Book Blurb: (Goodreads)
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past.
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.
I’ll be honest, this is the first book I’ve read by Kathy Reichs. I’m a huge fan of the TV show, Bones, which is based on her Temperance Brennan book series. So I was so excited when Simon & Schuster Canada sent this my way because I’ve been wanting to read a Kathy Reichs novel for so long!
Two Nights is a new standalone thriller and introduces readers to new heroine Sunday Night. Sunday is hired by Opaline Drucker, to look into the bombing and murder of her daughter and grandson, and her missing granddaughter. Opaline offers Sunday a hefty payout to find answers, and while that catches Sundays attention its the instant questions she has and her own personal past that draws her in. The story is action packed from the moment Sunday lands in Chicago, and she will not rest until she finds the truth about what happened.
Sunday is a tough, sarcastic and blunt character and I’m a bit torn on how I feel about her! On one hand I loved how flawed her character was, as well as, her attitude and found some of her interactions with other characters down right hilarious. On the other hand, I think Reichs waited a too long to reveal some of her background, and that caused me not to get as emotionally connected with the novel. While it’s been stated that this is a stand-alone novel I’m hoping that it gets turned into a series, because with a little more development I think I would absolutely love Sunday Night as a character. A character I really adored was Sundays’ brother, Gus. I definitely think there is more to his story, but I was hooked on the comradery between siblings. So I’m hoping that we get to see more of the two in the future.
Overall, it was a very enjoyable read! The story line for this novel was fantastic, it provided so many twists and turns at the end, it’s exactly what I hoped for coming from Kathy Reichs! I found that this story is, unfortunately, extremely relevant to what is occurring in today’s world. There were portions of the book that, at times, I felt as though I could have been reading from a newspaper. I really enjoyed Reichs’ writing style, while admittedly the story starts off a little slow, once things got moving I couldn’t put the book down. Like I’ve said, I’m really hoping this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Sunday Night but I will definitely be diving into the Temperance Brennan series soon!