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Sara's Review: Bitter Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #4) by Alexandra Sokoloff


Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Released: November 1, 2016

Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Supernatural

Length: 9 hours and 14 minutes

Narrator: R.C. Bray

Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook

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FBI agent Matthew Roarke has been on leave, and in seclusion, since the capture of mass killer Cara Lindstrom—the victim turned avenger who preys on predators. Torn between devotion to the law and a powerful attraction to Cara and her lethal brand of justice, Roarke has retreated from both to search his soul. But Cara’s escape from custody and a police detective’s cryptic challenge soon draw him out of exile—into the California desert and deep into Cara’s past—to probe an unsolved murder that could be the key to her long and deadly career.

Following young Cara’s trail, Roarke uncovers a horrifying attack on a schoolgirl, the shocking suicide of another, and a human monster stalking Cara’s old high school. Separated by sixteen years, crossing paths in the present and past, Roarke and fourteen-year-old Cara must race to find and stop the sadistic sexual predator before more young women are brutalized.

Five Huge Boundless Stars

Patience has never been one of my virtues, when I want something I want it now, and waiting for a new book in a series is agonizing. I lucked out with the The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, in that I could listen to the first three right away and I didn’t have long to wait for book 4. But even though I was contacted about getting an ARC of Bitter Moon in audiobook format, come 11/1/16 when it was released I still didn’t have it and I couldn’t wait. I am a bit obsessive that way and purchased it first thing in the am when I woke up. And I do mean as soon as I rolled out of bed. Then of course my ARC copy came two days later….Figures.

Bitter Moon is the perfect example of the way a thriller should be written! It also sets the bar for a dual POV book that jumps from two different time lines/periods seamlessly. The writing and the flow of the story was flawless.

Roarke and Cara are both tracking the same killer just in two different times. Roarke trying to tie up loose ends on Cara’s case winds up stumbling on an old cold case that he is compelled to investigate. Cara at 14 once again finds herself in a dangerous situation with IT all around her. We go back in time and see how she became the Huntress, what drove her and how she evolved.

What I love most about Sokoloff’s book is that they make you think and open your eyes to the atrocities that are happening. The fact that there is a national backlog on rape kit processing. WTF is that! I had no idea! I’ve done my own research on this and the numbers are staggering and unacceptable!

Sokoloff is a brilliant writer and true advocate for women and children. The way she is using this series to enlighten her readers on some true horrors against woman and children in the USA is brilliant and has opened my eyes.

I love this series and Cara is an avenging angel sent to right the wrongs and protect the weak. I can’t wait to read the next one. Bitter Moon is getting a HUGE Five Boundless stars from me.

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