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Publisher's Summary

Disgraced detective turned private investigator, Ray Clancy, left the force with a case unsolved. Finding the killer was no longer his problem, but it still haunted him. How long would he survive the frustration of not knowing before he gave into the compulsion of his nature to solve the crime?

Server Andrew Shay existed where he didn't feel he belonged, living behind the guise of a costume. Yet it paid the bills, and he refused to complain about the little things in life. One night he returned home from work to find his roommate dead and the killer still there. Afraid and alone, his life spiraled, and he didn't know what to do. Could a detective at his core and a scared young man join forces to bring down the killer in their midst?

Contains mature themes.

©2018 J.M. Dabney and Davidson King (P)2019 Tantor
  • Unabridged Audiobook
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As if Davidson King and JM Dabney are not hot enough on their own, the combined work of these two is amazing. Beautiful and complex, the story of Andy and Ray has enough turns to be a merry go round. And yet! It keeps you on the edge of your seat as the characters struggle towards the truth about the murders. Even though I've read the kindle version many times, adding the audio makes this favorite even more fantastic.

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What a story

I loved how dark and gritty this story was. Through all this there was a shining light that was Ray and Andy’s budding relationship. This book had me on my toes the whole time trying to figure out who was who.
I enjoyed the dual narration of Kirt Graves and Tor Thom.

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Wonderful story & Awesome narration!

The Story was great & both narrators were awesome! I can't wait to listen to another....

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it was a good story

it was a good story but maybe a little more action and shooting or more killing

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Great Mystery -Delicious Blend of Danger & Romance

Audiobook Review March 2020:
There's really nothing I can add to my original review from 2018 as to the story, characters, plot, etc but I will say, knowing the ending didn't take away even a second of enjoyment or lessen my need to reach that end. The adrenaline rush was just as strong and had me on the edge of my seat listening to Ray and Andrew's journey the same as when I originally read The Hunt.

As for the narration, I can't say I have experience with either Kirt Graves or Tor Thom so I can't say for sure who voiced which character. I have to be honest, neither quite matched the voices I heard in my head originally but by the end of chapter 2, I realized they were a pretty perfect fit.

Overall, I can clearly and honestly say that though The Hunt may not make my annual re-read/listen list, I will definitely be enjoying both formats for years to come.

Original ebook Review September 2018:
Accused of something he didn't do, Ray Clancy opened his own private investigation office after leaving the force with a case of brutal killings unsolved. Andrew Shay returns to his apartment one night after work to find his roommate and friend killed and the killer still lurking. With the cops seemingly not doing everything they can, Andrew finds Ray and hires him. Will the disgraced cop and scared server be able to solve the mystery and find the killer before the killer finds them? Can one find happiness and love in the middle of such danger?

OMG!!! I am so not an "OMG" kind of gal so when I say "OMG" you know I really mean "O-M-G!!!" The Hunt is aptly named because there is hunting on all sides going on in the pages of this book. The Hunt is a murder mystery that is reminiscent of classic noir, from the characters to the crime to the scene setting, it has everything that takes a mystery one step further into that noir status. Okay, it may lack the femme fatale that is an almost must in noir, however Andrew sees himself at times as the helpless victim when he is in fact anything but helpless or victim and that is what helps complete the noir package for me.

Talking of Andrew, you can't help but love him. Yes, I want to wrap him in bubblewrap and tuck him away to keep him safe but he's stronger than he gives himself credit for which only adds to my love for him. As for Ray, well in my honest opinion he belongs right up there with Phillip Marlowe and Sam Spade and yes, I pictured Bogey from the getgo. Now I won't mention the cast of secondary characters because in doing so I think I'd risk too many spoilers, and that's something I don't do, however I will say that Bradford is delicious and I wouldn't mind seeing him get his own story down the road.

Collaborations can be tricky but when done right you can't tell who wrote what character because the styles mesh which is what Dabney and King bring us. Followers of my blog know that Davidson King, although relatively knew to the published world has shot near the top of my favorite author list, however I have never read JM Dabney before but I definitely look forward to checking out Dabney's backlist after reading this awesome tale. Together they bring you an incredibly fun(if "fun" is a word you can use for murder😉😉), mysterious tale of mayhem that you won't want to put down once you start, so if you only have 30 minutes you may want to wait to crack open The Hunt.

One final mention is to the cover. I don't usually give the cover much thought when doing a review because as great as it may be its not what sucks me into the story, I don't let the models or artist renderings of the characters influence how I picture them in my mind's eye. However, Morningstar Ashley has outdone herself with this cover. Frankly, the cover got me hoping this would be in the noir genre and the authors didn't disappoint(as I've said above) so this is a perfect cover for this amazing story. A true all around package of reading yummy-ness.

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A Serial Killer in the Neighborhood

The Hunt is a crime/police drama/murder mystery with MM romance. The team of dual narrators kept the tension high, and the story moving forward, never lagging.

I love Davidson King's Haven Hart series, and was eager to try this story. It is every bit as well done, but The Hunt is shown from a law enforcement perspective instead of through a mafia family's eyes.

Young gay men have been targeted by a killer who tortures and mutilates his victims. It appears that the police are uncaring about the number of men who have died. One detective stands out, and the killer finds a way to keep him from pursuing active leads.

The story was engaging from the very first page. J. M. Dabney and Davidson King work very well together. Enjoy the mystery.

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Fabulous

I became a fan of this narrator in previous works. When you read the story it’s awesome add in the voice and it’s a new level of wow.

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Good story. Great narration.

Enjoyable story with a dash of creepy. A bit of a formulaic serial killer story.

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The Hunt by J.M. Dabney and Davidson King.The characters will keep you entertained from beginning to end. This story develops nicely. A good combination of world building and character development. I enjoyed this story. This was a great listen.
The Narrator's Kirt Graves and Tor Thom did a fantastic job bringing these characters and story to life.

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ok let me say the narrator's sold this book to me . I adore Kurt graves and forth on was good as well... What i seriously disliked is the auto love ( I'm not talking about desperation sex for comfort or lonliness). This felt like a mystery only faintly sparsed thru the story, as an excuse for sex .
Look i enjoy sex scenes too, but without a contextual ,rational getting to know one another , it just fe!! Flat for me.
Can I just say, where's the meat? Give me great personal interaction before it's an hour of sex with 3 mins of " story development. There's better stories , Adrian English series for instance . Disappointed in the ratings .

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A good collaboration from Dabney and King

The Hunt is co-authored by J.M Dabney and Davidson King and is a story about a serial killer targeting young men. When Andy stumbles into the killers path but escapes, he turns to ex cop, now private eye Ray, to protect him and help find the killer.
All in all this was a good thriller and hopefully the beginning of a new series of books with these two authors as there is plenty of scope within the characters to explore.
The narration was good, Kirt Graves who narrated Andy was excellent as always. However it is only the second time I have heard Tor Thom, I love his deep sexy voice but at times he sounds so laid back when narrating he sounds bored.
I would like to be able to review dual narrators individually i.e. Give one 4 stars and one 5 stars. It seems a shame that when rating the narrating one narrator has to suffer because of another.