Two nights A novel

Kathy Reichs

Large print - 2017

Sunday Night is a talented, tough woman with physical and psychological scars and a killer instinct. She has spent years running from her past. But after a bomb explosion leaves a girl missing, the family needs Sunnie's help. And it might just lead her to the truth about herself.

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Large type books
Suspense fiction
Mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction
[New York] : Random House Large Print [2017]
First large Print edition
Physical Description
450 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Main Author
Kathy Reichs (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Here's a stand-alone novel by the author of the Temperance Brennan mysteries. Sunday "Sunnie" Night is a former cop living in the Charleston, South Carolina, area. When a friend asks her to look into the year-old disappearance of a 15-year-old girl, Sunnie hesitates. But when she learns that the missing girl's family was murdered and that their killer has never been found, her sense of outrage won't let her stay away. Soon she's in Chicago, where the tragedy occurred, trying to turn a cold case hot again. Sunday Night is a different character from Tempe Brennan; she's a wisecracker, she's sarcastic, she's secretive about her past. On the other hand, she shares Brennan's hard-edged approach to people who get in her way and her strength of conviction. The story is cleverly plotted (Reichs has always had a knack for building good plots), and the writing is crisp and vivid, as though telling a fresh story about a new character has energized the author. Reichs' legion of fans should be encouraged to check out this one. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

In what's billed as a stand-alone, the creator of the hugely popular Temperance Brennan comes up with her first new protagonist since her 1997 debut. Sunday Night is the classic tough woman who won't look back, and she's just about got it licked when an exploding bomb leaves a girl missing. Sunnie is asked to find whether the girl is dead, kidnapped, or gone of her own accord, and she agrees because it might help her work out her own past. Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Sunday Night, the star of this fast-paced series launch from bestseller Reichs (Speaking in Bones and 17 other Temperance Brennan forensic thrillers), retreats to isolated Goat Island near Charleston, S.C., after an injury ends her police career. As a child, she barely escaped from a cult that claimed her mother's life. Concerned about her well-being, her former foster father, cop Perry "Beau" Beaumonde, entices her out of seclusion by asking her to look for a teenage girl whose wealthy grandmother believes she was kidnapped by a cult. Sunday enlists her twin brother, August ("Gus"), in a search that leads to Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., in pursuit of homegrown terrorists. Reichs sacrifices character development for unrelenting action, but Brennan fans should appreciate Sunday—a self-sufficient, tough-talking, scarred heroine—and the unquestioningly loyal, quietly lethal Gus. An explosive finale at the Kentucky Derby seems designed for the big screen. Agent: Jennifer Rudolph-Walsh, William Morris Endeavor. (July) Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A stand-alone thriller by the best-selling author of the Temperance Brennan series introduces Sunday Night, a woman whose secret past has left her with scars and a killer instinct that proves helpful to a desperate family in the wake of a bomb explosion and a girl's disappearance. (suspense).

Review by Publisher Summary 2

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A standalone thriller featuring a “tough-talking, scarred heroine”* from the author of the Temperance Brennan series, the basis for the hit TV show Bones. 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.*Publishers WeeklyPraise for Two Nights“Reichs’ newest heroine, the polar opposite of cerebral Temperance Brennan, is fueled by a well-nigh uncontrollable rage in her thrilling, violent search for a missing girl so much like herself.”—Kirkus Reviews“Brennan fans should appreciate Sunday [Night] . . . the star of this fast-paced series launch from bestseller Reichs. [The finale] seems designed for the big screen.”—Publishers Weekly“The writing is crisp and vivid. . . . The story is cleverly plotted. . . . Reichs’ legion of fans should be encouraged to check out this one.”—BooklistPraise for Kathy Reichs “I love Kathy Reichs—always scary, always suspenseful, and I always learn something.”—Lee Child “Kathy Reichs continues to be one of the most distinctive and talented writers in the genre. Her legion of readers worldwide will agree with me when I declare that the more books she writes, the more enthusiastic fans she’ll garner.”—Sandra Brown “Nobody does forensics thrillers like Kathy Reichs. She’s the real deal.”—David Baldacci “Kathy Reichs writes smart—no, make that brilliant—mysteries.”—James Patterson “Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic.”—Entertainment Weekly