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Homicide detective Tori Hunter was used to doing things her way. But even after six different partners in seven years, she was not prepared for the hot-tempered Samantha Kennedy.Samantha, on the other hand, was trying to juggle a new job, a demanding boyfriend, and now finds herself with an even greater challenge -- being partnered with the most difficult detective in theHomicide detective Tori Hunter was used to doing things her way. But even after six different partners in seven years, she was not prepared for the hot-tempered Samantha Kennedy.Samantha, on the other hand, was trying to juggle a new job, a demanding boyfriend, and now finds herself with an even greater challenge -- being partnered with the most difficult detective in the entire squad.After a brief terrorist scare disrupts their serial killer investigation, the two women find themselves growing closer. Sam begins to question the relationship with her longtime boyfriend, and Tori, never one to allow anyone to get too close, begins to feel her defenses slipping in Sam’s presence.A serial killer and drug deals gone bad; the two detectives struggle with their feelings, trying to maintain their professional relationship while keeping their nearly flammable physical relationship in check....

Title : Hunter's Way
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ISBN : 11805496
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Number of Pages : 366 Pages
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Hunter's Way Reviews

  • Rochelle
    2018-11-16 00:58

    **SPOILERS**It’s not that I didn’t enjoy Hunter’s Way – I like crime thrillers and mysteries, and as a bi woman I love lady- love stories. But there were a couple of things that just really made me feel uncomfortable and angry, thus the penalty of less stars1) If you’re a trans woman you will fucking hate this book. The frequent use of transphobic language and terms really pissed me off, and to be honest I was surprised that a lesbian writer didn’t know better. Especially cos this book was published in 2007. So, I’m sorry, there’s really no excuse. So when I say transphobic language, what do I mean? Basically using the words transvestite, and saying “transgendered” instead of transgender. Mainly the constant misgendering of characters (calling a murdered trans woman by her deadname and using the wrong pronoun) and basically saying that trans women are dudes in dresses. Yuck2) The rape scene. So, there is already a high level of sexual violence in the book, towards both gay women and men. But I really did not expect one of the main characters to get raped in a horrible scenario where she has been kidnapped for information from drug dealers. And like, what the fuck really. I have to say, I am damn sick and goddamn tired of rape being used in movies, books, tv show as a throw away plot device. In my honest opinion, rape had no purpose in the story. It happened away from the main storyline of the book (the serial killer), was horrible, and then not mentioned after she spent a few days dealing with it. And then...she goes back to work. AND she starts up a new relationship, along with sexual intercourse. I’m just saying, it takes more than a week to even begin to deal with the trauma. The rape plot just ruined the story for me, and absolutely cheapened it. I hated it.3) Samantha. Oh, Samantha. How likeable you are, and yet you don’t do much do you? Every time there was a high adrenaline, dangerous situation, Tori had to save Sam in some capacity. This woman is a COP, and yet she is treated in the story like a damsel in distress. She gets shot at, Tori takes the bullet. She gets kidnapped and raped, Tori saves her just before she’s murdered. At the climatic ending, she yet again has to be saved by Tori as she is grabbed by the serial killer. This character is just there to be a helpless victim, it feels like. I was hoping at the end of the story she would be the one to gun down the murderer and save Tori, but it didn't happen, so what am I supposed to think about her?

  • Diane Wallace
    2018-12-08 22:01

    Great series! mystery,suspense,romance,depth,intrigue,passion,good character development,realism and good storytelling..well written (paperback!)

  • Netty
    2018-11-21 00:49

    It irritates me when there's a ex boyfriend on the scene, especially when they're whiny... Other that that this was a good read

  • Jay
    2018-11-10 22:49

    This was my first outing with Gerri Hill and I was very impressed. Start with a hard nosed, cantankerous detective that can't keep a partner add in a newbie detective with a boyfriend who won't let her run away from her problems and you get Tori Hunter and Sam Kennedy. To say their partnership was strained was a complete understatement. Tori has been through too many partners to name and the last thing she wants to do is babysit some rookie detective. Samantha might be new to homicide but she is determined to not let Hunter get under her skin and drive her away. What do you get when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Well you get Hunter/Kennedy!! The story that unfolds consists of a great police drama/mystery and private and personal lives of the two main characters. Tori is used to running partners and pretty much anyone else out of her life but Samantha won't take fall for her tricks, mainly because she wants to be in Homicide but also because she is as stubborn as Hunter. Frustration ensues especially when Hunter starts having feelings for her new partner, her new STRAIGHT partner. Love, hate, devotion, and protection are the main themes of this great book. Two women with nothing in common come together professionally and personally and in the end more than one life is saved.

