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Hunger Moon

(The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #5)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,905 ratings  ·  228 reviews

Revenge has no limits.

Special Agent Matthew Roarke has abandoned his rogue search for serial killer Cara Lindstrom. He’s returned to the FBI to head a task force with one mission: to rid society of its worst predators. But now in the new, highly polarized political landscape, the skeletal symbols of Santa Muerte, “Lady Death,” mysteriously appear at universities nation

Kindle Edition, 366 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by Thomas & Mercer
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Alexandra Sokoloff Hey Jo! I'm always happy to hear that a reader is on the edge of her seat, so thank you!! I'm working on the next Huntress on two fronts. First, the s…moreHey Jo! I'm always happy to hear that a reader is on the edge of her seat, so thank you!! I'm working on the next Huntress on two fronts. First, the series has been bought for television, and I've written the pilot. We're currently after a director I'm very excited about.

If you'd like to answer some questions about the series, my producers and I are very interested in reader feedback on the books and characters. You can find the questionnaire here:

And I'm outlining Book 6, which I'm intending to be the end of the books, although my producers may have something to say about that. :) It will be out next year.

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Maureen Carden
The rape culture seems to be ascendant. A self-proclaimed sexual predator has just been elected President of the United States. In other circumstances where he didn't have white money and power behind him he would be on sex offender lists.
But women are starting to fight back. When the Cheeto-in Chief makes his nomination to the Supreme Court, Bitch decides to retaliate, and they ain't happy. In fact you could say they are "mad as hell" and "aren't going to take it anymore.” The group of women
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 shining stars

Phenomenal! Ms. Sokoloff knocked it out of the park with her latest installment of the Huntress Moon series.

In Hunger Moon, the author takes on the horrific rape culture permeating our country. She also brings to the surface such startling facts such as there is a greater than 90% chance a rapist will never pay for his actions. This book was written in 2017, during the first year of our new government elected in late 2016. Ms. Sokoloff has well described the darkness and the fear
10 out of 5 stars!
Hunger Moon is a fast faced, edge of your seat, FBI thriller by Alexandra Sokoloff. Long ago I read FBI thrillers and spy novels but quit cold turkey after Ruby Ridge and the War on Terror. I realized that these books were nothing more than glorified propaganda and I wasn't that stupid. Now comes Sokoloff with FBI agents that are as conflicted about the current state of world affairs as most of us. They believe in the law, they believe in doing right but how does one do that wh
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another five star book in this fantastic series!

To appreciate the full impact of Hunger Moon though I really feel that you need to have read the previous books. So much in the stories now depends on knowing and understanding the main characters especially Cara Lindstrom. Without background knowledge I am not sure how she would come across to a new reader.

To say this book is exciting is an understatement. Several different plot lines occur simultaneously leading up to the thrilling finale. The le
Sep 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
I admit I didn't like this book for the reasons I express below. Please read the comments below for some very interesting discussion and debate!

I wanted a continuation of the Roarke and Cara story. Instead, the book was mainly a political commentary that blamed "rape culture" on the President of the United States. It went just too far -- "the end of the world" -- really? Rape was not happening before the election?
I read for escapism and good story telling. I don't need author bias and personal o
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Alexandra Sokoloff Fans, Hunger Moon Series, Mystery/Thriller
4 Fighting Fire with Fire Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
Alexandra Sokoloff is at it again... but with a very decided twist...
Think about the political climate...the division of a country where there is a culture of hurting women and nothing is being done...Or at least not enough...

A rising of a group... a flavor similar to Anonymous, only female...
With those who feel the need to fight back deeply...
Crossing the barriers and lines long-held...
Their ideals may be righteous but their actions could be c
HUNGER MOON by talented author Alexandra Sokoloff, is Book V in the Thriller Award-nominated Huntress/FBI series. Hunger Moon is the sequel to Bitter Moon. These books keep getting better and better! I am hooked on this series! So good!

It is highly recommended that you read these books in sequence as the storyline continues on from where book one leaves off.

The novels in this FBI thriller series include:
Huntress Moon (Book 1) Published 2012
Blood Moon (Book2) Published 2013
Cold Moon. (Book3) Publ
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hunger Moon, the fifth in The Huntress/FBI Thriller series by Alexandra Sokoloff, picks up where Bitter Moon left off. Special Agent Matthew Roarke and the killer he has been hunting, Cara Lindstrom, have gone their separate ways, retreating to find healing and – what? Strength? Sanity? Serenity? Roarke thinks he probably will never return to the FBI. Cara cherishes her time in Navajo territory, not knowing how long her stay will last.

