What Norma is Currently Reading

Pretty GirlsPretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

From Goodreads:  #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter returns with a sophisticated and chilling psychological thriller of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and unexpected absolution, in which two estranged sisters must come together to find truth about two harrowing tragedies, twenty years apart, that devastate their lives.

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.

More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that’s cruelly ripped open when Claire’s husband is killed.

The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.

Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful thriller from one of the finest suspense writers working today.

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The Night Stalker (DCI Erika Foster #2) by Robert Bryndza

The Night Stalker (DCI Erika Foster, #2)The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review by Norma

Date read:  December 7th to 9th, 2016

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 and suspenseful story by ROBERT BRYNDZA that grabbed my attention once again from the very first page of this book. The plot was extremely interesting which gave me chills and had me totally engrossed in what I was reading as the suspense and tension developed. The title of this book was brilliant and I found the cover really appealing. I really enjoyed how Robert Bryndza added more depth and background to his characters which made the book so much better for me!

I absolutely love DCI Erika Foster as she is such a likeable, interesting, entertaining, and strong character.

My only gripe that I have after reading this book has to do with me! I don’t know why I do it but while I am reading a thriller I am always looking out for clues and trying to guess who the next victim is going to be and who the villain is and why! Quit it already! Sometimes it is extremely fun and other times it is quite annoying for me. Although, I did guess most of what was happening it was still an awesome read and I have to give Robert Bryndza a lot of credit for keeping me entertained and wanting more so I am absolutely looking forward to reading the next book in this series!

It was an enjoyable, quick and easy fast-paced thriller with a satisfying ending. Would highly recommend!!