The Huntress by Kate Quinn

The Huntress

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 Unio...


Details The Huntress

TitleThe Huntress
ISBN9780062740380
Author
Release DateFeb 26th, 2019
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, War, World War II
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Reviews The Huntress

  • Emily May
    2019-04-21
    There’ll be a chance, Nina Borisovna, her father had said. Don’t ask, when you see it. Just fucking take it. 4 1/2 stars. I love historical fiction that introduces me to little areas of history that school lessons and history books never taught me about. Fiction is my passion, but I love it even more when it uncovers oft-buried truths. Here, Quinn blends fact and fiction to tell a story about three women: a murderess on the run, an aspiring p...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    2019-04-08
    “Building a generation is like building a wall—one good well-made brick at a time, one good well-made child at a time. Enough good bricks, you have a good wall. Enough good children, you have a generation that won’t start a world-enveloping war.” If ever a standalone novelcriedout to become a full-fledged series, The Huntress is it. Quinn’s storytelling is suffused with grace, dazzle and heart—not to mention a sharp, saw-toothed edge ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2019-03-14
    "They called her die Jagerin-the Huntress. She was the young mistress of an SS officer in German-occupied Poland, the hostess of grand parties on the lake, a keen shot. Perhaps she was the rusalka the lake was named for-a lethal, malevolent water spirit."Here lies Chelsea, dead from a book slump brought on by The Huntress, because for once the hype lived up to my expectations and the book's execution. I'm not an avid reader of historical fiction,...
  • Dorie - Cats&Books :)
    2018-12-18
    ***NOW AVAILABLE, I LOVE THIS AUTHOR***This was going to be a 4+ star read until the ending, wow that bumped it up to 5+ stars!!! The authors notes at the end of the book are just as interesting to read as the book. Knowing that much of the book is based on actual events and real people made the book come alive for me that much more. From the blurb you know that there is a team that is still hunting Nazi war criminals even after the Nuremberg tri...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    2019-01-28
    2 stars. I simply couldn’t connect with this book.This novel revolves around a Russian female bomber pilot and a British war reporter who work together as Nazi hunters. Their main goal is to track down “The Huntress” a notorious Nazi war criminal who is said to have taken on a new identity living in the USA. I am the outlier with my feelings on this novel. I had the same disappointment happen with the author’s previous book, The Alice Net...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    2019-02-19
    4.5 stars rounded up! Ian, Tony, and Nina join forces to track the Huntress. Nina was a Russian Bomber Pilot. The Huntress was a Nazi War criminal. In the aftermath of the war Hunter becomes the hunted. Nina gambled everything to join the Night Witches, which is an all female night bomber regiment wrecking havoc on Hitler's eastern front. But when she is thrown across the path of a lethal Nazi murderess known as the huntress, Nina must use all he...
  • Angela M
    2019-02-21
    I wanted to read this because I really enjoyed The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. I loved reading about the women of a spy network, who played important and dangerous roles in WWI that I had never heard about. These women were not in my history textbooks. In this novel, Quinn has given us another story of courageous women, this time depicting the role of the Russian women flyers, known as Night Witches who flew planes and bombed Nazis during WWII. ...
  • Diane S ☔
    2019-01-27
    I had such a hard time with this novel, kept putting it down, picking it back up, finally finished with mixed feelings. What I liked:All the parts that pertain to Nina, she was by far my favorite character.Reading about the Russian women and their piloting adventures.The amount of research that went into this book, which is detailed in the authors note.Also appreciate said note, telling the reader was was factual and what was not. What I had diff...
  • Paromjit
    2019-09-13
    Kate Quinn writes the finest in historical fiction in her well researched blend of fact and fiction, based on real life characters in this vibrant and thrilling novel set in the post-WW2 era of the 1940s and 1950s. Quinn illuminates the little known bravery, courage and fearlessness of what the Nazis referred to as The Night Witches, the all Russian female night bombers who managed to wreak devastating damage behind German lines. Nina Markova, a ...
  • Holly B
    2019-01-13
