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【オーディオブック】The Night Stalker (2016)

The Night Stalker (2016)

時間:9時間38分

発音:イギリス英語

評価:4 out of 5

The Night Stalker

 

【あらすじ】

開業医の他殺死体が発見された。彼の両腕は後ろ手に縛られており、頭にはビニール袋が被されていた。数日後、ジャーナリストが同様の手口で殺された。ロンドン警視庁警部エリカ・フォスターだったが、犯人は女性であると主張することでチームから孤立してしまう。

 

【感想】

エリカ・フォスターシリーズの2作目。主人公は東欧からイギリスに移住してきた女性警部。女性、移民ということで、ありとあらゆる困難が待ち受けているのがこのシリーズの特徴かな。シリーズ1作目のストーリーは可もなく不可もなくといった感じでしたが、2作目では登場人物の運命が気になって一気に読みました。相変わらず、エリカ以外はバカなの!?と苛立つくらい、エリカの上司やライバル警部は出来の悪い人達です。それでもエリカが出世コースにのれないのは出自のせいでしょうか。このままでは終われない。エリカ頑張れ・・・と思ってしまったので、おそらく3作目が出たら読むことになりそうです。

 

The Night Stalker

 

A GP was found dead in his bedroom. His hands were tied to his back, and a plastic bag was tied over his head. A few days later, an investigative journalist was killed in exactly the same manner. These two cases had no forced entry; the killer stalked victims, and waited in their rooms until s/he found the right moment to strike.

 

Detective Chief Inspector Erika Foster was called in to lead these cases. Despite the fact that all evidence pointed to a female assailant, her rival team arrested one of her team members, Forensic Pathologist Isaac Strong. Erika had to investigate on her own to prove Isaac’s innocence.

 

 

Spoiler Alert:

 

“The Night Stalker” is the second installment of Detective Erika Foster series. After I read “The Girl in the Ice”, I had mixed feelings about the book. I didn’t like the grumpy tone of the book, however, I like the female protagonist who followed her instincts despite all the obstacles. In this second book of the series, Erika developed into a solid character. Nearing two years after her husband’s tragic death, she finally started to move on with her life. She made friends with Isaac, a forensic pathologist in her team, but he was arrested for the murder of his boyfriend and two serial murder cases.

 

Erika was the only person who was on the right track. Evidence showed that the killer was a female; however, her boss and rival detective insisted that female serial killers were rare. Erika and the assailant felt it was an insult that women were not capable of committing serial murders. Again, she was right, making her boss and rival members out to be fools. Although she was right, her superior promoted her rival to punish her for insubordination.

 

Portraying oppressed female figures must be one of the key features in this series, but I would like to see Erika earn respect and promotion by being superior at her job in the future series.

 

 


The Night Stalker: A chilling serial killer thriller (Detective Erika Foster Book 2)

 

YL:7.5〜8

語数:118,420語(readinglength.comより)

 

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