By Alexandra Sokoloff
Another cracker of a novel from Alexandra Sokoloff. I was full of trepidation as I set out to read the second in her Huntress FBI series. I simply adored her first, Huntress Moon. Could book two even come close to it? Boy oh boy did this live up to the first! Blood Moon is another suspenseful, all-consuming, gripping story that kept me totally intrigued and entertained. I found the profiling insights fascinating – FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is a former FBI profiler, and again ropes in his old mentor to help solve this new case. I was also drawn in by the continuing fascination Roarke has for the murderess he’s pursuing (which seems to be mutual) and by the increasingly urgent hunt for yet another serial killer who’s bound to wreak havoc when the moon becomes full – just days away. Alexandra Sokoloff continues to build her wonderful characters, such as the slightly comic forensics twosome who work so seamlessly together. Epps and Singh, on Roarke’s team, although not always centre-stage, are finely wrought – I really felt as though I was coming to understand them and could start to predict how they would behave.
Book II in the Thriller Award-nominated Huntress/FBI series
Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorized California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing without a trace.
The haunted child who was the only surviving victim of his rampage is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own, and Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on an interstate manhunt for her, despite his conflicted sympathies for her history and motives.
But when his search for her unearths evidence of new family slayings, the dangerous woman Roarke seeks – and wants – may be his only hope of preventing another bloodbath.
It is highly recommended that you read Book 1 of the series, Huntress Moon, first.