Summer is coming, and that means I love to read (or listen to) detective and thriller novels. It’s just the type of stories I prefer while sitting in the sun with a glass of wine. Hunter’s way definitely was the perfect book for this kind of setting.
It’s a police detective and lesbian romance all rolled into one highly entertaining and addictive novel. If you like Karin Slaughter books (my usual summer treat), chances are you’ll like this book as well.
So, what’s the story?
“Homicide detective Tori Hunter is used to doing things her way. But even after having six different partners in seven years, Tori isn’t prepared when she’s forced to team up with the hot-tempered Samantha Kennedy.
Samantha, on the other hand, is trying to juggle a new job, a demanding boyfriend, and now finds herself with an even greater challenge — being partnered with the most difficult detective in the entire squad.
The two women find themselves growing closer. Samantha begins to question the relationship with her longtime boyfriend, and Tori, never one to allow anyone to get close, begins to feel her defences slipping in Sam’s presence.”
Lacking depth here and there
The characters in this are a bit too cliché at times, maybe, but I don’t mind in this detective genre. I’m ok with the author going a bit over the top with the serial killer and maffia and rape and…
But I did feel there was some depth missing here and there. Sam and Tori go through a great deal of pain and trauma in this book, and I’m not really seeing (or believing) the impact of these events on their character.
For example: there’s a really dramatic scene in the book and I know I should have gotten all teary eyed over it. But I didn’t. That’s what I mean with the lack of depth: I wasn’t feeling the characters enough to feel their pain.
I was a bit disappointed the author didn’t invest more in the aftermath of these traumatic events. She was bold enough to add them to the story, which did shock me, but not bold enough to show us raw pain and suffering.
Highly entertaining listen
The above comments should not stop you from getting the book, though! If two hot detectives investigating a serial killer (and their attraction to each other) sounds good, don’t hesitate 😉
I listened to Hunter’s way as an audiobook on Audible, and am pleased I did. The book is a pretty long listen, which I love, and stays entertaining with a good narration and exciting story line.
In the end, I really did enjoy this audiobook. If you’re into detectives and thrillers, and also love lesbian romance books, you’ll find the mix of these genres in Hunter’s Way pretty darn appealing!
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