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.
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.
This writer had a mature, elegant vocabulary and the reader nailed it.
Perfect. Love her voice.
I highly recommend this book.
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."
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.
It was exciting. It builds background info on the characters and why they are they way they are
The tension and love between the two women.
fist read, but enjoyable
Yes, though it was very predictable and an easy read.
Easy read, predictable from the very beginning, but still really good.
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.
Say something about yourself!
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.
A better plot. More truthful advertising. Not a mystery but a lesbian love story.
Nothing. I would not have purchased it had I realized how poorly written it was.
Narrator was good.
Just a love story advertised as mystery.
Don't buy it.
This book is totally misrepresented. It's listed as a mystery or suspense book. It's really a lesbian love story. It should be noted in the summary that this is a romance, disguised as a thriller. Awful, plodding and lots of girl on girl flirting. So sorry I bothered.
Represent it as what it really is.
Yes, but I guess if I'd known it was a romance, I might have expected this type of presentation - halting & breathy . . . .yuk!
All of it.
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.
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.
She read the words she had as well as could have been expected. Kudos to her.
If you like over done erotica a couple chapters may suit.
I would advise against this book
If the leads in the book weren't such morons, that you actually want them to get killed
i might if it is just a romance and isn't about supposedly smart people
Ii didn't, but it was good
Every single one with main characters acting like unruly children
there is nothing worse than 'smart' characters that every single thing they do or say is wrong.
The events leading up to the true identity of the stalker.
When the two lovers finally were intimate.
"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.
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......
"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!
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