Title : Huntress Moon
Author : Alexandra Sokoloff
Pages : 369
Published : January 27th 2015
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Source : Netgalley
Purchase : Amazon/ Book Depository
A Thriller Award nominee for Best eBook Original Novel... Book 1 in award-winning author Alexandra Sokoloff's riveting new Huntress FBI series about a driven FBI agent on the hunt for that most rare of all killers: a female serial.FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is closing in on a bust of a major criminal organization in San Francisco when he witnesses an undercover member of his team killed right in front of him on a busy street, an accident Roarke can’t believe is coincidental. His suspicions put him on the trail of a mysterious young woman who appears to have been present at each scene of a years-long string of “accidents” and murders, and who may well be that most rare of killers: a female serial.Roarke’s hunt for her takes him across three states...while in a small coastal town, a young father and his five-year old son, both wounded from a recent divorce, encounter a lost and compelling young woman on the beach and strike up an unlikely friendship without realizing how deadly she may be.As Roarke uncovers the shocking truth of her background, he realizes she is on a mission of her own, and must race to capture her before more blood is shed.
My Thoughts :
An incredibly thrilling and chilling read about loss, love and revenge.
FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on his way to meet an undercover agent when said agent is mowed down by a truck. Simply an accident, right? Roarkes instincts are screaming no, just before the agent was hit he saw a beautiful woman speaking to him. This woman stands out because she is beautiful but she also wears a high necked top, which is unusual in the heat. Despite what he thinks, he writes it off as an accident, that is until another killing happens and a witness saw a beautiful woman in a high necked top. Roarke immediately remembers the woman he saw. With her description he finds out that she has been present for a lot of "accidents" over the years. Who is she and is she the killer?
What can I say that will do this book justice. Let's start with the characters. Roarke is a successful and respected agent. He did time as a profiler and knows the mind of most killers. He has no idea what to make of these killings though. Most serial killers are men so it's hard to wrap your mind around a female one. Add in that nearly all her victims are men and he is baffled, plus what he finds out about these men adds to his confusion. Roarke is such an awesome character. He is smart, resourceful, kind and one of the best at his job. He is well written and developed and I really liked him.
Then we have the mysterious woman. We can see right away that not all is at it seems with her. She has a presence about her that's compelling but you just know there is more too her. Is she the serial killer like everyone thinks, or is she something else, something more? Well you will have to read the book to find out because I'm not going to say more about her in case I ruin the story. Suffice it to say that this character is one of the best written ones I've read in a long time, if that makes sense to you!! She has so many layers to her and you know that there is still so much more to come.
Plot wise, it was extremely fast paced and easy to get into. The idea of a female serial killer was fascinating in itself but with the extra layers the author adds just makes it that more compelling. I was gripped from the first page and didn't want it to end. You can tell that the author knew her stuff because the plot flows flawlessly. The author doesn't just tell a story, she will weave the tale around you, she will pull you into each page and not let go. She is an incredible story teller and I can not wait to read more by her.
In all, an amazing story. From it's compelling characters to it's engrossing plot, Huntress Moon is a must read. This book is more than another serial killer book, it has so much happening and with so many layers that you will be breathless with anticipation and eagerly turning the pages to see what happens! I can not wait to jump into the next book in the series because, I for one, am hooked.
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