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 Night Stalker is the second book in the DCI Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza. I was so pleased when I finally got round to reading it as I loved The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker didn’t disappoint. Although The Night Stalker is part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone, but you'll definitely want to read more once you have finished.
Erika and her team are called to the scene of the shocking murder of a doctor, they believe the murder is a one off but when the body count starts to rise they realise that they are looking for a new serial killer who is stalking the streets of London. Erika and her team race against the clock to try and find the killer before they strike again.
I love the characters in this series; Erika is one of my favourite fictional police detectives and she continues to prove that she is at the top of her game, even though she doesn’t always follow orders or stick to protocol. And that is what I like about her that she sticks to her guns which is a great way of adding to the tension.
Robert’s writing is hugely addictive and I raced through this installment in just a couple of days, he draws you into Erika’s world and into her character, so much so that I didn’t want the book to end.
Another excellent book in the Erika Foster series which I highly recommend. I’m off now to buy the next book in the series which I can’t wait to get started on. This is proving to be a gripping and very addictive crime series, worthy of all the praise it is getting.
Publication date: 2nd June 2016
Print length: 382 pages