Saturday, 22 October 2016

The Night Stalker: A Wicked Page-Turner

The second book in the series usually re-introduces characters only briefly so there’s always a chance of not understanding certain aspects of the character dynamics. With that said, The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza brilliantly presented the characters in such a way that I didn’t feel like I’ve missed out on important background details.

On to the review…
A serial killer is on the loose and it’s up to DCI Erika Foster to find the violent, heartless, totally deranged person who’s killing male victims. The killer operates by stalking the victims first with ninja-like precision then killing them mercilessly.

The weapon of choice: Suicide bag.

The victims never see the killer coming.

I like that the killer is revealed a bit earlier than usual. Some would say it’s easy to guess who the killer is. But one has to realize that it’s the thrill of the chase that makes this book a wicked page-turner.

Erika and her team have to outsmart the seemingly untraceable serial killer. The difficulty is palpable and it resonates to the reader, hence, there’s a sense of involvement in the case.

It’s not just about chasing a killer. It’s also presenting characters with raw emotions and unprocessed emotional baggage. There’s always a struggle to come to terms with some hard realities.

But it’s not always dark and grim. There are some funny bits that balance things out.

This is an intelligent crime thriller with unforgettable characters. They just get in your head and linger.  ★★★ 5/5

*Review copy provided by publisher Bookouture through NetGalley.

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