Clean Out Your eReader Book Review: Huntress Moon

Huntress Moon by Alexandra SokoloffHuntress Moon, by Alexandra Sokoloff

Wow. Fast-paced, breathless suspense thriller about an FBI agent on the hunt for the female serial killer who killed one of his undercover agents right in front of him. Roarke, the agent, has extensive – and soul-crushing – experience as a profiler of criminals, but this killer defies all his profiling experience – until he learns of the astonishing connection he shares with her and figures out the true purpose behind her string of killings.

Well-drawn, sympathetic characters who grabbed my interest right away and kept me rooting for them – even the killer, whose mind we spend a great deal of time in, and vividly-portrayed settings, including San Francisco, Portland, the forest wilderness around Mt. Hood, and the peaceful and quaint yet hip California central coast, make this a book I got lost in and didn’t want to put down. The action (though there isn’t a lot of action as in fight scenes, I mean Roarke’s pursuit of the killer and the killer’s pursuit of her destiny) is non-stop, with one twist after another, and I ended up staying up way too late one night to finish it.

The one downside is this is the first book in a series, so the ending is inconclusive, but that just means I get to read more about the Huntress and the FBI agent. So that’s a good thing.

I’ll add that this is one of the few books I’ve ever read that I wish I had written. To that end, I’ve purchased Ms. Sokoloff’s writing book Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II (based on her Screenwriting Tricks for Authors book but with additional material on writing romance) and I’m working my way through it. Writers should always keep working to improve their craft, and I think this book will be really helpful.

For all my COYER books and reviews, see my main Clean Out Your eReader post.


About kyrahalland

Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. Years ago, as a new stay-at-home mom, she decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read. Complicated, honorable heroes; strong, smart, feminine heroines; magic, romance, and adventure; deep emotion mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. She loves sharing those worlds with readers and hopes they will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, two young adult sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, and an adorable granddaughter. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up. View all posts by kyrahalland

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