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Huntress Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #1)

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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
Kindle Edition, 343 pages
Published June 28th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services (first published 2012)
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
FBI special agent Matthew Roake used to be a member of the Behavioral Analysis Unit in the FBI.

Sorry..had to fangirl there for a minute.

He had dreamed of working for the FBI since the age of nine and ended up leaving the BAU because he saw what made the monsters.
He is in the middle of a case and sees one of his agents taken down by a random woman. At first he thinks she may be a "hired hit person" but then after digging deeper he realizes he is chasing a female serial killer.
The research this

Do you believe in evil? Evil as a thing? It's own entity? A feeling, trauma, noise or breath that brings darkness, pain and monsters? I've always been fascinated by the light and dark of all humans. That within us all shines the glory of goodness and lurks the darkest depths of hell.

That's why I like shows like Criminal Minds, Dexter and The Walking Dead (it's so not about the zombies) and have always been drawn to the FBI profiler. If any of this interests you, you will real
Maxine  (Booklover Catlady)
A stunning novel in every aspect. Blew my socks off. Rocked my boat. Chilled my thrills and whizzled my wozzle (last bit made up.) Awesome!

Silly old me. I am an avid fan of crime thrillers, especially those with a serial killer involved but somehow I basically just took TOO long to read any book from the brilliant author Alexandra Sokoloff. More fool me, I now have a lot of catching up to do in order to read everything she has ever written including her horror stuff which I also adore.

You know w
May 17, 2015 Wendy'sThoughts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery/Thriller Fans
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
5 The Mysteries of Life All Around Us * * * * *

I have often thought about instincts... those feelings we have... just before we get a phone call that relays bad news... or when you are out and you just know you are missing something... and when you return home... there are issues to handle which could have been handled better if you had just stayed home in the first place. These feelings or senses...I know we all have had them... and a huge part of this book is the thought of what is this...this
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

4 Stars!

What a page turner this book turned out to be! Anyone who has followed my reviews has probably noticed that I have a very eclectic taste when it comes to what I read. I find that by mixing things up I am able to fully appreciate each genre. I was in the mood for a serious mystery and a couple of my friends really enjoyed this one so I decided to give it a chance. I am so glad that I took a chance on this novel.

This mystery relied heav
Oct 24, 2015 Phrynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very enjoyable read with an interesting twist in that the serial killer is a woman. Apparently this is unusual in real life as well as in books! I could have wished the author had given her main character a name other than Rourke which is a name I already have firmly attached in my mind to another series altogether. However once I got over that I enjoyed this book very much and will certainly read the sequel.
Mar 05, 2016 Jonetta rated it really liked it
FBI Special Agent Matt Roarke has one of his agents undercover, closing in on a major criminal organization, when he witnesses that agent being killed before his eyes on a busy street in San Francisco. He questions whether it is accidental, especially after having seen a mysterious woman at the scene. After further investigation, he finds other supposed accidents and murders that included this woman being on scene. Roarke finds himself on a multi-state journey to track this woman and figure out ...more
Angela DeSilva
Oh my, wow! One of the Best crime thrillers of the year so far! A serial killer book unlike any other I've ever read, one where I feel for the killer, surprising as that may sound. It did end on a cliffhanger, which I usually hate, but in this case it was so exciting I had to go immediately to the next book in the series. Thankfully, I found it on Kindle unlimited, I started it right away a few minutes ago! That's how good this series is! Full review to come after finishing book two. I am offici ...more
Rosa, really

This is an entertaining thriller but I can't bring myself to give it more than 3 stars.

It's the overly descriptive language. Sentences like "working people...energized by the cool ocean air off the gleaming, tireless Pacific" and "the dreamy, beaming people in the parks" followed by "but here, as everywhere, is the darkness"--shit like that makes me mental. FUCKING STOP TALKING AND JUST TELL YOUR STORY.

Even worse, a few chapters later the author describes Roarke, our FBI agent hero, like so:
Jun 10, 2015 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Huntress Moon came to me on the back of some recommendations from trusted sources and after reading, I'm glad I went for it! It's one of those books that takes you completely by surprise, sucks you right in and spits you out when it's finished and insists on saying 'on with the next!'

