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Der Knochenbrecher (Robert Hunter #3)

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Wenn es Nacht wird in Los Angeles gibt es einen Mann, der keinen Schlaf findet. Von Alpträumen geplagt, ist er auf der Suche nach seinem nächsten Opfer. Er ist ein kaltblütiger Killer. Nur einer kann ihn aufhalten: Robert Hunter Polizist, Profiler, Held des LAPD. Er weiß, wo ersuchen muss. Die Jagd hat längst begonnen. Schlaf schön, L.A.!
Paperback, 415 pages
Published May 2012 by Ullstein (first published 2011)
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Oct 30, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-loved
I am a huge fan of Chris Carter & the Robert Hunter series I don't know how you all feel but The Night Stalker the 3rd in the series is a brilliantly written novel that Carter takes you into the darkest & Macabre side of a serial killer, he gets you right in from the get go although reading this you do need a strong stomach.

A woman's body is found in a butchers shop brutally murdered her lips stitched & female organ's also Detective Robert Hunter & his partner Detective Carlos Ga
This is the first time that I read a book by Chris Carter. I had come across the book in my library and the blurb and a little research in Goodreads made me give this book a try.

The book starts with the autopsy of a woman's body. I have read quite a few psycho-thriller novels with piles of brutalized corpses but what was done here was so perverse, so deranged. More shocking facts are revealed and tragedy keeps striking again and again.

Enters Det. Robert Hunter - nice surname by the way!!! - of
Mar 27, 2017 Xana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apesar de me não me agarrar logo de início como os anteriores, este é mais um livro fantástico de Chris Carter.
Adoro a escrita, os capítulos curtos, as descrições macabras.
Aconselho sem reservas
Morana Mazor
May 22, 2016 Morana Mazor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carter i njegovo bolesne ideje na koje žrtva može biti ubijena dosegle su, po meni, vrhunac u ovoj knjizi... Rasklopivi noževi, bombe, signalne baklje postavljeni u tijela žena, a sve zbog ljubavi.. Naime, svaka od njih opisala je "ljubav" kao nešto što "te reže iznutra"; "eksplodira u tebi" i sl.
Za ljubitelje ovakvih priča- idealno!
Nov 10, 2013 Shaun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Having read hundreds of crime books over the years, I find a lot of them now to be boring and predictable and try to mix up my reading by reading other genres. I have also become pretty desensitized to much of what goes on in crime fiction stories which is pretty bad when you consider how terrible some of them can be. That said this is my fourth Chris Carter book (not including the short story) and I can safely say his books are not boring, they are not predictable and they certainly contain sce ...more
If you love a good a good 'get in there' psychological thriller, then this is definitely the one for you.This book gives it all in spades.
Why hasn't Chris Carter got more recognition for his works? These books are amazing but definitely NOT for the faint hearted.
Even though the content was intense and full of non stop action, it was an easy to read book and could be read quite quickly.
I loved the way each chapter ended with a little tease to make you want to turn the page straight away.It did ke
Paulo Pires
Mar 20, 2017 Paulo Pires rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog
« De regresso à escrita eloquente de Chris Carter!

Este autor tem se revelado uma excelente companhia durante as minhas madrugadas, trocou-me muitas vezes os horários é certo … e deu também profundidade ás minhas olheiras … J

Uma mulher foi assassinada … mas são as particularidades deste caso que colocam Robert Hunter e Garcia (Unidade Especial de Homicídios da Polícia de Los Angeles) no encalço do culpado: a vítima tem partes do seu corpo que foram literalmente costuradas de uma forma tosca a
Apr 05, 2017 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Terceiro livro da série Robert Hunter, O Predador da Noite consagra Chris Carter cmo um dos melhores do thriller/policial.

