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Hostage Moon | [A. J. Quinn]

Hostage Moon

Everything can change in a heartbeat.Hunter Roswell thought she had left her past behind. But her carefully structured world starts to fall apart when a serial killer connected to her past emerges from the shadows and begins stalking her. Already responsible for the deaths of five women, the killer now has Hunter firmly in his sights. And he’s picked a target date - the night of October’s full moon - also known as the blood moon or hunter’s moon.
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Publisher's Summary

Everything can change in a heartbeat.Hunter Roswell thought she had left her past behind. But her carefully structured world starts to fall apart when a serial killer connected to her past emerges from the shadows and begins stalking her. Already responsible for the deaths of five women, the killer now has Hunter firmly in his sights. And he’s picked a target date - the night of October’s full moon - also known as the blood moon or hunter’s moon.

Sara Wilder, a psychologist and former FBI profiler, is brought in to help Hunter unravel the connection between her past and a ruthless killer. But as the search for the killer intensifies, both women find themselves struggling with an unexpected and undeniably mutual attraction. In a race against time, can they survive a killer who is willing to use anything - even love - to further his own agenda?

©2011 A.J. Quinn (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    realdog North Carolina 02-23-13
    realdog North Carolina 02-23-13 Member Since 2012

    realdog

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    "Perfect story, perfectly read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hostage Moon to be better than the print version?

    I had already read the book, but listening to it gave me a new appreciation for the writing and flow of this book. I absolutely loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This writer had a mature, elegant vocabulary and the reader nailed it.


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    Perfect. Love her voice.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 12-06-12
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2012

    I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."

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    "Outsmarting the Serial Killer, Finding Romance"

    Hostage Moon is a mysterious, fun, and engaging investigative drama. I was hooked by the punchy prose, whip-smart plotting, and strong women characters.

    A successful, beautiful woman wakes in a dark alley in a pool of her own blood to learn that she is being toyed with and hunted by a serial killer from her past. She receives aid from an ex-FBI psychologist with problems of her own. The two find they have an undeniable mutual attraction. Will they be able to evade and catch the creepy psycho-villain, and find love at the same time?

    An entertaining listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A. Sanchez USA 01-21-13
    A. Sanchez USA 01-21-13 Member Since 2002

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    "Great stalking mystery"
    Would you listen to Hostage Moon again? Why?

    It was exciting. It builds background info on the characters and why they are they way they are


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hostage Moon?

    The tension and love between the two women.


    Have you listened to any of Bernadette Dunne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    fist read, but enjoyable


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, though it was very predictable and an easy read.


    Any additional comments?

    Easy read, predictable from the very beginning, but still really good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa C. Florida 01-20-13
    Lisa C. Florida 01-20-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Lacking"

    I too was enticed by the beginning on the story but it quickly became mundane. Hunter was a character that I felt could have been developed into so much more. Sara was flat. Both characters were like able but neither made you want to go the extra mile. The pace of the romance was unrealistic and the backstory, felt contrived. I would give the author another shot because the premise of the book was good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rick PURLEAR, NC, United States 01-07-13
    rick PURLEAR, NC, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2011

    In the process of beginning a new chapter of my life and strengthening connections with my daughter.

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    "Strong Beginning Wasted"

    I was entranced by the first half of this audiobook. This was despite the characters inside this selection; outside of Hunter; were thinly drawn. Unfortunately the story collapsed under the weight of plot contrivances in the second part of this work. In the true nature of the romance writer the romance moves at the glacial pace that reflected an earlier era rather than the hook-up culture of the modern era.
    In the end I can't recommend this selection. A.J. Quinn is a talented writer. However she needs to speed up the storyline if she is going to make a successful transition from Romance writer to the Mystery/ Thriller genre.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    h. FAR ROCKAWAY, NEW YORK, United States 02-24-14
    h. FAR ROCKAWAY, NEW YORK, United States 02-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A very immature story read as well as it could be"
    What disappointed you about Hostage Moon?

    First this should be billed erotica/mystery rather than a mystery with a love story. The writing was adequate, the plot absurd,though I could have suspend my disbelief if the characters and the development had not been so outrageous and adolescent. It felt like I was reading the fantasy musings of a teenager.


