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Books 25-26: Huntress Moon and Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Book 25: Huntress Moon (The Huntress/F.B.I. #1).
Author: Alexandra Sokoloff, 2012.
Genre: Crime Fiction. Police Procedural.
Other Details: ebook. 369 pages.

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.
- synopsis from author's website.

As a huge fan of 'Criminal Minds' I gave a whoop of pleasure when it turned out that Agent Roarke was a former member of the BAU. I initially borrowed this from the Kindle Library yet enjoyed it so much that I bought it, the sequel and also pre-ordered Book 3.

It has some very interesting twists in it and I will be interested to see where the plot goes in Book 2, which I moved onto immediately after completing this. There is a hint of the paranormal in the plot in terms of coincidences and the nature of the evil that is haunting the huntress.

Book 26: Blood Moon (huntress/F.B.I. #2) .
Author: Alexandra Sokoloff, 2013.
Genre: Crime Fiction. Police Procedural.
Other Details: ebook. 318 pages.

Given that the official synopsis reveals spoilers for the first book I shall not quote from it. Suffice to say that the action picks up after the closure of Huntress Moon. The plan to capture the huntress by seeking to lure her to a location reveals a very surprising twist.

This proved a thrilling, well constructed continuation of the story begun in 'Huntress Moon' and among other things provides more background on the Huntress. As a result I can hardly wait for Book 3, due later in the spring. . Meanwhile, I have a couple of Alexandra Sokoloff,'s stand alone thrillers to slate my appetite for this writer's work.

Alexandra Sokoloff;s Website - clicking on boos gives access to excerpts and other material.
Tags: crime fiction, police drama, thriller

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