Regular price: $19.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

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.

©2016 Robert Bryndza (P)2016 Bookouture

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,582
  • 4 Stars
    977
  • 3 Stars
    246
  • 2 Stars
    44
  • 1 Stars
    12

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,755
  • 4 Stars
    688
  • 3 Stars
    154
  • 2 Stars
    22
  • 1 Stars
    13

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,408
  • 4 Stars
    878
  • 3 Stars
    273
  • 2 Stars
    50
  • 1 Stars
    15
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another Great Police Procedural From BryndzaR

This is second and last available Erika Foster novel. Surely more are to come. Foster is a middle aged, brilliant detective. She is also abrasive, oppositional, loyal and tenacious. While many of her superiors and equals resent her harsh personality and obnoxious (in their minds) confidence, her subordinates are fiercely loyal and dedicated to her.

The police work and inner department politics are sharp and realistic. Early on in the story the killer is revealed. The question is how will Foster and her team catch the killer. One key suspect is exonerated because he is under surveillance for other grevious crimes. This presents the first inner department politics. Next a rival, though bumbling DCI blunders into her investigation. No one, regardless of rank, stops Erika when she knows she is right.

You need not read the books in order. However, if you enjoy police procedurals you must read this book!

28 of 29 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sue
  • St. Louis
  • 06-05-16

My newest favorite mystery writer!

I bought the first book in the Erika Foster series when Audible recommended it based on my preference for detective mysteries. Robert Bryndza delivers every time.

There are a lot of twists and turns and I find myself still awake in the wee hours because the story keeps you gripped wondering what will happen next.

Jan Cramer is brilliant in her reading of these novels. Can't wait for Book 3!

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Very Good, Not Great

This is the second book in this series. I really like the primary character Erika Foster and the team she is building around her. We are learning enough about them that the entire story does not rest on one character's shoulders. I think her tragic back story as well as her "foreignness" give her depth and complexity. I believe the author does a good job overall of realistically laying out the crime solving process.

Even though you know fairly soon who he murderer is and is not, there is still suspense enough to keep you reading.

My only issue, and this occurred in first book as well, is that the plot goes along in an orderly fashion and then all of the sudden, a totally unbelievable twist is thrown in, that is intended to either throw the reader off or further complicate the story line, and I felt the twist actually detracted from the story.

I thought the narrator does an OK job. I recommend this book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The Night Stalker....wow

Robert Bryndza has crafted another great book. There were many twists and turns. The kind of story that grand you from the very first page and refuses to let go of you. Had a surprise ending that shocked me. Jan Cramer has a beautiful voice. She changed her voice and made it easy to distinguish who was speaking. If you're a fan on suspense books you won't want to miss this one.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 06-18-16

Another great detective thriller by Robert Bryndza

The Detective Erica Foster series started with the excellent The Girl in the Ice and continues with the even better The Night Stalker. The Detective Chief Inspector Erica Foster series is set in the London area of England in the current day. Foster is still grieving the loss her husband and fellow detective two years ago. She blames herself for his death because she was in charge of the raid that took his life.

In this novel the tough as nails Foster is removed from the investigation of a serial killer when her friend and medical examiner is arrested for the murders. Foster is convinced the serial killer is a female, so she continues the investigation despite being ordered not to do so. She is more than a bit stubborn and insubordinate.

The Night Stalker is a brilliantly written and well narrated novel. I hope there will be more books in the series.

16 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent narrator, and the story is GRIPPING!

If you could sum up The Night Stalker in three words, what would they be?

Gripping. Frustrating end.

What other book might you compare The Night Stalker to and why?

The whole series. It's like 'The Killing'.

What does Jan Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love her versatility. The accents she tried. The emotions she conveyed in her performance.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Extremely frustrated with the ending! Poor Erika Foster. What happened to her wasn't fair! I bought the next book right after to see what have become of her fate!

Having read all three Erika Foster, this one is the best of the lot in terms of criminal case and character development.

It's also a rather sad case that resonates with me as a woman.

Any additional comments?

I always complain and return books because of production. But this is well-produced and mastered. There are parts where it was sped up, but they were minimal and unobtrusive for the most part.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The Suicide Bag!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely! The story is not only a mystery/thriller, it is also psychological. (Which I Love.)

Who was your favorite character and why?

DCD Foster, and I have to say The Night Stalker. DCI - because of her "efforts," and The Night Stalker because of the psychological aspect that he/she brings into it.

What does Jan Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The ability to get to know the characters.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Suicide Bags!!!!!

Any additional comments?

Loved the book, waiting for the third, let's go Mr.Brynzda!!!!!!!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Thrilling!

It's really dark- which is fine for a detective novel, murder mystery. It comes with the territory, right? In the third Erika Foster novel (I hope!!!) I'd like to see her have a bit more fun with some more humorous anecdotes to balance out all the rape, torture, and stalking.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Erika Foster, book 2

If you could sum up The Night Stalker in three words, what would they be?

Chilling, precise and intense.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Erika, of course! Who doesn't love a strong female lead that is far from perfect, but good at what she does.

