The Hunt

I can’t promise nothing bad will happen, but I can promise I’ll die trying to save you.

J.M. Dabney & Davidson King
The Hunt


Publisher’s Synopsis:
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?

Point of view:
1st person. Alternating character POV by chapter.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This was a great balance of mystery, suspense, and romance for me. While instalove isn’t usually my favorite – the sort of forced proximity and highly stressful situations worked here. I liked both Ray & Andy as individuals and as a couple. I’m a huge fan of age gap and this 45-year-old former detective turned Private Investigator and 28-year-old waiter duo complemented each other well.

Their relationship was low angst and all the drama came from hunting for and being hunted by a serial killer. I liked the twists and turns in the investigation and that I didn’t figure out who was involved until the characters did. Enjoyable story.

Casting Tor Thom as Ray and Kirt Graves as Andy was absolutely perfect. Plus, they each did their opposite characters and the secondary people well. I really enjoyed both their performances. Great listen.

About the authors:
Davidson King, always had a hope that someday her daydreams would become real-life stories. As a child, you would often find her in her own world, thinking up the most insane situations. It may have taken her awhile, but she made her dream come true with her first published work, Snow Falling.

You can connect with Davidson King here:

USA Today Bestselling author J.M. Dabney is a multi-genre published writer of Body and Fat Positive Romance & Fiction. They live with a constant diverse cast of diverse characters in their head. They live for one purpose alone, and that’s to make sure everyone gets the happily ever after they deserve. There is nothing more they want from telling their stories than to show that no matter the package the characters come in or the damage their pasts have done, that love is love. That normal is never normal and sometimes the so-called broken can still be beautiful.

The author is Non-Binary and uses the pronouns They/Them. 

You can connect with J.M. Dabney here:

About the narrators:
Kirt Graves spent 15 years teaching young people how to interpret drama, poetry, and literature. He has voiced over 100 audiobooks spanning contemporary romance, sci-fi, urban fantasy, young adult, and non-fiction. His passion is for telling queer stories, the types of stories he wishes he had while growing up. A tenor by training, Kirt easily moves between characters of any age, genre, and gender. In addition to his work as an audiobook narrator, Kirt is a graphic artist, a podcast host, and an award-winning speech coach.

You can connect with Kirt Graves here:

Tor Thom. SOVAS Award Winner. Earphones Award Winner. Romance narrator. Live, love, and listen.

You can connect with Tor Thom here:

My Favorite Quotes

I happened to like living and wanted to do it for at least another seventy years. – The Hunt by J.M. Dabney & @DavidsonKing11 #Audiobook @TantorAudio narrated by @KirtGraves @TorThomNarrator #MM #RomanticSuspense #OppositesAttract #Mystery

I had no doubt that more bodies would start showing up. – The Hunt by J.M. Dabney & @DavidsonKing11 #Audiobook @TantorAudio narrated by @KirtGraves @TorThomNarrator #MM #RomanticSuspense #OppositesAttract #Mystery

He smiled and I wanted to slide into his lap and lick his grin so badly. But he was driving and I valued my life. – The Hunt by J.M. Dabney & @DavidsonKing11 #Audiobook @TantorAudio narrated by @KirtGraves @TorThomNarrator #MM #RomanticSuspense #OppositesAttract #Mystery

I can’t promise nothing bad will happen, but I can promise I’ll die trying to save you. – The Hunt by J.M. Dabney & @DavidsonKing11 #Audiobook @TantorAudio narrated by @KirtGraves @TorThomNarrator #MM #RomanticSuspense #OppositesAttract #Mystery

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