The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza

The Night Stalker is the second in the DCI Erika Foster series of thrillers/ detective stories by Robert Bryndza. I read the first in the series, The Girl in the Ice, earlier this year and loved it. So when my kids needed something from Amazon and I wanted to get free postage, I selflessly bought myself The Night Stalker. And I wasn’t disappointed.

A doctor is found suffocated in his bed with a plastic bag over his head. Is it a gay bashing or a sex game gone wrong? Days later, a celebrity is found dead in just the same way. It looks like a serial killer is on the loose…

But what connects the victims? How does the killer gain access to their homes and leave no trace? And will anyone else die before Erika Foster and her team track the killer down?

This is one of those books where the reader discovers who the killer is fairly early on, then we follow the police as they try to work it out and stop them before there are any more murders.

This is a very, very good story and I really like the character of DCI Foster, who always does things her own way and always gets her answers, even if it winds up her superiors. To me, it was a slightly slower start than The Girl in the Ice, but the pace really quickened up as the story got moving. I can’t wait to read the third and fourth books in the series!

If you like a detective novel and don’t mind a bit of gore, you will love The Night Stalker. It works well as a stand-alone story, but you may want to read The Girl in the Ice first.

Regular readers of my book reviews will know I had slight issues with The Girl in the Ice in that it had a lot of typos. I’m pleased to say that Robert Bryndza and the publishers have cleaned up their act a lot this time round and I only found a few speech marks facing the wrong way and one missing word! Here’s to no typos at all in book three…

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  1. Oh gosh, I’m still a bit cross that there were any typos at all, but at least it was a good story! Probably not my sort of thing really though, even seven years on reading detective books is a bit of a busman’s holiday 😉
    Nat.x

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    • Probably one for you to avoid in that case! Hoping book three won’t have a single typo! x

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  2. This sounds like a series that my mum would really enjoy, one to put on the Christmas list! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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    • I’m sure she will enjoy it! There’s two more books already out and I will definitely be reading those soon.

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    • I like a thriller too! It’s definitely worth a read.

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  3. I’m not so keen on thrillers where I know the criminal’s identity early, I prefer to try and work it out (even though I usually guess wrong!!).

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    • I seem to be guessing more of them right these days, I must read too many! It’s unusual learning the identity of the killer early on, but still interesting as they have to catch the killer and you don’t know if they’re going to kill again – and if so who!

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    • He’s not a particularly famous author, I certainly wouldn’t have heard of him if my friend hadn’t lent me the first book, but definitely well worth a read!

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  4. Sounds like a series I’d enjoy. I can’t stand reading books out of order so thanks for the tip about the first book!

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    • I think we have similar taste in books, so I’m sure you’d enjoy it. I prefer not to read books out of order, but don’t mind too much if I do!

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  5. I’ve just started reading a thriller, I Am Pilgrim. I don’t often read them but thought I should try something new. Glad to hear the typo situation has improved slightly! #readwithme

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  6. I can’t understand how so many typos got through. Isn’t that shar editors are meant to check for? Sounds like a good read otherwise though!

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