The Huntress

The Huntress

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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"...compulsively readable historical fiction...[a] powerful novel about unusual women facing sometimes insurmountable odds with grace, grit, love and tenacity." - Kristin Hannah, The Washington Post

Named one of best books of the year by Marie Claire and Bookbub

"If you enjoyed "The Tattooist of Auschwitz," read "The Huntress," by Kate Quinn." The Washington Post

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 and fearless, Nina Markova always dreamed of flying. When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, she risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on the invading Germans. When she is stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, and only Nina's bravery and cunning will keep her alive.

Transformed by the horrors he witnessed from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter. Yet one target eludes him: a vicious predator known as the Huntress. To find her, the fierce, disciplined investigator joins forces with the only witness to escape the Huntress alive: the brazen, cocksure Nina. But a shared secret could derail their mission unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it.

Growing up in post-war Boston, seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride is determined to become a photographer. When her long-widowed father unexpectedly comes homes with a new fiancée, Jordan is thrilled. But there is something disconcerting about the soft-spoken German widow. Certain that danger is lurking, Jordan begins to delve into her new stepmother's past--only to discover that there are mysteries buried deep in her family . . . secrets that may threaten all Jordan holds dear.

In this immersive, heart-wrenching story, Kate Quinn illuminates the consequences of war on individual lives, and the price we pay to seek justice and truth.

Publisher: 2019.
ISBN: 9780062740380
Branch Call Number: eBook overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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May 06, 2019

This WWII era novel of the search for a war criminal has an interesting combination of the major powers of the war represented - a Russian pilot, a British soldier, and an American of Polish ancestry. The characters are interesting - I bonded with them all, except for the Nazi, of course. There are numerous flashbacks, but they are easy to follow unlike many novels that use this type of narrative. I became very involved in the hunt and recommend the book. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Apr 28, 2019

I loved this book. Usually a book this long begins to drag (like The Witch Elm - painful) but The Huntress held my interest. Nina was such a great heroine and reading about the night witches was fascinating for me.

debwalker Apr 28, 2019

Nina Markova is "the best heroine since Lisbeth Salander" - Margaret Cannon. Back in France, hunting the Nazis before they hunt you down.

Apr 16, 2019

This book, I'm sad to say, was just okay. I skimmed through quite a bit of it; I just couldn't get into it. I loved The Alice Network, and was so looking forward to this book. I just didn't connect with any of the characters, and I think that was the main reason that this book dragged on for me.

Apr 13, 2019

This book dragged for me, it was an effort to finish it. For me, it was just OK.

Mar 30, 2019

I thought it was a great historical read as it shows both sides of the coin.

Mar 29, 2019

Maybe I rated this low because my expectations were so much more since I LOVED the Alice Network so much. This just didn't ring true for me toward the end.

Mar 23, 2019

4-4 1/2 star read. I really enjoyed "The Huntress" and although it didn't grab me as quickly as "The Alice Network" did, it worked it's way into my mind and stayed there until the book was finished. Three different women in three different worlds, all standing by a lake, not knowing that their paths will some day cross. One, a Nazi criminal who killed children, the other a Russian aviator, one of the dreaded Night Witch flying brigade, and the other a young girl in Boston just beginning to figure out what her future might hold. And the men who hunt the Nazis after the war to bring them to justice, enabling the women to meet in a hunt for justice. I loved the strong women heroines and the story really grabbed me as I read along. An interesting and very good read.

Mar 20, 2019

I really thought that I was going to like this book more than I did. I have really enjoyed all of this author's other books. I just couldn't get into this one.

Mar 18, 2019

Kate Quinn is my favorite historical fiction author who never disappoints. Whether it's ancient Rome, Renaissance Italy, or the two World Wars, she always tells a compelling story with lots of historical details. You can tell from her author's notes that she loves the research process. In her latest book, she tells the story of English Ian, American Tony, and Russian Nina who form an unlikely team. Their quest to track down die Jagerin, a Nazi murderess in the post-war years (1946-1950) takes them from war-torn Vienna and Germany to a more prosperous America. As the chase ensues, Quinn also tell the back story of each character and how they found each other. This 500+ page novel ended too quickly for me.

Many thanks to Kate Quinn for graciously signing both The Alice Network and The Huntress for my mother at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle.

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