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Instant New York Times Bestseller!

"...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 

One of Marie Claire''s Best Women’s Fiction Books of the Year

One of BookBub''s Biggest Books of the Year

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. 

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"Kate Quinn follows her word-of-mouth bestseller, The Alice Network, with another compulsively readable historical novel ...[a] powerful novel about unusual women facing sometimes insurmountable odds with grace, grit, love and tenacity.” -- Kristin Hannah, Washington Post

“Quinn deftly braids the stories of a female Russian bomber pilot, Nazi hunters, and a young Bostonian girl staring down evil in the most unthinkable of places.  The result is a searing tale of predator and prey, transgression and redemption and the immutable power of the truth.  An utter triumph!” -- Pam Jenoff, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Orphan’s Tale

“Prepare to be spellbound! The Huntress masterfully draws you in and doesn’t let you go. Another brilliant work of historical fiction by the incomparable Kate Quinn.”
-- Susan Meissner, bestselling author of As Bright as Heaven

The Huntress left me breathless with delight... Kate Quinn has created nothing less than a masterpiece of historical fiction.”
-- Jennifer Robson, bestselling author of Goodnight from London

“[A] complexly structured saga delivers exciting aerial sequences and intrigue worthy of a Hitchcock movie. The book’s psychological and dramatic elements combine for a powerful and satisfying finale. To paraphrase one of the characters, Ms. Quinn’s book is “dynamite in print.” -- Wall Street Journal

“An impressive historical novel sure to harness WWII-fiction fans’ attention... Laced with Russian folklore allusions and deliciously witty banter, Quinn’s tale refreshingly avoids contrived situations while portraying three touching, unpredictable love stories; the suspenseful quest for justice; and the courage involved in confronting one’s greatest fears.” -- Booklist (starred review)

“Readers should expect to give up weekend plans once they start this novel. A great choice for historical fiction fans, particularly of World War II–set novels, mystery readers, or anyone seeking well-crafted stories in which good triumphs over evil.”   -- Library Journal (starred review)

“Well-researched and vivid segments are interspersed detailing Nina’s backstory... a fierce yet vulnerable antecedent to Lisbeth Salander. Quinn’s language is evocative of the period, and her characters are good literary company. With any luck, the Nazi hunting will go on for a sequel or two.” -- Kirkus Reviews

“Quinn delivers a suspenseful WWII tale of murder and revenge. This exciting thriller vividly reveals how people face adversity and sacrifice while chasing justice and retribution.” -- Publishers Weekly

“Gripping historical fiction” -- Good Housekeeping

“If you like period dramas, thrillers, female-fronted sagas, or all three, you’ll want to pre-order your copy soon.” -- Marie Claire

“An intense and enthralling mystery. Meticulously researched…the texture and depth that is offered to the world Quinn’s characters inhabit make for an engrossing tale. In The Huntress Kate Quinn has created a gripping and elegant historical mystery— this one is not to be missed!” -- BookBub

“The Huntress reads like the best World War II fiction. [An] engrossing, suspenseful, and authentic book to give you a new perspective on women, war, and the wheels of justice.” -- NPR

“The author of the bestselling book  The Alice Network is back with another engrossing (and deliciously long) novel...lots of threads means only one thing: lots of twists.” -- Refinery 29

“Quinn’s narrative is full of suspense. Expertly plotted, with questions of justice at its center,  The Huntress is a dark, riveting account of war, revenge and deep human compassion in the face of both” -- Shelf Awareness

“It is brilliantly paced and impossible to put down.” -- Mystery Scene

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In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted . . .

Bold, reckless Nina Markova grows up on the icy edge of Soviet Russia, dreaming of flight and fearing nothing. When the tide of war sweeps over her homeland, she gambles everything to join the infamous Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on Hitler’s eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, Nina must use all her wits to survive.

British war correspondent Ian Graham has witnessed the horrors of war from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials. He abandons journalism after the war to become a Nazi hunter, yet one target eludes him: the Huntress. Fierce, disciplined Ian must join forces with brazen, cocksure Nina, the only witness to escape the Huntress alive. But a shared secret could derail their mission, unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it.

Seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride grows up in post–World War II Boston, determined despite family opposition to become a photographer. At first delighted when her long-widowed father brings home a fiancée, Jordan grows increasingly disquieted by the soft-spoken German widow who seems to be hiding something. Armed only with her camera and her wits, Jordan delves into her new stepmother’s past and slowly realizes there are mysteries buried deep in her family. But Jordan’s search for the truth may threaten all she holds dear.

