55 year old empty nester—and freshly retired FBI agent—Kate Wise finds herself drawn out of her quiet suburban life when her friend’s daughter is murdered in a home invasion—and she is implored to help.
Kate thought she left the FBI behind after 30 years as their top agent, respected for her brilliant mind, tough street skills and her uncanny ability to hunt down serial killers. Yet Kate, bored with the quiet town, at a crossroads in life, is summoned by a friend she can’t turn down.
As Kate hunts the killer, she soon finds herself at the forefront of a manhunt, as more bodies turn up—all suburban moms in perfect marriages—and it becomes apparent there is a serial killer stalking this quiet town. She unearths secrets from her neighbors she wishes she never knew, discovering that all is not what it seems in this picture of model streets and neighbors. Affairs and lying are rampant, and Kate must sift through the town’s underbelly if she will stop the killer from striking again.
But this killer is one step ahead of her, and it may end up being Kate who is in danger.
About the book
This is the first audiobook that I listen to (no, I won’t say “read”) and it will be the last, because I still believe that they are useless (at least for me, they are good for the ones who have eye problems). But first let’s talk about the book and to say the truth I really enjoyed it, I wasn’t able to fully appreciate it,though. I also own the ebook, so maybe I will read it again in the future.
The main character is a retired FBI agent, Kate Wise, a 55 year-old-woman who doesn’t know what to do now that she isn’t working full time. Widow, mother of a woman who is about to become a mother herself, member of a club of 4 retired women, she isn’t able to find her way now that she isn’t shooting at criminals anymore. So when the daughter of one of the women of the club is killed, she tries to investigate since the mother and friend asks her to.
If the Night Stalker is watching, you’re already dead…
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.
The global bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice is back with a heart-racing, electrifying thriller. If you love Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter, you’ll be hooked on Robert Bryndza.
About the book
The Night Stalker is the second book in the series with Erika Foster as protagonist, a detective of the British Police. Erika and her team are called upon a crime scene of a local doctor who is found by his mother naked and with a plastic bag on his head. Erika’s boss wants to give the case to the sex crime division considering that the doctor just divorced his wife and was meeting with men. But Erika thinks otherwise and believe that there is something else hidden behind a hate crime.
A few days later another body is found, naked with a plastic bag o his head. This time the victim is a well known news reporter and it can’t be a hate crime.
In this book, too, Erika can’t do her job and this (and other small facts) is why I give only 3 stars.
The girl’s smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess.
Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A ‘body farm’ investigating human decomposition, its inhabitants are corpses in various states of decay. But when Detective Kim Stone and her team discover the fresh body of a young woman, it seems a killer has discovered the perfect cover to bury their crime.
Then a second girl is attacked and left for dead, her body drugged and mouth filled with soil. It’s clear to Stone and the team that a serial killer is at work – but just how many bodies will they uncover? And who is next?
As local reporter, Tracy Frost, disappears, the stakes are raised. The past seems to hold the key to the killer’s secrets – but can Kim uncover the truth before a twisted, damaged mind claims another victim …?
About the book
Fourth book dedicated to Inspector Kim Stone. In this new book, after a case well finished, Kim’s boss gives a “prize” to her team, a trip to the Body Farm, a structure in which decomposing bodies are studied in particular cases such as in water, underground or left to the elements after being burned. Here Kim finds a corpse that is not part of the scientific research, but who is this woman? A few days later another woman is found, but this time she is still alive.
Two girls go missing. Only one will return.
The couple that offers the highest amount will see their daughter again. The losing couple will not. Make no mistake. One child will die.
When nine-year-old best friends Charlie and Amy disappear, two families are plunged into a living nightmare. A text message confirms the unthinkable; that the girls are the victims of a terrifying kidnapping.
And when a second text message pits the two families against each other for the life of their children, the clock starts ticking for D.I. Kim Stone and the squad.
Seemingly outwitted at every turn, as they uncover a trail of bodies, Stone realises that these ruthless killers might be the most deadly she has ever faced. And that their chances of bringing the girls home alive, are getting smaller by the hour…
Untangling a dark web of secrets from the families’ past might hold the key to solving this case. But can Kim stay alive long enough to do so? Or will someone’s child pay the ultimate price?
The latest utterly addictive thriller from the No.1 bestseller Angela Marsons.
About the book
Two girls are kidnapped, but only one returns home. 13 months later, two other girls are kidnapped, but this time, the mother of one of them is an old acquaintance of Inspector Kate Stone. Will Kate be able to bring both girls home? And why are they kidnapped? The kidnapper likes to play, in fact he sends SMS to the parents as if it were a competition. And what happened to the little girl who never returned home?
The case is very interesting, it is more a psychological thriller given the games that the kidnapper makes and I really like this fact. Obviously I don’t like one of the fathers of the victims, because I just can’t stand that kind of people but this is just my opinion and he is definitely in the story to be an antagonist.
Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one.
When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.
The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.
What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?
As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.
The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong… resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?
First book in the series set in London about Detective Erika Foster. A girl’s body is found in a museum lake, at first it seems an isolated case, but then Erika finds other homicides with the same modus operandi of the killer.
At the beginning Erika is called upon the scene because she is good at solving high profile cases, then she is suspended, but she continues with the help of her squad that doesn’t like the man appointed in her place.
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