The Huntress

The Huntress

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Stranded behind enemy lines, brave bomber pilot Nina Markova becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress and joins forces with a Nazi hunter and British war correspondent to find her before she finds them.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062884343
0062884344
Branch Call Number: F QUINN
Characteristics: 530 page ; 24 cm

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Feb 07, 2020

This is an excellent book that I picked up due to a very good review from Publishers Weekly. Very long but well worth the time spent.

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Sheila1975
Feb 02, 2020

wow-this was a fabulous book-couldn't put it down-loved the time-line change that came and went thru the whole book. Exciting, revealing, character development and action, all into one spot to read. Would recommend this highly-a thriller for sure not to miss!!!

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EmilyEm
Jan 15, 2020

Plucky young women fill Quinn’s latest historical fiction set in post-WW II Europe and Boston, MA, and in the wartime Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Jordan, daughter of a Boston antiques dealer is an aspiring photographer who takes on a Nancy Drew-like persona, while Siberian-born Nina thrives as a member of the Soviet’s wartime women’s flyers. Then, there is Englishman Ian who leads a team of Nazi hunters. Their lives intersect in pursuit of a woman dubbed The Huntress.

When I looked back at my review for Quinn’s popular 'The Alice Network,' I said to myself ‘I could write the same thing about this one!’ At times engaging, at times a little melodramatic and implausible. Definitely a page-turner!

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mosermorse
Jan 10, 2020

This was a real page turner and very interesting about soviet women bomber pilots. Best book I’ve read in awhile. I love historical fiction and this was one of the best.

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Dragoslava
Jan 07, 2020

Totally awesome! I don't usually like books that move from the viewpoint of one character to another and go back and forth in time periods. However, if it's well done, as it is in this book, it can make for fascinating reading. The characters are believable and it's thrilling to read about the female night bombers.

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elsjelb
Jan 06, 2020

I am 3/4 through and loving this quick, compelling read. When I first read the prologue I couldn’t understand how the book got such good reviews, being in part about a Nazi woman who had killed children, ...achk!... but as I read on I find the mystery, the suspense, the woven timelines and trajectories, and the touching relationships keep me turning the pages. I like Quinn‘s way with words, the plot line and the focus on strong women in this war story, as opposed to most war stories being about men. I am eager to see how it ends and have already reserved The Alice Network. I hope it’s just as good.

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SherriWatts
Jan 06, 2020

Sally

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patboud
Dec 19, 2019

Too cumbersome to finish

ArapahoePaige Dec 16, 2019

The Huntress - Jordan, an American, has a hunch her father’s post-war bride isn’t who she claims. Ian, who served as a British war correspondent, hunts down former Nazis. Nina, a Russian pilot in WWII, encountered a notorious Nazi killer and lived to tell the tale. Someone is closing in on the huntress.

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Jenkskitten
Nov 11, 2019

Dang had me up all night finishing this book.

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ArapahoeAnnaL Oct 01, 2019

The Coca-Cola buzz was wearing off by the time Raskova's ashes were laid to rest. Nina was swaying on her high heels as Lieutenant General Shcherbakov gave the funeral oration, echoing as he was broadcast across the land. Talking about the highest standards of Soviet womanhood and credit to the Motherland. Who were they even talking about? Speeches like this could be made at any funeral. Nina remembered the squadron commander who had died on the very first sortie; how the Night Witches had toasted her memory under the stars and sung soft songs that echoed across the airfield. That was how Raskova should have been remembered, not with rote rhetoric and the mournful broadcast beats of the "Internationale." It should have been women talking about Raskova today, not these old men. pg. 264

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Jul 31, 2019

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