What’s it about?
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.
Having read and really enjoyed The Girl in the Ice I was delighted to be auto approved for Bookouture on Netgalley so I could read and review the next DCI Erika Foster installment and it didn’t disappoint. I’m pretty sure I can’t add anything to the existing praise and love for this series and its characters so I’m gonna be short and sweet.
I think the book can be read as a standalone as there is sufficient background to give you insight into the characters without going over old ground so existing readers aren’t bored, however I always think it’s better to start at the beginning as there’s always little things to be picked up from each one. For example, it turns out Erika is from Slovakia which I don’t believe was mentioned in the first book which surprised me and also that Peterson is black; not that this matters to me in any way but does have an impact in the story and these are the little things that you don’t necessarily get by reading one installment – do you get what I mean?
As in The Girl in the Ice, the book moves at a great pace, it never feels like there’s extra words for padding and again I raced through it in a couple of days. It’s gruesome, dark and dramatic and will have you checking under your bed!! A must read for crime drama fans!
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