8 January 2019

review: THE NIGHT STALKER, Robert Bryndza

  • this edition published by Sphere 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-7515-7147-9
  • 370 pages
  • source: my local library
  • #2 in the Erika Foster series
Synopsis (publisher)

In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer's night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head.

A few days later, another victim is found dead, in exactly the same circumstances. As Erika and her team start digging deeper, they discover a calculated serial killer - stalking their victims before choosing the right moment to strike.

The victims are all single men, with very private lives. Why are their pasts shrouded in secrecy? And what links them to the killer?

As a heat wave descends upon London, Erika will do everything to stop the Night Stalker before the body count rises, even if it means risking her job. But the victims might not be the only ones being watched... Erika's own life could be on the line.

My take

I have to admit being hooked on this series which I discovered last year.
The crimes in it are very noir (warning) and Detective Erika Foster thinks outside the square, loyal to those she leads, antagonises those supervising her (although they recognise that she is brilliant), and likely to be sidelined by her superiors at crucial times.

But again this was one of those books that just compels you to read on.

My rating: 4.8

I've also read

4.6, DARK WATER  #3

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