The Huntress

The Huntress

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Shining a light on a shadow of history, The Huntress is an epic, sweeping Second World War novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network. On the icy edge of Soviet Russia, bold and reckless Nina Markova joins the infamous Night Witches - an all-female bomber regiment - wreaking havoc on Hitler's eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, Nina must use all her wits to survive. British war correspondent Ian Graham has witnessed the horrors of war from Omaha Beach to the Nuremburg Trials. He abandons journalism after the war to become a Nazi hunter, yet one target eludes him: the Huntress. Fierce, disciplined Ian must join forces with reckless, cocksure Nina, the only witness to escape the Huntress alive. In post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is delighted when her long-widowed father brings home a fiancee. But Jordan grows increasingly disquieted by the soft-spoken German widow who seems to be hiding something. Delving into her new stepmother's past, Jordan slowly realizes that a Nazi killer may be hiding in plain sight.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2019.
ISBN: 9780062740373
Characteristics: 530, 19 pages ;,24 cm.


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Apr 21, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel - far more than “The Alice Network”; had trouble putting it down. Great character development with no “dragging” content re the story line. Five stars for me!

Apr 16, 2019

This book, I'm sad to say, was just okay. I skimmed through quite a bit of it; I just couldn't get into it. I loved The Alice Network, and so looking forward to this book. I just didn't connect with any of the characters, and I think that was the main reason that this book dragged on for me.

Apr 13, 2019

This book dragged for me, it was an effort to finish it. For me, it was just OK.

Mar 30, 2019

I thought it was a great historical read as it shows both sides of the coin.

Mar 29, 2019

Maybe I rated this low because my expectations were so much more since I LOVED the Alice Network so much. This just didn't ring true for me toward the end.

Mar 23, 2019

4-4 1/2 star read. I really enjoyed "The Huntress" and although it didn't grab me as quickly as "The Alice Network" did, it worked it's way into my mind and stayed there until the book was finished. Three different women in three different worlds, all standing by a lake, not knowing that their paths will some day cross. One, a Nazi criminal who killed children, the other a Russian aviator, one of the dreaded Night Witch flying brigade, and the other a young girl in Boston just beginning to figure out what her future might hold. And the men who hunt the Nazis after the war to bring them to justice, enabling the women to meet in a hunt for justice. I loved the strong women heroines and the story really grabbed me as I read along. An interesting and very good read.

Mar 20, 2019

I really thought that I was going to like this book more than I did. I have really enjoyed all of this author's other books. I just couldn't get into this one.

Mar 18, 2019

Kate Quinn is my favorite historical fiction author who never disappoints. Whether it's ancient Rome, Renaissance Italy, or the two World Wars, she always tells a compelling story with lots of historical details. You can tell from her author's notes that she loves the research process. In her latest book, she tells the story of English Ian, American Tony, and Russian Nina who form an unlikely team. Their quest to track down die Jagerin, a Nazi murderess in the post-war years (1946-1950) takes them from war-torn Vienna and Germany to a more prosperous America. As the chase ensues, Quinn also tell the back story of each character and how they found each other. This 500+ page novel ended too quickly for me.

Many thanks to Kate Quinn for graciously signing both The Alice Network and The Huntress for my mother at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle.

Mar 07, 2019

Want to know more about Night Witches, read here....

Mar 05, 2019

Fabulous historical fiction from Quinn! Fast paced, character-driven, and rich historical detail make this an exciting page turner. All the stars for the character of Nina!

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