Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Review - Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff @AlexSokoloff

Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
Narrated by R.C. Bray
Series: The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #2
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer / Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: February 2015
Date Read: October 31, 2018
Length: 318 pages / 9 hours 43 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Purchased
★★★★☆
Book Two 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 only surviving victim of his rampage was a child…who is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own.

Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on an interstate manhunt to track her down, despite feeling torn between his dedication to duty and his sympathy for her horrific history and motives. But when Roarke’s search unearths evidence of new family slayings, the dangerous woman he seeks—and secretly wants—may be his only hope of preventing another bloodbath. He just has to find her first.

The pulse-pounding sequel to Huntress Moon is sure to leave listeners on the edges of their seats.
My Review

I thought that this book was very well done.  This is the second book in the Huntress/FBI Thrillers series which is a series that really does need to be read in order.  This book picks up shortly after the events in the first installment in the series with Special Agent Roarke still trying to capture Cara.  I was quickly pulled back into this ongoing story and had a really good time with it.

Cara Lindstrom was the only survivor of a murderer known as The Reaper when she was just a young child.  She is now also a murderer and wanted by the FBI.  Her crimes have been committed against those that have harmed or are in the process of harming others.  It is next to impossible to feel regret over the lives she has taken but Roarke is determined to bring her in.

Roarke intends to set a trap for Cara and stumbles upon a crime much larger than he thought possible.  I  was completely pulled in by this story and had a great time trying to figure out how everything would work out and what the FBI's next move would be.  There was a lot of action and the story moved at a pretty fast pace.  I liked the profiling aspect of the story and thought it added a really interesting aspect to the story.

R.C. Bray did a fantastic job with the narration.  For some reason, his voice just seems perfect for this kind of story.  He was able to really bring the story to life and did a great job with all of the character voices.  I really like the quality of his voice and found that I wanted to listen to this book for hours at a time.

I would recommend this series to others.  I think that this is a very well done mystery that kept me guessing paired with great characters and enough action to keep things interesting.  I am looking forward to listening to the next book in the series very soon.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Thomas & Mercer via NetGalley and purchased a copy of the audiobook.
The Series
Book #1 - Huntress Moon - My Review
Book #2 - Blood Moon
Book #3 - Cold Moon
Book #4 - Bitter Moon
Book #5 - Hunger Moon
About the Author

Alexandra Sokoloff has received the Thriller Award and been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the Anthony Award, and the Black Quill Award for her supernatural thrillers The Harrowing, The Price, The Unseen, Book of Shadows, The Shifters, Keeper of the Shadows, and The Space Between. Her Huntress/FBI series—featuring the books Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, and Cold Moon—has been nominated for a Thriller Award. The New York Times Book Review has called her a “daughter of Mary Shelley” and referred to her books as “some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.” As a screenwriter, she has sold original horror and thriller scripts and adapted novels for numerous Hollywood studios. She is also the author of two nonfiction workbooks based on her internationally acclaimed workshops and blog: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors and Writing Love.

Author Link:  Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

28 comments:

  1. This one sounds good, but since it's a series that really needs to be read in order, I'd better check the first instalment ;) Hope the next one is another great read for you, Carole!

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  2. Wow, Cara sounds like a victim herself, even though she's wanted. Totally going to wait another book before i start

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  3. Oh, now that does sound like an exciting premise. A vigilante and an FBI agent solving crime in their own ways. :) I've been meaning to read her books. I think I have book one on my wish list already.

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    1. I hope you get a chance to read this one, Sophia Rose.

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  4. I'm so glad to see you are enjoying this as I bought the series after you did and have yet to read it. My most neglected books are those I purchase since I can always read them. Except Ilona Andrews; those never sit even a day. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  5. That's great to have a series like that!

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  6. This series blew me away. I loved every book and it looks like they might be a winner for you too. Happy reading.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. I am so happy to hear that you liked this series, Sherry!

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  7. Wow! This sounds really good. I think I will check out this series. Great review.

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    1. I hope you enjoy it if you get the chance to read it, Nadene!

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  8. Probably wrong of me to think so, but I love that a woman is the murderer here rather than just another semi-clad victim!

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  9. I think I might have the first one in this series. I need to go find it and give it a try!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it if you do decide to read it, Katherine!

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  10. This sounds pretty good. I haven't read this author before.

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  11. Fascinating that Cara is now herself a murderer! This sounds really good.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  12. I guess I forgot to check blogs...weird. I am so on time!

    LOl

    SOunds good!

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  13. I have read the first few books in this series, including this one, and enjoyed it. I am glad the audio is good as well!

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    1. I am looking forward to reading more of the series. I am so glad you enjoyed it as well, Wendy!

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  14. I love when the narrators voice is just perfect for the story and makes it all the more complete when listening to it. Great review, as always x

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    1. The right narrator can really make a good book even better.

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