Happy Thursday! Today I have a review of The Huntress by Kate Quinn and publishing via William Morrow Paperbacks on February 26, 2019!
This is my first book from Kate Quinn, and it definitely will not be my last!
Nina Markova. Wait until you meet her. She is born in Soviet Russia, and she’s fearless. When World War II is looming and about to knock on her front door, she joins the Night Witches, a group of all-female bombers.
Nina is shot down behind enemy lines and crosses paths with the Huntress, a Nazi with the worst reputation for murder you can possibly imagine.
Ian Graham. He’s a British war correspondent present from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials. He leaves his life of journalism behind to hunt Nazis who have escaped persecution, and who is the most elusive on his target list? The Huntress.
Nina and Ian join up to find the Huntress.
Jordan McBride. A seventeen-year-old living in post WWII Boston. She’s drawn to photography even though everyone in her family discourages her. Her mother passed away years ago, and when her father brings home a fiancée, Jordan finds the German woman unsettling and secretive. Jordan uses her camera to find out where her new stepmother comes from and what secrets she may be hiding from her past.
Overall, I found The Huntress to be original and heart pounding. Of all the WWII stories I’ve read, I had not heard of the Huntress. I also was fascinated with the Night Witches’ work, and I adored all the characters. This book has something for everyone with its engaging mystery, touch of romance, and riveting plot. I thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of reading this novel.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
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, reckless Nina Markova grows up on the icy edge of Soviet Russia, dreaming of flight and fearing nothing. When the tide of war sweeps over her homeland, she gambles everything to join the infamous Night Witches, an all-female night 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 Nuremberg 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 brazen, cocksure Nina, the only witness to escape the Huntress alive. But a shared secret could derail their mission, unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it.
Seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride grows up in post WWII Boston, determined despite family opposition to become a photographer. At first delighted when her long-widowed father brings home a fiancée, Jordan grows increasingly disquieted by the soft-spoken German widow who seems to be hiding something. Armed only with her camera and her wits, Jordan delves into her new stepmother’s past and slowly realizes there are mysteries buried deep in her family. But Jordan’s search for the truth may threaten all she holds dear. (
Have you read The Huntress, or is it on your TBR? Have you read any other books by Kate Quinn? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR