The Huntress by Kate Quinn
Updated: Apr 22, 2019
Kate Quinn is a New York Times bestselling author who specialises in historical fiction. Her latest book is a page-turning novel that centres on a lethal Nazi murderess known as The Huntress, the Nazi Hunter and his team trying to find her, a Russian pilot determined to exact revenge, and a family in America whose lives are about to be turned upside down forever.
British journalist Ian Graham is the Nazi Hunter, unable to forget the horrors of war, but determined to track down Nazis and have them answer for their war crimes. The Huntress has obsessed him from the beginning – the one he really wants to find – the woman who murdered his brother. But catching the Huntress is like catching smoke, and it is proving impossible to track her down, despite all the efforts of himself and his American colleague, Tony, a man with a silver tongue and charisma who can open doors others can’t.
But then Nina Markova joins their small team in their hunt. Originally from Siberia, Nina was part of the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber Soviet regiment. But stranded behind enemy lines at the end of the war, she is the one person who managed to get away from the Nazi murderess when she encountered her.
In post-war Boston, Jordan McBride is delighted when her widowed father comes home with a new fiancée. But it’s not long before Jordan becomes suspicious her new stepmother isn’t who she says she is, and her dark secrets threaten to destroy their lives.
This multi-layered book is outstanding, moving between several different points of view as the hunters slowly move in on capturing The Huntress, a woman elusively out of reach for the majority of the novel. Fiction based on a mix of various true stories, this is a well-researched read that links three unpredictable love stories. It’s a dramatic quest for justice and redemption, with the various character’s confronting their fears along the way. The Huntress is a superb novel that I would highly recommend.
Reviewer: Karen McMillan
Published by Harper Collins