Full disclosure, I was provided an advance copy of this book by the author as part of his “A-Team” but have voluntarily chosen to write a review. All opinions are my own.
Family is All
Hunting Trip is the third and final installment in the Hidden Blood series of novels by Al K. Line. Taking place approximately 8 months after the end of Twisted Potions, Kate and the gang, including baby Kane decide to take a camping trip for a little R & R. No sooner do they get there than Faz, Dancer, Persimmon and Mithnite go missing. Kate is all alone with an infant in the hills of Snowdonia and no trace of where her family has gotten off to. After entrusting Kane to the capable hands of Delilah, Kate goes on an unscheduled hunting trip to locate her family and the persons or creatures who may have taken them.
Wow is this installment dark and I’m talking “Neon Spark” dark! Kate is forced to fight for her family against all odds and those she once thought as allies. Along the way she is duped, betrayed and pushed to the ends of her sanity and humanity as she ultimately relies on the very vampire nature she has been trying to suppress for so long to survive. There weren’t many laughs in this installment and rightly so Kate, Kane and the rest of the gang find themselves in a battle to the death against those who wish to use her child as a pawn in their own power play.
I really hate to see this series come to an end. After reading a total of 11 books with this main character set I feel like I have come to know them. With that being said though, this is probably the best ending I could have asked for. It gives closure to the story lines and provides the reader hope for better days in Cardiff going forward. Will I hold out hope for another book in the distant future to catch up with old friends and see what’s new and weird in the Hidden world? You bet I will! A girl can dream, right?