Crime, Female Detectives, Mystery
Erika Foster, Book # 2
June 2nd 2016
August 26, 2019 August 30, 2019
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.
Because the case is very interesting, especially because the killer is well known since the beginning, but this isn’t a deterrent, quite the contrary. Little by little we know him better, why he does what he does and how he can do it.
The ending was predictable but even that isn’t enough to give only 3 stars. What makes me say “no, thanks, it was better if I didn’t buy this book” is the fact that this is just like the first book, meaning Erika investigates, but for whatever reason she is ordered to stop investigating and she investigates anyway even if it’s against the boss’s orders. If you want to investigate anyway, just go and become a private investigator, no? Moreover, the fact that an incompetent jerk (that we knew from the first book) is promoted is beyond my liking. Plus he gets all the credit for solving the case when he actually didn’t. Are we joking? Nope, I can’t accept that. I’ve already bought the third book in the series but if this is how the story goes, I’m going to say goodbye to this character.
And once more I need to say something about the Italian version which is full of spelling errors, especially one that makes me so mad! But I’m not going to prolong this since this is the English review.
At the end though, the times don’t make any sense. I don’t know if this is a translation problem or an author problem.
Yeah, you may read this but don’t expect anything good.