A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" is terrorizing the citizens of New York City, slipping unseen into homes and committing murder.
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.
It a really good book with a twisted plot. It really kept my attention.
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.
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.
A fast-paced mystery with more twists and turns at the end than I can count.
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.)
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
Excellent suspense w/very twisted ending. Altho I read murder mysteries all the time, this did cause me to pause and consider the night!
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.
This is the cover picture but mine is a hardback novel. Roller-coaster of a tale.
great...keeps you on the edge
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.
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.
This is an autugraphed copy.