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. Amy Carter says:

    PLEASE! me me ME

  2. Teri Crosby says:

    Oh yes I have been waiting on this one. I love Shilo Walker’s Hunter’s series. Her characters dynamics are always so harrowing and emotionfilled to read.

    terilhack at yahoo dot com

  3. I would love to win a copy of this book, I am always on the look out for something good to read.

  4. Maggie Loe says:

    Gaws…. I like to win…

    I love reading Ms Shiloh’s books… Ecspecially Paranormal books…

  5. Janhvi Jagtap says:

    thanks soo much for this awesome giveaway and for making it international!!!:)

    i’m a GFC follower-Janhvi Jagtap

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  6. Jessica says:

    I’m so very interested in this book!! I haven’t read any of the books in the series, but I read the first Ch for Hunter’s Fall…definitely hooked! Big thanks for making this an international contest!!!

  7. Adrian says:

    Count me in!

  8. Amanda J says:

    Have not read this series but it sounds great , would love to win a copy !

  9. Sabruhu says:

    Yes!!!!!! Thanks a lot!!!

  10. Juls says:

    I’m totally behind on this series – great review to rev me up for it!

  11. Sofija Kapranova says:

    Thanks for giveaway! Want! Want! Want!))))))

  12. Stephanie says:

    Awesome giveaway!

    GFC follower

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  13. Jennie says:

    Would love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  14. Carol Thompson says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and a big thumbs up to the author for opening it to woldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    I have not read any of the recent Hunter novels but I would like to try this one.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  15. Ann L says:

    Ooo sounds awesome !!!

  16. evening-green says:

    wow thank you for the chance to win!

  17. Gabriella says:

    Thank You Shiloh Walker for making this international!!

    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com

  18. thanks for this giveaway , i am big of paranormal books whit vampire,werewolf,ghost………..etc so please me

  19. Sammee says:

    Great giveaway, please could you enter me into it?

  20. Bella says:

    I’ve never heard of this series before, but it sounds really interesting … amnesia – meh, lol … but I’m always up for a HEA!! 🙂

    Also, thank you to Shiloh for making this international … <3

  21. Mrs. Petrie says:

    Awesome! I’m always looking for another good series.

  22. Thanks for the giveaway :o)

    imabookshark AT yahoo DOT com

    Mickey @ imabookshark

  23. eventerj9 says:

    I love Shiloh’s books. Great giveaway!!

  24. Ren Puspita says:

    Pick me,pick me!! 😀
    Seems like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway!
    (and make it international, woohoo!! Thanks a bunch for Shiloh Walker and Berkley!!)

    sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

  25. Cheryl says:

    I love being introduced to new books I usually wouldn’t find on my own. I’ve been following Vampire Book Club and would love to win this!!

  26. Debbie Bussie says:

    Would love to win this one! I would love to read this series. Love paranormal!! I am a follower of the VBC. Love it!

  27. CrystalGB says:

    I love Shiloh’s writing. Please count me in the drawing.

  28. Dawn Duffield says:

    I am a huge fan and would love to have this book!!

  29. tammy ramey says:

    i love Shiloh Walker books and i have been waiting for this one. i can’t wait to read it.

  30. Robin K says:

    I am a follower and would love to be entered!

  31. Debbie T says:

    I would love to read this.

  32. debbie says:

    I would love to read this. It is a new author and series to me.

  33. Anna Lewis says:


  34. Marlene Breakfield says:

    The book sounds awesome. thanks for the giveaway

  35. Viki S. says:

    Shiloh writes some of the best stuff! Thank you for the giveaway.
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/78131468848742400


  36. Sarah F says:

    Looks really good! Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. minhchieu tran says:

    ooh!sounds great

  38. Aly deolarte says:

    Yeah! I love the cover and sounds so interesting!

  39. Kim says:

    I would love a copy of this book.

  40. Lea says:

    Oooo sounds really interesting 🙂 I do love her books, havent picked up the Hunter series yet, but I might start with this one 😉

  41. Jenn says:

    Looks really good.

    jennlovesed14 at gmail

  42. Tfalick says:

    OMG THANK YOU for this awesome chance to win! I’ve heard amazing things about this book, I can’t wait to read it! and that cover is awesome =D THANK YOU THANK YOU

  43. This book looks so good. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  44. Sariah says:

    This sounds great!!! I have not read this series, it does sound very interesting!

  45. Spav says:

    This sounds great. I really enjoyed the previous books of the Hunter series and I really want to read Nessa’s story.

  46. Kaya H says:

    Ohh I love the series! I cannot wait to read this latest.
    kasuranna at yahoo dot com

  47. Asura C says:

    Nessa! I love this series. It is so hard packed wit plot and emotion. Hunter’s Fall will be amazing!

  48. shadow says:

    please add me to the contest. thank you!

  49. Lex says:

    Never heard of this series before this, thanks for clueing me in! I would love the chance to get in this drawing.

  50. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this series. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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