An Exhilerating Thriller
4 out of 5 stars
Going into this I didn’t realize it was the continuation of a series. But I didn’t have much trouble diving right into it. Sokoloff Had a way of writing a continuation without making newcomers feel completely lost.
Hunger Moon revolves around a slew of campus “vandalizations” revolving around the rape culture that has continued to exist on college campuses in the US. There are threats and suddenly men start to go missing from their frat houses. The FBI has a suspect but she couldn’t have been everywhere that these were happening.
The story itself started off a little rocky for me. I think part of that was because I was coming into a developed storyline and characters 4 stories deep. As I mentioned above, I think that Sokoloff did a good job but it took me a little while to get caught up.
The intro where the main character had to get out of town and went to a reservation was probably my favorite part of the entire story. The law and disorder that she was helping solve really made the vigilante part of my brain happy. But the story itself was good. About halfway through I told my wife that she would probably really like it (that’s when I looked into the entire series to figure out if they were all similar). I might consider going back and seeing where this story started out.
What can I say about RC Bray that hasn’t been said already. He always adds a lot to a story even when most of the characters in it are female. I obviously enjoyed his narration as I always do.
Hunger Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
Narrator: R.C. Bray
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
Series: The Huntress #5
Published by Brilliance Audio on October 24th 2017
Revenge has no limits.
Special Agent Matthew Roarke has abandoned his rogue search for serial killer Cara Lindstrom. He's returned to the FBI to head a task force with one mission: to rid society of its worst predators. But as the skeletal symbols of Santa Muerte, "Lady Death," mysteriously appear at universities nationwide, threatening death to rapists, Roarke's team is pressured to investigate. When a frat boy goes missing in Santa Barbara, Roarke realizes a bloodbath is coming - desperate teenagers are about to mete out personal, cold-blooded justice.
Hiding from the law, avenging angel Cara Lindstrom is on her own ruthless quest. She plans to stay as far away from Roarke as possible - until an old enemy comes after both her and the FBI, forcing her back into Roarke's orbit. This time, the huntress has become the hunted...
I received this book for free. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Shadow Moon
Also in this series: Shadow Moon
About the Author:
Thriller Award winner Alexandra Sokoloff has been called a “daughter of Mary Shelley” by the New York Times Book Review, and her books are “some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.” She was nominated for the Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Black Quill Awards for her supernatural thrillers The Harrowing, The Price, The Unseen, and Book of Shadows. Her huntress/FBI thrillers series (Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, Cold Moon, Bitter Moon, and Hunger Moon) earned a second Thriller Award nomination and is in development as a TV series.
Alex writes original screenplays and novel adaptations for numerous Hollywood studios, and she is the author of three writing workbooks: Stealing Hollywood, Screenwriting Tricks for Authors, and Writing Love, and the acclaimed blog ScreenwritingTricks.com. She has also penned erotic paranormal fiction for The Keepers trilogy and The Keepers L.A. quartet. She lives in Los Angeles and Scotland with crime author Craig Robertson.
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