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Huntress Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #1)
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 memb...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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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. ...more
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 ...more
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:
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 ...more
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, ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
(HUNTRESS/FBI THRILLERS #1)
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 ...more
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.
I gotta say this book was unlike any I have ever read. I found myself rooting for the serial killer. I ...more
If you like thrills and chills that come lickety-split in a story that will keep you turning the pages well past ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Whilst I often find reading two or more novels in a series back-to-back as I did here can prove a bit of an over-kill (excuse the pun) this in no way was the case with these books. Once finished one, I couldn't wait to begin the next.
An unusual killing, a female hired assassin - or is she a serial killer? - what a terrific start to not only the first book but the series as a whole.
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 ...more
He watches impotently as his undercover agent steps off the sidewalk and int ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
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