  • Anja
    2018-12-07 21:54

    One of Gerri's best books. I don't want to give any spoilers, but this story has everything, it's a can't-put-down-romance-thriller. I'd give it 4,5 stars.

  • Rose
    2018-11-30 19:45

    I don't typically write reviews for books unless asked to or unless I feel a great need to but I feel very strongly about this topic. The drug cartel subplot was really unnecessary feeling. [spoilers start here] I hate the cheap thought put into fridging (putting a female character through a tragedy, typically rape or horrifying murder) a female character that's only meant to add to the gloomy/broody feelings of another protagonist, typically a straight male but in this case the lesbian female, without wanting to put any actual effort into it. And the way the author handled the rape (Sam brushing it off) is entirely unrealistic. Not that I'm saying women getting raped is unrealistic, but if you're gonna add in such a trope you might as well try to pull it off effectively.

  • Jhosy Lephor
    2018-11-22 20:52

    *English is not my native language, be warned of possible mistakes*I needed to think hard about rating this book.Because while many things are satisfactory in this story, one single element (which to me is important in this type of story), did not receive proper attention.The author's writing is very fluid and easy. The romance was well thought out and the characters had the right appeal, which was easy to like.The sex scenes ... Very well detailed, the correct amount of smut.But the investigation, the mystery ... Could have been better explored.In the end, I came to my senses and realized that this is much more a romance than a mystery book or police investigation. And that frustrated me because with the plot of this book, the mystery and investigation could be much more.Anyway ... Very unfortunate that when I find a book in which the novel satisfies me the investigation and suspense disappoints me.Still in search of the perfect book in which mystery, investigation and romance can have the correct balance (in this case in the category of lesbian books).In addition, a great read for those who want a well-constructed romance with a bit of police invigation.

  • Lora
    2018-11-11 18:51

    *possible trigger warning: rapeI went into this book knowing it was a romance novel, so I wasn't expecting too much plot...other than romance. Which, is what I wanted when I started reading it. I was very pleased and enjoyed the book, until like many, I arrived at the rape scene. If only this book didn't go there I would have enjoyed it much more. I thought it was pourly executed and not sensitive to the nature of the subject matter. It wasn't handled very well, and made me uncomfortable to see it brushed over so easily. Such a violent crime committed against one of the main characters could not have been resolved in a matter of days, physically or mentally. I would have given a higher rating, but that honestly ruined the book for me and I struggled finishing it after reading those chapters.

  • Estelle
    2018-11-13 20:03

    One and a half starDisappointing. The whole police/detective thing was really ridiculous, the killings were meant to have a sick pervert criminal, at least thats what the author was trying to pRotray, however it made the whole police force seems so retarded. At the beginning, Tori was disliked by almost the whole department, and suddenly with new detective, Sam, she changed. And people started to find her nice? Childs play? I dont really know how to say this, but the whole storyline just doesnt flow. The interaction between Tori and Sam felt kinda forced. The conversation between them makes me cringe. bland? distainful?

  • M
    2018-11-14 23:52

    This book is like the grandmother of police romance thrillers. it does everything right from the beginning with stock characters, but so well realised that at no point did I feel the formula at work.Pretty interesting plot and my goodness there are some hot and passionate scenes. Will be looking for the next in the series.

  • Kathryn
    2018-11-10 19:03

    Loved it (with a few exceptions) ... very exciting. (view spoiler)[I was, however, surprised that a lesbian writer would have her lesbian main character use derogatory gay slurs. I knocked it down one point for that. I also cringed at the rape scene; it was painful to read. (hide spoiler)]

  • Saritza
    2018-12-01 23:08

    Really enjoyed this one! It's what I wish Rizzoli & Isles were! :D Will pick up more of Hill's works!

  • Diane
    2018-11-10 17:47

    Great series! romance,depth,mystery,suspense,intrigue,passion,good character development,realism and good storytelling..well written (paperback!)