    This was my first novel by this author and I can see why she is a popular author. The research she did is evident and she included a very detailed account of the "Night Witches", an all female group of pilots who flew for Russia.The bomber pilot isNina Markova , she teams up with Ian who is a journalist who is out to catch a Nazi war criminal, known as "the Huntess". He has personal reasons for wanting to bring her to justice.Jordan is a seventee...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    2019-02-17
    This is my first book from Kate Quinn, and it definitely will not be my last!Nina Markova. Wait until you meet her. She is born in Soviet Russia, and she’s fearless. When World War II is looming and about to knock on her front door, she joins the Night Witches, a group of all-female bombers. Nina is shot down behind enemy lines and crosses paths with the Huntress, a Nazi with the worst reputation for murder you can possibly imagine. Ian Graham....
  • Christine
    2019-04-27
    5+++ starsWell, I have my first serious contender to The Heart’s Invisible Furies as my book of 2019. I loved Ms. Quinn’s The Alice Network, but The Huntress is simply brilliant!Three alternating narrators tell the story. We have Ian Graham, a troubled British war correspondent who after the war turns his mission into bringing war criminals to justice. Then there is Nina Markova, my favorite character by far. Nina is a lost soul until she fig...
  • Liz
    2019-03-24
    Kate Quinn knows how to do historical fiction. The Alice Network was one of my favorite reads of 2018. And this book matches it. Five big stars!I want a book that explores unknown areas of history. Here, it is the Nazi hunters, those that track down the villains of WWII. In this case, the hunted was once known as The Huntress. She was the mistress of an SS officer who took her own delight in killing Jewish women and children. She’s tracked by a...
  • Tammy
    2018-12-25
    The most engrossing portion of this novel centers on Nina who is one of the Soviet Night Witches during WWII. The Night Witches is a moniker for the 588th Night Bomber Regiment consisting of all female members. Since their planes only held two bombs, these night flyers flew more than eight missions per night to harass and precision bomb the German military. Riveting stuff. Nina has a potentially deadly encounter with “The Huntress” and eventu...
  • Brenda -Traveling Sister
    2019-01-14
    A trio of Nazi hunters, a lethal Nazi murder, a Russian bomber pilot and a gentle and quiet family where something just doesn’t seem right.The Huntress is a suspenseful, exciting, compelling vividly written story that explores justice with a hint of romance to warm your heart. The hunter becomes the hunted in this.Kate Quinn does a fantastic job here weaving three storylines together and throughout the story, my favorite changed as I read each ...
  • Natasha Niezgoda
    2019-03-15
    OH MY GOD YES! 5 STARS! A perfect blend of historical fiction and crime solving. Synopsis: Ian Graham used to be a British war correspondent. But after 15 years of writing, he needed to “do” rather than tell; so he started an independent business hunting Nazi leaders and bringing them to justice. His most elusive target remains. She’s known as the Huntress. And he has a personal vendetta against her. Then you have Nina who, unfortunately, w...
  • Sue
    2018-08-21
    Warning: before you start this book, you need to clear your calendar and turn your phone off. You will not want to be interrupted until you get to the end. This book has it all - fantastic characters that you care about, a plot that will keep the tension high, some laughter and even more tears.This book takes place in the early 1950s with some flashbacks to WWII. The war is over but everyone knows that there are still former Nazis hiding all over...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    2019-03-19
    A journalist, a lawyer and a Russian woman pilot are teaming up to find the one of the ruthless, dangerous Nazi war criminal Huntress to bring back the justice. This is breathtaking, compulsive, fantastic journey with amazing and memorable characters. My all time favorites are Nina Markova curses like a sailor, flies like a bird in the air, powerful, vivid, feverish, fearless pilot. She is a great portrait of a night witch hunter!And Jordan, youn...
  • Paige
    2019-07-08
    Is it ethical to kill a killer? Does survival trump morals? Is there a difference between justice and consequence?My interest was compelled 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 chapte...
  • Erin
    2018-09-05
    Author Interview: http://historicalfictionreader.blogsp...Find this and other reviews at: http://historicalfictionreader.blogsp...Have you ever picked up a book and known before even cracking it open that you’re going to love it? That at some point, you’re going to fall through the pages of the text and be lost in the imagination of truly gifted storyteller? That’s how I feel every time I acquire a novel by Kate Quinn and The Huntress was n...
