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The Night Stalker

(Detective Erika Foster #2)

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4.21  ·  Rating details ·  15,710 ratings  ·  1,349 reviews
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 circ
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 2nd 2018 by Grand Central Publishing (first published June 2nd 2016)
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Chelsea Humphrey
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better... The Night Stalker, dare I say, is even better than our first introduction to character DCI Erika Foster. From the first page, we're sucked in with tension that had me holding my breath. OPENING SCENE: An unknown killer breaks into a man's house and very methodically kills him. I'm talking covers all the bases; drugs him, cuts the power and phone lines while crushing the cell sim card, creeps back upstairs and waits for him under cover of darkness ...more
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I'm hating giving this one 3 stars..it really should have been a four but something bugged me. (I'll tell you in a few.)

The story is back with Detective Erika Foster and her team. They get a call about a dead body of a local doctor. He is found by his mom, naked and with a bag over his head. The brass at the station automatically want the case to go to sex crimes because it's labeled as a gay hate crime. The doctor had recently separated from his wife and now has been secretly meeting with men.
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Linda
I received a copy of The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza through NetGalley. Thanks to Bookouture and to Robert Bryndza for the opportunity.

Does lightning strike twice in the same place?

Yup! Especially if it has to do with DCI Erika Foster in this second winning book in this series. Once again, Bryndza has a gem here. Robert Bryndza knows how to present his complicated, tightly wound, brooding detective. She wears the complications of her unresolved grief for her dead husband like a weighty badge
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Christine
5 mega stars!

I would like to thank Net Galley, Bookouture and Robert Bryndza for gifting me an advanced copy of The Night Stalker in exchange for an unbiased review.

ROBERT BRYNDZA. Remember this name, readers, as Mr. Bryndza is about to join the heavy hitters of the thriller genre. I absolutely loved his first book of the DCI Erika Foster series, The Girl in the Ice. Well, Lordy, if he didn’t just elevate his game with book #2, The Night Stalker. It is simply brilliant.

DCI Erika Foster is my fa
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
5 big stars to The Night Stalker! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

I was a huge fan of Robert Bryndza’s first installment in the Erika Foster series, The Girl in the Ice! It kept me on the edge of my seat, and the writing was flawless!

I think Bryndza topped himself with installment number two, The Night Stalker!

Everyone’s new favorite heroine, Erika Foster, is called to a murder scene in the heat of a summer night. A doctor is found deceased in his bed, and the method appears to be suffocation. Not long thereafter,
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Mort
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 STARS!

Let's just get some perspective, shall we:
At the time of this review, there have been 13 400 ratings and more than a thousand reviews for this book - that, in itself, is massive. However, after all of that, the average rating for this book is 4.22 STARS...
Wow...

So, at this stage, I don't think it would matter to tell people that DCI Foster is a man, posing as a woman, who goes after a serial killer who is a woman, posing as a man, who has the same views as a drunk Mel Gibson and think
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Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

This is the second book in the DCI Erika Foster Series.This series is for all fans of Karin Slaughter and Angela Marsons. I loved the book The Girl In The Ice and loved this even better. My GR friend Kris and I read this book as a buddy read and we are starting the third book tonight Dark Water, with our GR friend Stephanie.

I just love the character DCI Erika Foster. I find her very impulsive, gutsy and reacts quickly. She is a kick ass female. Even though Kris and I were able to predict the k
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Norma * Traveling Sister
Wow! I think this one was even better than the first book in this series! It was an absolutely wonderful and thrilling read! I finished reading THE GIRL IN THE ICE on the 4th of December and knew that I had to read the second book in this series, THE NIGHT STALKER right away. Think I am going to have to bump up the third book in this series, DARK WATER and read it fairly soon!

If The Night Stalker is watching, you’re already dead… (Yup, creeped me out!)

THE NIGHT STALKER is another tense, gripping
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Sue
I would like to thank Net Galley, Bookouture and Robert Bryndza for providing me with an advanced copy of THE NIGHT STALKER in exchange for an unbiased review.

THE NIGHT STALKER (DCI Erika Foster #2) a serial killer thriller that in my opinion even surpasses his first book in the series, The Girl in the Ice. This is one author to keep on the radar, because he is soaring to the top and much future success!

This is one of the best books I have read in 2016!

I have decided not to recap the story line,
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Liz
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Finding a good mystery series is always cause for celebration. I really enjoyed The Girl in the Ice. And this, the second book in the series, is equally good. Erika Foster still finds it difficult to be political with those above her. I love her, because like me, she was not in the room when the Lord was handing out tact. And she doesn't give up easily. As Moss says “you're very Charlestown Heston about it… from my cold, dead hands”.

