“In Palumbo’s riveting third Daniel Rinaldi mystery (after 2011’s FEVER DREAM), answers prove elusive as the murders begin to pile up. Palumbo ratchets up the stakes in this psychological thriller, but maintains the emotional complexity…” --- Publisher’s Weekly

Ann Holt of Book Keeping Reviews Night Terrors

Night Terrors: A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery Night Terrors: A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery by Dennis Palumbo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Psychologist Daniel Rinaldi is once again drawn into dangerous situations where his skill working with victims of traumatic crimes is needed. Set in a wintery Pittsburgh, this roller coaster ride of a thriller is a worthy third entry into the series.

Bottom Line: Dennis Palumbo's mysteries are page turners and highly readable. It's not necessary, but I would still recommend reading the other two books first.

A recently retired criminal profiler is suffering from 'night terrors'. Before Dr. Rinaldi can
begin to work with him, it is discovered that the ex-FBI agent is on a list of people being hunted down and killed by another serial killer. A second case concerning a mother, who believes her son is innocent even though he has confessed, seems unrelated but things may not be what they seem.

Preparing to write something about Night Terrors, I went back and read my comments on the other two books in the series and discovered that what I wrote then is still true.

Dennis Palumbo knows how to write and he knows how to tell a really exciting story without sharing more than the reader's mind can absorb. In other words violence but not too much violence; sex but not too much sex.

His characters are memorable, quirky, and fun.

It isn't necessary to be familiar with Pittsburgh; but if you are, it adds to mood to recognize the locations the author describes.

If you read and enjoy thrillers, add Dennis Palumbo to your list of authors to follow. You won't be disappointed!


1 comment:

  1. I am glad that Ann Holt found the time to review this book. This certainly gives confidence to others for buying the book.