Depois de O Assassino do Crucifixo e de O Carrasco do Medo, que foram autências surpresas, desejei que o próximo livro do autor com origens brasileiras, chegasse depressa. Felizmente o tempo entre o segundo e terceiro livros foi curto e pude, assim, entrar em mais uma histórias arrepiante.
Chris Carter tem uma forma dura e crua de relatar as cenas do crime, assim como de criar
Сибин Майналовски
АУУУУУ!!! Бонбон! Е няма такъв психопат, честно! Сериен убиец, който трепе жени, като им... опс, без спойлери... съжалявам, ама наистина съм толкова впечатлен от прочетеното, че ми иде да изнеса лекция, семинар, колоквиум, един господ знае какво за тази книга, само и само да споделя възторга си от току-що прочетеното. Евала, Крис, машалла, Картър, защо, по дяволите, досега не съм чел нищо от теб?! Трета поред книга, която ме оставя в екстаз. Няма лиготии, няма "тоз обядва туй, онзи се влюби в он ...more
4.5 stars

The one thing I appreciate about any author is ability to learn and improve with every book. It seems to me that Chris Carter is one of those authors. From the awkward first book (especially in terms of language and pretty jarring omniscient POV), in every way better The Executioner to, finally The Night Stalker - each book was better than the last.

Things that were better:

- Robert Hunter is finally a human being. While he is still exceptional investigator of ultra violent (UV) crimes,
Tracy Fenton
Nov 19, 2016 Tracy Fenton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 3 in the Robert Hunter series is another tense and gruesome story with a very sick and twisted serial killer.
Sonia Cristina
Mar 26, 2017 Sonia Cristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: português, 2017
Como aconteceu com os outros livros, durante metade do livro, mais ou menos, não estive impressionada com os acontecimentos mas depois as coisas começaram a aquecer e OMG! Nem acredito nos sustos que Chris Carter me prega. Muito bom também este livro; não tanto como o primeiro que continuo a achar ser o melhor, até agora.
Mar 22, 2016 Gerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went into town on a sunny but cold day last week. The sunshine was so tempting that I thought I would spend half an hour or so on the Promenade and enjoy the rays. However, when I do that (and it is often in the summer) I always have a book with me; on this occasion, because I was not expecting to visit the Prom, I did not have one. I therefore went back to the nearby shops and looked for one to purchase. The only one that took my eye, because I knew my daughter loved Chris Carter, was 'The Ni ...more
Jul 03, 2012 Brini rated it it was amazing
I'm officially a fan of Chris Carter's book series now. I like his style of writing and can't wait for the next book. The stitching thing reminded me of the Kiss-me-not killer from the Women's Murder Club TV series based on James Patterson's book series but with Chris Carter's books there are finally thriller books in which I get surprised at the end and hadn't already guessed the murderer. The third book seemed to be a little harmless in comparison to the first two books but yet again I was hoo ...more
I have little feeling for The Night Stalker. The best thing about it is that I understood most of what was written. These type of thrillers are quite rudimentary in terms of detecting skills. The saving grace about The Night Stalker is that there is a surprise or three about the case. I can understand how people can rate this book a perfect five. I hate to rate any book a 3, but this one fits the bill. I'm undernourished from reading this harmless but trivial story. I knew before writing this r ...more
Nina Walton
Oct 12, 2016 Nina Walton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely brilliant

Once again I was blown away from page 1. Excellent writer . think I'm hooked. Great characters. Not for the squeamish. Just how i like my books.
Jacqueline Oestringer
Jun 11, 2015 Jacqueline Oestringer rated it really liked it
solider 3. Teil. Eine gelungene Mischung aus Spannung, Grausamkeit und Action

der Autor:

Chris Carter, geboren 1965, studierte in Michigan forensische Psychologie und beriet viele Jahre die Staatsanwaltschaft. Dann zog er nach Los Angeles, dem Schauplatz seiner Thriller-Serie um Detective Robert Hunter. Chris Carter wurde 1965 in Brasilien als Sohn italienischer Einwanderer geboren. Er studierte in Michigan forensische Psychologie und arbeitete sechs Jahre lang als Kriminalpsychologe für die Staa
Дамян Рейнов
Ето така се гради криминален сюжет - с динамика и напрежение, без излишни ала-балистики.
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Well, well, well! Mr Carter has been a treat I have been depriving myself of that’s for sure. It’s been a while since I last read a Chris Carter and I decided with his most recent release that it was high time I caught up. Robert Hunter is the main lead in this series along with his partner Garcia. Having read the two previous books, although Hunter is the clear leader I’m beginning to love his partner Garcia just as much. When this story kicks off it involves a body being brought into the morgu ...more
Aug 13, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-gelesen
Der dritte Fall für Robert Hunter und Carlos Garcia!

