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The Huntress by Kate Quinn

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To be honest, this review isn’t going to be long and in-depth. It doesn’t need to be. I’ll start by saying ‘Buy this book. Don’t ****ing argue, just do it.’ Anyone who’s already a fan of Kate Quinn’s work will need no encouragement anyway. Anyone who isn’t just hasn’t read it yet.

Kate cut her teeth on Roman and Renaissance novels, and only in the last couple of years has she moved into 20th century novels, interestingly at roughly the same time as Manda Scott did the same thing on this side of the Atlantic. And yet, like Manda, Kate has risen to be one of the preeminent novelists writing in the genre. Her first novel in the era, ‘The Alice Network’ was an immediate and huge hit with me, and the esteem in which I held it was borne out as it achieved accolade after accolade and hit the bit time in a way most of us writers of fiction can only dream.

Guess what? The Huntress is better. Second novels in a series (and yes, I know this isn’t strictly a series, but you know what I mean) are usually something of a minor dip. If the first novel is a big hit, it’s very hard to match it. Few writers come close, often returning to form with the third. And given how good Kate’s last book was, I felt nervous for her. No need. It’s a step up yet again.

I can only see big things for The Huntress. I have simply run out of hyperbole.

Buy it.

Buy it.

BUY IT!

Get it here.

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Written by SJAT

February 26, 2019 at 8:36 pm

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    Steph Dray

    June 12, 2019 at 6:27 pm


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