  • ghost-hermione
    2018-11-29 23:53

    I have such conflicted feelings about this book! It drew me in really quickly, and I haven't read anything so quickly in such a long time - I just couldn't put it down. But the hints of transphobia made it lose quite a lot of points with me.I want to give it the benefit of the doubt, because the misgendering happens before we know for sure the person in question is really a trans woman, and not just a cross-dressing gay man, and once she knows, the main character makes some efforts to gender her correctly and to stop deadnaming her, but I'm not sure it's quite enough, and some passages do reek of gender essentialism. I hesitated to give it much less but it still gets 4 stars, only because it's up to debate whether it really is transphobic or no, but that really bothers me, and for that reason I'm not sure I'll buy the next books in the series, despite my enjoyment of this one.I was however really positively surprised that bisexuality was mentioned as a possibility even though the writer didn't seem to go there.I also didn't find the rape scene that shocking, in my opinion it was respectfully written, and it and the aftermath were addressed properly. Though I had the advantage of having been warned since I'd had a look at the reviews just before I got to that passage. As for the plot itself, I was really taken in, it's really easy to read, I could guess some things (which in my opinion is the best about crime novels/crime shows) but it wasn't too obvious so I didn't feel like it was handed to me. Also, it was really funny, the dynamics between the two main protagonists were really enjoyable, and especially Tori's character development (her apparent misogyny at the beginning made me fear I'd hate her). And the team dynamics do get really interesting. I love that even though it gets really violent, it's not actually graphic (view spoiler)[(and the victims are targeted for being queer, but since the main characters are gay, it counterbalances that) (hide spoiler)]. I also liked how the book addresses homophobia in the workplace (esp. in the South) without making it too dark, although the writer seems to think all homophobes have to turn out to be gay...Oh, and a personal pet peeve: I wish the author would sometimes write "have sex", instead of "make love" every. single. time. It's just... so cheesy, and often doesn't fit the characters.

  • LVLMLeah
    2018-12-03 17:47

    I read Gerri Hill's Snow Falls and I really liked it. I also enjoy mystery suspense so I got this book. Unfortunately, it didn't float my boat the way Snow Falls did. As a detective story it’s pretty good. How main character Tori goes about finding the killer did keep my interest. There were several issues though that derailed this book for me. (view spoiler)[One was a totally unnecessary story line that was quite violent for Sam, Tori's partner. It had nothing to do with the main plot, was a side plot, and felt like just an excuse to bring the women together. That was already happening, so I didn’t get the point. I don't want to judge how others will take it, but it pushed my buttons. Another thing was how the women act while working undercover in a bar catering to LGBTQA patrons. They practically get it on even though they know that two other male detectives are inside keeping a look out for the killer and could see them. It doesn't occur to them what could happen if they are seen. It bothered me enough to go back and read it again just to make sure I was reading it correctly.Once they are found out as a couple, most everyone-- the men in the precinct, their boss, act all "aww..that's so sweet." So unrealistic. Also raging homophobes in the dept. suddenly become all enlightened when they find out Tori and Sam are a couple. And they are told to just keep it quiet so they can stay partners? No, I know of no work place where that would be OK. The ex-(stalkerish)boyfriend of Sam. My god, let it go. He completely ignores "no" over and over and it goes on throughout the whole book. I think Sam could have just nipped that in the bud but drags it out just as much as the ex with rather wishy-washy put offs. If it was meant to cause some tension between the women it went on too far to be an effective technique.(hide spoiler)]I would read another of Geri Hill’s books, but probably not the Hunter series. On a separate note, the narrator read every dialogue tag in a breathy voice, which I found very distracting.

  • Jen
    2018-12-10 17:46

    This is my first outing with Gerri Hill and I have to say it definitely not be my last. Her writing style keeps you enthralled throughout the entire book and the story line plays out like a well written symphony.Tori Hunter, a great detective but horrible partner, going through 6 partners in 7 years, not all of them her fault. She is a lone wolf and likes it that way and when she is partnered with the new girl, Samantha Kennedy, she just sees it as another way to prove she is better on her own. Samantha Kennedy just transferred to Homicide and Hunter wants nothing to do with her but Kennedy won't let her get away with treating her like a sidekick. Kennedy takes a stand and makes sure Hunter knows that she is not going away anytime soon. Will Kennedy finally get through to her new partner, will Hunter finally let her guard down, or will this partnership end like all the others? Mixing mystery, drama, suspense, friendship and passion Hill weaves a story that won't let you put the book down. Unfortunately I did have to put the book down on a few occasions but that isn't a bad thing it is just so overly compelling and emotional that I needed a few moments to get over my sadness, hatred, and passion I had for these characters. The story just pulls you in and relates to so many things that you can't help but get emotionally invested. I can't wait to read the rest of the series as they are on my wishlist!SPOILER ALERT:There are very adult situations in this book that include rape, shooting, murder, and graphic details of crimes.