In a shock felt round the world, a man with an overabundance
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is one of those books that felt too damn short, it's the kind of energetic, blood soaked fiction I could keep reading forever. As it was, it became a late night, the perfect time for a book about the creeping evil of It, that dark, whispering force infecting human nature.

All the books before this one held that wickedness at their centre, the vigilante Cara Lindstrom fighting back, with knives and deadly energy, against the most brutal forms of male on female violation. Yet before now it's
Ann Girdharry
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two stories are intertwined. First, there’s the story of FBI Agents Roarke, Singh and Epps as they are sent to investigate threats against ‘fraternity’ boys in Santa Barbara. This rich student world was alien to me – full of privileged boys from wealthy families. The boys seem destined for high positions and they feel they can get away with anything during their student days – ie. drugs, rape, wild parties, gang rape etc. The local police are struggling with political hierarchies and all the boy ...more
Alex ♈
This book deserves a long and detailed review. But I'm spent. It was so freaking raw and emotional, I won't be able to express my feelings.

Respect, Alexandra Sokoloff, my respect to you!

This story is one big ugly trigger.
Rape. Rasicm. Misogyny. Violence. Rape.

It has a very strong political background, which I won't touch. Many governments, many countries 'live' this ugliness. It was, it is and it will be, if we won't stop it.

I wish this was a dystopia, but it wasn't for the most part.
The stor
Liz Barnsley
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Totally totally brilliant yet again.

Alexandra Sokoloff tells the stories most are disinclined to tell and in her main series protagonist Cara, has created an incredibly sympathetic strong female character who, rather than grey area's has so many colours you may get blinded.

This instalment, as all the others, is pacy, considered and hard hitting - with a side dose of reality and an authentically twisted view of the world. It is unusual to be honest to find novels that you can refer to as "proper
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Roarke is back at the FBI and his first case threatens to compromise the values he thought he just straightened in his mind. Bitch has targeted college campuses around the country, but something deeper seems to be happening at UC Santa Barbara where Roarke and Epps investigate a crime at a fraternity. Meanwhile, Cara is being hunted by Ortiz and his fellow misogynistic trolls.

I am still loving this series! Things are getting complicated as Roarke’s team of FBI agents are forced to question their
Nov 09, 2017 rated it liked it
After the excellent Bitter Moon, I was eager to read Hunger Moon, the latest book in this high octane series.

This one is more political than the previous books and focuses on what is happening under the present administration in the USA today. Roarke and Lindstrom are now on different paths. Girls are being raped in colleges and the whole attitude around this culture is delved into pretty deeply here.

Meanwhile, Lindstrom has her own problems with an old enemy coming to the fore once again.

I don'
Sherry Fundin
Hunger Moon is raw, powerful, blood pumping, and in your face.

I will start this review for Hunger Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff by saying that I took way to many notes and would spoil the book if I shared them all. I loved it so much, and I got so carried away because my emotions were running riot, that I feel like ranting and railing.

I love that we have action from the opening pages and I would recommend passing by the girl with the dark hair and backpack, if your intentions are evil.

Cara Lindstro
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This fabulous series just got better and felt frighteningly relevant with the current state of 'leadership' in the US and the impact that it could be having on the people in the forces pledged to support the leaders and laws of the land!

The 'Bitch' fightback is in full swing, more and more women are fighting back against the establishment. In addition to Roarke's conflict of interest with Cara, Epps and Singh both have to juggle with a profession v personal morals dilemma which adds more persona
Karl Heller
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
I could not finish book

