Two Nights by Kathy Reichs @KathyReichs @RandomHouseUK #BookReview

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 just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.


I must admit that I was really looking forward to reading this book but there was always something that got in the way. Unfortunately I have a say that I was disappointed. The story itself was good but I struggled with the writing style. The conversations between characters consisted of short sharp sentences with little expression from those involved. This obviously works for the fan base but not me. I need to know how they feel and react as the conversation takes place.

Sunnie Night is quite a recluse living on an isolated island until she takes on a year old unsolved case involving a bombing at a Jewish school. Both physically and mentally scarred Sunnie is a bit of a strange character but with the aid of her brother Gus, a pretty sound guy, things balance out. Digging causes more deaths than they are solving and with the threat of an even bigger tragedy set against the clock it is one massive race against time.

This is book full of surprises about Sunnie, which between that and the current day storyline makes it solid reading. Such a pity that I never gelled with the conversational side of it. I don’t feel like I got to experience the real Kathy Reichs usual flare. I wish to thank NetGalley for this e-book which I have reviewed honestly.


Kathy Reichs
Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A professor of anthropology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials.



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