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The Night Stalker – Chris Carter (Robert Hunter Book 3)

The Night Stalker – Chris Carter (Robert Hunter Book 3) – Genre – Crime / Police

Blurb: A serial killer stalks Los Angeles in this terrifying thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Executioner and The Crucifix Killer.

An unidentified female body is brought into the Los Angeles County morgue. The cause of death is still unclear. Her body bares no marks; except for the fact that her most intimate parts have been stitched shut. But what shocks the pathologist the most is that the killer had left something inside her. Something so monstrous Detective Robert Hunter, of the Los Angeles Homicide Special Section, has to be pulled off a different case to take over the investigation.

Within days a new body surfaces. Like the previous victim, she’s also been stitched shut and something has been left inside her. Something as ingenious as it is grotesque. And the killer isn’t done yet, not by a long shot.

When his inquiry collides with a missing persons’ case being investigated by the attractive, razor-sharp Whitney Meyers, Hunter suspects the killer might be keeping several women hostage. Soon Robert finds himself on the hunt for a murderer who is much more monstrous than he ever could have expected; a predator whose past hides a terrible secret, and who won’t stop until each of his victims has brought forth the awful truth that lies hidden deep inside them too.

My Review:  The Night Stalker is book 3 in this fast paced, page turning series written by Chris Carter and just when you think he can’t get any sicker or twistier this book opens with a utterly depraved and perverse murder which had me squirming and shuddering in horror and trying to think nice thoughts about rainbows and unicorns and get that image out of my head.  Whilst this must be one of the sickest serial killers I’ve read about, this book is still gripping, tense and utterly compelling.  I understand why Chris Carter is considered one of the best crime writers today and urge you to read his books.

About the author: Chris Carter was born in Brasilia, Brazil where he spent my childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school, he moved to the USA where he studied psychology with specialization in criminal behaviour. During his University years he held a variety of odd jobs, ranging from flipping burgers to being part of an all male exotic dancing group.

He worked as a criminal psychologist for several years before moving to Los Angeles, where he swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans, bandanas and an electric guitar. After a spell playing for several well known glam rock bands, he decided to try my luck in London, where he was fortunate enough to have played for a number of famous artists.  He toured the world several times as a professional musician.  A few years ago he gave it all up to become a full time writer

Books in order:

  1.  The Crucifix Killer
  2. The Executioner
  3. The Night Stalker
  4. The Death Sculptor
  5. One by One
  6. An Evil Mind
  7. I am Death
  8. The Caller

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