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Review: THE NIGHT STALKER, Robert Bryndza

The Night Stalker, by Robert Brenda. Review by Barbara Copperthwaite

"So tense that you’re holding your breath, so fast-paced that it’s heart-pounding"


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 Peter James, you’ll be hooked on Robert Bryndza.

Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster.

She’s fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes.


Robert Bryndza really comes into his own with this second DCI Erika Foster book. It feels more confident and assured. Far more importantly, it is more nail-biting, more complex, more edge of your seat… This is a chilling tale, so tense that you’re holding your breath, so fast-paced that it’s heart-pounding. It’s a tour de force of what a detective novel should be.

It is also unexpectedly sad and touching when DCI Erika Foster finds herself having something in common with the serial killer.

Erika’s character has developed massively. She is slowly coming to terms with her husband’s death and changing, and letting people into her life that little bit more. The ‘thawing’ I referred to in my review of The Girl In The Ice continues, and is expertly handed by the author. The changes are subtle but deep. She is a brilliant character, and one it will be fascinating to follow.

That Robert Bryndza manages to strengthen both the plot and the emotional complexity of all the characters in this novel is a real achievement. His portrayal of a troubled serial killer is fabulous, and he is never forced to fall back on cliché.

I can honestly say that this series gets stronger and stronger – I can’t wait for the next one!

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