In the Twist by L.A. Stockman
Series: The Wild Hunt, Book 1
Published by: NineStar Press on August 22, 2016
Rating: 3 stars (★★★☆☆)
David Shaughnessy hoped when he moved to California and became a police detective, he’d left dealing with truly dangerous creatures behind him. But after a series of murders, it’s clear he’s not dealing with a human killer. And when the mysterious Dallan Jaeger shows up, he learns it’s something new he’s never dealt with before. And David used to be a demon hunter.
Together, the two of them must work to stop the creatures that are killing children before they strike again. And according to Dallan, who is used to hunting these types of spirits, it will take everything they’ve got. He’s never seen anything like this before.
But then Dallan has never seen anything like David before, either. The attraction between them is fast and mutual. And it proves to be a lot for both of them to deal with–especially on top of this case. Which just adds to the tasks before them as they race against a ticking clock…
The overall idea here is great. The concept for the story is something I actually enjoyed. And the characters’ backgrounds provide a great setup to the whole thing.
But there are some issues for me here in the execution. For one, Dallan is referred to alternately as Jaeger and Dallan early on in the story. It isn’t until later that Dallan Jaeger is referred to as his full name. So for a brief period I was confused about whether there was a third person involved. Secondly, the relationship moves super fast with very little explanation as to why.
The imagination in creating and crafting the story is clear. So I give this a decent recommendation, though there were some parts that definitely made me scratch my head.[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.]