In einer heruntergekommenen, stillgelegten Fleischerei wird eine nicht identifizierte weibliche Leiche gefunden. Auffällig sind der Mund und die Vagina, sie wurden zugenäht, was jedoch niemand ahnt – in ihrem Unterleib versteckt sich eine Bombe. Zudem wird diese leider nicht die einzige Leiche bleiben und schon haben Hunter und Garcia es mit einem Serienmörder zu tun.

Nachdem ich mit großer Begeisterung den „Kruzifixkiller“ und den „Vollstrecker
Oct 11, 2014 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After picking up the first in the Robert Hunter series and thoroughly enjoying it I went ahead and picked up the rest in the series, finishing them in next to no time at all.

Chris Carter is one of those authors capable of writing a truly gripping story. Each Robert Hunter story is better than the last, keeping you gripped throughout. Each story is more shocking than the last, filled with twists and turns that you very rarely see coming. There are one or two moments of predictability here and the
Ingrid Hansen
Nov 09, 2011 Ingrid Hansen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All crime lovers
Recommended to Ingrid by: A friend
Shelves: crime
The third book by Chris Carter with Detective Robert Hunter and Detective Carlos Garcia from Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Division (RHD), The Homocide Special Section (HSS) is another masterpiece.
I read this book in less than 24 hours.
The serial killer is as vicious as a serial killer can be. The women who die in this book gets killed in the most horrible ways you can imagine and that is all I'm gonna tell you about the plot.
Chris Carter can still suprise you and he doesn't let you know who the
Yet another great book from this author! The story was interesting indeed especially when we where told of the killers past, yes it's been done before to some degree but still, very good. I liked the villain in this one. Also a rare thing happened, I've read many of this genre and have been let down by poor endings especially when an interesting villain is in play (most of Patricia Cornwell's later books annoyed me for this reason, great villains with dull endings), in this one you get a pseudo ...more
I really enjoyed this book. It was very engaging and didn't feel like you were just reading an episode of Law and Order. The psychological creativity behind the murders, as brutal and nasty as they were, set this book apart from other crime fiction I have read in the past. I also really liked how there was cliffhangers at the end of almost every chapter. I absolutely loved this book and look forward to reading the rest of Chris Carter's work.
Sep 16, 2011 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chris Carter deserves so much more recognition for his amazing insight in to how killers minds work! although from his previous profession he should know better than anyone!.
This is his third book & each one I have not been able to put down.
Beware though you need a very strong stomach to read this! Love it!.
➸ Gwen de Sade
Aug 17, 2016 ➸ Gwen de Sade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
This was a creepy one. The only thing I really dislike in the series is how smooth and perfect Hunter is in every way. But apart from that: brilliant.
Jan 16, 2015 Kally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Бесен и спиращ дъха с бруталността си трилър!
Как да не заобичаш брилянтния Робърт Хънтър?
Картър няма разочароваща книга!!!
Jul 16, 2012 Sebastian rated it really liked it
Detective Robert Hunter vom Morddezernat I der Abteilung für Mord und bewaffneten Raubüberfall hat gerade erst vor Gericht als Zeuge ausgesagt, als er auch schon zu einem neuen Tatort gerufen wird. In einer verlassenen Fleischerei wurde eine nackte Frauenleiche gefunden, die auf den ersten Blick unversehrt ist. Allerdings wurden dem Opfer der Mund und die Vagina mit dicken Fäden amateurhaft zugenäht. Als Hunter verspätet am Tatort eintrifft, befindet sich die Leiche bereits zur Autopsie in der G ...more
Richard White
May 05, 2017 Richard White rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
Great book, great series. Would recommend reading the series in order.
Julie Lacey
Apr 26, 2017 Julie Lacey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant book by Chris Carter. Love this series!
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Biographies can be an absolute drag, so I won’t bore anyone with a long life story.

I was born in Brasilia, Brazil where I spent my childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school, I moved to the USA where I studied psychology with specialization in criminal b
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Other Books in the Series

Robert Hunter (9 books)
  • The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter, #1)
  • The Executioner (Robert Hunter, #2)
  • The Death Sculptor (Robert Hunter, #4)
  • One by One (Robert Hunter, #5)
  • An Evil Mind (Robert Hunter, #6)
  • I Am Death (Robert Hunter, #7)
  • The Caller (Robert Hunter, #8)
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