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Blood Moon

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 blurb:

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.

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Huntress Moon

By Alexandra Sokoloff 

Wow, did I devour this thriller! This was a great, fast-paced story that kept me totally enthralled. It’s the first in a series by Alexandra Sokoloff and I can’t wait for the next. A thoroughly likeable and totally believable FBI agent is pitted against a complex, fascinating serial killer, who – against all odds – is female. Why is she killing these seemingly unrelated victims? And why is former top profiler, FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke, so reluctant to get drawn back into profiling? This was a clever, interesting story, told extremely well. I couldn’t put it down and cannot recommend it highly enough.

Book blurb:

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 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.