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Two Nights - Kathy Reichs

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Published: 17th July 2017
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Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct ...

Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie's help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn't she want to be found?

It's time for Sunnie to face her own demons - because they might just lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.

With Kathy Reichs, the reader knows that they are in the hands of an expert. As a forensic anthropologist, 1 of only 82 forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board, Reichs' real-life expertise has given her novels an authenticity that most other crime novelists would kill for. From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her lab, no one is better qualified to write about what it's really like to catch the killer and solve the crime.

Review by Sarah McDuling

I’ve been a fan of the Temperance Brennan series for years and was really excited to read this new standalone novel from international bestselling author, Kathy Reichs. Two Nights is amazing! It’s also quite different from what I expected, but definitely in a good way!

Sunday Night (AKA Sunnie) is a retired police officer with a traumatic past. She has been living off the grid for years when she is approached by a wealthy socialite who offers her a chance to get back in the game.

Opaline Drucker’s daughter and grandson were killed in a bombing and her granddaughter is missing. When Night agrees to take the case, she soon finds herself up to her eyeballs in life-threatening danger.

Two Nights is an action thriller rather than a forensic mystery, which is quite a change of pace for the author of the Temperance Brennan series. Readers will find that Sunnie is a very different (but equally compelling) character to Tempe. She is not a woman you want as an enemy. Tough, damaged, tenacious and full of biting sarcasm – she has an impressive skill set from her time with the military and the police force. I really enjoyed this book and struggled to put it down. I think it’s a safe bet that Kathy Reichs fans will not be disappointed with this fast-paced and gripping read. And for those who haven’t read Kathy Reichs before, this is a great introduction to one of the biggest names in crime fiction

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Keeps your interested all the way; totally caught out by ending. The author reveals an authenticity in her knowledge of the subjects.

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Spellbinding

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Riveting read. Difficult to put this book down.

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Excellent crime fiction

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Two Nights is a stand-alone novel by American forensic anthropologist and author, Kathy Reichs. Reclusive ex-cop (and ex-USMC) Sunday Night's peace on her island is disturbed by a visitor with an intriguing proposition. Beau Beaumonde has been her saviour more than once, and has always had her best interests at heart, so Sunday is willing to consider what he's suggesting. Opaline Drucker, a very wealthy matron from Charleston, wants someone to track down the people who planted a bomb that killed her daughter and grandson, one year earlier, in Chicago. And to find out what happened to her granddaughter, Stella Bright, who disappeared from the bombsite. Was Stella kidnapped? Is she still alive? Beau feels this case will help Sunnie deal with the horrific events of her own youth. Sunday's first person narrative is interspersed with an occasional third person narrative from the perspective of a young girl being held captive, a two-week countdown which is ambiguous enough to have the reader wondering if it's Sunnie's story or Stella's. Reichs gives the reader a fast-paced tale with lots of covert surveillance, cross-country pursuit, high-tech devices and a rather different Kentucky Derby experience. There's no forensic anthropology, but there are quite a few dead bodies, and the plot has a good helping of twists, turns and surprises. While it looks like a stand-alone novel, more of Sunday and co would certainly not be unwelcome. Excellent crime fiction.

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Two Nights

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"Full of violence and clever dialogue." * The Times * "Reichs is the ultimate crime writer! Tight plots, thrilling suspense scenes and convincing characters make her books the ultimate gripping read, and Two Nights does not disappoint." * My Weekly * "A full throttle ride." * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * "The pace is fast, in a plot that takes in cults, the loss of family and a domestic terrorism plot." * Economica * "well-plotted, slick thriller" * Crime Review *

Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her other Temperance Brennan novels include Death du Jour, Deadly Décisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Bare Bones, Monday Mourning, Cross Bones, Break No Bones, Bones to Ashes, Devil Bones, and 206 Bones, Spider Bones (August, 2010). Dr. Reichs is a producer of the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels.

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Dr. Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC (Formerly CILHI) she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Reichs also assisted with identifying remains found at ground zero of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Dr. Reichs is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte, NC and Montreal, Québec.

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ISBN: 9780434021123
ISBN-10: 0434021121
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 17th July 2017
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.44