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Huntress Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #1)

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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

Kindle Edition, 369 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by Thomas & Mercer (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
S.M. West

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
Jun 09, 2016 Wendy'sThoughts rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Alexandra Sokoloff, Mystery/Thriller Fans
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
5 The Mysteries of Life All Around Us Stars
* * * * *

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.
Oct 24, 2015 Phrynne rated it really liked it
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
Mar 05, 2016 Jonetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Kameko Murakami
Jul 23, 2012 Kameko Murakami rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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

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
The Haunted Reading Room {Cthulhu Down the Chimney Tonight}
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  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 17, 2015 Debbie Krenzer rated it really liked it
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
Debbie Oxier
May 16, 2016 Debbie Oxier rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Aug 24, 2012 Giacomo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Michael Sherer
Apr 17, 2013 Michael Sherer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Sep 23, 2012 J.D. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
So, I Read This Book Today
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 ...more
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
Tracy Terry
Sep 22, 2015 Tracy Terry rated it really liked it
Beginning with Huntress Moon, three rollicking good reads, definitely best read from the beginning and in order.

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.

Jul 20, 2015 Noelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Suspense Magazine
FBI Special Agent Matthew Rourke lives to work. He’s aware of his shortcomings, but he’s equally aware of his strengths and as the stage is set, he’s planning to close out an important case. Rourke and team are ready to shut down a drug ring and they’re bringing in the inside man to nail down the details. But, you can’t always predict how quickly your direction can change and Rourke is about to veer completely off track.
He watches impotently as his undercover agent steps off the sidewalk and int
Cathy Ryan
Dec 14, 2014 Cathy Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-thriller
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
Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
Oct 23, 2015 Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tracey Allen by: Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling
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
Apr 07, 2016 Lena rated it it was amazing

“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
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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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