for me. I was also confused on how no one noticed that these murders had been going on for years with the same M.O. and no one made the connection.
All in all, though, I really loved this book. I loved the characters and I loved the chemistry between them. I also really enjoyed the mystery, even if I had a few issues with it. I hope this isn’t the last we see of Ray and Andy because I’d love to see where they go from here. I’d also love to see more of Ray’s old acquaintances and of his past.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*