  • Megan
    2018-11-22 01:02

    I'm pretty sure that I've read this one before. Or maybe it's just I've read alot of dark, damaged, broody,lesbian, hard-ass, break-all-the-rules police detectives who team up with a hot straight (at least for right now) partner and solve serial killer cases books. Tori Hunter is the broody homicide cop that doesn't play nicely with others (seven partners in six years - of whom several were killed on the job, on disability or quit) but always closes her cases. As a last ditch effort, her Lt assigns a newly transfered detective to be her partner. Samanatha Kennedy is Tori's polar opposite and of course the sparks fly. I liked the interaction/banter between the two and develops nicely into a friendship and then more. The plot revolves around a series of murders that ends up racking up quite a lot of bodies in a relatively short time frame. There's some side plots involving drug busts/turf wars, domestic terrorism and Samantha's rather boring boyfriend but the serial killings (and developing romance) are the focus of the book. From a non-stop action standpoint, I enjoyed the book - not sure that homicide cops would get involved in drug busts and domestic terrorism, but it threw the unlikely partners together in some high adrenaline situations that got the romance brewing. Hill writes a good story with engaging characters and the romance takes enough time to develop to make it believable. (view spoiler)[ My only reservation is Sam's reaction to the assault by Sanchez Gomez's men (make that two reservations ... the name Sanchez Gomez ...really?) (hide spoiler)]

  • Jess
    2018-12-05 16:49

    I picked this book up on the recommendation of a webcomic author, and was pleasantly surprised. There was a bit of erotica in this but I actually skimmed over it quickly each time it reared... to get back to the plot! I was thoroughly entranced with the story, both the love story and the mystery.I actually felt a bit silly at the end of the novel, desiring to know more about the killer and his motivations and extra things like that, when primarily this novel is a lesbian romance / mystery, not just a straight up mystery! I felt the end could have been fleshed out a bit more in the killer's background etc, but by the by the story sat well with me.Hunter and Kennedy's romance took time to get rolling, but when it finally reached it peak I was steamrolling right along with it, smiling the whole while. Very nicely portrayed, the touches, the thoughts, the looks all gave it a very steady pace without them rushing into each other's arms which I appreciated... and also didn't go on with the avoiding the truth drama too long either.Four stars to Ms. Hill, it was a treat to read. I had no idea this was part of a series, so maybe I'll look into continuing the series as well :)

  • Cathy
    2018-11-14 23:07

    It's not often you get a book that's worth your money in lesbian fiction, but this is one of them. It's actually more than 200 pages which was a real treat.Gerri Hill is a great writer. She knows how to tell a great story without boring you, and her characters are better written than most. My only complaint with much of her books, as is my main complaint with most lesbian fiction, is that it's so darned predictable! Too many cliche plots: one stupid, simple misunderstanding must threaten to kill their relationship just after they've started it, and that gets stretched out till the very end. It's almost a formula, which actually, I'm growing more and more impatient with.Still, one of the better reads out there and worth checking out.

  • Renee
    2018-11-13 19:58

    Great characters, wonderful dialog that will have you laugh and cry. I only had one problem with this story and that is where Miss Hill messed up on her research- it takes at least 6 weeks for HIV to show in your system (a common fact), so a character's test obviously won't show if positive or negative in the time frame given in the book.Hunter's Way in my opinion is definitely her best work from anything else I have read of hers so far.

  • Diana
    2018-11-19 16:57

    I loved the romance part, the way the main characters interacted with each other, sometimes funny or teasing conversations and other times focusing on their cases (which I consider important as it is a main spot in this book). I wouldn't call myself a big fan of crime books and honestly this one was a bit creepy in my opinion. Other than that I think it was well written, with an interesting character development.