Matthew Roarke, main protagonist, is working for the FBI in the Major Organisation Crime unit. Whilst working he witnesses one of this team being killed in an accident .... or was it?? What follows sets Roarke off o
May 12, 2015 Loyda marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Kameko Murakami
Jul 23, 2012 Kameko Murakami rated it it was amazing
I write terrible book reviews. I don't know what it is--perhaps I'm missing the critic's gene in my DNA, maybe I just can't pull the right combination of words out of my hurricane brain to be able to get the groove down properly.

But listen:

Huntress Moon is the best book I have read in a long, long time. From the first page to the last, I couldn't stop reading, and that, my friends, is something very rare. I lived in those characters and in those words, lived in them and never wanted to come out,
Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling
Aug 28, 2015 Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own

My View:
Before I begin my review her is a little bit of background on the award winning author Alexandra Sokoloff (information I paid scant attention to before I started reading…which as it turned out was fortuitous as it didn’t affect my reaction to the book, I started reading with no real expectations except that this would most probably be a great read – and I was not disappointed) and it allowed me to have several uninhibited email discussions with the author on an equal foot
Jun 29, 2014 Patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a well written and intelligent crime novel.
5 stars from me...and I can't wait for the next installment!

I liked that the author obviously did her research about serial killers and wrote not only a gripping book that kept me listening long into the night, but also a book that was accurately reflects this crime genre. All of the main characters were well developed and complex and I happy the author didn't make the killer all bad, instead I found myself confli
Mallory Heart Recommends
Review: HUNTRESS MOON by Alexandra Sokoloff

Just the kind of mystery I rejoice to find! A mystery with a perfect reader's hook, plus plotting so good that even if it were just superficial, it would still be fascinating! But the author is not content to stop there: we get to unravel layers upon untold layers, more like delving inside a mollusc than an onion. Tons of subordinate characters who each and every one are outliers [outside the statistical norm]. An antagonist w
Oct 11, 2014 Avonna rated it it was amazing
This book is so well written, paced and engaging that I would recommend it to everyone who wants an excellent mystery/thriller to read.

The main character is an FBI agent, Matthew Roarke, who is chasing a woman he saw standing by his undercover agent just before he was killed. As the book continues on, you begin to learn more about the unidentified woman and she is fascinating, deadly and complex.

Want more!!!

Debbie Krenzer
I so wanted to put this book down and go to sleep being as I hadn't had much the past two nights. BUT I COULD NOT DO IT! What can I say, I'm a sucker for a good book and once one grabs me like this one, I want to stay with it as long as I can. I have to know the ending or I know I won't sleep. I am so fighting the urge to read the second installment on my Kindle right now. But, I NEED to sleep.

I gotta say this book was unlike any I have ever read. I found myself rooting for the serial killer. I
Apr 08, 2016 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense
Is evil palpable? Can we sense it's presence? Are some more sensitive to its influence? Does our past determine in some ways our future? These are some of the thoughts are explored in Huntress Moon.

Great mystery/suspense thriller with a hint of the paranormal. Fast paced and kept me interested and guessing. Will definitely continue on with the series. Can't wait to see what is up next for the mysterious and elusive Cara and the conflicted Agent Roarke.
Debbie Oxier
May 16, 2016 Debbie Oxier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know where to start with this book. When I first started it, I have to admit I wrestled with putting it down and moving on to something else. It seemed as though there were two separate storylines, one of which I couldn't seem to make sense of at all. I kept thinking, "Where is the author going with this?" I understood Matthew Roarke was an FBI agent. He received a call from a fellow agent who had been working undercover. The man was requesting a face-to-face meeting with Roarke, which m ...more
Liz Barnsley
So Huntress Moon has gone straight into the running to be in my top 10 of the year – a completely involving and utterly brilliant crime novel that takes the “Serial Killer Thriller” and redefines it – a heart stopping and emotional reading ride that will keep you up into the early hours.

