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Hunter's Trail (Scarlett Bernard #3)

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Actions have consequences—a lesson Scarlett Bernard is learning the hard way. As a “null,” Scarlett has always been able to negate the powers of the supernatural beings that surround her. But now her reckless decision to permanently change Eli from a werewolf to a human has left the Los Angeles werewolf pack in shambles, and upset the balance of power among the city’s ...more
Paperback, 377 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by 47North
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Jeanny
Jan 29, 2015 Jeanny rated it really liked it
Scarlett ends up with the right guy.
Finally shows some personal growth, depth, & self worth.
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Sep 11, 2014 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
Quick review:

Cover: Fitting
Rating: PG-13
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: It was an entertaining read
Characters: Well Written
Plot: Wanting out of a bad situation only to make it worse
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Eli

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
I can’t say I was blown away by this book, but I can say I was entertain and have no regrets reading. I admit I was annoyed about Jesse whom I like, but not as much as Eli. I predicted much but only some can true. Nice to be wrong.
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Cindy Smith
Oct 11, 2016 Cindy Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure how I feel

How does one deal with only bad choices to choose from? That seems a big theme in this series. Scarlett is pretty banged up after everything that happened in the last book. On top of that her use of her null ability to cure magic has made her life even more difficult. Also there is a lunatic wolf on the rampage. Her and Jesse are still fighting about how she lives her life and Eli is having to be hidden away. There was a lot of tough parts and I had a hard time finishing this
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Ami
Hunter’s Trail is the end of the trilogy of what Melissa F. Olson said might be the first arc of Scarlett Bernard series. There might be more Scarlett Bernard books in the future, but for now, the story arc started from the first book, Dead Spots.

As a small recap, Scarlett is a null who has ability to make all supernaturals lose their power when they are in her radius. Her job is a ‘cleaner’ who helps removing evidence of any supernatural-related crime. Meanwhile, Detective Jesse Cruz is a ho
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Angela
Jan 27, 2016 Angela marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy, kindle
26 January 2016: $1.99 on Kindle

2 January 2016: $1.99 on Kindle
Pamela
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Meghan
Sep 05, 2014 Meghan rated it really liked it
I feel good about the ending. I think if the choice would have ended differently my inner feminist might have exploded. without giving anything away, one of the characters was a big brat and u are left wanting to choke your kindle. the banter is still good, witty, fun. this gal is not a carbon copy of misc paranormal tough chicks. she is original, even when u want her to snap out of it, the character stays on target. I liked it.
Thea Guevara
Ugh! Move on...

*** spoilers ahead ****

So dry and so exhausting. Just supports my review of the second book that h is emotionally weak and annoying and inconsistent and can't make up her own mind... Until the last chapters. Lol. Characters in this genre doing her kind of job need to be strong, not just physically but emotionally. You would think she would try to learn at least some martial arts, self defense or something. She didn't want to use guns or knives but of course finds a gift knife to b
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Bridgette
HUNTER'S TRAIL is by far the best book in the Scarlett Bernard series. By far. I had trouble sleeping after I finished because I couldn't stop thinking about it. It was just that good.

In this final book of the series, the Los Angeles werewolf pack is in disarray after Eli disappears due to the events that transpired at the end of TRAIL OF DEAD. I will avoid going into specifics due to spoilers. To make it worse, someone is killing women and dumping them at Will's house. Once again, Jesse and Sc
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Kira
It had great world building and good pacing. I didn't want to put it down. Scarlett finally decided to stand up for herself, which needed to happen. The mystery was entertaining. The only downside was the HEA. The romance is subplot and not a focal point so it's not a big deal. Still it's irritating. (view spoiler) ...more
Celesta Bonasso
May 10, 2015 Celesta Bonasso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It can't be over

I have enjoyed all 3 books in this series. I am not sure I like the way the author does a review of facts from the other 2 books. I mean this is the 3rd book in a series and you would not start there so you really don't need her to re explain things, why they are happening, who characters are,etc. Most should already know this information and it seems like just a way to fill an allotted amount of words in the story. I like the story line and I am really hoping for a 4th in the st
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Steph
(3.5 stars)

According to Melissa's Facebook page:
For those of you who are worried, there WILL be more Scarlett books! First, though, I'm going to put out another trilogy set in the same world, but featuring new characters.

and

... in OCTOBER I will be releasing a brand-new novella, Potential, that ties up a loose end from Hunter's Trail: Will's origin story, and the connection between him and Minnesota oncologist Dr. Noring. The novella will appear in a boxed set called Shifters After Dark, which
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Rob Blackwell
Jan 25, 2015 Rob Blackwell rated it it was amazing
It's hard not to fall in love with Scarlett Bernard. She's funny, smart and quick on her feet. Well, except for this novel, when she's hobbled by an injury incurred at the conclusion of "Trail of Dead." Even if she's limping, however, that hardly slows her down.
Overall, it's a great urban fantasy mystery that isn't afraid to let character development take center stage when it needs to. The love triangle between Scarlett, Eli and Jesse was well developed and avoided so many of the usual cliches
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Lena
The best story so far. I would like to see Scarlett become more ruthless but she is becoming more powerful and that will do for now. I appreciate that at the end of the book she chooses between Jesse and Eli because, while casually dating two guys is no big deal, having two guys loving, whining, and judging you is not. This book had less guilt strewn dialogue to skip through which is a major plus. I hope the author continues to develop the Scarlett character and not just end the series because ...more
Allison
This series grew on me. It started out fine, but nothing special. Just one of those that I liked but didn't love. Mainly that's because of the whole love triangle thing. I'm happy with how that went, and that it didn't consume the entire book/series, although it had moments. It wasn't how I thought it was going to go either, so bonus points for that.

