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.
We didn’t need to wait too long for Erika Foster to come back on the scene.
This time she brings with her a stifling heatwave that descends on London suffocating the population along with a predator roaming the streets of London suffocating a select population in a very horrific manor.
The murders in this book are gritty and gruesome, very well detailed and descriptive allowing the reader to envisage the carnage left behind. This is excellent writing and a strong attribute of Bryndza’s work. The description of the heatwave through the whole of the novel left me feeling the suppressive heat, exhausting and tiring me out leaving me uncomfortable and uneasy. These smaller details are the ones I find most compelling in Robert’s novels and it is the scene settings that create the solid foundation and backdrop to the chapters building the story from the bottom up.
My favourite line of the whole book was based on the description of the weather, it was that, right there that confirmed the natural talent that Bryndza’s possesses to wrap his writing around you tight allowing each word to be absorbed into every nerve ending ensuring the reader wholly feels each scene and setting.
“Low cloud was forming and glinting like steel in the sunshine”.
There was one particular scene that I couldn’t eradicate from memory, it haunted me for days, again due to the exquisite talent of the descriptive, It was the ‘grin’ of the murderer prior to the act itself, the portrayal of anticipation and excitement of what was about to happen as the murder lay in wait patiently waiting to make that fatal move. ‘chilling’
The plot line of The Night Stalker is excellent and original.
In the second book we discover a little more about the DCI Erika Foster, we learn more about her family and her career moves and that, once again, she isn’t overly happy. I do feel she often gets drawn the short straw, regularly becoming overlooked and uncredited. I also admit I am a sucker for a fairytale ending and Erika seems a long way from one of those, sadly.
The plot line of The Night Stalker is excellent and original. The motive behind the murder is clever. The victims appears random, unrelated and most of all unpredictable we never suspect as nor do the police. It feels a fast race against time in the restrictive relentless heat of the sun to follow the clues, catch the murderer and solve the case and when you discover the truth…..which is exactly half way in…..you are bowled over with the whys? hows? and who will be next.
I found myself growing irritated with characters within this book, there were certain things left unexplained, which can lead onto a deeper story in book three, we just have to follow the breadcrumbs..they left me pondering but yet I never felt unsatisfied.
It feels a fast race against time in the restrictive relentless heat of the sun to follow the clues, catch the murderer and solve the case
I found this novel just as exciting as the first and look forward to the release of is third in September.
From the phenomenal No.1 bestselling author Robert Bryndza comes the second heart-racing, electrifying thriller in the Detective Erika Foster series.
Already a top 20 ebook bestseller with over 60,000 pre-orders sales.
Originally from the UK, Rob lives in Slovakia with his Slovak husband and their two crazy dogs. He originally trained as an actor, but was bitten by the writing bug in his mid-twenties and hasn’t looked back. His debut novel, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard became an Amazon bestseller, and has grown to a best selling series of five books.
In addition to his recent number one romantic comedy Miss Wrong and Mr Right, Rob is excited to embrace the darker side of life, writing his first crime thriller series. He is currently writing the third book in the Erika Foster series, which will be released in September 2016.