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I found Two Nights quite interesting. It did take a few chapters to become engaging but then it zoomed forward to "I can't put this book down".
As much I like and always look forward to the 'Tempe Brennan' novels I'm glad Kathy Reichs took a break from them. Tempe was getting a bit angry and jaded. She needed this vacation. That said I sincerely hope Two Nights is not a stand alone novel but the beginning of another direction and a new series from Kathy Reichs. That would be a wealth of riches from her.
Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Thanks to NetGaley and publisher Simon & Schuster for the ebook ARC of Two Nights by Kathy Reichs in exchange for an honest review.
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 is 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.
I give this book a rating of 2 stars. I didn’t end up finish reading it. I read about 30% of the way through. I tried because I have heard so many good things about Kathy Reichs. The book itself just wasn’t for me. I found it boring and hard to stay focused and I just couldn’t get into the book. I am not a fan of the writing style. I would definately give Kathy Reichs another try though as many people really love her writing.
Have never read anything by Kathy Reichs or watched a single episode of 'Bones' so I was quite surprised by a this stand-alone fast-paced thriller. A solid four stars in every regard as it didn't meander aimlessly but stuck to the storyline. The only downside was the lack of originality in the story which was similar to Taylor Stevens' 'The Informationist' and her (Taylor's) own life story. The other trope she uses comes straight from the Icelandic writer Ragnar Jonasson in 'Nightblind.'
Read this in 1 sitting. Did not read any of other story. Still can't figure out how "hotpants' was important to the story.
The character Sunday Night was good, just didn't like the name.
Never did get a feel for the drama that was supposed to happen. (it did @ the end) .
Not as thrilling as some of her other books.
However well written.
Usually I am a huge fan of Kathy Reichs. However, I didn't care for the style of integrating the two plots.
Definitely a page turner. The two stories at once was not my favourite, so I mainly focused on the main plot line.
This is a stand alone book by Kathy Reichs. I love her previous books with Temperance Brennan. This was a good read but I found the main character a little intense. It will be interesting to see if she creates a new series.
Couldn’t get interested in either the main character or the plot. Not up to the author’s usual standard.
I've never read one of the Temperence Brennan books (shocking, I know). I decided to try this one out when a coworker recommended it. I really liked the strong female protagonist, as well as the numerous twists and turns. An enjoyable plot-driven thriller that also managed to be an interesting character study.
I enjoyed reading this book. Could not put it down therefore read it in one evening. I found the wordplay between the characters fast paced, entertaining and funny.
I think I've just lost a lot of respect for Kathy Reichs after reading this book & I only read it 'cos it was Kathy Reichs. I should have thought about it harder when the heroine's name was Sunday Night!! Anyway, the lady with the ridiculous name had scars of the mind as well as the face & a glib supposedly funny mouth, running away from a crippling past. Not much going for her really. She was smart about fighting at least.
Could not finish this book. It felt like Reichs was wandering around looking for a plot.
I love Kathy Reichs and have read all her Temperance Brennan books. She's one of my favourite authors. I love her style of writing.
I knew going in that this was a new character and a stand alone story.
I just couldn't get into this....I could not relate to or form an attachment to the character. Although the story line is contemporary, I found the story a bit tedious and three quarters of the way in I just wanted it to end.
If this becomes a series I likely would give the character another chance in the hopes that it would improve. I understand that an author would want to try new directions after a long successful series. It just felt to me that Ms Reichs was trying to find her way with this new character(s) and trying hard to do something different from forensics.. Sunday Night didn't seem like a "real" person to me.
Kathy Reichs delivers another really good book. Her plots are always complicated and leave you guessing - and this one does the same. If you like these kind of mystery/adventure books, you get used to authors trying creative twists in the storyline and start looking for them. And as usual, in this one Reichs managed to whack me upside the head with a twist I never had a clue was coming. Well done! This is not another Temperance Brennan novel (though I like those too), but introduces another character, Sunday Night (yes, that's the lead character's name). Sunday has issues the likes of which you don't often see and leaves you constantly guessing about how those play into the storyline. I don't know if Reichs plans to keep this character or if this was a one off, but either way I will be looking for her next book. Enjoy.
Have always enjoyed the Temperance books, but this book makes a great change from all those bones!!
Hope there will be more books about Sunday Night, I could not put it down until I had finished.
Two Nights is a standalone from Kathy Reichs who is known for her Temperance Brennan forensic mysteries. Two Nights is much faster paced than Reichs' series. Hopefully now I will quit with the comparisons. Especially since I got bored with Brennan and it might take me awhile to get bored with Sunday Night. Oops, I did it again.
Sunday is a recluse living on a thinly inhabited island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. She is making a life for herself dealing with her physical and psychological scars. Her only friends are her foster father and a squirrel.
Sunday is enticed from her island by her foster father and is tasked by a South of Broad Charleston dowager to hunt down the people who killed the dowager's daughter and grandson in a terrorist bombing in Chicago. Her grand-daughter, Stella, who was also there disappeared in the midst of the bombing. Sunday is drawn to the missing granddaughter feeling strongly that she is alive. Sunday only hopes she is fast enough to find her before Stella is killed.
During Sunday's pursuit of the terrorists there are alternate chilling chapters detailing the torture and mistreatment of a prisoner, giving the reader hope that Sunday is correct in her certainty about Stella's fate.
Two Nights is a thrilling ride in the hunt for these terrorists with many surprises along the way.
The story barrels across the country providing tense action in each city it stops.
Maybe I read this too fast in keeping with the pace set by the author, but there is still so much unexplained about Sunday and the origins of many of her deepest scars.
I do hope this is a beginning of a series rather than a standalone. There is so much more I want to learn about the Two Nights.
Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in return for a fair and honest review.