Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Review - Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff @AlexSokoloff

Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
Narrated by R.C. Bray
Series: The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #3
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer / Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: July 7, 2015
Date Read: December 5, 2018
Length: 391 pages / 10 hours 39 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Purchased
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.
My Review

This was a fantastic addition to the series!  This is a series that really needs to be read in order since each book builds on the events from the previous installments.  I have really been enjoying myself over the past couple of months as I have been working my way through the series and I am happy to report that this book was just as good as I had hoped it would be.

Cara Lindstrom has been captured and is awaiting trial but her story is far from over.  Agent Roarke is drawn to Cara and can't seem to stay away from her even though he knows that he should.  Despite the fact that the team knows that Cara is responsible for a lot of deaths, they have only one case to move forward with which hinges on the testimony of a teenage sex worker.  When their witness goes missing, a string of events begins that brings a lot of things into question.

This was a story that hooked me from the very beginning.  I wondered where the story would go since Cara was in custody but I had nothing to worry about because Roake and the other agents had plenty on their agenda.  I like the fact that this book really made me question who the criminals really were.  Cara has committed crimes but the victims of her crimes are not innocents.  All of the characters felt very authentic complete with their own unique set of flaws. 

R.C. Bray does a fantastic job with this series.  He does a great job with a large cast of varied characters.   I think that his voice is really perfect for this type of book and I found that his delivery added to the excitement of the story.  I found it very easy to listen to this book for hours at a time.

I would recommend this series to others.  It is an exciting series with great characters and an exciting mystery.  I think that the profiling aspect of the story is extremely well done.  I can't wait to get started on the next installment in this series.

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 - My Review
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


  1. In order! Noted :=) With some genres that is a must

  2. I remember your review for Blood Moon and I was already curious back then, now I think this is a series I should really try! So happy the instalments are working so well for you, Carole :D

    1. I hope you do get the chance to try this one, Silvia!

  3. i am beginning to feel bad for Matthew actually, that guy's doing it tough

  4. I like that kind of cover! The whole series looks like good covers!

  5. I need to read this series. I have added it to my list. Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance, Nadene!

  6. I haven't read this author but this sounds like a book that I might enjoy.

  7. Each time you post up a review for this series I tell myself to get on the stick and start reading it. :)

  8. I LOVED this series. It blew me away and I am glad you are enjoying it too. I need to check out more of her work...time to hit the library. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. I am glad you enjoyed this series too, Sherry. I am looking forward to finishing it.

  9. I bought this series when I saw you did but haven't started it. I am still looking forward to it. I didn't read too closely but I'm glad to see it's still good. Anne - Books of My Heart

    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been, Anne!


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