Book Reviews

Hexhunter (Hexworld 4) by Jordan L. Hawk at Widdershins Press

Genre Gay / Historical / Paranormal / Fantasy / Alternate Reality / 19th Century / Officers of the Law / Shifters / Magic / Wizards & Witches / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 08-February-2019

Book Blurb

Detective Bill Quigley fell in love with the familiar Isaac the night they met. But after more than two years, it’s time to admit to himself that Isaac doesn’t return his feelings.

Isaac knows he’s too broken by his experiences for anyone to fall in love with. Especially someone like Bill, who deserves a partner unplagued by Isaac’s nightmares and doubts.

When children go missing from an orphanage, Bill and Isaac must work together to find them. And as years of yearning threaten to ignite into passion, they must decide once and for all whether to take a chance on love.


Book Review

“People do incredible things for love, particularly for unrequited love.” ~ Daniel Radcliffe

Two years ago, Detective Bill Quigley, of ‘Hexhunter’ by Jordan L. Hawk, was the only person who never gave up on finding the familiar, Isaac, when he had been kidnapped. Isaac was trapped in his animal form and kept in a cage, in order to steal his magic against his will. Even after all Isaac had been through, still, Bill thinks he is the strongest, bravest man he’s ever known.

Since Isaac’s traumatic experience, he doesn’t trust his own judgement. He likes Bill; his feelings may even run deeper than that, but Isaac refuses to burden anyone else with his issues. Since Isaac’s trauma, he refuses to change into his animal shape because when he was locked into it so long by his kidnapper, he almost forgot how to be human. As much as Isaac wants to be with Bill, he doesn’t think he deserves him. When another coworker, Sionn, asks if there is anything between them, Isaac tells him no. Assuming that is true, Sionn asks if it is okay to date Bill. Although it causes an intense ache in his heart, Isaac tells him to do so.

When an important murder/child kidnapping case comes up, Bill and Isaac are the best people to work on it. Even though Bill has been seeing Sionn, his heart still belongs to Isaac. He is delighted to be able to spend some time with him, even if it is in a work capacity. First they investigate the murder, where they find a note saying “Save the Children”. When Bill and Isaac also find some snakeskin at the crime scene, they begin to suspect a familiar. When the suspected murderer ends up floating in the river, they discover that besides murder and kidnapping, something even more sinister going on. In the dead man’s pocket is a newspaper ad. Bill and Isaac suspect that if they find the person who placed the ad, they will be able to find the missing children and shed more light on what seems to be more than a normal murder/kidnapping. Bill and Isaac are trying to locate the suspect when someone fires at them.

Jordan has written an action-packed mystery, filled with unusual characters and events. There are enough twists and turns in a “regular” murder mystery, but in Jordan’s Hexworld, they are even more “twisty and turny”. They are allowed to go places where I never expected. It was great to see characters from the other books in the series such as Cicero, Tom, and Rook. After all the trauma Isaac went through, those of us who follow the series will be happy to see him be rewarded in the best way possible. Thanks, Jordan, for another scary, passionate, exciting story. I can hardly wait to see what happens in the next one.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 244 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 08-February-2019
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Hexhunter-Hexworld-Book-Jordan-Hawk-ebook/dp/B07MM5SL79