About the Author

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network and The Huntress. All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with two rescue dogs.

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cat lover
3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Amazing idea, less than perfect execution
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2019
I waited for this one for so long, pre ordered it months before it came out. Having read "The Alice Network" by the same author (actually my first but not last Kate Quinn book), i expected a more thrilling and fast paced read. I absolutly adored "The Alice... See more
I waited for this one for so long, pre ordered it months before it came out.
Having read "The Alice Network" by the same author (actually my first but not last Kate Quinn book), i expected a more thrilling and fast paced read.
I absolutly adored "The Alice Network" because of it''s two storylines told from flawed but interesting characters (read this book immediatly if you haven''t read it already, it''s a gem).
However, this book left me debating it''s cons rather than pros.
The book is told from 3 points of view (Nina, Ian, Jordan), and their sections were no even in holding my interest.
The book is a mixed bag, with good and bad aspects to consider:
The bad:
1. The book is so very long- A decent editorial work would have left out about 100 pages without omitting anything significant from the plot.
2. One of the main characters, Nina, is so coarse and cartoonish (and foul mouthed) that she is not beliveably portrayed.
I don''t know how many Russian people have the author met, but i''m pretty sure that this one would stand out even among the most boorish Russian crowds ever gathered.
3. The character of Ian is so prim and proper, that his part of the story is simply not captivating enough.
The good:
1. The amount of research that went into this is probably staggering considering the difficult topic of the Night Witches the author chose to deal with. There are not many books translated from the Russian language, so finding documents, books etc. was probably very difficult.
2. The character of Jordan is very refreshing, as she is a modern woman struggling against social conventions and trying to seize control of her life following many dissapointments.
3. The LGBT topic is raised as part of the plot line, and interwoven in a clever way in the plot. I will not reveal how or between whom, but it adds a significant layer to the plot.
So, overall a good book for those interested in the Night Witches, hunt of war criminals in the U.S after the war, but misses the mark for those interested in more developed characters.
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Rachel
3.0 out of 5 stars
Historical Novel with multiple timelines, strong female characters and explores Adult Themes
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2019
I will preface this by saying I have not read THE ALICE NETWORK yet, so I have nothing to compare this book to when it comes to Kate Quinn’s writing. From the moment I read the description I knew it was one that I would want to pick up, but I ended up having such a... See more
I will preface this by saying I have not read THE ALICE NETWORK yet, so I have nothing to compare this book to when it comes to Kate Quinn’s writing. From the moment I read the description I knew it was one that I would want to pick up, but I ended up having such a difficult time with this novel.

This story weaves together three different timelines and perspectives as each character joins in on the hunt for dié Jagerin. I loved the amount of research that Kate Quinn put into making this novel accurate to the time period, while still creating an interesting storyline. My favorite storylines alternated between Ian and Jordan. I loved the fierce and protective love that Jordan had over Ruthie. While I enjoyed the history behind the Night Witches and the female involvement in WW2, I got bored really quickly with Nina’s sections.

The other thing that I did not like about this book was all of the romances, it seemed like every character had to have a romantic fling. In my opinion, this takes away from the story when it is focused on heavily and always knocks the rating down a bit for me.

Finally, the middle of the book was slow. Towards the end of part 1, I was considering taking a break from the story altogether. But I powered through and the last two sections of the book definitely picked up. I really thought the ending was well done.

**Note: This book covers many adult themes such as abuse, PTSD, war, sex. Please keep this in mind when picking up the book if you are sensitive to these topics.

Thank you William Morrow for my review copy in exchange for my honest review.
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M Beckwith
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Brava!!
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2019
"When preparing to level with an enemy, you readied your best weapon." In Kate Quinn''s new work of historical fiction each and every character has clearly defined enemies/fears. Weapons in their arsenals include a Russian female aviator''s razor blade, an aspiring... See more
"When preparing to level with an enemy, you readied your best weapon."