  • Kernan
    2018-12-08 23:10

    One of the best romantic suspense novels that I've read in the lesbian fiction stable. It did remind me a little bit of the Nora Roberts mystery books. I had a few issues with the plot but at the end, they seem minor because I just loved the Tori-Sam relationship so much as well as the murder mystery.

  • Trin
    2018-12-01 22:46

    For romance, this is good. But for detective story, its kind of slow and the case is left behind becoz of the romance.

  • Linda
    2018-11-12 16:49

    It's not often that a book captivates me so much that I can't put it down. This one did, and I read it in a single sitting. In trying to analyze why, it stumped me a bit. It is kind of a typical lesbian romance novel (which I enjoy), set in a police homicide squad, with a good mystery as a background. On the surface, the story follows the pattern of most romance novels: opposites attract, but fate or history intervenes, keeping them apart until they get it together and overcome the obstacles to their relationship. So what made this story so entrancing? The characters, in part. This story has two very relatable characters: Tori, the experienced homicide detective... dark, brooding, tons of baggage, who keeps everyone at arms length; and Sam, the newbie... pretty, sociable, empathetic, and someone who is only beginning to discover who she really is. They are wonderfully described and their growing relationship ties the story together, drawing the reader in. There is action and mystery, humor and pathos, all crafted into a solid and well-paced story. There are times where I laughed out loud, and other scenes that brought tears to my eyes.I am a big fan of Gerri Hill and have read most of her books, but I think this series is my favorite. This is the second time I am reading it, the first being a couple of years ago. It gets a little heavy in some places as cop stories often do. However, Ms. Hill knows how to make her characters come alive, and that causes the story to rise above the pack in this particular genre. What I also like is that even though this is the first book in a series, it is a complete story, in and of itself. So if you choose not to continue, you aren't left hanging. I do think most readers will continue to the next one, however. I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes a good story with a lot of heart.

  • Nina Cooper
    2018-11-25 17:06

    In Hunter’s Way you’ll find an exciting plot, rapid developments, and authentic characters. For me, this was a real page-turner, and I wanted to read on and on. What I love most about the book is how one of the two main characters changes and is heavily influenced by the other one. This, and the way the relationship between Tori and Samantha slowly develops are great. It is just the right mix of tentative steps towards each other, and some hot moments. Some of what Tori and Samantha experience is so life-like that it made me giggle, I mean, imagine a hot moment … and then the phone rings and you know it is urgent. Ugh, frustrating, but in the book it was fun to read. 5 out of 5 starsTrigger warning: There is a rape scene which I found plain horrible. In addition, I do not think that the impact of this rape was dealt with adequately. Gerri Hill tried to let her character explain the reactions, and I am glad about that, but for me, this felt too much like it was brushed off quickly.

  • Tinything
    2018-12-06 21:45

    I love this book! The story go so well. the mystery and romance are just flow so well together. And i really love Samantha and Tori. They are so good together. One thing tho, ONE THING!, that had happened to Samantha and i was like.. banging my head against the wall and murmured “why, author? Why? Why you do dis?” Sighhh. Well i know it is a big deal but at least they didnt so being drama over what happened. I have to admit Samantha is a strong character. She kinda handle it well over what happened to her. And she had Tori by her side to support her and protect her. All things good.I really enjoy this book!

  • Taka
    2018-12-08 23:54

    What.A.Book! I loved it. A murder on the loose, 2 women getting to know each other better thru challenges at work and eventually falling in love...it was good! The downside was, I didn’t like what happened to Sam...I felt rage when I read “that” part and I was disgusted. I don’t like things that could possibly hurt a woman in the worse way...but I was glad Tori was there for her. Oh, Robert was such a pain!

  • Halah
    2018-12-01 19:15

    This was fast read, I enjoyed the first chapters then I got really board and disappointed at the end. The Romance is not too much there's balance in the book however, the book lack depth to me I didn't feel anything its like I'm reading dry words It seems harsh but everything went by so fast. I'm not sure if I'm going to read the rest of the series.

  • Svetlana Wesley
    2018-12-10 16:46

    Good love story but so many murders! Am I the only one who can enjoy the story of love where two people don't have to face dead bodies all the time? I love it but really...world has too many bad news anyway. Why writing about more suffering

  • Sally Trotter
    2018-12-06 01:13

    Gripping This is the first of Gerri Hall's I have read and I can't wait to start the next one. A gripping thriller and a love story as well a 5 star read