Book #12: Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

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 received this book from the author for an honest review. What follows is my opinion and I wasn’t compensated in any way.

Cold Moon is the third book in the Huntress/FBI mystery/thriller series by Alexandra Sokoloff. The series follows the story of serial killer, Cara Lindstrom, and the FBI agent who is constantly trying to catch her and ends up helping her, Matthew Roarke. This book specifically follows after the events of the second book.

I would have to say that this book was about the same as the first book in story grabbing. Maybe a little less. I had trouble with the first book because of the change in narration, but my trouble with this book (aside from the huge fact that I’ve been in a reading rut) has to be just the pacing.

It felt slower than the other two. The stakes are high, but not to a point where I felt the “omg rush, rush, rush”. It felt more like merging into the highway.

Wait… let me clarify that. What I mean is, imagine the series like a road trip. The first book is where you are starting your journey. You are picking up the pace and getting a feel for the adventure at hand. The second book is when you are really on the go, but wait, you’re hungry and need to get off at an exit. This is the third book. It was a pause in the bigger journey. Still important, still full of information and the characters, but not as exciting as driving down that highway.

The way three ended could be seen as a true ending or just the lull before the epic shit storm waiting to happen. I choose to believe it’s the second one. I will definitely be reading the next book and the one after that. I already have them waiting for me.

I gave Cold Moon a three out of five stars.

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