In Kate Quinn''s new work of historical fiction each and every character has clearly defined enemies/fears. Weapons in their arsenals include a Russian female aviator''s razor blade, an aspiring photographer''s Leica lens, and a 7 year-old''s musicality. They all provide security, survival options and maybe even vengeance, in different ways.
Ms. Quinn displays a masterful confidence in her readers'' abilities to allow the plot to percolate, without forcing it, or dropping obvious (annoying) foreshadowing. This reader, in my eager anticipation of this new novel, actually heard a whisper of, "patience comrade", and was duly rewarded as the story spooled out. The author''s male-female relationship development is the best in the business, and a welcomed continuation of her wildly successful "The Alice Network" character connectivity.
Shoutout to Mother Nature for providing a snowy weekend for me to devour "The Huntress" in large quantities.
Brava!
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Barbara C.
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A worthy successor to The Alice Network
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2019
Wow, what a wonderful story. The author shows us the grief, loss and sacrifice of a half dozen well-drawn characters who experience WWII from various points of view with different jobs to do. My favorite is the unique and fascinating Nina Markova, Siberian born and bred,... See more
Wow, what a wonderful story. The author shows us the grief, loss and sacrifice of a half dozen well-drawn characters who experience WWII from various points of view with different jobs to do. My favorite is the unique and fascinating Nina Markova, Siberian born and bred, who becomes a pilot and member of the famed, all-female, Soviet night bombers defending their homeland against German incursions. You can''t wait for their lives to converge as they face the challenge of taking down an escaped Nazi war criminal who has created her new identity in Boston - I was glued to the last 100 pages. This was a perfect read on winter afternoons with a cup of tea and fireplace burning. I''m already waiting for the talented Ms. Quinn''s next book.
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C. Schorr
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Just terrific
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2019
Brilliantly realized, The Huntress is historical fiction at its finest. The Nightwitches, heroic Russian fighter pilots of WWII, deserve to be better known; Kate Quinn has restored them to us. This is a haunting tale of postwar Nazi hunting in a world increasingly... See more
Brilliantly realized, The Huntress is historical fiction at its finest. The Nightwitches, heroic Russian fighter pilots of WWII, deserve to be better known; Kate Quinn has restored them to us. This is a haunting tale of postwar Nazi hunting in a world increasingly reluctant to remember its own horrors, of justice sought and sometimes won, of cruelties tangled by love and trust, and a damned good story besides. It’s a book to get lost in -
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DIY'R
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A Big Disappointment
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2019
Like other reviewers, I also really enjoyed this author''s The Alice Network and so I thought this would be of this same caliber. But it''s totally different in many ways that make it a waste of time. In fact, I couldn''t get through it. I''m drawn to compelling historical... See more
Like other reviewers, I also really enjoyed this author''s The Alice Network and so I thought this would be of this same caliber. But it''s totally different in many ways that make it a waste of time. In fact, I couldn''t get through it. I''m drawn to compelling historical novels, where characters come alive in history. This book was poorly executed in many ways:
The characters were not compelling nor believable. The more I read the less I cared about them. The action/dialog was boring and oftentimes quotidian. Nothing about the book was compelling. It was a big miss for me.
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Paper paige
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Great start, high hopes, but let down
Reviewed in the United States on March 18, 2019
Is it ethical to kill a killer? Does survival trump morals? Is there a difference between justice and consequence? My interest was magnetized during the beginning. The first hundred pages or so are great. The mystery is built up colorfully, but then begins to drift... See more
Is it ethical to kill a killer? Does survival trump morals? Is there a difference between justice and consequence?
My interest was magnetized during the beginning. The first hundred pages or so are great. The mystery is built up colorfully, but then begins to drift about halfway in. The style became routine and tiresome. I did not find myself aching to finish this story since the plot had hit a stalemate. But, I did...after taking breaks.

The chapters alternate between Nina, Jordan, and Ian. Nina''s chapters are lengthy and require a lot of patience. Jordan and Ian''s chapters are more enjoyable.
The story revolves around finding a Nazi murderess. It does not focus on the events in Germany and it''s occupied regions that were committed against the Jews and other subpopulations during the war; rather, it centers around the crimes of one female Nazi and the relationships of those who are looking for her.

Please be aware--There is a lot of of sex and adult language in this book.
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Indre P
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A good story, but I wish it was something else
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2019
With so many great reviews I really wanted to love this book, but I didn''t. For about 450 pages it dragged. I couldn''t understand why there''s so much back story to all these people, and there''s so little of THE Huntress. *By the way, this book is huge, it deserves a long... See more
With so many great reviews I really wanted to love this book, but I didn''t. For about 450 pages it dragged. I couldn''t understand why there''s so much back story to all these people, and there''s so little of THE Huntress. *By the way, this book is huge, it deserves a long review*

So, let''s talk about the first 450 pages. It felt like a study of a character at first, through the eyes of those who are related to the Huntress in one way or another. But the book told more of Nina''s story, and more of struggles of Jordan as a young woman. Nina deserved her own book, and it would have been a great one. And Jordan, well I loved her spirit but why oh why do we need to read about her rolling around with men? These two POVs and their lives kind of added very little to me towards understanding The Huntress.

