Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Blood Moon/Huntress Moon/Cold Moon - Alexandra Sokoloff

"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."

"Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorized California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing without a trace. The only surviving victim of his rampage was a child…who is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own.
Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on an interstate manhunt to track her down, despite feeling torn between his dedication to duty and his sympathy for her horrific history and motives. But when Roarke’s search unearths evidence of new family slayings, the dangerous woman he seeks—and secretly wants—may be his only hope of preventing another bloodbath. He just has to find her first.
The pulse-pounding sequel to Huntress Moon is sure to leave readers on the edges of their seats."

The hunt for mass murderer Cara Lindstrom is over. FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke has been working for this moment: the capture of a killer who savagely hunts the worst of humanity. But Roarke remains traumatized by his own near-death at the hands of the serial killer who slaughtered Cara’s family…and haunted by the enigmatic woman who saved his life.
Then the sixteen-year-old prostitute who witnessed Cara’s most recent murder goes missing, and suddenly pimps are turning up dead on the streets of San Francisco, killed with an MO eerily similar to Cara’s handiwork.
Is a new killer on the loose with a mission even more deadly than hers? In the pulse-pounding third Huntress/FBI Thrillers book, Roarke will have to go on the hunt…and every woman he meets, even those closest to him, may prove deadly.

I feel I have to review this series as one, seeing as how I picked up Blood Moon on a Friday evening and didn't stop reading until a few days later when I finished Cold Moon. It's very rare that I enjoy a series enough to want to read the whole lot in one go - I most often have to split them up and throw a couple of different genres in there to mix things up a bit and stop me from getting bored but this wasn't the case with the "Moon" series.

Alex's characters are just brilliant - you can't help but love Roarke, and his relationships with his team were fascinating but more intriguing however, is his relationship with his prey - the elusive female serial killer that he is chasing. Nothing is as straight forward as it appears,  and I found myself actually liking the killer in this case. Where usually we expect to dislike the killers/evil chaps that crop up in usual crime novels, the killer's character in this series is so complex and intriguing that I couldn't help but be drawn in by her.

I dived straight into Blood Moon from Huntress Moon, and was so sure that I would be disappointed by Cold Moon - I just couldn't see where Alex was going to take the story after the end of the second novel - I was NOT disappointed - it seems that this series is just going to get better and better. In fact, I sort of wish I had eked them out a bit instead of gobbling them up in one go!

The Moon series is out now and you get it here:




**My thanks to the author for introducing me to this BRILLIANT series!**

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