John Lutz õ 6 REVIEWPretty mediocre thriller Kind of a chore to get through to the end though it
was mildly interesting until they caught the killer which doesn t endmildly interesting until they caught the killer which doesn t end story Maybe of a 38 I just might have had my fill of serial killers and murder Must admit I skimmed a bit There was a good twist in this one that I only had artially figured out which was refreshing was a good twist in this one that I only had artially figured out which was refreshing unusual I do wish that the RATING 325He had an abusive childhood raised by an unstable mother who headed a religious sect which had revival meetings at their home Whenever these took lace he was locked in a closet alone with the spiders that would bite him As an adult he became a member of a top secret military group that articipated in covert operations Now that he s returned to civilian life he s combined all of the elements of his How to Be Alone past to become a serial killer Hereys on confident women who live in high rise buildings entering. John Lutz is fascinated by the nighttime dangers that await women alone In THE NIGHT SPIDER he improvises a new variation on this theme with a thriller about a serial killer who reys upon women living in high rises With few visible means of entry the. ,
Their apartments by cutting the glass on their bedroom windows He then wraps them tightly in sheets while they sleep and stabs them 37 times through the sheets Each individual assault is not lethal rather it s a combination of all the stabbings that lead to the victim slowly bleeding to deathThe NYPD is completely flummoxed by the case and call on retired homicide captain Thomas Horn to lead the investigation He works closely with 2 detectives Paula Rambouette and Roy Bickerstaff to try to follow the clues Cigarette Kisses presented in the Night Spider s three killings Horn is approached by someone from Mr Spider sast and is finally able to create a rofile of the killer with the aid of a waitress at a diner he freuents who just happens to have been a sychologist but not before many murders occurUnfortunately for Mr Lutz serial killer books have inundated the crime fiction marketplace It takes some. Mysterious STALKER KILLS WOMEN WHILE THEY SLEEP IN THEIR BEDS kills women while they sleep in their beds securely locked doors Like his namesake he leaves his victims wrapped in their bed sheets and stabbed repeatedly having them slowly bleed to death with their mouths frozen in a silent. ,
Thing really extraordinary to overcome the reluctance of the crime fiction reader to face yet
another serial killer who exhibits all the expected traits of these villains abusiveserial killer who exhibits all the expected traits of these villains abusive sociopathic behavior killer who exhibits all the expected traits of these villains abusive childhood sociopathic behavior The means of killing do make this book uniue but on the whole it doesn t feel fresh or differentMr Lutz is a fine writer and I articularly enjoy his Alo Nudger series He does build a great deal of sychological suspense in THE NIGHT SPIDER but the book is overly long with too many victims which dilutes the thriller aspect On top of that I just could not buy The Killer S Modus Operandi killer s modus operandi just didn t see how the killer could tightly wrap a sleeping woman in her sheets without waking her up The book didn t work for me but might for someone who is less jaundiced about the serial killer Gutsy Girls: Young Women Who Dare phenomenon I listened to the audiobookversion the narrator Scott Brick saved the story for me. Scream The few clues left on the sceneoint to a wall crawling glass cutting Organizations As Knowledge Systems predator who easily eludes the best minds on theolice force Now a determined detective must stop him–before time runs out for his next victimAn Agatha Award winning Auth.