Hello all, today we have with us Sharon Scottish crime fiction blogger discussing the Huntress/FBI series by Alexandra Sokoloff. I saw Sharon’s recent review of Cold Moon book #3 of the series and couldn’t resist asking questions! Check out her excellent review here: #BookReview #ColdMoon @AlexSokoloff
ALEXANDRA SOKOLOFF is the Thriller Award-winning and Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Black Quill Award-nominated author of the Amazon bestselling Huntress/FBI series (HUNTRESS MOON, BLOOD MOON, COLD MOON, BITTER MOON, HUNGER MOON – now in active development as a TV series), and the supernatural HAUNTED thrillers (THE HARROWING, THE PRICE, THE UNSEEN, BOOK OF SHADOWS, THE SHIFTERS, THE SPACE BETWEEN). The New York Times Book Review called her a “daughter of Mary Shelley,” and her books “Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre.”
Book 5 Hunger Moon releases Octorber 24, 2017!
What was your first impression when you began to read this series?
I always think that starting a new series is like walking into a party where you don’t know anybody. You kind of hover around the edges, observe your surroundings and watch the interactions between the other guests, working out who you might get on with and who is best to avoid. So when I started this series I spent some time trying to get to know who was who but very quickly the characters and the plot engaged me and #Boom I was hooked.
What do you appreciate about the protagonist?
I guess there are two protagonists in this series, Special Agent Roarke and Cara Lindstrom and both bring something very different to the novels. They are both on the side of justice and the dilemma is for Roarke in fulfilling his professional quest for justice versus his understanding of Cara’s quest. Both characters were utterly compelling for me.
Name a few unique things you’ve noticed. What sticks out that you haven’t seen in other books?
This was the first time I’ve ever read a novel where both the law enforcer and the hunted evoke such very strong and similar emotions in me. It is also the first novel I’ve read featuring a female serial killer and most of all for me is the voice that the author brings to the victims of trafficking, prostitution and modern-day slavery that stands out. There is a message behind the novel, a drive and a passion to challenge what is a current issue, it’s a representation and dialogue that stands up and sticks up its middle finger to the idea that we should just sweep this under the carpet. It is a very current issue and this series gives a fictional justice, if you like, to those who have been wronged.
“I say that justice is truth in action.” -Benjamin Disraeli
Do you have any favourite scenes?
Too many to mention and don’t want to give away any spoilers! However, I LOVE all the scenes where Cara is getting her revenge on those lowlife bad guys!
Which book is your favourite of the series?
To date, I’ve only read the first three (will be devouring the last two later this month!) and I’d say Blood Moon was my favourite (actually all three are my favourite and you are bad making me pick just one!)
Which characters did you like most?
Easy, no contest, Matthew Roarke and Cara Lindstrom
If you could ask special agent Matthew Roarke a question what would you ask?
If you are forced to choose, will you retain your role in law enforcement or would you give it all up for Cara?
If you could ask Cara Lindstrom a question what would you say?
Are your actions destiny or fate and what would bring peace to your soul?
If you could ask the author a question what would you say?
Did you set out to give such a powerful message against trafficking and prostitution or did this just evolve as you wrote?
Thanks for sharing with us Sharon!
See Sharon’s Blog: Chapter in my life: Scottish Crime Fiction Blogger
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