Review – Bitter Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

Posted November 13, 2020 by Carole in 2020 Audiobook Challenge, Audiobook, Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Bitter Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff
Narrated by R.C. Bray
Series: The Huntress/FBI Thrillers #4
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Date Read: November 4, 2020
Length: 9 hours and 8 minutes
Source: Purchased

FBI agent Matthew Roarke
has been on leave, and in seclusion, since the capture of mass killer
Cara Lindstrom—the victim turned avenger who preys on predators. Torn
between devotion to the law and a powerful attraction to Cara and her
lethal brand of justice, Roarke has retreated from both to search his
soul. But Cara’s escape from custody and a police detective’s cryptic
challenge soon draw him out of exile—into the California desert and deep
into Cara’s past—to probe an unsolved murder that could be the key to
her long and deadly career.

Following young Cara’s trail, Roarke
uncovers a horrifying attack on a schoolgirl, the shocking suicide of
another, and a human monster stalking Cara’s old high school. Separated
by sixteen years, crossing paths in the present and past, Roarke and
fourteen-year-old Cara must race to find and stop the sadistic sexual
predator before more young women are brutalized.

My Review

I enjoyed this audiobook!  This is the fourth book in The Huntress/FBI Thrillers series that focuses on killer Cara Lindstrom and the FBI agent on her case, Matthew Roarke, along with the rest of his team.  I would recommend reading this series in order since each book builds on the events in previous books.  I really had a good time with this book and couldn’t wait to see how everything would work out.

The story was a little different than I expected.  Not a bad kind of different – just different.  So far the books in the series have been more focused on the chase to put Cara Lindstrom behind bars but in this installment, the focus is on events from Cara’s teen years.  I really liked the way that we see the events in this story from Cara’s point of view as a teenager alternating with Agent Roarke’s present-day investigation.  I was really hooked by the mystery and I thought that it was eye-opening to see some of the events that helped to shape Cara.  
R.C. Bray did a wonderful job with the narration of this story.  I think that he does a great job of creating distinctive voices for each of the key characters in the story and is able to really bring the story to life.  I thought that his voice was very pleasant and I had no problems listening to this book for hours at a time.  I think that his narration added to my overall enjoyment of this story.
I would recommend this series to others.  I thought that the mystery was very well done and the characters that were easy to like.  I look forward to reading more of this series soon.

The Series
Book #1 – Huntress MoonMy Review
Book #2 – Blood MoonMy Review
Book #3 – Cold Moon – My Review
Book #4 – Bitter Moon
Book #5 – Hunger Moon
About the Author

Alexandra Sokoloff has received the Thriller Award and been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the Anthony Award, and the Black Quill Award for her supernatural thrillers The Harrowing, The Price, The Unseen, Book of Shadows, The Shifters, Keeper of the Shadows, and The Space Between. Her Huntress/FBI series—featuring the books Huntress Moon, Blood Moon, and Cold Moon—has been nominated for a Thriller Award. The New York Times Book Review has called her a “daughter of Mary Shelley” and referred to her books as “some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.” As a screenwriter, she has sold original horror and thriller scripts and adapted novels for numerous Hollywood studios. She is also the author of two nonfiction workbooks based on her internationally acclaimed workshops and blog: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors and Writing Love.

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2 responses to “Review – Bitter Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff

  1. I bought all of these but haven't read any of them yet. So I skimmed your review a bit. I'm glad it looks like you enjoyed it.

    Anne – Books of My Heart