The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza

Title: The Night Stalker

Author: Robert Bryndza

Publisher:  Bookouture

Format: Audiobook

Publication Date: June 2, 2016

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars 

Source: Audible

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.

Jan Cramer does a fantastic job of narrating this series. I’m not sure that I would love this series as much without her. Her tone and inflection are wonderful, and the way she can pitch her voice is just fantastic. Combine that with the authentic way she does the accents and different characterizations just makes this fantastic to listen too.

Erika Foster is finally getting back to the detective work she’s known for in this book. I love her no hold barred way of doing things, and I know that doesn’t make her popular with her superiors but I just can’t help but feel that she is everything a police officer should be. She is moral, caring, and above all doesn’t believe that politics belongs anywhere near detective work. I was pretty convinced after The Girl in the Ice but after this book I believe it even more strongly. The people in charge only care about making the case easy, they don’t care about doing their due diligence. It’s starting to make me a little concerned if this is really how things are done. How many innocent people are getting charged with crimes because they were the obvious choice?

Now obviously there is an element of each killer being crafty and clever, but still it does make you wonder. I am so glad we got to see more of Moss and Peterson in this book, and I will admit to hoping for something to happen with Peterson. He is such a wonderful guy, and seems like he would balance Erika in many ways like her husband did.

I also officially hate DCI Sparks, he is a giant douchebag. This book ended up mirroring the first book in many ways, and that was kind of disappointing to me. I was really hoping that we’d seen the last of Sparks and I just cannot believe the ending. I’m with Erika 100%.

I’m trying to pace myself with this series because I’m aware I’ve only got 2 books left before I’m stuck waiting, but I really do want to jump right into the next one. I would give this one 4 out of 5 stars.

4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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“The world is filled with good, but it’s equally overwhelmed with bad. People who commit horror and evil. You have to concentrate on what you can do, what you can influence. The ones who you can hunt down.”
Robert Bryndza, The Night Stalker