Friday, November 11, 2016

Bitter Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Genre: Adult, Thriller
Source: I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Bitter Moon is the fourth book in the Huntress series.  In this series we have an FBI agent named Matthew Roarke who has spent a large amount of time tracking down a woman named Cara Lindstrom. Cara goes after the most evil of predators, as she was once a victim herself. However, nothing condones murder. The biggest problem for Roarke is he finds himself stuck between doing his job and his admiration for Cara. This makes Roarke take a leave of absence. 

When Cara escapes Matthew Roarke goes back on the hunt. This time he uncovers the very thing that set Cara on this path. This will take him back to her old high school and more brutality than he could imagine.

One thing that made this book so great to me is the very thing some people might not like. The author uses alternating chapters to go back in time to show us how Cara became the person she is today, and then chapters to show us present time with Matthew Roarke trying to uncover Cara’s past. This is a sixteen year spread. I felt that this was probably the very best way to tell this story. It is what has made me fall in love all over again with the story line.  Learning what you do about Cara’s past makes a part of you really like her, even though a part of you can’t condone what she has done.

If you haven’t read the first three books in the series, you really must. It will explain things you really need to know to make this book an outstanding one to read. However, having said that, it reads well as a stand alone book.  This one had a lot more emotional backdrop. The reader is given a look at the social system from Cara’s point of view. Unfortunately it really mirrors a lot of today’s system. As I have said before, any book that can make me feel such a range of emotions is a book I will definitely recommend to my readers. Don’t walk, run to get your copy. You won’t regret it.  I think one reason I loved this series is because it kind of reminded me of the Dexter series that was on television years ago. It was probably my favorite series because it showed someone deeply scarred seeking revenge on those he saw as evil.

You can read my review of the other books in the series and a guest post by the author by clicking below.

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