I have read all the huntress books and have enjoyed them..this book was SO politically slanted that I could not finish it..I read this series because I enjoyed the suspense and characters. I didn't expect to get preached to about the current political environment or about how evil our current president is...those things should be kept on the op-ed pages not in a suspense novel
Claire Wilson
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reading Hunger Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff was an absolute joy. Despite it being the fifth in the series and my first, I could pick the story up and run with it. When prominent universities become targets, FBI Agent Matthew Roarke can't help but think it's related to Cara Lindstrom.
I will definitely go back and read the series from the beginning. A fantastic read that I highly recommend. 4 stars.
Book Monitor
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 5th book in the series and I feel they are enhanced by reading them in order.
This book is set in the dystopian world of contemporary America, and the political background and context plays a huge role in the story. Cara and Roarke are back on separate paths both still fighting in their own ways against the predators of this world. Others from the previous books are also back, doing their thing, on both sides of the law.
I like the mixing in of supernatural beliefs and gritty and exp
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fifth book in the Huntress/FBI thriller books series, so if its the first one you pick up, there will be times when you are very confused and feel that you are missing part of the story. It does stand on its own, but I believe reading the others first would be better.
I wouldn't call this a murder mystery book as such, somewhat closer to urban fantasy in some ways. I honestly can't quite pin down what category this book would fit in. It is well written, engrossing and engaging. The s
Lily Malone
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So this for me was Cara and Roarke, Epps and Singh, all back to their best after (for me) a bit of a miss with Book 4 in the Huntress series.
My jury is out on some of the politics in this, which got a bit preachy at times. In the acknowledgements at the tail end, the author discusses why she wrote the politics. The timeline of the book occurs during the Presidential elections that see Donald Trump become president. Many of the underlined passages in the book reflect a common female mindset when
jo cicale
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not enough stars for this author and her Huntress series. Each one leaves me wanting more and saying it's the best one. Now this one is beyond exemplary if there is such a thing. Sokoloff is one of the most accomplished writers and story-tellers. I couldn't put this book down! And I had to question my own character as I cheered for Cara, Jade, Bitch and women who are victims! Sokoloff didn't shy away from our current sick culture and she captures it with grit and insight.

I suggest starting with
Cheryl Whitty
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Wow this book blew me away, but I have to say you really needed to read the books in order. Otherwise you would find it hard to really understand Cara’s motivation.
This book was more of a bigger picture, overall what was going on in the country and how it affected normal people.
I was riveted in the story, and the way it played out. This is not for the fainthearted, but if you have read the rest of the books in this series you will know what to expect.
Sep 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
I LOVE the Huntress series. I have definitely looked forward to each new book as it was released. I love the characters and especially Cara. I'm right there cheering her on to do what needs to be done and not get caught. I'm a law enforcement wife and former paralegal and sometimes the "constraints" of the law and the "civil rights" of the defendant are, in nice words, frustratingly hindering to actual justice.

So this fifth book of the series was anxiously anticipated. It was super disappointing
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I am so disappointed with this, I was eagerly anticipating the next story in this series because I loved it and they have all been 5 Boundless Stars up until now.  I personally feel like Sokoloff loaded this book with so much of her own personal biased political opinions, it just completely overshadowed the entire story.  Not only that, it has put a clear date stamp on the story, instead of letting it be ambiguous to the early 21st century.  

I love Sokoloff’s passion for women’s and children's r
Oct 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
Political. I read for enjoyment. If I want political I’ll watch the news. Waste of money.
Samantha Porter
Nov 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
It's unfortunate the author had to make politics the main focus of the book. It's too bad because I really liked the series. This will be the last of her books for me. ...more
Hunger Moon is the fifth book in The Huntress/FBI Thrillers series and it is a powerful story. In the previous story, Bitter Moon, FBI agent Matthew Roarke and serial killer Cara Lindstrom had finally come face to face. This confrontation was nothing like Roarke had ever imagined and it changed him irrevocably. Cara had always been in the shadows but now she had become notorious and had to go off the grid in order to avoid capture. Roarke too went off the grid in order to deal with everything th ...more
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I finished reading this book a couple of weeks ago and have been thinking about writing this review ever since. I absolutely loved the first four books in this series and truly regarded Alexandra Sokoloff as a real find, although I suspect that she never realized she was lost. While I very much enjoyed this book, I do not believe that it is in quite the same class as the first four.

Several previous reviewers gave Hunger Moon a low rating because they felt that the book included too much of the
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was a late starter to the Huntress series and I could kick myself for missing out for so long but on the plus side, it means I’ve been able to have a bit of a Huntress binge over the last wee while! Every cloud and all that!

I’m going to start this review by saying DO NOT read this as a standalone; this is meant to be read as a series to have a full understanding. If you read as a standalone much of it will not make sense to you and you are missing out on something incredibly powerful!

This is a
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I'm the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker and Anthony Award-nominated author of the bestselling Huntress/FBI Thrillers: Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, Cold Moon. Bitter Moon, Hunger Moon, the supernatural thrillers The Harrowing, The Price, Book of Shadows, The Unseen, The Space Between. The New York Times Book Review has called me "a daughter of Mary Shelley" and my novels "some of the most orig ...more

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