#BookReview: TWO NIGHTS by Kathy Reichs

 

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.

Published: July 11, 2017

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My Review

With Two Nights, Kathy Reichs takes a huge leap away from her beloved Temperance Brennan Series. Sunday Night’s character is nothing like Temperance, and we are not immersed in forensics to solve a case. So if you’re looking for ‘new but the same’, you’ll probably be disappointed. Put expectations aside and you can’t help but get swept up in this raw and edgy story.

Irrational. But staring at those eyes, I heard a whispered call for help. Stella reaching out to me from some dark place.

Sunday Night is a total badass. She has the kind of emotional strength most of us can barely fathom. She’s driven, independent, sarcastic, funny, fiercely protective, and makes no apologies for who she is. I loved her character right from the start.

My right-hand neighbor thinks I’m crazy, so she brings me cheese.

As the story unfolds, we learn more about the past that shaped her. The memories haunting her are also what push her forward, sometimes recklessly, but always with the best intentions.

Life and death can intersect in the blink of an eye.

The pacing steadily builds to a breathless conclusion. We have unexpected twists, compelling content, and unforgettable characters.

Kathy Reichs is a gifted writer, and I’m glad she veered away from the usual to give us something totally unexpected.

*I was provided with an ebook copy by the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.*

 

Thanks for reading. 🙂