So, all that said.. I''m glad I didn''t drop this book. As stated above, Nina''s story was interesting, and showed a different side of war. And she''s a great character. The end was were I finally understood the title. Yes it''s about THE Huntress, but who is the Huntress in the end? Or the Hunter. It finally clicked with all those story lines, and I did learn more about THE Huntress in the last 50 pages that I wanted to. Actually scratch that - I wished for more. I got the bare minimum, but still it was more satisfying when that information was provided.

I love a good historical fiction about WWII, especially a different story than your usual concentration camp stories (I.e. last year I read about german orphan kids - a must topic, if you love HF). And based on the title, I really wished more for the POV of the Huntress. Even more interaction of her and the other characters.

Anywho, is it a book I''ll think about? - no. It''s a good, well written book that could have been shorter and have been great. For me at least.
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5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Absolutely brilliant!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2019
Absolutely loved this book. I didn''t think that it were possible for me to enjoy this more than "The Alice Network". How wrong I was. It had me totally engrossed from page one. I''m definitely more interested in reading more about "the night witches", such brave and...See more
Absolutely loved this book. I didn''t think that it were possible for me to enjoy this more than "The Alice Network". How wrong I was. It had me totally engrossed from page one. I''m definitely more interested in reading more about "the night witches", such brave and courageous women they were. A compelling story, very cleverly written and with such a captivating plot. Nina was definitely my favourite character. Looking forward to reading more from Kate Quinn, she has such a knack of captivating you and drawing you in. It''s unputdownable. I would highly recommend reading.
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Jaste
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One Hell of Novel
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2019
Nazi hunters team up with a former bomber pilot to bring a killer known as the Huntress to justice. In postwar Europe, Ian, a British war correspondent with a vendetta, and his American sidekick, Tony, have set up a shoestring operation to catch the war criminals who seem...See more
Nazi hunters team up with a former bomber pilot to bring a killer known as the Huntress to justice. In postwar Europe, Ian, a British war correspondent with a vendetta, and his American sidekick, Tony, have set up a shoestring operation to catch the war criminals who seem to be not just slipping, but swarming through the cracks. The same set of circumstances that led Ian to enter a marriage of convenience with Nina, a Siberian former bomber pilot, has also given both common cause: to chase down Lorelei Vogt, a Nazi known as the Huntress, who, by her lakeside lair in Poland, trapped and killed refugees, many of them children. Lorelei’s mother, blandished by Tony, reveals that her daughter immigrated to Boston. Meanwhile, Jordan, an aspiring photographer living in Boston with her widowed antiques-dealer father, Dan, welcomes a new stepmother, Austrian refugee Anneliese, and her 4-year-old daughter, Ruth. Jordan soon grows suspicious of Dan’s new bride: A candid shot captures Anneliese’s furtive “cruel” glance—and there’s that swastika charm hidden in her wedding bouquet. However, Anneliese manages to quell Jordan’s suspicions by confessing part of the truth: that Ruth is not really her daughter but a war orphan. That Jordan’s suspicions are so easily allayed strains credulity, especially since the reader is almost immediately aware that Anneliese is the Huntress in disguise. The suspense lies in how long it’s going to take Ian and company to track her down and what the impact will be on Jordan and Ruth when they do. Well-researched and vivid segments are interspersed detailing Nina’s backstory as one of Russia’s sizable force of female combat pilots (dubbed The Night Witches by the Germans), establishing her as a fierce yet vulnerable antecedent to Lisbeth Salander. Quinn’s language is evocative of the period, and her characters are good literary company. With any luck, the Nazi hunting will go on for a sequel or two.
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Roses are Amber
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A well researched story that features the role of women in World War Two.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 17, 2019
The Huntress is a triple timeline historical fiction set during and just after World War Two; it features an English journalist on the trail of Nazi war criminals, a Russian bomber pilot always looking towards the west and a woman who wants to stop running. Nina grew up on...See more
