Review: Hunter’s Fall by Shiloh Walker (The Hunters #13)


Update: Our Hunter’s Fall giveaway is now closed. We’ve emailed the winners. Thanks to all who entered!

Hunter's Fall by Shiloh WalkerHunter’s Fall (The Hunters #13)
Shiloh Walker
Published: June 7, 2011 (Berkley)
Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon

Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

One of the things I love best about Shiloh Walker’s writing is the very thing that made reading Hunter’s Fall difficult at times: She’s too good at making the complexities of human emotion come alive. Walker never shies away from the hard, painful aspects of life — they are the very things that can later bring joy. And Hunter’s Fall gives us both true emotional pain and real, honest hope.

It was an emotionally taxing ride, but well worth the fare.

Nessa is the most powerful witch among the Hunters. (For those not familiar with the series, Hunters are supernatural types who take out bad paranormal folk.) She’s also spent the last 500 years of her life searching for her husband. He died in her arms centuries ago after townspeople discovered her as a witch. He vowed to return to her. And she’s waited. But years of loneliness and heartbreak put a strain on Nessa. And after battling a young witch with a nasty taste for blood magic, she finds herself now living in Morgan’s body with the blood witch’s ghost clinging to her. She becomes depressed and Morgan’s memory antagonizes her into reckless behavior.

Dominic has always dreamed of Nessa. Even before he was turned vampire and joined the Hunters, he’s dreamed of her. For years they were together in his dreams, but lately he’s forced to watch her make stupid decisions and is unable to touch her. He thinks he may be going crazy, but a trip to the Hunters’ HQ finds him picking up her scent and learning that not only is his dream woman real, but is his wife from a past life.

Unfortunately, Nessa’s gone missing. She doesn’t remember who she truly is and the only person who can find her is Dominic. The question is: When he gets there will she remember who he is? Will love be enough to pull her away from dangerous actions? And what happens when you give up hope, only to get the one thing you’ve longed for?

Early on, I thought Hunter’s Fall might have a predictable pattern. (No fault to Shiloh, but when you throw in amnesia….) But, of course, I was wrong. Sure, I predicted a few of the early twists, but Walker didn’t make things easy for Dominic or Nessa. She forces them to confront fears, and sometimes those reactions aren’t ideal. That said, and it’s not a spoiler because it’s paranormal romance, you will get your HEA.

And while you do not need to have read any previous Hunters novels to read, appreciate and love Hunter’s Fall, those who have will definitely enjoy the big doses of Malachi and Kelsey.

Sexual content: A few graphic sex scenes


Shiloh Walker and the lovely folks at Berkley have been kind enough to give us five copies of Hunter’s Fall for Vampire Book Club readers. Simply leave a comment on this post on or before June 21 to enter.

1. You must leave a comment on this post to enter. This contest is now closed. Winners have been contacted via email.
2. You do not need to follow Vampire Book Club to be entered, but we sure do like it.
3. This contest is open internationally. (Let’s all give Shiloh Walker a big ‘thank you’ for that!)
4. Contest closes at 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, June 21.
5. The winners will be selected using Random.org. Then they will be contacted via email and given 48 hours to claim their prizes. If we do not hear from the winner(s) within that time, a new winner will be selected.
6. Entrants must be at least 18 years old or have their parent’s permission to enter. Please review our privacy policy, if you have any questions as to how Vampire Book Club uses your information. (Short version: we’ll only use it to contact you for this contest.)
7. Though unlikely, Vampire Book Club has the right to change or cancel any giveaway at any time without prior notice.
8. Vampire Book Club is not responsible for prizes lost or damage in transit.
9. Thanks to Shiloh Walker and Berkley for providing the books.

137 Responses to “Review: Hunter’s Fall by Shiloh Walker (The Hunters #13)”

  1. thank you for another excelllent opportunity for some books!

  2. Elizabeth says:

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  3. Nadia Matthews says:

    Thanks for the awesome opportunity!!!!!!! And thanks for making it international as well 🙂

  4. Rhonda Beyer says:

    Here’s to hoping I win. Thanks

  5. Sarah S says:

    I have been waiting on this book it seems forever! I’ve wanted to see Nessa get her HEA through most of the series and when I found out she finally was I was so excited and the wait has gone very slowly for me. Whether I win it, or buy it, I’m most definitely getting this book!

  6. You had me at “complexities of human emotions”. I love reading novels which shake me up and make me experience different emotions and Hunter’s Fall like it is exactly such a book.

    Thank you for the giveaway and especially for making it international, thank you! 🙂

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. jenny says:

    its great being able to win new books would love to win this one

  8. sandy! says:

    I really would love reading this !!


  9. Maria S (pronounced Mariah) says:

    This series sounds like one I would really enjoy…I would have to start at the beginning since I am a series junky and can’t start in the middle of one!


  10. Trilliumgrl says:

    Yay! Books. This one looks like it might be up my ally.

  11. Ariana Barajas says:

    Sounds like my kind of book! Hope I win.

  12. jen7waters says:

    Oh, enter me please, would love to read this 😀 thank you Vampire Book Club, and thanks Shiloh for making it international! / *sends an European cheer for both*

  13. Rachel says:

    This book looks so good! I’m always looking for new authors. *scribbles Shiloh’s name on to-read list*

  14. Jessica says:

    Sounds awesome, thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Heather says:

    Yay a giveaway. 🙂

  16. Aku / J. T. says:

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  17. Jessie says:

    Sounds like such a good book, would love to get a copy <3

  18. Mary Preston says:

    Brilliant giveaway thank you.

  19. Sarah says:

    Looks like an interesting series. I want to read it.

  20. Joanna W. says:

    Sounds like an awesome read! Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Janie McGaugh says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a great book!

  22. jennachristy says:

    great giveaway contest! *crosses fingers* to win a good book! 🙂

  23. cate says:

    thanks for the review. pls enter me in contest. the review made want to read it.

  24. Tiffany Paige says:

    Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway, and thank you to Shiloh Walker for making it an international giveaway.

  25. Celita Collins says:

    Sounds interesting! thanks for the givaway.

  26. Jasmine1485 says:

    Thank you for making it international, fingers crossed! 🙂

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  27. Lindsey Ekland says:

    I think I need to reread from the beginning before I read this one but I do want to read this book.

  28. Vanessa says:

    Oh…I think I need to read this one!!

  29. Cibele says:

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway =D

  30. I havent read this series but it sounds very interesting. I would love to be able to read them! 😀 <3

  31. KIM MULLICAN says:

    I love PNR! I would really love to add this to my overly read bookshelf!

  32. Ina says:

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  33. Keza says:

    Yay! So glad this is open for us internationals. Sounds like an awesome novel. Would love to read it.

  34. Denna Holm says:

    Sounds great. Would love to read it.

  35. Debbie Bussie says:

    Sounds like a great and awesome read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. Denise Z says:

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity. I may have my time off and if I do thank you for sharing.

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