The Old World happenings were interesting, too. I do like the world and the concept of nulls, and I ended up really liking this last book. It may h
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Elisa
Jun 30, 2015 Elisa rated it really liked it
I really like this series. The third book has the characters dealing with the fallout of the second book and the action moves quickly. I like everyone and the story was engaging and interesting. If you like urban fantasy, check these out. Scarlett is still pushed around doing everyone's dirty work, but she finds her feet in this book. Good stuff.
Hallie
Dec 29, 2014 Hallie rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, audiobook
Got where I wanted it to go (ish) but only at the expense of one of the two male romantic interests, which seemed unfair. Also a waste of the one brownie points for being one of the few UFs I could think of that had the lightest of touches on the inevitable love triangle!
Brenda Compton
Sep 11, 2015 Brenda Compton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great follow up. Sorry it is over

Loved the story. Easy to follow. Hope there will be more like this one. Also good for teens to reaf
thao vi
Apr 15, 2015 thao vi rated it really liked it
More Scarlett please!!
Alexis
Nov 29, 2016 Alexis rated it liked it
So Book 3 is definitely the best of this series. Scarlett's life gets alittle more complicated and the story is much more consistent with the last book. I'm giving this book a 3 but only because I can't give it a 2.5.

My issue with the series is Scarlett. I understand that with a new series the author has to work out some kinks. But Scarlett is not very strong for a main character. And I don't mean physically or magically. She is whiney, clumsy, and not very bright. she has lived in the supernat
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Jacqueline
Extra 1/2 star
April
Nov 15, 2016 April rated it liked it
Not quite as gripping as the first 2 books but I'm glad Eli returned
Jonathan
Oct 02, 2016 Jonathan rated it really liked it
This is the best written of the three books, by far. I don't think you could ask for much more from it.

The werewolves are being killed, and Scarlett has to figure out why. The Eli/Jessie/Scarlett triangle is finally resolved; and characters are written more fully and with much more dimensional aspect to them. There is a lot more that happens in this one, from a lot of different angles, than the previous two books.

A lot of fun to read, and worth it to get through to the end. Lines are tightly kni
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Tara Holman
Sep 28, 2016 Tara Holman rated it really liked it
This was an amazingly good series- Kudos to Melissa F. Olson on a job well done. Great world building, interesting characters and a very compelling story line. This story is about a Null (power to make supernatural powers void in her presence) named Scarlett that is in a love triangle with a police officer that is all about doing things by the law and a werewolf that wishes he would never have turned. Although Scar is a null, she is still human and must fight for her life to keep her beloved ...more
Kiersten
See more of my reviews at We Live and Breathe Books

It's kind of funny to me when I think back to why I started reading this series - my Amazon gift card was running low and I wanted to find a cheap ebook to read. Enter Dead Spotas a Kindle daily deal and my love for this series began.

I was quite excited about Hunter's Trailafter reading Trail of Dead, and then even more so after reading Sell-By Date, the Molly novella. As a result, when Melissa F. Olson offered me a copy for review, I was beyond
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Mike Finn
"Hunter's Trail", is the final book (for now) in the Scarlett Bernard series that started with "Dead Spots" and went on to "Trail of Dead" .

"Hunter's Trail" is written with the confidence of an author who knows the world she's created and has developed the characters who live in it. The plot deals with the consequences of Scarlett's actions after the killings in The Hair Of The Dog in "Trail of Dead."

I liked to the fact that what seemed such a good and kind thing to do in "Trail of Dead" has som
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Mo
Feb 16, 2016 Mo rated it it was ok
Werewolf-centric stories aren't as interesting to me for some reason, so this installment wasn't my favorite. But if a fourth book is released I'd keep with this series.

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Darkand
Oct 22, 2014 Darkand rated it really liked it
So this is the first book I've read by this author and it is the 3rd in her 'null' series. I definitely liked this story but I think I would have gotten so much more out of it if I had read the first two books of the series beforehand. There were quite a few people & events from the past referenced throughout the story and while this didn't detract from the present storyline, I think having that background information would have certainly enhanced my enjoyment of the different characters and ...more
Melindeeloo
Sep 19, 2014 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it
Scarlett is not too long out of her coma and still recouping from her injuries from the last book, when she's drawn back into her 'cleaner' duties and more. Even though it's a secret, with Eli unreachable rumors of a 'cure' are destabilizing the pack's magic just as a werewolf looking to take over the territory is killing women and dumping them on, wolf Alpha, Will's doorstep. So It's up to Scarlett and Jessie, who is again pulled back into the other world secrets which compromise his a ...more
Dolly
Sep 20, 2014 Dolly rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I really am enjoying this series.

What I liked: In the book world where the main characters are all about the powers they have and how they use them, Scarlett Bernard is an anomaly. She negates magic. Anyone within her "radius" loses all magic ability. That's quite different, if I say so.

The previous book, Trail of the Dead, ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and I was anxious to see what Ms Olson had in store for her characters. Scarlett made a decision at the end of the book that has many conseque
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Melissa Olson was born and raised in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and studied film and literature at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After graduation, and a brief stint bouncing around the Hollywood studio system, Melissa landed in Madison, WI, where she eventually acquired a master's degree from UW-Milwaukee, a husband, a mortgage, a teaching gig, two kids, and two comically ...more
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