Wendy Cartmell

Author of the Sgt Major Crane crime thrillers

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.

This is the second outing for DCI Erika Foster who first appeared in The Girl in the Ice. This offering is dark and disturbing, with multi-layered emotions as Erika Foster, at times, feels some sympathy for the killer the media have dubbed The Night Stalker. The Night Stalker is a disturbed, abused individual who feels abandoned and hurt by men, so plots to exact revenge. Meanwhile Erika has her own problems to deal with, not least of which are an inability to get on with colleagues and follow orders. Even she feels she is out of control at times, as she becomes convinced the Night Stalker is stalking her.

I just loved this book and thought it was even better than The Girl in the Ice. I read this until the wee small hours and am sorry to have finished it. More please, Mr Bryndza!

I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Click on the book cover to go to the Amazon page.


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