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The Night Stalker

Detective Erika Foster, Book 2
Lu par : Jan Cramer
Durée : 9 h et 38 min
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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.

©2016 Robert Bryndza (P)2016 Bookouture

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Charles Atkinson
  • 08/06/2016

Another Great Police Procedural From BryndzaR

This is second and last available Erika Foster novel. Surely more are to come. Foster is a middle aged, brilliant detective. She is also abrasive, oppositional, loyal and tenacious. While many of her superiors and equals resent her harsh personality and obnoxious (in their minds) confidence, her subordinates are fiercely loyal and dedicated to her.

The police work and inner department politics are sharp and realistic. Early on in the story the killer is revealed. The question is how will Foster and her team catch the killer. One key suspect is exonerated because he is under surveillance for other grevious crimes. This presents the first inner department politics. Next a rival, though bumbling DCI blunders into her investigation. No one, regardless of rank, stops Erika when she knows she is right.

You need not read the books in order. However, if you enjoy police procedurals you must read this book!

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  • Sue
  • 05/06/2016

My newest favorite mystery writer!

I bought the first book in the Erika Foster series when Audible recommended it based on my preference for detective mysteries. Robert Bryndza delivers every time.

There are a lot of twists and turns and I find myself still awake in the wee hours because the story keeps you gripped wondering what will happen next.

Jan Cramer is brilliant in her reading of these novels. Can't wait for Book 3!

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  • Lulu
  • 28/10/2016

Very Good, Not Great

This is the second book in this series. I really like the primary character Erika Foster and the team she is building around her. We are learning enough about them that the entire story does not rest on one character's shoulders. I think her tragic back story as well as her "foreignness" give her depth and complexity. I believe the author does a good job overall of realistically laying out the crime solving process.

Even though you know fairly soon who he murderer is and is not, there is still suspense enough to keep you reading.

My only issue, and this occurred in first book as well, is that the plot goes along in an orderly fashion and then all of the sudden, a totally unbelievable twist is thrown in, that is intended to either throw the reader off or further complicate the story line, and I felt the twist actually detracted from the story.

I thought the narrator does an OK job. I recommend this book.

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  • Dawn
  • 11/06/2016

The Night Stalker....wow

Robert Bryndza has crafted another great book. There were many twists and turns. The kind of story that grand you from the very first page and refuses to let go of you. Had a surprise ending that shocked me. Jan Cramer has a beautiful voice. She changed her voice and made it easy to distinguish who was speaking. If you're a fan on suspense books you won't want to miss this one.

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  • Wayne
  • 18/06/2016

Another great detective thriller by Robert Bryndza

The Detective Erica Foster series started with the excellent The Girl in the Ice and continues with the even better The Night Stalker. The Detective Chief Inspector Erica Foster series is set in the London area of England in the current day. Foster is still grieving the loss her husband and fellow detective two years ago. She blames herself for his death because she was in charge of the raid that took his life.

In this novel the tough as nails Foster is removed from the investigation of a serial killer when her friend and medical examiner is arrested for the murders. Foster is convinced the serial killer is a female, so she continues the investigation despite being ordered not to do so. She is more than a bit stubborn and insubordinate.

The Night Stalker is a brilliantly written and well narrated novel. I hope there will be more books in the series.

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  • Evelyn
  • 27/11/2016

Excellent narrator, and the story is GRIPPING!

If you could sum up The Night Stalker in three words, what would they be?

Gripping. Frustrating end.

What other book might you compare The Night Stalker to and why?

The whole series. It's like 'The Killing'.

What does Jan Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love her versatility. The accents she tried. The emotions she conveyed in her performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Extremely frustrated with the ending! Poor Erika Foster. What happened to her wasn't fair! I bought the next book right after to see what have become of her fate!

Having read all three Erika Foster, this one is the best of the lot in terms of criminal case and character development.

It's also a rather sad case that resonates with me as a woman.

Any additional comments?

I always complain and return books because of production. But this is well-produced and mastered. There are parts where it was sped up, but they were minimal and unobtrusive for the most part.

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • ZacharyKindle Customer
  • 03/07/2016

The Suicide Bag!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely! The story is not only a mystery/thriller, it is also psychological. (Which I Love.)

Who was your favorite character and why?

DCD Foster, and I have to say The Night Stalker. DCI - because of her "efforts," and The Night Stalker because of the psychological aspect that he/she brings into it.

What does Jan Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The ability to get to know the characters.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Suicide Bags!!!!!

Any additional comments?

Loved the book, waiting for the third, let's go Mr.Brynzda!!!!!!!

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  • Christin
  • 08/06/2016

Thrilling!

It's really dark- which is fine for a detective novel, murder mystery. It comes with the territory, right? In the third Erika Foster novel (I hope!!!) I'd like to see her have a bit more fun with some more humorous anecdotes to balance out all the rape, torture, and stalking.

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  • Tams (TTC Books and more)
  • 19/06/2017

Erika Foster, book 2

If you could sum up The Night Stalker in three words, what would they be?

Chilling, precise and intense.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Erika, of course! Who doesn't love a strong female lead that is far from perfect, but good at what she does.

What does Jan Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brings the characters to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Erica nabbing the bad guy!

Any additional comments?

This is my favorite murder mystery series! I want these books to be made into a TV show, but who would play Erika? Hmmm.... I'll think on that.

MUST READ/LISTEN series, I promise you won't regret it!

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  • Christina Marcell
  • 14/01/2017

Disappointed

The only thing that saves this from being a 1 star return is the postscript other than that it's a very week book and not really worth the credit!

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  • Katharina L.
  • 13/08/2018

Great, as always!

I love Erika Foster and her team! Can't wait to listen to the next one!

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  • Corina
  • 23/11/2017

Eine tolle Geschichte

Erika Foster ist eine Polizistin die dickköpfig ihren Weg geht, was ich sehr sympathisch finde. Ich rege mich jedes Mal auf, wenn sie ein ums andere Mal gegen ignorante Vorgesetzte anrennen muss.
Die Story ist spannend geschrieben und man kann sich gut in Erika und auch auf den Mörder hineinversetzen. Der Autor verwendet zum Glück keine plakative Art die Morde darzustellen und bei den Details dreht es einem nicht den Magen um, wie es bei manch anderen Autoren der Fall ist. Auf den Inhalt der Story gehe ich hier nicht weiter ein um nicht zu viel vorweg zu nehmen. Ich habe das Buch mit Spannung und Freude gehört und freue mich auf die nächsten Titel.
Die Sprecherin Jan Cramer liest unglaublich gut und verleiht den verschiedenen Charakteren ihre eigenen Stimmen.