What does Jan Cramer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brings the characters to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Erica nabbing the bad guy!

Any additional comments?

This is my favorite murder mystery series! I want these books to be made into a TV show, but who would play Erika? Hmmm.... I'll think on that.

MUST READ/LISTEN series, I promise you won't regret it!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Disappointed

The only thing that saves this from being a 1 star return is the postscript other than that it's a very week book and not really worth the credit!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bettie
  • 09-05-16

Fantastic, thoughtful and thrilling

I love this Erika Foster books and I really hope he writes some more. I was pulled in right from the beginning to the end. I highly recommend this if you love British crime thrillers, just keep the children out of ear shot.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • BethMc
  • 11-06-16

wow!

Another gripping story. Jan Cramer is a fabulous narrator. Looking forward to listening to book 3 and more of detective Erika

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jules
  • 10-13-16

Another brilliant tale from this author

What did you like most about The Night Stalker?

I really enjoyed the plot - lots going on with just the right amount of scene setting so you can picture it in your ind but not get bogged down in unnecessary waffle.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Erika Foster of course, a feisty woman with character and morals but who comes up against trials and tribulations in her private and personal life but still manages to do her job against all odds.

Which character – as performed by Jan Cramer – was your favourite?

Erika. That said, I absolutely love this narrator. Her grasp of accents and nuances of speech is wonderful and I have no problem identifying which character is speaking. I actively look for books Jan is narrator on.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Towards the end when she actually meets the culprits and things are not quite what they first seem.. (avoiding spoilers her lol)

Any additional comments?

I love this series and I am not sure if there are more, but I hope soon book 3 will be appearing on the site read by Jan again

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Juliet Bernad
  • 09-18-16

great book

I really like the way this author structures her books. kept me gripped from the beginning

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michaela B.
  • 09-02-16

Fantastic

Gripping from start to finish. More please. I loved girl in the ice very much too. Definitely ready for more Erika.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Paul B
  • 08-25-16

gripping page turner once again

loved it, in a macabre way. well written, insightful and well researched, this is another example of Robert Bryndza at his very best. recommended.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Charlotte
  • 08-04-16

Captivating read

I loved this book! I can't wait for the next one. Brilliant plot and you really engage with Erika and the other characters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mac-Bug
  • 08-04-16

Great Story & Audible Performance

Very enjoyable - keeps your interest throughout with engaging characters and the narration by Jan Cramer is great. Highly recommended

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Geraldine Owen
  • 08-01-16

Night Stalker

I absolutely recommend this book . so well written you believe it must be true. A great read that has you gripped from the start.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-29-16

super follow up novel!!!

Really good book. Full of suspense very well written. The story is full of twists and turns. i also enjoyed the development of the main characters from the first to second book! Looking forward to the next in the series!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • kevinplee@hotmail.com
  • 06-08-16

When is the next book?

I've loved this book as much as I did the first in the series, I'm just hoping there are more to come.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • IMEE B
  • 09-12-18

***Night Stalker***

Another gripping book from Robert Bryndza, its a chilling story about a female serial killer that's terrorising London. Detective Erika Foster has to work twice as hard to figure out who the killer is. Edge of your seat suspense and spinechilling scenes. I can't get enough of Bryndza's books he knows how to hooked you and gets you addicted and wanting to find the killer as much as Detective does.
Jan Cramer you are an amazing narrator thanks.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Sandra M Platypus
  • 06-24-18

good but too much smoking cigarettes.

good story and characters but why do authors still promote harmful cigarette smoking by lead characters? It feels like product placement and I resent it. Tobacco promotion adds nothing to the character and is a distraction.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tanya Clarke
  • 11-25-17

Fabulous

So pleased I have stumbled onto this author. I am thoroughly enjoying the Erica Foster series. I enjoyed the twists of this book.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Jess
  • 05-04-17

Unoriginal.

Bryndza could have at least come up with a new plot for this one. The plot parallels with Girl in the Ice are blatant. The conflicts created to stall Foster always seem over contrived, unconvincing, and thoroughly forced. A shame, really, as the characters themselves aren't bad, and the killers are interesting. But honestly, is Sparks going to take over every case 3/4 way through a book in every novel? Will Marsh's wife and Foster have a falling out in the middle of the night in every book? Pretty disappointed by this effort.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-25-17

Awesome

I hv a new favourite and its erica foster!!!
Story and emotions! Great!!! I love listening to these stories by Robert, cant wait to download the next one. I can use my imagination while doing something else. Great job!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Emele
  • 02-11-17

Couldn't stop listening

Great book. Was looking for reasons to get in the car and drive so I could listen to it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephanie Fisher
  • 11-08-16

Fantastic

I read some less favourable reviews of This book and have to say I'm perplexed. I thought the main character very likeable, solid plot and overall an entertaining read. I recommend this book as with the other 2 in the series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • S. Chisholm
  • 09-21-16

Brilliant.

I love these books. Great stories with the odd humerous comment thrown in. Narrated brilliantly.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-16

an excellent mystery book.

i enjoyed the book from beginning to end and recommend it to those who enjoy a mystery thriller.