The Huntress: A Novel by Kate QuinnThe Huntress: A Novel by Kate Quinn

The Huntress: A Novel

byKate Quinn

Paperback | February 26, 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 

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. 

Kate Quinn was born and raised in southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor¿s and later a Master¿s degree in Classical Voice. She has always been a lifelong history buff. She put that love of history to work when she wrote four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renai...
Title:The Huntress: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.12 inPublished:February 26, 2019Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intriguing historical fiction I read the Alice Network by the same author and loved it, but the Huntress tops it by a mile. It was not predictable at all, and kept me so engaged that I found it hard to put this book down. The strength of the female characters made this predator prey tale intriguing. I appreciated the accuracy of the facts woven into fiction. A very different take on WWII stories. All the praise directed towards this novel is well deserved.
Date published: 2019-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Historical Fiction Story I devoured this book in just a few days. Kate Quinn has a wonderful writing style that pulls you in and doesn't disappoint. The story was told across a span of several years and from the alternating viewpoints of three characters - but it flows together seamlessly. While I did find the book to be slightly predictable, that didn't stop me from enjoying it as I read through it. Upon completing the book, my initial rating was 4 stars out of 5. I find that it takes something truly compelling in a novel for me to give it a 5 star rating. However, after finishing the book, I read the Author's Note. The author's note definitely bumped this book up to a 5 star rating. Kate Quinn did thorough research before writing this novel, and reading about all the comparisons between fact and fiction that she included in the book were amazing. This was the first Kate Quinn book I have read, but she has made a very good impression, and I will be reading her other books. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend!
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intoxicating plot and character lines After reading The Alice Network, I knew the kind of plot twisting and intricate writing style of Quinn and I was definitely not disappointed. Incredible story with incredible characters. Typically, I get frustrated with predictable plot lines and although this one became rather predictable towards the end, I was still unable to put it down!!
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Given how much I loved the Alice Network, I thought this would be another favourite. Sadly I was disappointed :( The progression was so slow, I had to force myself to sit down and keep going to finish the book. The writing style was odd, jumpy and hard to follow at many points through the book. That said, I loved the characters and some of the dialogue between them.
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! After reading the Alice Network, I had high expectations for the Huntress, and it lived up to every single one of them. I did not want this novel to end, it has a little bit of everything from suspense to romance, a real page turner. I hope Kate Quinn writes more novels regarding this part of history in the future!
Date published: 2019-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made me love Historical Fiction. This is the first novel I have read by Kate Quinn. This historical fiction novel is told across multiple points of view and across multiple years between 1940 – 1950. As I read I learned more about each character and their personal reasons for their search to find the war criminal they call “the huntress”. I found the writing to allow for just enough of an element of suspense to keep me reading and I enjoyed the historical elements, the brave characters, and I also liked the bit of romance the author included between Tony and Jordan. I would like to read more of them. I was anxiously waiting for the part when the characters paths would intertwine during the search, and I was not disappointed in the author’s execution. I enjoyed the way the author switched the POV between the chapters and how the book was also divided into parts. I have not read The Alice Network, but after enjoying The Huntress as much as I did, I definitely want to pull it from my shelf and read it soon. This book has added to my new appreciation for the genre of historical fiction and I definitely will be reading more of this genre.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! 5 stars are not enough for this one, right up there wth The Alice Network and The Nightingale. I want to read more about these characters. A sequel would be wonderful.
Date published: 2019-03-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So slow! This book had such a good story line, but it was so slow and hard to get into. I couldn't even finish it.
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, loved it!! I love going into a book blind, from experience I know that a Kate Quinn book is always a treat but will admit being blown away with my experience with The Huntress. I really didn’t know anything other than that the Night Witches were part of the story. As the different time periods, characters and plots unfolded I found myself mesmerized with the exquisite writing. I was transported and put right in the scenes, felt the emotional situations and really appreciated the author's knowledge of the time periods and it’s history. The characters were deep, complex, and authentic. I smiled with the wit that was mixed in at just the right time, breaking up some of the tension. This is one of those books where I savored the time I was able to sit and read, to enjoy the ride as only Kate Quinn can deliver on. Not only did The Huntress make my best of 2018 but also one of my all time favorites, definitely can see myself rereading.
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this Book! The Huntress by Kate Quinn 5/5 Stars Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres and The Huntress is one of my most anticipated books of 2019. I had high expectations going into this book and they were all surpassed. Kate Quinn does an amazing job of weaving together history and fiction. I was drawn into this novel and invested in the lives of the characters from the very beginning. Inspired and based off of real events and people The Huntress is well paced and through multiple timelines and perspectives I was eager to keep turning the pages. We follow the stories of Ian Graham, a British war correspondent turned Nazi hunter and Nina Markova, a Russian night bomber pilot. Ian and Nina both have a personal connection with The Huntress, a Nazi war criminal who has disappeared after the war. We also follow Jordan McBride in post WWII Boston whose father has met and fallen in love with a war widow who does not want to talk about her past. There’s a little bit of everything in this novel: a little mystery, some romance and of course learning about aspects of history I did not know before (especially the Night Witches!). I also really liked reading the author notes at the end. I felt a spectrum of emotions as I read The Huntress and I am more excited to read more from Kate Quinn in the future. Thank you so much to Harper Collins Canada for an advanced copy of this book! The Huntress by Kate Quinn will be published on February 26, 2019
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enormously Compelling! I love this book unreservedly, and I am so thankful to have read the advance copy, because it is absolutely amazing. The characters are memorable, with distinct voices and intriguing character arcs, and the story is readable and intensely compelling. It's best to read this one in as few sittings as possible because you will not want to stop reading it to discover where all the layered threads lead. But it's more than just an entertaining story, because the history involved is all carefully researched and acknowledged, and the fictional elements are still largely based on a variety of factual events and people - all of which is explained in a note from the author at the end of the book. This is perfect for anyone who loves strong writing and a gripping plot, wants a well-researched and fascinating story, appreciates character development, and/or is looking for the next book about which they can't stop talking. (Because, trust me, you'll want to tell people about this book.) If you enjoyed <i>Code Name Verity</i>, <i>The Nightingale</i>, <i>The Alice Network</i>, or <i>Circling the Sun</i>, you shouldn't hesitate to pick this up.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could not put this book down! I loved The Alice Network By Kate Quinn. This was even better!
Date published: 2018-10-14

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