Book Reviews of Darker Than Night (Night, Bk 4)

Darker Than Night (Night, Bk 4)
Darker Than Night - Night, Bk 4
Author: John Lutz
ISBN-13: 9780786016334
ISBN-10: 0786016337
Publication Date: 11/1/2004
Pages: 541
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 49 ratings
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
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A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" is terrorizing the citizens of New York City, slipping unseen into homes and committing murder.

Customer Reviews

Marilyn Davis, A reviewer, 10/27/2004
Cheers for Darker Than Night
I loved this book. In Darker than Night, John Lutz has written an eminently readable thriller. This is a tightly woven web of plot line and character development leading to a surprising conclusion. Characters, including police, victims, and killer are all intelligently and realistically drawn, with just enough red herrings to keep the reader a bit off balance. Particularly interesting is Frank Quinn, the disgraced detective who is brought back to the department to track down a serial killer who is targeting and brutally murdering happily married couples. And the back story of the Night Prowler, himself, is intriguingly planted throughout the book, shading the edges and giving it depth. This thriller provides all the anticipated suspense, plus a bonus--truly well written prose. Thank you, Mr. Lutz, for an altogether excellent read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book. When I finished I immediately started looking to see if there was a sequel because I wanted to read more with these characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
It a really good book with a twisted plot. It really kept my attention.
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Helpful Score: 1
First time I have read any of his books, and I am hooked.

A killer dubbed "The night prowler" has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves "gifts" for his victims -- before taking their lives.
Ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn is still realing in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career. For Quinn, this isn't just any job -- it's a last chance to salvage his reputation. As the investigation procees, the murderer loses no time stalking new prey; .
With the body count rising, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign. Quinn's got his work cut out - because in a city the size of New York, any one of 8 million faces could be that of a killer - or his next target........

A MUST READ!!!!!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I have read almost all of Lutz's books and the "Night" series is really some of his best. I think that it might make you concerned about going to sleep!! (especially women and married couples, in this book.)
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Helpful Score: 1
Quinn is getting a chance to redeem himself by finding the Night Prowler. Very good story with many turns and a surprising ending.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite authors .. and he never disappoints.

A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples' homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves 'gifts' for his victims ... before taking their lives.
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A fast-paced mystery with more twists and turns at the end than I can count.
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Author: John Lutz - 541 pages. A killer dubbed THE NIGHT PROWLER has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples' homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves "gifts" for his victims before taking their lives. Enter ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn.
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Excellent suspense w/very twisted ending. Altho I read murder mysteries all the time, this did cause me to pause and consider the night!
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This is a very good series, this is the first in a new series of NYPD cop Frank Quinn. This is my second time of reading it and this time round I found it to be way too long and drawn out so I skipped a lot of it but like I said--I've read it before so this second time around I didn't need to read all the details.

I highly reccommend this series--it is a good one!
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the book was good. Took me longer to read than normally but I was stopping and starting it. I still feel it was a good story
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I didn't read it.
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A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couple's homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves "gifts" for his victims before taking their lives.

Enter ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn, still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career. For Quinn this isn't just any job it's a last chance to salvage his reputation. As the investigation preceeds, the murderer loses no time stalking new prey' a loan officer and her high earning husband; a couple who made a killing in the stock market; a pretty actress and her prosperous lover.

With the body count rising, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign. Quinn's got his work cut out because in a city the size of New york, any one of 8 million faces could be that of a killer or his next target.
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FANTASTIC
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This is the cover picture but mine is a hardback novel. Roller-coaster of a tale.
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Very good read.
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A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples' homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves "gifts" for his victims--before taking their lives.
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John Lutz combines police fiction with suspense, surprises, and entertaining characters in this book. Whereas there are a couple of different directions the storeline and plot takes, in the end, all is revealed. Just when you think you have it figured out, another surprise it thrown at you. While it is a large book (541 pgs), it went fast, as I found I didn't want to put it down.
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Think I am going to like this series if the first is a good example of Lutz's writing!
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This is the second book I have read by Lutz (the first was Final Seconds). I found both of these books to be fast-paced thrillers which kept my attention. This book is the first in the Frank Quinn series. Quinn is an ex New York police detective who is called in to try to get a handle on the murder of a married couple that happened in the middle of the night. Quinn is also a wrongly accused child rapist who is given this opportunity by the assistant chief of NYPD to perhaps get back on the police force after being dismissed following the rape charge. After getting involved in the murder case, another similar murder occurs and then it happens again. Quinn and his team are after a nasty serial killer dubbed the Night Prowler by the press, who seems to only murder married couples late at night. Along the way, Quinn gets romantically involved with his partner, Pearl, who also tries to help him clear the rape charge against him. The novel pushes ahead to a conclusion that was totally unexpected.

Quinn also reminded me a lot of the Harry Bosch character in the Michael Connelly series of books -- both are maligned police detectives with others in the PD out to get them. Overall, a strong recommendation for this thriller and I have some others in the series that I hope to get to soon.
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great...keeps you on the edge
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This is an autugraphed copy.