Title: In The Twist
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.
Author: L.A. Stockman
Series: The Wild Hunt #1
Published by Nine Star Press Source: Publisher
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance
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I love this book!!! It is totally awesome and guess what? There will be another book in this series. Yahoo!!! I am so excited about it! Ok.. now I need to calm myself down and write this review. When I read the blurb it was talking about an exorcism, demons, and other creatures. I was sold right away. I did not know what to expect from this book and , in the end, I was totally shocked (in a good way!).
Those who have read some of my other reviews know that I love main characters that were struggling and suffering a lot. I am totally sold when this same character is trying to help others by using their experiences. David falls right into this category. His childhood has been a nightmare. He was raped and told time and time again that he was unworthy. He always thought that it was because of his sexuality (he was in for a big surprise). He became a priest and was trained to become and exorcist. The priesthood was not for him, he left and is now a police detective in a small California town. When he was called to a scene where he found a teenage boy dead, he knew that it was not a crime that was committed by some human villains. When Dallan, from Interpol, arrived on site and told him that there were 11 other boys that had suffered the same fate. They both vowed to stop the killing spree before it claimed another victim.
David and his sister are living together. He is socially awkward and has no friends or lover. He does not think he is worthy enough to have someone in his life other than his sister. He and his sister adopted several children that would have been left to themselves; rejected by their family and could have died or lived the same trauma than David did. All of his love is aimed at those children. They are his whole life. He is not aware of all of his strength until Dallan helped him to get in touch with it.
Dallan is an interesting character. I don’t want to get into too many details because I want you to discover the story as it is meant to be read. He is courageous and self-confident. I would not call him an alpha because he has that little something that makes him lovable and he is in touch with his emotions. He trusted David assessment that the killing was not done by a human and he added his own knowledge into the mix. He was able to show David that someone outside of his family could be trusted. He is the catalyst that had David getting in touch with his true nature.
In this story, mythology and paranormal are intertwined together. That is what is making it an incredible story. It is darker than what I am usually reading, but that is that whole vibe that is required for that type of book. That are a lot of twists, character development is amazing and I fell in love with David and Dallan. Bringing that fantasy world into my daily life was pure pleasure and I am waiting impatiently to read the second installment. It can very well become what one of my favorite book series.