Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff is the first book in the Huntress/FBI Thrillers series and though I am coming late to this party I am ecstatic to be here. Huntress Moon is a refreshing take on the serial killer genre and Sokoloff does a wonderful job of infusing this first novel with characters that will keep you turning the pages just to see what happens next!
FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke witnesses the death of one of his undercover operatives on the streets of San Francisco. An accident that just doesn’t fly with Roarke. Digging deeper he finds a trail of killings that put him after a mysterious young woman who seems to be spotted at each one. Roarke comes to the conclusion that what he has is perhaps the rarest of killers, a female serial killer.
In a coastal town, a young father and son come upon a young woman on the beach and begin a friendship that blossoms quickly into something more. The young woman is quiet about her past, but the father and son fall for her quickly. Her past and secrets kept hidden.
Layer by layer, body by body, Roarke and his team begin to unravel the truth behind their killer. A woman who at one time was a victim herself and is now hunting men who have victimized children. A woman who considers herself judge and jury of the men she meets.
A woman who is hiding in plain sight. A woman traveling with a father and his child.
Huntress Moon was nominated for Best eBook Original Novel when it came out and it was very well deserved. It is tense and atmospheric with characters rich in history and uniqueness. Sokoloff has created in her vigilante serial killer a woman who tragedies fuel her desire to protect others. In her FBI agent, a man who is torn by the murders and the acts of the victims. At times you almost begin to believe that Roarke wants to protect the serial killer rather than capture her.
I enjoyed this story immensely and was surprised at how written it was. This is a small novel that deserved to be at the forefront of the literary world instead of what so many large publishing houses are shoving down our throat. A well plotted, tensely paced thriller that will exceed your expectations.
A very good read!