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- Print Length: 366 pages
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (October 24, 2017)
- Publication Date: October 24, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B071L1NQJ2
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,281 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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About the Author
Thriller Award winner Alexandra Sokoloff has been called a “daughter of Mary Shelley” by the New York Times Book Review, and her books are “some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.” She was nominated for the Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Black Quill Awards for her supernatural thrillers The Harrowing, The Price, The Unseen, and Book of Shadows. Her huntress/FBI thrillers series (Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, Cold Moon, Bitter Moon, and Hunger Moon) earned a second Thriller Award nomination and is in development as a TV series.
Alex writes original screenplays and novel adaptations for numerous Hollywood studios, and she is the author of three writing workbooks: Stealing Hollywood, Screenwriting Tricks for Authors, and Writing Love, and the acclaimed blog ScreenwritingTricks.com. She has also penned erotic paranormal fiction for The Keepers trilogy and The Keepers L.A. quartet. She lives in Los Angeles and Scotland with crime author Craig Robertson.
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Yes this book is political, but did people who are angry about that now even read the other books? The books were always grounded in the real world and real world politics too: this series has always answered this question: what if women fought back? What if, in particular, one very skilled killer fought back against the men who prey on women and children? For me, a survivor of multiple sexual assaults, this book has been a fantastic series: cathartic and satisfying, and this book just does what the others do: the Huntress cleans up what needs to be cleaned up.
And when we live in a world in which more and more men with power are being exposed for the way they have abused women, well, should this author NOT have pointed that out? So for those who say it's too political? Says a lot about those readers, more about them than about the series themselves.
This series is entertaining, yes, because they are well plotted and compellingly written. It's also hard to read, because what Sokoloff writes about is an ugly world that too many people like to pretend doesn't exist. This world is all too true, and for people of any gender who have been assaulted, well, maybe you too will feel a bit of relief that at least in the world of these books, someone is paying attention. Someone (several someones in the series!) are trying make a different world. I wish we saw more of that in the real world.
Ultimately, that's why I give this entire series five starts. I'm a bit of a literary snob, I admit it, and these are well written genre fiction, but still not lit fiction. I almost gave this book (and the rest) 4 stars for being good but not, say, as good as my literary idols like Jeannette Winterson or Toni Morrison. But I decided to go for five stars instead, because this author is doing something different: she is making a political statement too, and hers is that the lives of women and children are not something to be consumed. The lives of these people matter, and there are too many of them in our world, trafficked from all over. And it occurs to me that the author was quite brilliant in that: genre fiction gets read. Where else best to get her message out? And the sheer number of people giving a well written book a bad review because they don't agree with her politics makes that point perfectly. Sokoloff has done something special here: written a series that is like a super hero series for those who have experienced similiar kinds of horror and want to indulge in some revenge fantasies, but she has also created a readable series that many people who would not read lit. fiction have picked up. No better way to get out more information on the horrors going on in our country. And if she points out the President is part of the problem? Good for her. If she points out the problems on college campuses? I've worked at a University most of my life, and I can tell you what she is writing about is real. (All anyone has to do is look at the news to see the reality of what she's writing too).
Much admiration to you, Ms. Sokoloff, for this series, which I am rereading now in preparation for the new book. Thank you for your work and for standing up for those who often can't speak for themselves for a myriad of reasons. You rock and so does this series! Can't wait for the next book!
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The story unfolds through the series as does the "relationship" (for want of a better word) between FBI ASAC Mathew Roarke and the woman he first sees at a murder scene in San Francisco. The writing is tight, atmospheric and creates scenes with just the right balance of descriptive passage and build up to be able to visualise events unfolding without having to wade through endless paragraphs of waffle to get to the action. The characters are well-rounded, interesting and each of the main ones have character traits that make their actions understandable and have the reader sympathising, even when they make be breaking the law. The tangled, difficult emotions that Roarke experiences with regard to Cara are well-written and I was both relieved and happy that the author didn't fall into the trap of going for an easy way out to deal with Roarke's quandary.
I would definitely recommend starting the series at the beginning so as to better understand all the many layers of the story, which continue through to the aftermath of the 2016 US elections and how the change in politics and President impact on events and attitudes. There are some pretty disturbing scenes in the book but given one of the main themes, the brutalising, trafficking and forced prostitution of young girls, I was rooting for everyone fighting back and totally sympathetic towards their actions.
Roarke and Cara's "relationship" is complicated, many-layered and achingly sad in all that the reader wants for them but realises may never be possible for so many reasons. The author has dealt with this in a sympathetic manner without cloying emotion or unrealistic scenes of crazed passion; instead, she builds the connection between them, teasing the idea, the possibility of...something.
The ending to Hunger Moon definitely leaves the way open for another book so you're wondering, hoping that their story hasn't quite finished.but it could just as easily be that Roarke and Cara's story simply ends there, If you want a series to get your teeth into, to make you find a spare half hour in your day to read another chapter or two, look no further than The Huntress/FBI Thriller series.
Hiding from the law, avenging angel Cara Lindstrom is on her own ruthless quest. She plans to stay as far away from Roarke as possible—until an old enemy comes after both her and the FBI, forcing her back into Roarke’s orbit. This time, the huntress has become the hunted . . .
This is the fifth book in the series. I would recommend reading the books in order.
Reading this book was like meeting up with an old friend and catching up with what’s been happening in their life.
Even though the subject matter is dark throughout, I just love Alexandra Sokoloff’s writing. It flows like a river. Characters are really believable, and the story is good.
I would highly recommend this series. 5*
This book was more of a bigger picture, overall what was going on in the country and how it affected normal people.
I was riveted in the story, and the way it played out. This is not for the fainthearted, but if you have read the rest of the books in this series you will know what to expect.
Special Agent Mathew Roarke has returned to the FBI to head task force whose mission is rid society of its worse sexual Predators.
Unfortunately his team is sent to investigate the attacks on universities by Bitch on Halloween, where they leave dummies as the skeletal symbols of Santa Muerte, “Lady Death,” mysteriously appear at universities across the country. The message to rapists beware, we know who you are? That is just the start, you will have read it yourself to learn more.
This is a must read if you have read the series, if you haven’t read the series I would start now. I was blown away by this book, and definitely would give more than 5 stars if I could.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
and engaging subject matter. I have loved every one of them and never been
disappointed with them in any way. I wish everyone in the world would read them. A huge thank you to the author for being brave enough to take on this subject
in such a clever and engaging way.
There are very few authors who can hold the balance between a realistic and informed background and moving the story forward at a pace that keeps the reader turning pages, keen to see how the story develops.
Readers of Dick Francis and Lee Child will swallow the series the way I did.
Let's not forget that the series is based on a very serious and disturbing issue and that it takes a very courageous and concerned author to address the subject matter especially relative to the current social and political environment.
Magnificent and which Moon next? and when ?