Chilling! Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Posted September 1, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

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.

Chilling! Cold Moon by Alexandra SokoloffCold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
Series: The Huntress/FBI #3
Published by Thomas & Mercer on May 5, 2015
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Suspense
Pages: 391
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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.

 

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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.

About Alexandra Sokoloff

I’m the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker and Anthony Award-nominated author of the Amazon bestselling crime and supernatural thrillers The Harrowing, The Price, Book of Shadows, The Unseen, The Space Between, and the new Thriller Award- nominated Huntress/FBI thriller series: Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, Cold Moon. The New York Times Book Review has called me “a daughter of Mary Shelley” and my novels “some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.”

I’m a California native and a graduate of U.C. Berkeley, where I majored in theater and minored in everything that Berkeley has a reputation for. After college I moved to Los Angeles, where I’ve made an interesting living doing novel adaptations and selling original thriller scripts to various Hollywood studios.

In my stories I like to cross the possibility of the supernatural with very real life explanations for any strangeness going on, and base the action squarely in fact. THE UNSEEN is based on real paranormal research conducted at the Duke University parapsychology lab, and BOOK OF SHADOWS teams a Boston homicide detective and a practicing Salem witch in a race to solve what may be a Satanic killing. THE SPACE BETWEEN, is an edgy supernatural YA about a troubled high school girl who is having dreams of a terrible massacre at her school, and becomes convinced that she can prevent the shooting if she can unravel the dream.

I also have written paranormal romance (THE SHIFTERS, KEEPER OF THE SHADOWS) and the non-fiction workbooks SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS and WRITING LOVE, based on my internationally acclaimed workshops and blog (http://screenwritingtricks.com)

I live in Los Angeles and in Scotland, with Scottish crime author Craig Robertson.

When I’m not writing I dance: jazz, ballet, salsa, Lindy, swing – I do it all, every chance I get.

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4 responses to “Chilling! Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      Most definitely as their is a continuing story arc. It’s one of my favorite series and Alex can’t write them fast enough:)

  1. What a creepy series!! Serial killers are so totally my mom’s thing – she’s slightly demented in her reading. I’m going to suggest this series to her but make sure she knows about the slight open ending…. grrrrrrr, I’m totally with you on that!!! Poor Roarke!!!
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    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      Kristin, I fell for this series one chapter into the first book:) My guess is your Mom’s going to love this one.