The Huntress || Historical Fiction Dipped In Mystery

Title: The Huntress
Author: Kate Quinn
Page Count: 560 pages
Genre: Horror || Fiction
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ 
Publisher: William Morrow Books
Release Date: February 26, 2019
Buy It: Chapters Indigo


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.


I always say historical fiction is a hard genre for me to read but The Huntress made me realize something after reading it. Historical fiction is not a hard genre, I just need the right type of writing to be immersed in. Kate Quinn is definitely that right mix of historical fiction with mystery and great character development that works for me.

This was a great read! I really enjoyed it and was finding myself looking forward to each point of view swap. I loved seeing how each section developed and came into one at the end. It was honestly such a solid read I don’t have much to criticize.

The romance fell flat for me. The romance elements didn’t seem to be quite hard hitting as they could’ve been. One romantic portion hit me in the feels but the others were a bit shortcoming. I also found that it was a bit too long in the middle. If 150 pages were condensed I may have not strayed just a wee bit in the middle there.

Highly recommend this book to book clubs all over. Kate Quinn will keep you turning those pages.

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