The main hook into this story is the two main characters who are superbly well drawn and utterly engaging. Matthew Roarke is an FBI agent who has left the world of profiling behind. Now working on Major Crime, a
So, I Read This Book Today
Feb 04, 2015 So, I Read This Book Today rated it it was amazing
Exceptional FBI Procedural - Highly Recommended “People speak sometimes about the "bestial" cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.” - Fyodor Dostoyevsky“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche“Beware the dark pool at the bottom of our hear ...more
Michael Sherer
Apr 17, 2013 Michael Sherer rated it really liked it
Having read Alex Sokoloff before and knowing a little about her background I can tell you a) she’s a damn good writer; b) as a former screenwriter she knows the ins and outs of constructing and telling a story in an efficient and effective fashion; c) she creates tension like a piano tuner with perfect pitch, stretching the strings of her story taut until they thrum in minor sevenths.

If you like thrills and chills that come lickety-split in a story that will keep you turning the pages well past
Aug 24, 2012 Giacomo rated it really liked it
I picked Huntress Moon up because it was rated so highly, and I saw nothing in the reviews to dissuade me from giving it a try. I'm not one to suffer through a book; if it doesn't keep my interest after 30 or 40 pages, I put it down, or in the case of a digital, remove it from my shelf. Huntress Moon wasn't an "absolutely must" read that had me scrambling to get to it every night, but I found that I looked forward to reading it, and that if it came to reading or doing something else, I opted to ...more
Sep 23, 2012 J.D. rated it it was amazing
FBI agent Matthew Roarke sets off on a hunt to find the beautiful and mysterious blonde woman who was present at--and, Roarke thinks, responsible for--the death of one of his undercover agents. As he investigates, he begins to discover other grisly murders the mystery woman may have had a hand in, and finds that all of the victims were seriously bad apples of one kind or another. Meanwhile, the quarry herself has come to rest in the California coastal town of Pismo Beach, where she's drawn to a ...more
I wasn't expecting too much from the book, I admit it just the way it is: "bestseller", "book of the month" etc, that never does it for me. Most bestsellers I've read lately were pure crap. So I was expecting a decent novel at best.

Boy, was I wrong. This turned out to be amazing stuff, and I loved it deeply, starting page one.

I should add that I read it in English, which is not (obviously) my everyday language, and though I didn't have a problem comprehending it. Mrs. Sokoloff's pure story-tell
Lynda Kelly
Aug 06, 2013 Lynda Kelly rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this although I did get a bit bogged down around the middle and was a little disenchanted with it and in no great rush to resume reading. It was a sudden ending at 85% and the remaining 15% were trailers of the author's other books.
It's about a female serial killer and that's quite rare so it was always going to pique my interest. I also have the sequel downloaded which I'm pleased about as I want to know what happens next. I liked her character and also the character of the lead detec
Apr 07, 2016 Lena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

“She thinks, for the millionth time, that being a woman is the world’s most perfect camouflage.”

It would be so easy to call this a story of a female Dexter but that would be simplistic and unworthy of Cara. Dexter is a wry constrained chameleon who, for most of his life, did not remember the violence of his rebirth. Cara never forgot. She stands tall in all black, a shockingly violent mankiller; a beautiful, haunted woman. Cara has presence. This is not just a tale of a killer, this is Santa
May 30, 2015 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Despite a few quibbles about the writing style, I was gripped by this novel, and the rest of the series. The premise is different from the typical FBI thriller and the author makes a conscious decision to highlight the supernatural theme. In this world, Evil is real, sentient and actively working to affect people. It pervades the atmosphere of the novel, the idea of any humanity in those who harm is absent. A female vigilante killer stalks the U.S., battling this evi
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Jun 01, 2015 Viccy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FBI Agent Matthew Roarke left the BAU and profiling behind because it messed with his head so much. Now, he runs an organized crime unit in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. He is supposed to met one of his undercover agents, but at the moment of the meet, Greer is hit and killed by a truck. Roarke sees it happen, along with a beautiful young woman wearing black. As Roarke searches for this witness, he uncovers a trail of bodies going back years. Is this woman a professional assassin or ...more
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I'm the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker and Anthony Award-nominated author of the Amazon bestselling crime and supernatural thrillers The Harrowing, The Price, Book of Shadows, The Unseen, The Space Between, and the new Thriller Award- nominated Huntress/FBI thriller series: Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, Cold Moon. Bitter Moon. The New York Times Book Review has called me "a daughter of Mary S ...more
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“Things happen. Life happens. Sometimes we draw things to us. Maybe it’s fate. I can’t tell you, Matthew. But it seems that for whatever reason, this one’s yours.” 1 likes
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