Book #126: Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Book II in the Thriller Award-nominated Huntress/FBI series

Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorized California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing without a trace.

The haunted child who was the only surviving victim of his rampage is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own, and Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on an interstate manhunt for her, despite his conflicted sympathies for her history and motives.

But when his search for her unearths evidence of new family slayings, the dangerous woman Roarke seeks – and wants – may be his only hope of preventing another bloodbath.

It is highly recommended that you read Book 1 of the series, Huntress Moon, first.

I received this book from the author for an honest review. And, can I just fangirl for a second? AIIEEEEEE!!! She signed it! She signed it for me too! I can’t believe it! AIEEEEEE!

Okay… I’m done. Yes, this book was mailed to me for an honest review. No exchange of funds or anything for this review. This is my opinion and my opinion only. Those people who don’t believe me, may Cara Lindstrom visit you in your sleep.

And that’s a pretty mean thing to say. Cara, also known as the Huntress by the FBI or the only survivor in a slew of family massacres by the serial killer, The Ripper, is a serial killer herself. It’s not much of a spoiler because she’s in book 1, Huntress Moon.

If you haven’t read Huntress Moon, but you’ve picked up this one, turn around and fix that. You need to read the first. 1. So that you understand the growing tension between Roarke and his FBI team and the growing tension between Cara and Roarke. 2. So that you an get a real feel in Sokoloff’s writing style for this series. Cara’s chapters are in a different tense than Roarke’s and it can get confusing if you don’t know what you’re looking at. 3. Beacause Huntress Moon is the first book and the first book must always be read first. That is the law.

Blood Moon has the same tense change as Huntress Moon, but since I was waiting for it, I wasn’t put off by it. It also has the same characters centered on the chapters: Cara and Roarke. Which possibly makes the main crime that much more disturbing. Because, we don’t get to see The Ripper’s motivations or thoughts.

I found Blood Moon to be a very fast read in comparison to Huntress Moon. A part of that could be because I know the writing style and the characters, but I also feel the mystery itself moved fast. The larger focus on the book is to catch Cara, but in the process, they find that The Ripper is back. This revisit to Cara’s past helps bring Cara’s character back to life.

In all, Blood Moon is better than the first book and sets me up for something even more amazing in the third book. I’m super excited to jump into the next book. Which I also have from the author.

 

 

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