Splendid read! This is one book that has stuck with me - NOT just another one of those books that just "pass in the night" :)
very good 'who dun it', will keep you up until the last page with twist and turns
A hospital for the criminally insane may be the perfect setting for a murder. After all, there are so many available suspects.
A young nurse is found brutally dispatched in her cottage just outside the fence of a rural Mississippi institution that houses the incurable miscreants the criminal justice system would like to forget about. The local sheriff has eleven potential killers available. But when, for a series of bizarre reasons, each is eliminated as the culprit, the investigation turns to the private life of the dead woman. An ex-husband with unusual sexual appetites, an ex-cop turned private detective and a most fearful eyewitness become the focus of an investigation that threatens to reveal the painful secrets of a small community.
In a world where only the crazy know the truth and those charged to heal and protect may be the sick instruments of death, attempting to identify the guilty is a very dangerous business.
Combining elements of the thriller with original characters and an evocative setting, Charles Wilson has fashioned a sophisticated mystery. Nightwatcher transforms lyrical terror into disturbing suspense. This is a novel to be read, talked about and reread.