Two Nights - Kathy Reichs

Two Nights

By Kathy Reichs

  • Release Date: 2017-07-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 53 Ratings)


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A standalone thriller featuring a “tough-talking, scarred heroine”* from the author of the Temperance Brennan series, the basis for the hit TV show Bones.

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.

*Publishers Weekly

Praise for Two Nights

“Reichs’ newest heroine, the polar opposite of cerebral Temperance Brennan, is fueled by a well-nigh uncontrollable rage in her thrilling, violent search for a missing girl so much like herself.”Kirkus Reviews

“Brennan fans should appreciate Sunday [Night] . . . the star of this fast-paced series launch from bestseller Reichs. [The finale] seems designed for the big screen.”Publishers Weekly

“The writing is crisp and vivid. . . . The story is cleverly plotted. . . . Reichs’ legion of fans should be encouraged to check out this one.”Booklist

Praise for Kathy Reichs

“I love Kathy Reichs—always scary, always suspenseful, and I always learn something.”—Lee Child

“Kathy Reichs continues to be one of the most distinctive and talented writers in the genre. Her legion of readers worldwide will agree with me when I declare that the more books she writes, the more enthusiastic fans she’ll garner.”—Sandra Brown

“Nobody does forensics thrillers like Kathy Reichs. She’s the real deal.”—David Baldacci

“Kathy Reichs writes smart—no, make that brilliant—mysteries.”—James Patterson

“Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic.”—Entertainment Weekly


  • Two Nights

    By skinnercat
    Love this new character. Enjoys the wit. Look forward to learning more about them both.
  • Latest novel by Kathy Reichs

    By Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader
    Two Nights is the newest novel by author Kathy Reichs. For the past six years, Sunday “Sunnie” Night has been living on remote Goat’s Island (off Charleston, South Carolina). Sunday receives an unexpected visit from her former foster father, Beau Beaumonde. Beau has a case that needs someone with Sunday’s skill set. One year and a week ago, Opaline Drucker lost her daughter and grandson to a bombing at a Hebrew girls’ school in Chicago. Her granddaughter, Stella was not found. Opaline wants Sunday to get answers and she is willing to pay handsomely for Sunday’s services. It will be a challenging task and it brings long buried memories to the surface. What happened to Stella? Can Sunday get answers for Opaline? What will happen to Sunday along the way? Two Nights was a hard book for me to read. I was hoping for a fast-paced suspense novel. Two Nights is a slow starter. I was never able to get into the story. I ended up skimming through some of it (i.e. speed reading). I was not a fan of Sunday Night. She is intelligent, tough, stubborn, inventive, sarcastic, distant, does not trust easily, and does not let people get close to her. I think it was hard to connect with Sunday because readers are given few details on her past. We get little bits during the story with the main details revealed at the end of the book (too late). The one thing I liked about Sunday was her pet squirrel, Bob. My rating for Two Nights is 3 out of 5 stars. Two Nights is supposed to be a suspense novel, but I did not feel it. I particularly disliked the alternating chapters (which do not make sense until the end). Add to that every single detail of Sunday’s day (what she did, where she went, what she ate, flopping on the bed, etc.). The story needed something more. I think it would have helped if the book had been written in the third person (instead of first person). The mystery seemed complicated, but I accurately guessed the outcome early in the story. There are some parts that are a little implausible. The case has gone cold (despite the Chicago PD’s best efforts), but Sunday can get a lead right away and solve it within a short period of time. Two Nights does not have the same appeal as Ms. Reichs other creations. Two Nights does contain violence (quite a bit) and foul language.
  • Can't wait for the next one!

    By Paiges2turn
    Terrific read. I love the new characters.
  • Now looking forward to more Sunday Nights!'

    By StarEddy22
    A true hard-boiled detective novel, with a female ex-marine, ex-cop, now acting as a private PI on her first case. Kathy Reichs does a fabulous job of meshing Sunday's hard-scrabble history into her case as it unwinds in Charleston, Chicago, California, and Kentucky. Love the ending, no spoilers here, but Sunday realizes that the case has changed her.
  • Great read

    By JulieD129
    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. I have to say that Sunday Night is quite a change from Temperance Brennan, but in a good way. This book actually tells two stories, but the POV on the second story isn't confirmed until the end and makes it more gripping. Sunday has been hired by a local well-to-do grandmother to locate her missing grandchild. The woman's daughter and grandson were killed in a school bombing, and the granddaughter has been missing ever since. There are numerous twists and turns throughout this story, terrorists and crisscrossing country. Definitely worth the read.
  • Great reading!

    By SudukuSue
    This was not a Brennan book in any way. Sunday Night, the protagonist is a PI who is a very troubled individual. I will not go into why because of spoilers, but it is fully explained in the novel. Her cohort, Gus, is also her twin. The story begins with a bomb going off on the north side of Chicago. Among those killed are a woman and her son. Her young daughter has disappeared. Sunnie is hired by their Grandmother to "get" the people who set off the bomb and find her granddaughter. Her investigation takes you from Charlotte to Chicago to Los Angeles to Louisville. Lots of action and mayhem throughout the novel. It was excellent weekend reading and I hope the author writes more of Sunnie and Gus' adventures. Thanks to Net Galley and Bantam Books for an ARC for an honest review.
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