What Norma’s Reading

The Night Stalker (DCI Erika Foster, #2)The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza
From Goodreads:  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 Karin Slaughter, you’ll be hooked on Robert Bryndza.

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Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the FallBefore the Fall by Noah Hawley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Date read:  December 5 to 7, 2016

Review by Norma

I have read some really good books lately and this is one of them. BEFORE THE FALL was an enjoyable and a memorable read which I will be thinking and talking about in the future when sharing this book with my family. Books get shared with my sister, daughter-in-law & my mom! It makes me so happy to be able to share my books with others! That is part of the excitement for me when I have read a really good book.

Part One of BEFORE THE FALL was an absolutely fantastic and on the edge of your seat thrilling read then I found Part Two and the conclusion not as exciting but I was definitely still engaged and it was hard to put down.

The plot was extremely well executed with some actual facts thrown in and the storyline was believable which could have come from real life events. I found the title and cover of this book very fitting and for the most part liked NOAH HAWLEY’S writing style but not so much the way some of the dialogue was presented as it was a bit distracting. I found the book was easy to follow along with the characters and the storyline.

Scott Burroughs was my most favourite character who was one of the two people to have survived the horrific plane crash.

I liked the way that the author structured the book from multiple points of view that jumped back and forth between the present and with a backstory on each of the characters revealing information that brought them all to that fateful plane crash.

It was an enjoyable, fast-paced and interesting read with a satisfying ending. Would recommend!!