So, in the Brennan-free Two Nights, what fills the empty pages? Answer: action. The new book features so many scenes of shootouts and other violent collisions that it sometimes feels like one long record of homicidal strife ... The principal character is the bizarrely named Sunday Night ...a freelance investigator, she’s hired by a wealthy older woman to track down the woman’s kidnapped grandchild ... Since the clashes between Night and the bad guys come with such frequency, it’s good to report that Reichs shows plenty of resourcefulness at cooking up fresh takes on unbridled physical conflicts, the kind of thing that leaves readers practically breathless.
...once Sunday begins her investigation, things take a turn as the story moves towards a chilling domestic terrorism plot that takes off and never lets up ... Fans of Reichs’ Temperance Brennan series can expect the same fast-paced, entertaining writing style to kick off the author’s new series... Sunday, who has a bit of an edge to her, is a strong, complex new heroine whom Reichs has developed well. The secondary characters (including Sunday’s twin brother, August) all lend something to the story – which is solid from start to finish ... Two Nights is another hard-to-put-down thriller from Kathy Reichs, who continues to put out high-quality thrillers year after year.
Sunday Night — not her real name — lives in seclusion on an island off the South Carolina coast while contemplating the ruins of her life. Her early childhood was a nightmare ... Stella, may have been kidnapped by a cult after she missed being killed in a Hebrew school bombing that claimed the lives of her mother and brother (though the family isn't Jewish). Accepting the job, Sunday heads to Chicago ... Seeking help in staking out a female member of the gang, Sunday calls on her twin brother, Gus, and they chase the suspects from Chicago to California and back East. Reichs periodically interrupts this tale with the first-person narrative of a girl desperately trying to escape a cult ... Reichs’ newest heroine, the polar opposite of cerebral Temperance Brennan (Speaking in Bones, 2015, etc.), is fueled by a well-nigh uncontrollable rage in her thrilling, violent search for a missing girl so much like herself.