Title: Cold Moon Series: Huntress/FBI Thrillers #3
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer
Release Date: July 7th 2015
Also by this author: Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, Bitter Moon
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*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*
Cold Moon is the third exciting installment in the Huntress/FBI Thrillers series by Alexandra Sokoloff.
This series should be read in order, beginning with Huntress Moon.
The Reaper is dead. Cara is in prison. But, that’s not the end of Roarke’s tale. He can’t get Cara out of his mind or dreams, nor can he rid himself of his conflicting feelings about her vigilante killings. Although the book starts out slow because the two main villains are gone, around 20% into the story things get complicated and deadly. Roarke doesn’t know if he’s dealing with a copycat killer, vigilante gangs, or multiple killers working independently. He has some suspects and theories in mind, but it’s a big mystery for a long time who killed which person.
This story zipped by once it got going. It wasn’t as action packed as the first two books, but I really enjoyed reading it. I especially liked how Sokoloff included the idea of how vigilantism could spread through social media and blogs.
In the eyes of the public, Cara was a hero rather than a villain. She becomes the face of a social movement, which the author refers to as “war against rape culture (58%).”
The book takes on some serious problems like rape, child exploitation, sex trafficking, prostitution, and drug addiction. It examines the idea of people saying enough is enough and taking justice into their own hands. Roarke didn’t seem like he could answer the question of it was right or wrong. That and his connection to Cara started to pull him down a path leader further away from the FBI.
I felt this book, like the others, was very well researched. I was convinced entirely of the investigative procedures and criminal profiling. Also, Sokoloff has a great eye for detail. She gives readers everything readers need to make them feel like it’s real and happening to them. Her style is clean without being choppy.
I’m still antsy to learn if Cara has any real psychic abilities or if she is learning about people’s bad behavior through more earthly methods. Additionally, I’m still unclear about if the monsters are real or just in Cara’s head. Overall, though, I loved the book.
I am looking forward to when Alexandra Sokoloff writes another book in the series. I strongly recommend Cold Moon and the rest of the Huntress/FBI Thrillers series to readers who like books about serious social problems, vigilantism, and FBI profiling. I give it 5 stars!