It’s that time in March when you don’t know if you need a t-shirt or rain boots (or both maybe) and college basketball begins to take over the TV programming. For those of us less enamored with the Final Four, might I offer up a few suggestions for engaging mysteries that will hopefully keep you just as enthralled as those filling out their office-pool brackets.
First up is the newest from Kate Quinn and a March Indie Next Pick, The Huntress. Quinn is the author of the bestseller and Reese Witherspoon book club pick The Alice Network. Although The Huntress is not a sequel, keep your eye out for a cameo of a main character from The Alice Network. Quinn weaves together the stories of a former British war correspondent turned Nazi hunter, a female Russian bomber pilot, and an aspiring American photo-journalist, whose lives have all been impacted by a Nazi murderer they know only as the Huntress. Quinn delves into the obscure history of Russian squadrons of female bombers, known as the Night Witches, while also taking us on a journey through post-war Europe. This is a fast-paced thriller that kept me turning the pages to find out what happened next, waiting to see when the Huntress would be unveiled.