for a new WWII historical fiction adventure to sweep you off of your feet? The Huntress
is a story in three parts about the hunt for a Nazi war criminal. The Huntress lived on a remote lake in Poland
with her Nazi lover and used Jews, refuges, and captured Allies as prey to
hunt. After the war she escaped from
Germany, but where did she go? How can
she pay amends for her war crimes?
Graham is a British war correspondent who has a personal vendetta against the
Huntress, his brother was one of her victims, and his wife, Nina, only narrowly
escaped her. Together with Nina, and American
veteran and linguist Tony, the trio works on tracking down the Huntress. Will they be able to find her?
Markova grew up half wild in frozen Siberia. After seeing a plane for the first
time, she is bitten by the flying bug and travels away from her native home to
learn how to fly. When World War II
breaks out, Nina becomes a part of the all-female night bomber regiment and is
honored by Stalin himself. How does Nina
the fearless flyer become Nina the victim after the war who marries Ian?
McBride is a teenage girl growing up right after WWII in Boston. After her widowed father meets the mysterious
Anna and they become engaged, Jordan can’t shake the feeling that there is something
wrong and dangerous about Anna. Even as Anna
and her daughter Ruth become a part of her life, she never feels settled. What is the truth behind Anna? Will Jordan be able to chase her dreams of
becoming a photographer or will she marry her high school sweetheart?
Huntress was a truly wonderful historical fiction novel. I loved the viewpoints switching between Ian,
Jordan, and back to the past with Nina.
It made for a riveting story, especially as all three stories
masterfully converged together. Kate
Quinn does a great job with this character driven story. I cared about all of the characters, but the
history behind them was particularly fascinating. Although I am a fan of WWII history and of
aviators, I had never heard of the all-female “Night Witches” bomber regiment. I was fascinated. I can’t imagine how heroic these women were
flying bi-planes over Germany. Even
better was the author’s note at the end. Kate Quinn details how she used real
facts to craft Nina’s story as well as the overall story of the hunt for Nazi
war criminals. It was fascinating. I loved the action-packed conclusion. This would make a GREAT movie.
also loved how Quinn wrote Anna as an evil, but also a caring person. Jordan was confused on her feelings for her
stepmother as she thought, how can this woman be evil when she has really been
a great person to me, helping me to achieve my dreams? I loved that about the character, although I
would have liked to learn even more about Anna and why she did what she did.
get made. Hunters get born.”
one likes to talk about their war, after it’s fought. They want to forget. And what happens when they die, and they’ve
taken all their memories with them? We’ve
lost it all. And we can’t.”
pleasant to enjoy a man who was not official,
not in the slightest.”
if you love riveting, character driven historical fiction, this is the novel
for you! If you love World War II
fiction, The Huntress has a unique story that I have not read before in other
WWII novels. I highly recommend this book!
Source: Review Copy from William Morrow.
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