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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 *wants some 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
May 17, 2015 Wendy'sThoughts rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery/Thriller Fans
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: Shelby *wants some 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
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.
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
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
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:
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
FBI Special Agent Matt Roarke has one of his agents undercover, closing in on a major criminal organization, when he witnesses his 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 w ...more
May 12, 2015 Loyda marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
Kameko Murakami
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,
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
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
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!!!

Michael Sherer
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
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
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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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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
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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
Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
FBI Special Agent Roarke finds himself tracking a female serial killer in Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff.

Roarke is a great character who did time in the FBI Behavioural Analysis Unit (Criminal Minds anyone? Yes please!) but it's his prey who really steals the show.

The villainous female character is the star of the book, and it's her behaviour and first person narrative that really drive the reader.

The entire time I wanted to know what she was doing, why she was doing it and what she was goi

I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. The fact that I absolutely loved it made this task a whole lot easier! As a #NewAuthorForMe I can say with all honesty that I will be downloading more of Alexandra’s books as soon as my bank balance allows!

I was absolutely fascinated and immediately hooked after reading only the first few pages of this book. I have had a somewhat strange fascination with serial killers & profiling since my teenage years. In fact, part of m
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
It’s been a long time since I was this riveted by a story. And not just any story, but a mystery thriller involving an FBI agent who tries to do the right thing, and a female serial killer who is his to catch. Sounds vague and too general I know, but once you start the story, believe me, you get sucked right in.
What drew me to this book was the author. Although I’ve only read one book by her so far-and that was a ghost story- it affected me. It kept me up at night just like this one did, it scar
Cathy Ryan
4.5 stars

Matthew Roarke, a special agent with the FBI, is in the midst of an investigation and while on his way to meet one of his undercover agents he notices a mysterious young woman on the opposite side of the road immediately before his agent is hit by an oncoming large semi truck. Roarke doesn’t believe in coincidences, especially since the woman has disappeared. He strongly suspects there’s more to this than meets the eye.

Since he was a boy, watching the news reports of a horrific massacre
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
As a huge fan of 'Criminal Minds' I gave a whoop of pleasure when it turned out that Agent Roarke was a former member of the BAU. I initially borrowed this from the Kindle Library yet enjoyed it so much that I bought it, the sequel and also pre-ordered Book 3.

It has some very interesting twists in it and I will be interested to see where the plot goes in Book 2, which I moved onto immediately after completing this. There is a hint of the paranormal in the plot in terms of coincidences and the na
Vicky Newham
Huntress Moon is the first in the ‘Huntress’ trilogy and has a cracking storyline and two fascinating main characters. It is the first novel I have read by this author and I thought that it was utterly brilliant.

FBI Agent Matthew Roarke is out to solve a number of murders. One of these involves a colleague of his who has been working undercover. The crimes all have one thing in common: a woman is seen just before the event occurs, and descriptions of her coincide. Roarke and his colleagues are d
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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. The New York Times Book Review has called me "a daughter of Mary Shelley" and m ...more
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