cold moon book coverReviewed by Amanda Schafer

Roark finally has Cara Lindstrom behind bars and seems to be finding his way again after nearly dying himself. But now, all of a sudden the person who they thought would be their witness in Cara’s trial has disappeared. Without her, Cara’s case is circumstantial. Then a pimp ends up dead in almost the exact same manner that Cara was killing people. Is there a copycat, or do they have the wrong person? Cara’s lawyer manages to get her freed because of these additional killings and it doesn’t take Cara long to disappear. Cara has a plan and very quickly puts her plan into motion. She still sees It and knows that It has to die. Apparently she isn’t the only one who can see It, though. Someone else is out there killing pimps and sex traffickers. Someone else is trying to stop the madness like she is, but that person doesn’t have the same motive.

There’s a new aspect to these killings. Someone is paying homage to Santa Muerte, or the saint known as Lady Death. There are tributes set up near each of the victims and it makes people in the area believe there is a sort of justice to the killings and it causes them to not want to discuss the matter. Everywhere he goes, Roarke sees the mask that is a sign of Santa Muerte. As the story unfolds, Roarke and his detectives realize they are searching for two killers, but he doesn’t realize Cara is searching for the other killer as well. When they all end up at the same location together, Roarke is stunned with what he learns and how it all goes down.

With her books, Alexandra Sokoloff has opened up the real world of sex traffickers and pimps. She also provides us a glimpse into what it would be like if there really were a vigilante out there taking care of the problem. Cold Moon was a bit different from the first two in the series (Blood Moon and Huntress Moon) in that the story this time didn’t revolve around Cara, but around the actual *acts* of the sex traffickers. Cara almost became the sub-plot in this book, which is a bit frustrating, but at the same time fitting to the way the storyline seems to be heading. I really enjoyed reading Cold Moon and can’t wait for the next in the series!

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Amanda lives in Missouri with her engineering husband, two sons, and one daughter. In between homeschooling and keeping up with church activities she loves to read Christian Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and any Chick-Lit. She never goes anywhere without a book to read!

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Thomas & Mercer. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.