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Publication Date: Available Now from Thomas and Mercer
Source: Author review copy
FBI Special Agent Matthew Roarke is closing in on a bust of a major criminal organization in San Francisco when he witnesses an undercover member of his team killed right in front of him on a busy street, an accident Roarke can’t believe is coincidental. His suspicions put him on the trail of a mysterious young woman who appears to have been present at each scene of a years-long string of “accidents” and murders, and who may well be that most rare of killers: a female serial.
So Huntress Moon has gone straight into the running to be in my top 10 of the year - a completely involving and utterly brilliant crime novel that takes the "Serial Killer Thriller" and redefines it - a heart stopping and emotional reading ride that will keep you up into the early hours.
The main hook into this story is the two main characters who are superbly well drawn and utterly engaging. Matthew Roarke is an FBI agent who has left the world of profiling behind. Now working on Major Crime, a series of events throws him back into the murky world of killers and their motivations. Enter our killer, a beautiful and enigmatic woman who has been completely off the radar until a chance encounter puts her in the path of Matthew. So begins a cat and mouse chase which will have you avidly turning pages, desperate to know who she is and what she is up to.
This is so beautifully constructed, showing us first one then the other of our two protagonists, slowly drip feeding information and background to both, all the while keeping the action going and often really tugging on the heartstrings. There is a great depth to the writing that pushes this above the level of a standard thriller, a real sense of authenticity and some truly heart stopping moments, all wrapped up in an intelligent storyline that just grabs you right by the throat.
Some really intriguing strands run through it as well, haunting themes and thoughts on the true nature of evil - it just gives the whole novel an added layer that will make you shiver - frightening and atmospheric throughout this was a truly addictive novel from first page to last.
Overall then an intense and vivid crime mystery with an interesting twist and basically just a darned good yarn. It'll get you!
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(At time of writing - 25th April - this is only £1.00 for Kindle. It will be the best £1.00 you have ever spent!)
Happy Reading Folks!