If the Night Stalker is watching, you’re already dead…
Oh how I love it when I get to write a review about a book I really enjoyed!
The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza is definitely on the list of books I enjoyed and will happily recommend to anyone who enjoys a good crime thriller.
The Night Stalker is full of characters you can easily relate to as a reader and has a story-line that leaves you guessing just enough. As for this reader…I really appreciated that I didn’t have the “whodunit” figured out just a few chapters in; Mr. Bryndza did a very good job at not projecting the ending.
The Night Stalker is a great character as far as serial killer go, this killer doesn’t kill simply for pleasure for blood-lust, oh no; there is a sad and twisted purpose to each death that leads the reader down the road of a killers’ twisted revenge. This serial killer while brutal and twisted is also sympathetic in many ways…yes; you read that correctly, I actually felt some sympathy for a serial killer, I related to the killer (don’t judge me). I’m not sure what that says about my psyche, I can’t comment on that but what I can say is Mr. Bryndza masterfully gives the reader insight to how this killer was born and that adds a wonderful dimension to this story. What twisted this killer could twist anyone; you’ll see what I mean when you read it because I’m not going to spoil that for you here.
Detective Erika Foster has been assigned to the case when a prominent man is found dead in his home and she is determined to track down this killer, but she’s no regular gum-shoe character either. Erika carries with her the constant guilt of her husband’s death. This is something you learn about in the first book of this series The Girl In The Ice, but what I like about Mr. Bryndza’s writing is that he brings this up to the reader but he doesn’t beat it to death as I have seen other authors do and go into constant overly explained detail about it; no, instead he gives the reader just enough to understand what happened how this affects Erika without the reader needing to have read the first book; he handles this baggage ofErika’s really well and allows it to make her very human. He shows us her flaws and that’s why you as a reader will like her. She’s smart, great at her job, drinks, smokes, has a gay best friend, bends the law just a tad and often doesn’t do what her boss tells her to do….she’s human.
What else can I say about this book, I know! READ IT…you’ll be glad you did.