Author: Chloe Neill
Series: Devil's Isle #3
Published by: Berkley
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil’s Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control her power and introduced her to an underground group of Paranormals and humans who know the truth about the war and those who fought it.
Now the weight of Liam’s own secrets has forced him into hiding. When a government agent is killed and Claire discovers that Liam is the prime suspect, she races to find him before the government can. But she’ll discover proving his innocence is no simple matter. Their enemies are drawing closer, and time is running out....
Mystery, murder, and magic! Oh, my! This picks up a few weeks after the battle in the previous book, and Claire’s little group has dispersed. Liam is gone, while Claire keeps a low profile in the city, not knowing where he is or if he’ll come back. When there’s a murder and the evidence points to Liam as the killer, the gang is gets back together to prove otherwise. This isn’t a simple murder case, no. It’s way more sinister and dangerous.
Claire has certainly come a long way since the first book. She’s always been a strong heroine, but she’s noticeably more confidant and badass in The Hunt. Honestly, for me, the gold in these books are the scenes with Claire, Liam, and Gavin. The Quinn brothers bantering makes me smile, and even more so when Claire is in the mix. I also love that she’s right there with them, even leading at times when shit goes down. Yeah, they all tease her about being reckless, but they know she can handle her own.
I like how Liam and Claire’s relationship is handled. Him dipping out the way he did impacts Claire, but she doesn’t come across as angsty or desperately pining over him. She even handles the situation well when he comes back around. It isn’t like Liam is a dick or anything, he’s just dealing with some major changes, and Claire manages it well.
I also enjoyed the mystery and the way everything unfolded with some interesting surprises. It did, however, feel slower at times, and then a bit rushed at the end. It was like we’re really getting into the good, exciting stuff, shit is going down, and then boom, the end. It reminded me of a couple of guys I used to know.
Overall, though, The Hunt was good and left me wanting to read the next book.