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May 20, 2013

NIGHT TERRORS by Dennis Palumbo

Dennis Palumbo's newest, "Night Terrors"
 4.5 STARS

by Dennis Palumbo 

A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery (Daniel Rinaldi Series)

OVERVIEW: (from Barnes and Noble)
After twenty years spent inside the heads of the nation’s worst serial killers, retired FBI profiler Lyle Barnes is falling apart mentally. Psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi thinks he can help Barnes through his terrible night visions. Barnes, however, is also the target of an unknown assassin whose mounting list of victims paralyzes the city and lands Lyle in protective custody. When Barnes flies the coop, he draws Daniel and the joint FBI-Pittsburgh PD Task Force into a desperate manhunt.

Meanwhile, a second case competes for Daniel’s attention. The mother of a youthful confessed killer awaiting trial is convinced that her son is innocent and appeals to Daniel for help. Against his better judgment, he becomes involved, and soon suspects that much about the case is not as it appears.

Daniel is faced with a number of questions. Can he and the law officials find the missing Barnes before the killer does? Will the danger closing in around him begin to affect his personal life, such as his deepening relationship with Detective Eleanor Lowrey? And are these two seemingly unconnected cases somehow linked?

This book is the third book in the series.  It is NIGHT TERRORS, Daniel Rinaldi Mystery, who is a Psychologist in Pittsburgh. If you love being scared stiff, then this book is for you.  Every time you turn the page you will  wonder what terror could be next.  Te is having trouble sleeping with the horrible nightmares about the killers and their tormenting their victims. Agent Barnes ends up on the run, while the FBI and police try to find him before the killer does.

The doctor has another case which he feels might be related to Agent Barnes' case.  It's about a murder of a business man and the young man accused of doing it. The doctor is starting to have trouble handling both cases.  I felt Doctor Rinaldi was a little smug about his confidence over how good he is at his job and he believes he is always right, no matter what. If you have the time you can read this book in one sitting.  Don't start reading it unless you plan to not stop until it is finished. This is a stand alone book even though it is the third in the series.  You will really want to read the first two.  Dr. Rinaldi will reel you in, hook, line and sinker.  A very good read even with some of the gore and terror.  Read it on a storming night when you are all alone.  You will start to think the shadows are moving.  Good terror story.

I would give this book 4.5 stars.

I was given this book NIGHT TERRORS by PoisonedPenPress on behalf of  the author Dennis Palumbo for this unbiased review.

Meet the Author

Former Hollywood screenwriter Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. He’s the author of a mystery collection, From Crime to Crime, and his short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Strand, and elsewhere. Night Terrors is third in his Daniel Rinaldi mystery series.

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