In the Twist by L.A. Stockman ~ Book Review by Queue

InTheTwist-f500Title: In the Twist
Series: The Wild Hunt, Bk 1

Author: L.A. Stockman

Publisher: NineStar Press

Cover Artist: Natasha Snow

Rating: DNF

Publication Date: 08/22/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Gay Romance, Paranormal


Twelve dead children. An ex-priest with the faith to move mountains. A hunter out of the depths of legend. Together, they must find a way to overcome their pasts and become something entirely new if they are to defeat an ancient evil.

David Shaughnessy was content in his life as a police detective in Armata, California. It lacked the visceral, sick thrill that came with exorcising demons, but it was better for him, saner. Until the night he got called out to a vicious murder in the woods, and met Dallan Jaeger. The older man and Interpol agent is much more than he seems to be, and their connection is immediate, powerful. Trust blooms quickly as they learn to work together to pursue the evil fae responsible for the murders.

They must learn to do more than trust each other if David is to fulfill his birthright and claim what was so long denied him. Only then do they have a hope of catching the killer…in the Twist.

My View:

It normally takes me a lot to DNF a book especially one I chose to review but this book…Wow, I’m not sure what to say. It was just so all over the place.

First off there wasn’t much difference between the two main characters David and Dallan. Their voices were virtually identical. There was nothing outstanding about either one of them.

Then there’s the world building. There isn’t any. It was like I was dropped in the middle of a planet full of magical creatures and not given any kind of explanation. Yeah, I knew there was going to be some kind of magical creatures due to the blurb but I would’ve like to know details when they are mentioned.

Shortly into the book a sluagh is mentioned but there’s no details about what a sluagh is other than a faerie. My kindle gave me a much more detailed definition which helped me to get a better idea of the creatures.

I’m iffy about kids in books. I’ve seen them done right and I’ve seen them done wrong. What’s most important is that they be done realistically without becoming precocious or annoying. Here we have a passel of kids in varying ages and right away the first girl was beyond irritating. Since I didn’t read the whole book I don’t know the roles the kids play in the overall plot but I hope they served a point.

Lastly we have the chemistry between our men. It simply wasn’t there. A kiss pretty materialized out of nowhere and that was the last straw for me.

If you check this one out make sure you go into it with your eyes open.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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One thought on “In the Twist by L.A. Stockman ~ Book Review by Queue

  1. Thanks for the warning, it sounded a little chilling to me anyway but I think it also must be a bit frustrating, given the features you are citing. I appreciate your honest review.

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