Review ~ Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

ColdMoonBook: Cold Moon

Series: The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #3

Author: Alexandra Sokoloff

Genre: Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Format: e-book

Page Count: 391

Published: Thomas & Mercer, May 5, 2015

Source: Publisher

The hunt for mass murderer Cara Lindstrom is over. FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke has been working for this moment: the capture of a killer who savagely hunts the worst of humanity. But Roarke remains traumatized by his own near-death at the hands of the serial killer who slaughtered Cara’s family…and haunted by the enigmatic woman who saved his life.

Then the sixteen-year-old prostitute who witnessed Cara’s most recent murder goes missing, and suddenly pimps are turning up dead on the streets of San Francisco, killed with an MO eerily similar to Cara’s handiwork.

Is a new killer on the loose with a mission even more deadly than hers? In the pulse-pounding third Huntress/FBI Thrillers book, Roarke will have to go on the hunt…and every woman he meets, even those closest to him, may prove deadly.

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I have to make a confession. It’s actually been a long while since I finished this book, but I was so overwhelmed by emotions regarding its subject matter that I couldn’t bring myself to write down anything. So I sat on it, and slept on it and even more so, thought on it. What could I possibly write down about this book, hell, about this series, that could make it reach more people because, people, more of you need to read them.

I’ve already spoken about how good they are- and yes, I’m talking about all the three books so far- when it comes to plotting and characterization, but I have a great respect for the author for putting this issue out there and making it in such a way that could appeal to almost anyone. For those of you who don’t know how it all started, the idea began with a female serial killer with a specific victim pool. I wish I could say more, but that’d be giving things away and I couldn’t do that to you.

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Review ~ Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

BloodMoonBook: Blood Moon

Series: The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #2

Author: Alexandra Sokoloff

Genre: Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Format: e-book

Page Count: 318

Published: Thomas & Mercer, January 27, 2015

Source: Publisher

Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorized California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing without a trace. The only surviving victim of his rampage was a child…who is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own.

Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on an interstate manhunt to track her down, despite feeling torn between his dedication to duty and his sympathy for her horrific history and motives. But when Roarke’s search unearths evidence of new family slayings, the dangerous woman he seeks—and secretly wants—may be his only hope of preventing another bloodbath. He just has to find her first.

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It’s actually been a while since I finished this book. Since I was absolutely mesmerized by the first book in the series, I jumped right to this one after reading the first. I did not want to lose any time doing anything else, besides, who needs sleep anyway?

In the second installment of the Huntress/FBI Thrillers series, we begin right where we left off. I wasn’t actually sure about what to write in a review for this one, simply because one, I don’t wish to spoil anyone anything because this is a gem one needs to live on one’s own and be blown away, and two, because writing any small thing about the wonderfully spun web of plotlines and intriguingly deep and faulty characters, and finally the mysterious overall case of our Huntress, would just still be too revealing, even if I didn’t give anything away. All I can say is read. Pick up the first book and read from the beginning and come join me in my painful wait for the next book.

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Review ~ Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Huntress MoonBook: Huntress Moon

Series: The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #1

Author: Alexandra Sokoloff

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Format: e-book

Page Count: 372

Published: Amazon Publishing, January 27, 2015

Source: Publisher

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 put him on the trail of a mysterious young woman who appears to have been present at each scene of a years-long string of “accidents” and murders, and who may well be that most rare of killers: a female serial.

Roarke’s hunt for her takes him across three states…while in a small coastal town, a young father and his five-year old son, both wounded from a recent divorce, encounter a lost and compelling young woman on the beach and strike up an unlikely friendship without realizing how deadly she may be.

As Roarke uncovers the shocking truth of her background, he realizes she is on a mission of her own, and must race to capture her before more blood is shed.

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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 scared me and made me think of it long after I’ve finished it. And that’s how I picked this one up.

This was a good, solid, captivating story. It is told in both the FBI agent Matthew Roarke’s and the female killer’s points of view, and different conjugations are used to tell their stories. While Roarke speaks in the commonly used third person past tense, the female killer-I’m referring to her this way for a reason- has a more urgent voice-at least that’s how it felt like to me- where she speaks in present tense.

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