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

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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

GIVEAWAY: 5 COPIES OF HUNTER’S FALL

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.

CONTEST DETAILS AND RULES
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. Jen B. says:

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  2. Michelle D. says:

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  3. Carla G. says:

    Thanks for the contest. I would love a copy of the book. I love this series and cant wait for more books to come out.

  4. Cate says:

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  5. cindyg says:

    How exciting…I’ve been collecting this series and have all of them but this one.
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    Thank you Ms. Walker…

  6. Liz Semkiu says:

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  12. Aline says:

    Gotta admit I never try any of Shiloh Walker’s books yet 😉 But I think this book is a good start.

    Thanks for a chance to win one!

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  13. j3nny says:

    I’ve heard about this series by her but I haven’t bit the bullet to try it. I’d still like a chance to win it though 🙂

  14. Mary Preston says:

    I DO thank Shiloh Walker for making this giveaway international. Fingers crossed!!

  15. Chelsea B. says:

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  16. Terry Lee says:

    I haven’t started to read this series yet but what a great incentive to read all of them – by winning a free book!!!

  17. Denise Z says:

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  18. Sharon Ames says:

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  20. DeeAnn says:

    Sounds like a good book. I haven’t read this series but it sounds like one I should try. Thanks!

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  25. Great Giveaway!! Big thanks to Shiloh Walker!! 🙂 I would really LOVE to win this!! Thanks for the chance!! Good luck to everyone!!

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  26. Summer says:

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  27. Michelle says:

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  28. Kat says:

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  29. Kat says:

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  30. Joani S says:

    I have not read her books, but I do have a few in my TBR pile. They sound good, so does this new one! I must get crackin and start reading them. Thanks!

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  33. Pam S (pams00) says:

    Great Review TY for sharing! Love the other Hunter’s novels I’ve read and can’t wait for this one. TY for the chance to win!

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  34. Shadow says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to reading this!

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  35. Gladys Gonzales Atwell says:

    Yes! I love Shiloh Walker and would love to enter the contest!!!

  36. kim brown says:

    I have just started reading this series. I’m loving it.

  37. Keisha says:

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  38. Andra says:

    What a gorgeous cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Summer says:

    I can’t remember if I submitted my name for this contest, but I really enjoy Walker.

  40. Rachel Elizabeth says:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. And that’s a beautiful cover!

  41. Sara C says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the Hunters books!

  42. Jessica R. says:

    Sounds great! Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you!

  43. winnie says:

    Thanks for the international giveaway! Definitely count me in 🙂

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  44. Aliyah says:

    I have only read one of Shiloh Walker’s books but would love to have you send me another.

  45. JennieR says:

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  46. Andie says:

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    Oh and yeah.. a BIG ‘thank you’ for This contest is open internationally. (:

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  47. Vikki says:

    Awesome!! Love this, not read it so fingers crossed for the win 🙂 And thank you so much for making the contest international!!!

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  48. Anne R says:

    This series sounds interesting.

  49. Natalia says:

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