[Review] The Huntress by Alexandra Sokoloff

Posted 28 January, 2015 by DLWhite in Reviews, Writers Read 0 Comments

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Alexandra Sokoloff
October 9, 2013

"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."

I received a copy of this novel for review from NetGalley

In Native American lore, the Huntress Moon is the second full moon in October. It is under this moon that a lone female assassin is believed to be committing vigilante murders.

FBI Agent Matthew Roarke is a former profiler for the BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit), trying hard to solve Organized Crimes and fight his calling and gift as a profiler. Somehow, though, this case seems to find him when he watches one of his undercover agents die in a freak accident. Later, he learns it was no accident.

This serial killer is smart, wily, calculating, something that Roarke is both frustrated and fascinated by. As he digs through similar cases, Matthew realizes that this savage killer has a deep secret from her childhood and gifts of her own, a gift that drives her to kill the Monsters. She hunts Monsters.

This book was a moderately paced read and though it could use a quick run through with an editor, well written– descriptive when the scene allowed for it (especially in flashbacks) but straightforward when necessary. I like for thrillers to get to the point and not linger on the unnecessary. The story is convoluted and deep with a few twists– the kind I like. Though I was a little concerned when the book started, I was soon deeply engrossed in this book.

About to start book two of, I believe a trilogy.

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