    What was most disappointing about A. J. Quinn’s story?

    Though Quinn desperately tried to write a love story between the two main characters it did not come together that way. The character of Hunter is an adolescent ideal, rendered all that much more immature by the cliche sturm and drang of her damaged emotional state. This combined with the way to over the too over the top descriptions of their attraction and subsequent physical relationship made the story feel like it was conceived by a teenager. There was no depth to the characters so there was not depth or resonance with the story, and a ince there were no connections made by the characters, the loose absurdity of the plot was exposed.


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    She read the words she had as well as could have been expected. Kudos to her.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    If you like over done erotica a couple chapters may suit.


    Any additional comments?

    I would advise against this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marek Katowice, Poland 07-31-13
    Marek Katowice, Poland 07-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Stupid leads"
    What would have made Hostage Moon better?

    If the leads in the book weren't such morons, that you actually want them to get killed


    Would you ever listen to anything by A. J. Quinn again?

    i might if it is just a romance and isn't about supposedly smart people


    Have you listened to any of Bernadette Dunne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Ii didn't, but it was good


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Hostage Moon?

    Every single one with main characters acting like unruly children


    Any additional comments?

    there is nothing worse than 'smart' characters that every single thing they do or say is wrong.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lebra LAUREL, MARYLAND, United States 05-16-13
    Lebra LAUREL, MARYLAND, United States 05-16-13
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    Would you listen to Hostage Moon again? Why?

    Probably not


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hostage Moon?

    The events leading up to the true identity of the stalker.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the two lovers finally were intimate.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Tooele, UT, United States 05-10-13
    Jennifer Tooele, UT, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Nothing to do with werewolfes!"
    What did you love best about Hostage Moon?

    Way differant then what I was thinking it was going to be about!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought this book had great suspence and thriller parts.


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    reader was good, boys sounded like boys and girls sounded like girls.


    Any additional comments?

    I like the romance books, all differant kinds. Although this book was way differant than what I usually listen too. Girl on Girl, I do have to say that I was suprised, but a little interged about how it would all play out and how it would be differant from man and women to girl and girl. So I contiued listening to this book. In my opinion it was harder for me to get the visual in my head then it should have. Although I have listen to a book that was guy and guy. I would have to say that visual was even harder.
    I spend my hard earned money on these audio books and find it very dissapointing that we as listeners are only allowed to return on a one time thing.
    I try to keep an open mind on all the books that I listen to cause I can not return them.
    I will say to myself and others make sure you read between the lines more closely or you will end up listening to something you really don't want to know about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    pang Bangkok, Thailand 02-25-13
    pang Bangkok, Thailand 02-25-13
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    "not that good."

    This story is kinda disappoint. Story line is boring and lack of the chemistry between two main characters. It doesn't interesting as it describes in synopsis.

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    Knighton, United Kingdom
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    "Better than I thought it would be"

    I found overall this audio book was much better than I was expecting. And an admirable job was done by the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • gillian
    Folkestone, United Kingdom
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    "Dreadful!"

    From a promising start, I have abandoned this book having suffered hours and hours waiting for the story to unfold. In the end I have determined that it is not a thriller at all, but a vehicle for a load of lesbians with men's names (Hunter, Adrian, Connor) to explore their relationships! Do readers (listeners) really need to know about putting the bread in a toaster? Oh dear - what a disappointment. Don't know who A.J Quinn is but I bet she's a lesbian with little else on her mind......

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hazel
    Busserolles, France
    4/21/13
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    "A difficult read"

    This book starts well and just has one convinced that it is going to be a really good mystery...Then the author seems to go off in a different direction altogether...I have tried to listen to it and stay interested four times now...but instead of keeping the love interest as a side issue, the plot itself seems to become secondary! I feel the author has an agenda here (To normalise lesbianism) I just wanted a mystery story and I confess descriptions of woman being sexually aroused by each other...just leaves me bored, it all sounds so contrived and unreal too. As ofcourse, now I have been forced to consider it, it must be!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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