Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

As you know, I've been sharing some of my fave reads from last year. Today, I'm continuing with the Huntress/FBI series by Alexandra Sokoloff. I have a lot of love for this series, and can't recommend it enough.  Here is my review of the third book in the collection. Book four will follow on Friday.

The Blurb:

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.

My Review:

I am loving this series! We start this book with Cara behind bars, but soon there are killings committed the same way as Cara kills. And when she is released, Roarke doesn't know whether it is her that is killing, or one of several other women. The connection between Roarke and Cara grows deeper - he is pretty much obsessed with her - and it makes him doubt his thinking and his police work. He is so conflicted, as am I as a reader. Obviously, Cara is a killer, but when you see who she kills, it's hard to feel any sympathy for the victims. All of them are abusers of women - traffickers, pimps, johns - the author is making a powerful statement here - highlighting the abuse of women. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

You can buy Cold Moon on Amazon UK and US.

You can read my reviews of the previous books in the series here: Huntress Moon and Blood Moon.

The Author:

Alexandra Sokoloff has received the Thriller Award and been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the Anthony Award, and the Black Quill Award for her supernatural thrillers The Harrowing, The Price, The Unseen, Book of Shadows, The Shifters, Keeper of the Shadows, and The Space Between. Her Huntress/FBI series—featuring the books Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, and Cold Moon—has been nominated for a Thriller Award. The New York Times Book Review has called her a “daughter of Mary Shelley” and referred to her books as “some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.” As a screenwriter, she has sold original horror and thriller scripts and adapted novels for numerous Hollywood studios. She is also the author of two nonfiction workbooks based on her internationally acclaimed workshops and blog: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors and Writing Love.

You can find out more about Alex and her books on her website.

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