I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
Series: The Huntress/FBI #3
Published by Thomas & Mercer on May 5, 2015
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Suspense
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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.
Matt Roarke finally has Cara Lindstrom behind bars but he’s extremely conflicted. Part of him knows it’s where she belongs even if they might not have the evidence for all the murders they suspect are attributable to her. Then there’s the part of him that is inexplicably drawn and connected to her. When other men turn up dead during her incarceration, Matt’s suddenly faced with the prospect of multiple killers using the same modis operandi.
I’m so fascinated with this series and just as conflicted as Roarke. My head tells me that he needs to get over it and my heart is challenging him to stick with her. The young women introduced in this story seem transparent on the surface but begin to appear just as opaque as Cara. I enjoyed following the investigations as the twists and surprises weren’t predictable and had no idea where the clues would lead.
I was hoping for a definitive conclusion this time but there’s still a lot unresolved, including Roarke and Cara. This was a strange and creepy but sophisticated story that is hard to pigeon hole. It’s mysterious with hints of paranormal elements. The realities presented about human trafficking will leave you discomfited, at least it did me. And, you’ll find it difficult to clearly separate the heroes from the villains. It’s murky at best.
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