Huntress Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers Bk 1)
I received this egalley from NetGalley; originally published in 2012, Huntress Moon and Blood Moon (Book 2) are being republished this month.
FBI Agent Matthew Rourke watches the undercover agent he is supposed to meet killed by a truck as he crosses the street. Something about the death doesn't sit well with the agent, even though the truck driver is as horrified by what happened as everyone else. It is the woman who followed directly behind his undercover agent that bothers Rourke.
Rourke puts out some internet feelers with law enforcement and discovers two other cases where a woman matching the description has been seen near two other "accident" scenes.
Is the woman a serial killer? If so, she is a genuine rarity. What about the men who were murdered or had fatal accidents? Although not readily apparent, it seems each of them had committed despicable acts. Is the woman a vigilante?
As Rourke continues his investigation, he discovers the woman's identity and her tragic background--and a strange connection he shares with her. The plot also has a supernatural element.
The writing is less than stellar, the characters are thin, used to propel the story but lacking any genuine depth, the pacing is uneven, and the plot is pretty unbelievable. That said, most of the reviews are extremely positive. Go figure.
And go figure that I read the whole thing and then read the sequel.
NetGalley/Thomas & Mercer
Suspense/Paranormal. Print length: 372 pages.
Blood Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers Bk 2)
The Huntress is still at large. More background is revealed.
Who was/is The Reaper? Someone was murdering entire families twenty-five years ago then the murders stopped abruptly. The murderer was never identified. Now, the killings have begun again.
The Huntress (Cara) was five when her family was killed and is the only one who survived The Reaper. In the other families, neither parents nor children were left alive.
Of course, this second book in the series has no conclusion, but the third book should be published soon.
For whatever reason, I didn't find the books nearly as good as many others did, but they did keep me entertained for several hours. Although I love crime and mystery novels, this is a sub-genre that really didn't grab me enough to look for the third book.
NetGalley/Thomas & Mercer.
Suspense. Jan. 15, 2015 (first publication, 2013). Print length: 318 pages.