The Hunter and the Hunted: Two Stories of the Otherworld
by Kelley Armstrong
Review by Gayle Surrette
Dutton Kindle Edition ISBN/ITEM#: 9781101593424
Date: 12 June 2012 List Price $1.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
The Hunter and the Hunted contains two stories. "Stalked" features Clayton Danvers and Elena Michaels. The second story is "Off-Duty Angel" and features Eve Levine.
In "Stalked", Clay has planned every detail of the perfect honeymoon trip for Elena. He chose St. Louis because it was a new city for them both. It didn't take long before Clay was bored, and he knew Elena was too, but didn't know how to bring the subject up. One diversion might be the mutt that was stalking them, or rather Elena. But he didn't want to spoil their vacation for her. Told from Clay's point of view, we're set up for some surprises from Clay's thoughts and for some interesting plot twists.
"Off-Duty Angel" also features boredom. Eve Levine is on her two week vacation from her work with the Fates. Unfortunately, Kristof Nast is in the courtroom on a trial that will take some time. Eve is bored with nothing to do. She's so desperate that she actually approaches the Fates to try to swap seven days of work now for a week off in the future. But Kristof comes to the rescue and wants to hire her to follow a suspect and report on his activities. Not the most interesting of jobs, until Eve stumbles on something that gets her curiosity into high gear. Armstrong definitely knows how to twist a tale to entertain the reader and keep the main character off balance.
The Hunter and the Hunted is an ebook special and a not to be missed set of stories for those who follow the characters of Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld books and stories.