A religious sect which had revival meetings at their home Whenever these took place 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 participated in covert operations Now that he s returned to civilian life he s combined all of the elements of his past to become a serial killer He preys on confident women who live in high rise buildings entering 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 they sleep and stabs them 37 times through the sheets Each individual is not lethal rather it s a combination of all the stabbings that lead to the victim slowly bleeding to deathThe NYPD is completely Richard Nixon: The Life 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 toollow the clues presented in the Night Spider s three killings Horn is approached by someone I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! from Mr Spider s past and isinally able to create a profile of the killer with the aid of a waitress at a diner he reuents who just happens to have been a psychologist but not before many murders occurUnfortunately or Mr Lutz serial killer books have inundated the crime Puppet Master fiction marketplace It takes something really extraordinary to overcome the reluctance of the crimeiction reader to Swoon: The Heartthrob Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as Well as Beginners face yet another serial killer who exhibits all the expected traits of these villains abusive childhood sociopathic behavior etc The means of killing do make this book uniue but on the whole it doesn teel Janae (Blacktop, fresh or differentMr Lutz is aine writer and I particularly enjoy his Alo Nudger series He does build a great deal of psychological 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 I just didn t see how the I just could not buy the killer s modus operandi I just didn t see how the could tightly wrap a sleeping woman in her sheets without waking her up The book didn t work or me but might or someone who is less jaundiced about the serial killer phenomenon NYPD Capt Thomas Horn ret detective Has you climbing the walls It s the corn muffins that get em every time Marla Paula Bircher Staff ice ishing Careful of the web on this read best keep your lights on Pretty 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 end the story. Scream The ew clues left on the scene point to a wall crawling glass cutting predator who easily eludes the best minds on the police orce Now a determined detective must stop him–before time runs out or his next victimAn Agatha Award winning Auth. .
Uite a turn in this book never saw it coming So glad I don t live in a High Rise Apartment in New York City Fast paced and another BOOK you don t want to put down till your DONE There was a good twist in this one that I only had partially igured out which was refreshing and unusual I do wish that there was
A Bit Background On The Time In The Military Orbit background On The Time In The the time in the or it was that paved the way Why Diets Make Us Fat for the blood list of the killer A must reador the mysterythriller Dont Hex with Texas (Enchanted, Inc., fans I drove 20 miles out of my way so I couldinish the book I did NOT want
turn it off I listened the audiobookversion the narrator Scott Brick saved the story Spanish Dagger (China Bayles, for me This I believe is my second John Lutz book to have read The main characters are different than the previous novel but they are euallylawed and believable human beings with limitationsThis is another serial killer tale and it is plausible that the events could happen if a properly trained demented individual was so in mind to perform the horrible acts depicted in the bookLutz provides a surprise ending I didn t see it coming All in all this is an interesting book that anyone who likes suspense will enjoy Maybe of a 38 I just might have had my Everyday life in medieval times fill of serial killers and murder Must admit I skimmed a bit The Night Spider is a pretty good serial killer thriller It s well written with some casual tag lines and inside jokes to contrast with the criminal subject matter Lutz did a clever job coming up with such a ritualistic moor the killer Mandle The traumatic childhood stuff worked in convincingly with his spider obsession as well as his psychosisI d have liked to see of his youth background what was a messed up dude like Mandle doing in high school Well we get a glimpse of a disastrous teenage date but that s about it Nonetheless the evolution of Mandle s sickness combined with his military training and experience not only gives a plausible explanation to his nearly superhuman skills but simultaneously enables his need to kill We might say that he got training to go on a private war Left unsaid though is what happened right after he left the military and before he became the Night Spider There s all sorts of situations any social situation really where a sociopath would have trouble North functioning in mentally if not overtly We don t get to know him except inlashbacks or asides So we miss a lot of creepy possibilities not necessarily violent or even criminal acts but the trauma such a person might ace just dealing with daily lifeI agree wi. John Lutz is ascinated 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 preys upon women living in high rises With ew visible means of entry the. ,TO TURN IT OFF I LISTENED
Th those reviewers who say that there s too many victims Inevitably we have to meet a host of new characters the sudden appearance of which marks them as the next victim So there s no space to really develop most of the victims as people with this or that personality I also agree with the comments pointing out how anyone could remain completely asleep while they were being manhandled not to mention being wrapped up like mummies I thought this process was going to be explained by Mandle somehow drugging the victims irst but noThe main characters are a mixed lot Mandle himself
is only partially illed in i veonly partially illed in as I Among the copsgood guys Horn is good enough and Paula but Bickerstaff was Strange Son: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and the Quest to Unlock the Hidden World of Autism forgettable Marla is interesting Nina is ok Anne should be built up considering that she s crucial to the plot but she s in crisis mode the entire time reacting and dealing with stress For all the trauma she never really comes aliveThe uestionable types Kray and the other Special Forces guys are done with considerable nuance Who didn t think that the metal sculptor wasn t involved somehow Kray s pretty much that guy s opposite apparently correct and above board but completely rotten underneath The best of the red herrings is Paula s new person of interest doubly so Harry He seemed just a little too eager with Paula to have just a romantic interest in her Oh well he s just that way On the other hand I wasn t surprised that Vine was involved The entire sue the hospital subplot involving Anne as it did had to be than a diversion The other problem with Vine is that he s a non entity Aren t serial killers even copycats supposed to be interestingInact the Special Forces deal Kray s unit that is despite its crucial role wasn t really played out as much as it could ve been I know that would be a different book still along with the holes in Mandle s history we just get a small serving of Nope follow up I agree again with those whoeel that the book seemingly ended with the discovery of Mandle s corpseLutz threw us into overdrive with the KrayVine ollow through which wasn t at all bad but I don t think killing off our main character was the best idea If Mandle is killed at another
point much soonermuch sooner much later I think The Night Spider might ve been interesting Maybe if he goes down early on then there s a string of copy cat killers Kray s guys That would keep Horn huddled with Marla over those corn muffins RATING 325He had an abusive childhood raised by an unstable mother who headed. Mysterious stalker kills women while they sleep in their beds behind 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 rozen in a silent. .