Bryndza paints a detailed picture. It's the little things that
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: The screen of her phone timed out and she was plunged into total darkness. Just the sound of her labored breathing filled the silence. She panicked, fumbling to unlock the phone. At first her arthritic fingers wouldn't move fast enough, but finally she managed it and the light came back on, casting the front room in a circle of dim blue.

It was stifling inside: the heat pressed down on her, closing off her ears. It was as if she was underwater. Dust particles twirled in the air; a cloud
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
I had really loved Robert's first in this series but have to say I think he has gone one up with this second instalment. A truly fantastic and exciting serial killer chiller! God! I love a good serial killer. Weird I know! Robert is a welcome new name into this genre and I am eager for book three.

The plot is gritty and well paced and it doesn't take you long to be drawn in and well and truly hooked on the book. DCI Erika Foster is on top form, if not better form (I mean she has more career expe
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Zoeytron
Copy furnished by Net Galley in exchange for a review.

Creeping through the shadows of the night, cloaked in the black swoopings of darkness, a night stalker is growing strong, thriving. Pray that you are not being watched as the names are methodically ticked off the list.

DCI Erika Foster, on the second anniversary of her husband's death, is given a "gift". It's a double edged sword, though. The gift is that of distraction from the suffocating sadness for her, but it is one very dead Dr. Gregory
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"Avonna
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
Oh, Mr. Bryndza. I am in love with DCI Erika Foster and your wonderful, flawed characters and suspenseful, exciting plots. Your writing has me reading past my bedtime and checking all my doors and windows. “The Girl In The Ice” was great and you somehow were able to surpass it in “The Night Stalker” which is DCI Foster’s second outing.

The very first chapter raised my blood pressure. Don’t we all worry about the shadows in our room or under our beds? The Night Stalker has a list and is ready to e
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Matt
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Robert Bryndza brings DCI Erika Foster back for another thrilling story that will send chills down the reader's spine. When the body of a prominent doctor is found in his own home, DCI Foster and her team arrive to investigate. Sprawled out naked and with a bag firmly affixed around his head, Dr. Gregory Munro appears to be living a secret life, supported by significant amounts of Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol) in his blood and gay pornography in his bedside table. Could the doctor have a lover who to ...more
Gary
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the DCI Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza. I was fortunate to have his first novel in this series recommended to me and what read that was, so when I was given the opportunity to read the second book it was a no brainer. I couldn't wait to read it and to be honest I am been a bit mean only giving it a four star rating.
DCI Erika Foster is an excellent character to build a series around, she is a strong, intelligent woman who takes no prisoners. There are some other
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Phrynne
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book proved to be an excellent follow up to The Girl In The Ice. The mystery is well told and the story races along making it hard to put the book down. The main character annoys me a little as she rushes around doing her own thing usually quite contrary to normal police procedure (then she wonders why she does not get promoted but I am firmly on her boss's side over that one.)
A good story nevertheless with an intriguing serial killer, several murders performed in rather unusual ways and a
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Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
Oh Bookouture.... I think you are my absolute favourite publishers... Always a great read!!

A great second instalment in the adventures of Erika Foster. I really enjoyed the girl in the ice, and am happy that there are a few more to get through in this series.

Erika and her delightful team are back solving murders and catching serial killers. When a doctor is found dead in his bedroom, naked, and with a plastic bag over his head, it's up to them to piece the clues together and find the killer.

Grea
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Sean Peters
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the publishers, the author and to Net Galley for an ARC copy.

DCI Erika Foster Returns of Blockbuster hit, a gripping, tense and powerful book.

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 de
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Jan
DCI Erika Foster is back and just as strong as ever!

This is the second installment of what I hope to be a long continuing series featuring DCI Erika Foster and her wonderful team of misfits. (I saw this lovingly)

While I can't rate this as captivating as book 1 was for me, it certainly had me turning the pages, wondering what was going to happen next.

I really enjoy Bryndza's writing style. He is strong in character development, but my favorite piece is how he is able to weave a story and lead the
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Elaine
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Gripping Stars
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A local GP (doctor) is found murdered, naked. At first it has all the hallmarks of a sexual motive killing but DCI Erika Foster the investigating officer thinks not.
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Then another body is found.... are they connected and if so by what?
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DCI Foster must work non stop to find the killer before they strike again but without any real clues she is running out of time.


