Huntress Moon, by Alexandra Sokoloff
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.
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.
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.