Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Cold Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Cold Moon
By Alexandra Sokoloff
Published by Thomas & Mercer (5 May 2015)
ISBN: 978-1477821626

Publisher's description
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.

My verdict
Cold Moon is the third Alexandra Sokoloff book that I have read. And I certainly wasn't disappointed. I love the plot and the characters and look forward to reading book four (no pressure Alexandra Sokoloff, none at all...).

In Cold Moon, Special Agent Matthew Roarke wants to help female serial killer Cara, who is now awaiting trial. But he knows that this would be against everything he believes in as an FBI agent. The book focuses on the characters' emotions: Cara's need to fight evil and Roarke's struggle with his own feelings. You can almost see the sexual tension sizzling between them. Then there's also the problem of copycat murders - since Cara is locked up, she definitely can't be the culprit, so who else is to blame?

Cold Moon is a great crime thriller, with a fascinating story, snappy dialogue and writing that moves at a cracking pace. The book is highly descriptive and filled with suspense and intrigue. I love the cat and mouse 'game' between Roarke and Cara. Plus there are some other great female characters in this book, especially Jade and Rachel.

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Click below to read my reviews of the first two books:
Huntress Moon
Blood Moon

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