The Huntress

The Huntress

eBook - 2019
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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: New York :, HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062740380
Branch Call Number: e-book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (560 pages)
Alternative Title: Library2Go


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This is one of those stories you plunge into without hope of surfacing again until you’ve finished. It follows three characters during and after WWII, including a pilot from the (very real) all-female Soviet bomber regiment known as the Night Witches—demonstrating Kate Quinn’s brilliance at putti... Read More »

This is one of those stories you plunge into without hope of surfacing again until you’ve finished. It follows three characters during and after WWII, including a pilot from the (very real) all-female Soviet bomber regiment known as the Night Witches—demonstrating Kate Quinn’s brilliance at putti... Read More »

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Mar 15, 2021

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

Mar 03, 2021

Modern Mrs Darcy

Feb 26, 2021

I read constantly but Kate Quinn’s Huntress is the best book I’ve read in a very long time.
She cleverly and charmingly(?) enfolds historical characters and facts into the most intriguing fictional account.
Hard to put this book down and I can’t wait to read The Alice Network.

TSCPL_Miranda Dec 20, 2020

WWII historical fiction that shines a light on The Night Witches, an all-female team of Soviet bombers who took on the invading Germans and fought them with every breath. Quinn is a master of complex stories with multiple perspectives and alternating timelines that are still easy to follow and track, so that the story is rich and layered and round. You won't want to put this one down once you start reading, and if it's your first Quinn, you'll likely put her debut novel The Alice Network high on your reading list once you've finished.

Oct 16, 2020

The first few chapters I was not sure how I felt about it, but it ended up being a great book! I enjoy reading World War 2 books but not one where it was set just after the war. Three great characters to follow along, you know they will be tied up together eventually but well worth the wait.

Sep 28, 2020

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were all capable and as reasonable as they could be considering the time period and situation. Nina was an especially interesting character. I also enjoyed the balance of the moments of internal dialogue as the POV changed chapter to chapter.

Sep 22, 2020

Decent story but I agree that this reads more like a young adult book. I found it mostly filler with not much actual plot line. It could have been at least a hundred pages shorter. A somewhat enjoyable light read.

Aug 29, 2020

If I were 15 years of age, this might have been intriguing...

0Charlie Aug 12, 2020

Very enjoyable read. The characters were interesting and it was exciting to bounce back and forth in time to slowly eke out their individual backstories, and, ultimately, how the various stories collide. I particularly enjoyed reading WWII stories from a female perspective. Recommended.

Jul 31, 2020

One of those stories that stick with you well after the last page is read. Memorable characters in a historic context. The author does a good job telling the tale through different time periods and through the lens of the lead characters.

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ArapahoeStaff26 Oct 01, 2019

The Coca-Cola buzz was wearing off by the time Raskova's ashes were laid to rest. Nina was swaying on her high heels as Lieutenant General Shcherbakov gave the funeral oration, echoing as he was broadcast across the land. Talking about the highest standards of Soviet womanhood and credit to the Motherland. Who were they even talking about? Speeches like this could be made at any funeral. Nina remembered the squadron commander who had died on the very first sortie; how the Night Witches had toasted her memory under the stars and sung soft songs that echoed across the airfield. That was how Raskova should have been remembered, not with rote rhetoric and the mournful broadcast beats of the "Internationale." It should have been women talking about Raskova today, not these old men. pg. 264

Jul 31, 2019

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