Book Review for THE HUNTRESS by Kate Quinn
THE HUNTRESS by Kate Quinn
William Morrow Paperbacks
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A rich story complete with duplicity, romance, and Nazi war crimes.
THE HUNTRESS is an intricately layered tale bringing together the past and the present seamlessly. Quinn manages to honor the history used as the basis for the book while still keeping it entertaining and suspenseful.
There has been much said about Quinn’s writing. I will agree that there are a wonderful flow and eloquence making this story so impactful and engrossing. However, the real addictive quality of the book came from the characters. Each person the reader meets has depth, a genuineness to them, and a unique personality. This is only made better by their interactions with each other and their truly captivating backstories.
This is a book which melds together history and espionage with heart. I sat down ready to be brought back to the World War II era, but I was not expecting to be so affected by it. THE HUNTRESS truly has it all. If you are looking for a well-rounded book with more than one facet, pick up this book. Warning…once you start, you will find it hard to put down until you are finished.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
From the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, THE ALICE NETWORK, comes another fascinating historical novel about a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.
In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted…
Bold and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina’s bravery and cunning will keep her alive.
Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it.
Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother’s past—only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear.
In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.
About the Author: Kate Quinn is a native of Southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance detailing the early years of the infamous Borgia clan. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in San Diego with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia.
Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (February 26, 2019)
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