Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on the street in San Francisco walking to a meeting with an undercover agent when he sees her.  The woman is striking; blonde, muscular, dressed to impress in black with a high-necked turtleneck top.  She notices him also and their eyes lock.  A minute later, she is gone and his agent is lying dead in the street.  Did she kill him?

Roarke can't forget her and starts an investigation into his undercover agent's death.  Soon he has found other cases of male murders where a woman in a turtleneck was nearby, sometimes listed as a witness, sometimes a suspect.  He begins to believe that the woman is a killer who has been operating for many years.  What drives her?  Roarke spent years in the FBI profiling section and knows that female killers just don't exist.  Has he found the first?

Meantime, she is on the run.  She knows how to disappear as she has lived off the radar for years.  As she searches for cover, she finds refuge with a family.  A family like she will never have.  A family like she has yearned for.  Will they bring her peace or are they in deadly danger?

Alexander Sokoloff has written a suspense novel that will have readers on the edge of their chairs.  The menacing atmosphere is done extremely well, and the pacing is fast, pacing the reader quickly through the story.  This book is the first of a series, of which three novels have been released.  It was a Suspense Magazine Pick for Best Thriller of 2012 and an ITW Thriller Award Nominee for Best ebook Original Novel.  The reader will turn the last page eager to read the next in the series.  This book is recommended for mystery readers.

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