Sara's Review: Huntress Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #1) by Alexandra Sokoloff
Publisher: Alexandra Sokoloff
Narrator: R.C. Bray
Released: May 16, 2014
Genre: mystery, thriller, suspense, & horror
Length: 10 hours and 9 minutes
Format: ebook, paperback, audible
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.
Five Boundless Stars
I was asked to read and review the latest book in the series, but I couldn’t do that without reading from the start. Originally, this was going to go to one of the other girls in the blog but Alexandra’s liberal use of a thesaurus gave her pause. So I took it. I have a rather extensive vocabulary. But listening to the audiobook, I will admit I was stumped a few times. But I can typically figure it out due to the context of the sentence. Examples: furtive, gentrified, circuitous. That is just a few. Just a warning, either read it on a tablet or have a notebook handy to write down those pesky words to look up later.
The story is AWESOME, a female serial killer and the FBI agent hunting her. But the mind of the female OMG, cray, cray, doesn’t even begin to cover the psyche. This story! Loved it! I can’t wait to start the second book. R.C Bray did a fantastic job with the narration. My only complaint is his voice is too soothing. I couldn’t listen to the story and relax.
Doing errands or driving, it was fine. Sit on the couch and relax, his voice would lull me to sleep in minutes. He must be wonderful with bedtime stories for little ones.