The Huntress is a triple timeline historical fiction set during and just after World War Two; it features an English journalist on the trail of Nazi war criminals, a Russian bomber pilot always looking towards the west and a woman who wants to stop running. Nina grew up on the harsh shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia, surrounded by tales of evil lake witches. Her one desire is to become a pilot; when Russia enters the Second World War she gets her wish. Nina becomes part of the Night Witches, Stalin’s female bomber pilots who helped drive back the Germans. By 1950, Nina is living in the West and married to English journalist and Nazi hunter Ian Graham. Together with his partner Tony they head to America in search of The Huntress, a cold blooded murderer who killed children. The hunter now becomes the hunted. I read this book in just two days becoming fully immersed in the three tales as they wove together. I was fascinated by Nina’s story, especially when she was a pilot. I liked the part she played in all three timelines with her severe Russian upbringing and attitude which even brought moments of delightful lighter humour. All three timelines were equally compelling, so I was never disappointed when chapters switched back and forth. Would I recommend this? Definitely for those who enjoy well researched stories that feature the role of women in World War Two.
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Karl Wiggins
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The Sociopath and the Mad Woman
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 30, 2020
Well what a good read that was. A little long in places and I got a bit bored with the whole Jordan / Garrett affair, but Nina is brilliant. If they ever make this into a film Nina must, without a doubt, be played by Jodie Comer (Villanelle from Killing Eve). Nina is...See more
Well what a good read that was. A little long in places and I got a bit bored with the whole Jordan / Garrett affair, but Nina is brilliant. If they ever make this into a film Nina must, without a doubt, be played by Jodie Comer (Villanelle from Killing Eve). Nina is unpredictable, volatile and capable of remaining alive even in the most demanding of circumstances. A Rusalka, a night-witch, a Rusalka-bitch, a lake spirit …. Nina is all of these, and to witness her running at you, half-naked, covered in blood with her father’s razor in her hand would be quite daunting. SPOILER ALERT Anneliese, Anna, Die Jägerin, the Huntress, or whichever name she uses is the absolute personification of a sociopath. When accused by Jordan of being a Nazi, and of not being Ruth’s mother, most people in that situation would be flinching or recoiling – maybe bursting into laughter or tears, but not Anneliese. Her blue eyes don’t even widen a fraction of an inch. “Goodness,” she says, “Where has all this come from?” which is exactly how a sociopath would react. Catch a sociopath or a psychopath in a lie – catch them with a smoking gun – and they are completely unfazed. They will immediately bounce half a dozen more lies back at you …. AND while they’re at it they’ll accuse you of killing the guy on the floor. And even if it’s proved the sociopath killed him, they’ll still blame you for it. It will somehow be all your fault. Jordan lays down proof that Anneliese is a Nazi, and the look she gives Jordan causes Jordan’s heart to bang off her ribs in a sudden surge of fear as she realises just how dangerous this fragile, pretty woman is. But Jordan keeps pushing until Anneliese is shaking with sobs. The sociopath can turn on the tears any time she wants if she thinks it will get her what she wants. And then again at the end of the book – FURTHER SPOILER ALERT – Anna justifies murdering children by complaining that “People are such hanging judges over some things ……. My life is the sum of many moments. Why do some moments outweigh all the other, better moments?” and goes on to whinge about being punished for murdering six children in cold blood, justifying it to herself and complaining about how much she’s lost, which is all typical sociopath behaviour. A sociopath will always find ways to justify her crimes because in own head she believes it’s true. Sociopaths seduce and ingratiate themselves with the people around them for their own gain. They are dishonest and deceitful and are extremely comfortable when lying to get their own way, or to get themselves out of trouble. And they don’t possess a conscience, none at all. They’re just not wired that way. Anna has no feelings of guilt or remorse no matter what she does, no limiting sense of concern. But she does have an intuitive sense of Jordan’s vulnerabilities and she uses this knowledge to manipulate her. And boy can she keep her cool. Anna can stay serene in even the most absurd circumstances. Solid respect to Kate Quinn for creating two excellent true-to-life characters and pitting them against each other. Absolutely recommended.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 15, 2020
I really enjoyed the book. Although melodramatic and with slightly wooden (though interesting) characterisation, I found it compelling and difficult to put down. I learned about the night witches, which was fascinating, and enjoyed heading towards the denouement, which was...See more
I really enjoyed the book. Although melodramatic and with slightly wooden (though interesting) characterisation, I found it compelling and difficult to put down. I learned about the night witches, which was fascinating, and enjoyed heading towards the denouement, which was somewhat contrived and unnecessary , but tied up the loose ends. Of course we want the protagonists to finish as couples!!
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Instant New York Times Bestseller!

"...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 

One of Marie Claire''s Best Women’s Fiction Books of the Year

One of BookBub''s Biggest Books of the Year

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. 

