By Alexandra Sokoloff
Published by Thomas & Mercer (27 January 2015)
Twenty-five years have passed since a savage killer terrorised California, massacring three ordinary families before disappearing with a trace. The only surviving victim of his rampage was a child… who is now wanted by the FBI for brutal crimes of her own.
Special Agent Matthew Roarke is on the interstate manhunt to track her down, despite feeling torn between dedication to duty and his sympathy for her horrific history and motives. But when Roarke's search unearths evidence of new family slayings, the dangerous woman he seeks - and secretly wants - may be his only hope of preventing another bloodbath. He just has to find her first.
Yet again Alexandra Sokoloff has written a great crime thriller. Blood Moon flows at a fast pace with plenty of action to keep the story moving. The plot is cleverly planned and executed and grabbed my attention all the way through.
I've become a big fan of Matthew Roarke and his FBI team, who work well together and clearly have much admiration for one another. In this book, Roarke is determined to reel Cara in to account for her crimes. But his growing attraction to this female serial killer with a conscience could be getting in the way of his job. And there's a growing concern that his own life is in danger as he tries to lure Cara out of hiding.
The characters are complex and the story is compelling, and I found it very hard to put the book down. In fact, I was quite exhausted by the end of it, having held my breath through the last few chapters.
Blood Moon follows straight on from the previous book Huntress Moon, so I would suggest that you read this series in order.