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3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
When this novel appeared a few years ago in hardcover, I said in a review: "Wilson may flat out be the best plotter of my generation. Nightwatcher is dark, scary, and truly menacing. Wilson takes as his premise three inmates escaping a state hospital for the criminally insane." If you liked Halloween or Scream, you'll love Nightwatcher.

Ed Gorman

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Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 28th 1997 by Leisure Books (first published 1990)
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Deanna Anderson
Oct 26, 2016 Deanna Anderson rated it it was amazing
It didn't turn out the way I expected, from the back blurb I thought the whole book, or the majority, would take place in the asylum as staff are running and hiding from the escaped insane inmates. Sort of closer to a Halloween 2 movie (Michael Myers in the hospital) then just a simple murder and detective story. I also thought there would be more victims...again, slasher movie style.

However, it was not like that. It is a simple Grisham or Sanford style detective novel without the intricate plot
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Lisa Greer
Mar 18, 2008 Lisa Greer rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
I'm giving Wilson another try. So far, this one started out well and got me hooked.

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I think I'll be taking this with me to the library today to read while my daughter has reading time there. It is good, and I'm totally hooked into the plot and have an idea of whodunnit.

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This was good... very good. It all made sense and the killer was interesting. I guess the first one I picked up by Wilson was just a dud, so I'll try some others. :)
Patrick
A staff nurse, Judith Salter, at the John H. Douglass State Hospital is murdered as she is preparing to move back to New Orleans. She was brutally killed on the same night and same hour that a break-out had occurred. It is obvious that one of the mental patients attacked her. Or was it her ex-husband, who had taken her children during a difficult divorce? Her father, Brandon Richards, a corporate lawyer from New Orleans comes to claim the body and settle her affairs. But something catches his ey ...more
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