  • Susan Meissner
    2018-10-22
    I had the distinct pleasure of reading an early copy for a cover quote and I was taken in from page one hook, line and sinker. Expertly researched, perfectly constructed, this is a riveting dual-time periods read. Kate Quinn excels in transporting the reader back in time, without so much as a bump or wrinkle or awkward yank. She's one of the reasons why so many people love historical fiction. If you loved THE ALICE NETWORK, you'll want to grab th...
  • Victoria
    2019-12-08
    What attracted me to this book were the two areas the author explored, that of the men and women who devoted their lives to hunting down war criminals, commonly called Nazi Hunters, and the Russian female fighter and bomber pilots nicknamed by the Germans, ‘Night Witches.’ As a fan of historical fiction, there’s so much to be mined and in this one I was once again panning for gold, but ended up with dust bunnies instead.There’s a certain ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    2019-02-22
    THE HUNTRESS is the story about Nina Markova, an female Russian bomber pilot that has joined forces with Ian Graham an English journalist to hunt down a deadly Nazi murderess known as the Huntress. The Huntress managed to get away after several heinous deeds and both Nina and Ian have personal reasons for hunting her down. But how will they find someone they don't even know the name of or have a picture of? Meanwhile in Boston, Jordan McBride is ...
  • Erin
    2019-04-06
    Scene: Fictional situation Me: Oh my goodness! I just read the most wonderful book!Friend: Would I want to read it?Me: Yes! Read it! A long time fan of Kate Quinn, all of her books are worth your time. Emperors of Rome, the Borgias, World Wars, not to mention some great collaborations with other historical fiction writers- she's great at it all! Friend(eyebrows raised) : What's it about? Me: This one is narrated by a Russian bomber pilot who wa...
  • Whitney
    2019-05-20
    Overall: I loved this book! An obsessively readable historical novel told in three storylines about courageous women who dare to break the mold of what is expected of them. I loved the characters, the story, learned a lot, and overall just great reading and could not put this down. Even better than The Alice Network. 9/10The Good: This novel is told in three storylines and focused on the time before, during, and after WWII. At the center of “Th...
  • Kat
    2019-03-15
    This was a nailbiter! I fell in love with Kate Quinn’s writing back with “The Alice Network” and was so eager to read this one. Told in dual timelines, we are treated to the perspectives of Nina, one of the Night Witches, a group of elite Soviet air force pilots—I actually had no idea women got to fly during WW2, Jordan, a teenage girl living in the US who loves photography and has concerns when her father remarries to a German woman who ...
  • Pam Jenoff
    2019-01-20
    I was lucky enough to get an early read of The Huntress, which is sure to be one of the biggest books of 2019. In it, Quinn weaves together the stories of a British Nazi hunter, a Russian female war pilot and a 17 year old American girl who quickly realizes her stepmother isn't who she claims to be, in a hunt for one of the most ruthless women of Nazi Germany. Original and suspenseful, the Huntress is, dare I say it, even better than Quinn's epic...
  • Literary Soirée
    2019-08-25
    I so wanted to love Quinn’s latest, as I did The Alice Network. But it got bogged down in too ambitious plotting. Had the author focused just on character Nina and her sister Night Witches (female Soviet flyers during WWII), THE HUNTRESS would have been a unique and thrilling standout. Instead the near 600-page tale loses edge as it flips between Russia, Poland with a murderous female Nazi, and America, where the hunt is on to catch and convict...
  • Libby
    2019-03-14
    I love Kate Quinn’s masterful pacing in ‘The Huntress.’ A suspenseful page-turner seeped in the accounts of Nazi hunters and Russia’s Forty-Sixth Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment (The Night Witches), this novel is a historical fiction lover’s dream. Quinn very skillfully lands hooks at chapter ends that draw me forward, wanting to know more. She uses third person narrative voice to switch between three main characters, stitch...
  • Chanel Cleeton
    2018-09-10
    A thoroughly immersive page-turner, The Huntress captures readers from the first page, leading them on an explosive journey that shines a spotlight on the horrors of war and the legacy it leaves for those who survive. Impeccably written, richly detailed, tautly paced, and filled with compelling and intricate characters, Quinn’s novel is both poignant and thrilling. This book will take hold of you and will stay with you long after you have finis...