‘Did you watch from here?’ Erika said softly to herself. ‘How long were you here? You’re not going to get away with
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Jim
Two years ago Erika Foster was a rising star in the police department. Then one morning everything went horribly wrong. Erika was the lead on a drug raid when she was critically injured and four other police officers, including her husband, were killed. Erika has recovered from the physical wounds but is still dealing with the emotional ones. We first met Erika in The Girl in the Ice when she returned to duty. We don't know what Erika was like before that eventful day two years ago. Today it is ...more
Jean
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two damaged characters. One was widowed by a drug dealer’s gun in a police raid gone awry. The other was widowed by a heart attack, deprived of the joy of murdering the spouse who abused and traumatized. The first, Erika Foster, is a London detective. The latter is an emotionally unstable individual who bears the scars inflicted by a partner and wishes to punish those who fed the flames of humiliation and suffering. This person becomes a serial killer known to police as “the Night Stalker,” whic ...more
Paromjit
A welcome return of the haunted and complex DI Erika Foster. Erika takes on a case where single men are being targeted and murdered by a serial killer. As a heatwave descends on London, the heat rises on the investigation as death stalks the streets and the body count rises. The killer is proving to be elusive despite the police teams efforts. In a twisted tale, there are a number of red herrings. Erika's team find themselves under extreme pressure and unavoidably affected by the case. However, ...more
Andrea
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-books
Really enjoyed this book,thought it was better than the girl on ice.loved Erica foster character the most.crime where men get murdered in a brutal way are they going in the wrong direction to find the serial killer.good book looking forward to his next book.highly recommend this book.
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
I liked the first book, The Girl In The Ice, but I wonder if not this one, the sequel has a storyline that is a bit more thrilling than the previous book. I do love thrillers that have a ticking clock feeling over the story. When more killings occur and the pressure grows, and the press and public demand answers and the police are doing their best to catch the killer. Well, most of them, the problem is that some policemen in this book seem to be stuck in their thinking and prefer an easy solutio ...more
Chloe
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is a brilliant sequel to The Girl In The Ice in the DCI Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza.
DCI Erika Foster is a strong, independent, intelligent woman who is well respected by her peers. She is still trying to overcome the loss of her husband in a failed police operation a few years back. While she is at dinner at her friend Isaac’s house, she is called at a scene of crime. The victim is Gregory Munn, a local GP, who is found drugged, naked and suffocated with a clear plastic bag at hom
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Brenda - Traveling Sister
It hasn't been too long since I was introduced to DCI Erica Foster in The Girl in The Ice series by Robert Bryndzda. I missed her determination, ambition and her drive to do what it takes in hunting down the killer. I love how Night Stalker gives us a deeper look and understanding into her tragic loss and the personal lives of Moss and Peterson which gave me a better connection to them.

I liked how we are able to see a lot more inside the killer’s head with Night Stalker, which caused me to feel
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Carrie
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Detective Erika Foster has been called in to investigate the murder of a prominent doctor. The doctor was found in his bed with his wrists bound and a clear plastic bag tied over his head. As Erika and her team are just beginning the investigation into the first murder another victim is found killed in exactly the same manor.

As the suspects start to pile up Erika and her team find themselves in a race to stop a serial killer before the body count rises. The victims are all single men, with very
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Carolyn
On a sweltering hot summer night the Night Stalker is watching. Watching a man from inside his house. Watching him heat a meal, shower, drink a glass of red wine and then stagger off to bed. The man is later found dead, tied to his bed and asphixyated by a plastic bag. When a second victim is found in similar circumstances a few days later DCI Erika Foster knows she has a serial killer on her hands.

This is a brilliant sequel to The Girl In The Ice. Gripping and compelling reading, it hits the gr
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Robert Bryndza is the author of the international #1 bestseller The Girl in the Ice, which is the first in his Detective Erika Foster series. It has sold over one million copies.

The Night Stalker, Dark Water, Last Breath and Cold Blood are the second, third, fourth and fifth books in the series. The sixth book, Deadly Secrets has just been published.

Robert's books have sold over 2.5 million copies
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Other books in the series

Detective Erika Foster (6 books)
  • The Girl in the Ice (Detective Erika Foster, #1)
  • Dark Water (Detective Erika Foster, #3)
  • Last Breath (Detective Erika Foster, #4)
  • Cold Blood (Detective Erika Foster, #5)
  • Deadly Secrets (Detective Erika Foster, #6)
“The world is filled with good, but it's equally overwhelmed with bad. People who commit horror and evil. You have to concentrate on what you can do, what you can influence. The ones who you can hunt down.” 3 likes
“This is the problem when you create enemies, Erika. They go off and plot, and often flourish in the shade.” 2 likes
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