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"Kate Quinn follows her word-of-mouth bestseller, The Alice Network, with another compulsively readable historical novel ...[a] powerful novel about unusual women facing sometimes insurmountable odds with grace, grit, love and tenacity.” -- Kristin Hannah, Washington Post

“Quinn deftly braids the stories of a female Russian bomber pilot, Nazi hunters, and a young Bostonian girl staring down evil in the most unthinkable of places.  The result is a searing tale of predator and prey, transgression and redemption and the immutable power of the truth.  An utter triumph!” -- Pam Jenoff, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Orphan’s Tale

“Prepare to be spellbound! The Huntress masterfully draws you in and doesn’t let you go. Another brilliant work of historical fiction by the incomparable Kate Quinn.”
-- Susan Meissner, bestselling author of As Bright as Heaven

The Huntress left me breathless with delight... Kate Quinn has created nothing less than a masterpiece of historical fiction.”
-- Jennifer Robson, bestselling author of Goodnight from London

“[A] complexly structured saga delivers exciting aerial sequences and intrigue worthy of a Hitchcock movie. The book’s psychological and dramatic elements combine for a powerful and satisfying finale. To paraphrase one of the characters, Ms. Quinn’s book is “dynamite in print.” -- Wall Street Journal

“An impressive historical novel sure to harness WWII-fiction fans’ attention... Laced with Russian folklore allusions and deliciously witty banter, Quinn’s tale refreshingly avoids contrived situations while portraying three touching, unpredictable love stories; the suspenseful quest for justice; and the courage involved in confronting one’s greatest fears.” -- Booklist (starred review)

“Readers should expect to give up weekend plans once they start this novel. A great choice for historical fiction fans, particularly of World War II–set novels, mystery readers, or anyone seeking well-crafted stories in which good triumphs over evil.”   -- Library Journal (starred review)

“Well-researched and vivid segments are interspersed detailing Nina’s backstory... a fierce yet vulnerable antecedent to Lisbeth Salander. Quinn’s language is evocative of the period, and her characters are good literary company. With any luck, the Nazi hunting will go on for a sequel or two.” -- Kirkus Reviews

“Quinn delivers a suspenseful WWII tale of murder and revenge. This exciting thriller vividly reveals how people face adversity and sacrifice while chasing justice and retribution.” -- Publishers Weekly

“Gripping historical fiction” -- Good Housekeeping

“If you like period dramas, thrillers, female-fronted sagas, or all three, you’ll want to pre-order your copy soon.” -- Marie Claire

“An intense and enthralling mystery. Meticulously researched…the texture and depth that is offered to the world Quinn’s characters inhabit make for an engrossing tale. In The Huntress Kate Quinn has created a gripping and elegant historical mystery— this one is not to be missed!” -- BookBub

“The Huntress reads like the best World War II fiction. [An] engrossing, suspenseful, and authentic book to give you a new perspective on women, war, and the wheels of justice.” -- NPR

“The author of the bestselling book  The Alice Network is back with another engrossing (and deliciously long) novel...lots of threads means only one thing: lots of twists.” -- Refinery 29

“Quinn’s narrative is full of suspense. Expertly plotted, with questions of justice at its center,  The Huntress is a dark, riveting account of war, revenge and deep human compassion in the face of both” -- Shelf Awareness

“It is brilliantly paced and impossible to put down.” -- Mystery Scene

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In the aftermath of war, the hunter becomes the hunted . . .

Bold, reckless Nina Markova grows up on the icy edge of Soviet Russia, dreaming of flight and fearing nothing. When the tide of war sweeps over her homeland, she gambles everything to join the infamous Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment wreaking havoc on Hitler’s eastern front. But when she is downed behind enemy lines and thrown across the path of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the Huntress, Nina must use all her wits to survive.

British war correspondent Ian Graham has witnessed the horrors of war from Omaha Beach to the Nuremberg Trials. He abandons journalism after the war to become a Nazi hunter, yet one target eludes him: the Huntress. Fierce, disciplined Ian must join forces with brazen, cocksure Nina, the only witness to escape the Huntress alive. But a shared secret could derail their mission, unless Ian and Nina force themselves to confront it.

Seventeen-year-old Jordan McBride grows up in post–World War II Boston, determined despite family opposition to become a photographer. At first delighted when her long-widowed father brings home a fiancée, Jordan grows increasingly disquieted by the soft-spoken German widow who seems to be hiding something. Armed only with her camera and her wits, Jordan delves into her new stepmother’s past and slowly realizes there are mysteries buried deep in her family. But Jordan’s search for the truth may threaten all she holds dear.

About the Author

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network and The Huntress. All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with two rescue dogs.

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