Book Review-Night Terrors (A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery)-Dennis Palumbo | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Night Terrors (A Daniel Rinaldi Mystery)-Dennis Palumbo

Saturday, October 11, 2014

I can almost guarantee that you will not be able to see the ending of this book coming! What a roller coaster ride! The characters come to life and are extremely believable.

Daniel, a psychologist who sometimes is an outside consultant for the police is always getting into trouble-he just can't let the police do their jobs-and he has the bruises and broken bones to prove it. He just has to get involved in the investigations, much to the consternation of the police officers--some of whom he doesn't exactly get along with!

This is the third book in the Daniel Rinaldi Mystery series. It can definitely be read as a stand alone. I have a feeling that I am going to try to get the first two books as well as the 4th!!!!

About the Book (from Amazon)

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?

Read a couple of chapters here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter ("My Favorite Year," "Welcome Back, Kotter," etc.), DENNIS PALUMBO is now a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in creative issues. Author of "Writing From the Inside Out" (John Wiley), his first novel was a sci-fi thriller, "City Wars" (Bantam Books), before he turned to crime. His mystery fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The Strand, and elsewhere, and is collected in "From Crime to Crime" (Tallfellow Press). His acclaimed debut crime novel, "Mirror Image," was the first in a series featuring psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi. It was followed by "Fever Dream" and "Night Terrors." The fourth Rinaldi thriller, "Phantom Limb," is on sale now. All from Poisoned Pen Press, and all available in print, audio and e-book formats.

Dennis also blogs regularly for the Huffington Post and writes a column called "Hollywood on the Couch" for the Psychology Today website. For more info, visit

Daniel Rinaldi Blog

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Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds very interesting indeed. I love mysteries thriller. I am going to have to get this one. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I amiss quite sure this would have me thinking. Thinking type of books are good :)

mybizzyworld said...

loved the review. I have so many books to read, and am a reviewer myself. Look forward to reading more reviews

The AnnMarie John said...

I love books that keep me on the edge of my seat. I actually bought a few books last night for my Kindle. This is going on my TBR list now too.

Angie B said...

This sounds like a good read. There are several genres I tend to gravitate to and this sounds right up my alley. I'll admit, I'm even more intrigued because they mention Pittsburgh. I'm close to Pittsburgh

April - My Bizarre Family said...

This sounds like my kind of book! I love thrillers like this. I will have to check it out!

Leelo said...

This sounds like something for me! Great post!

Katrina Kroeplin said...

sounds like a great book. i'm always looking for something new to read.

Unknown said...

You sure know how to make one interested and how to entice curiosity. No wonder you are a top book reviewer online!

Uplifting Families said...

This sounds like my kind of book. I love thrillers that keep me sitting on edge.

C.Mahan said...

I'm telling you psychotherapist write THE BEST books. I have found a few new authors this year as I search Good Reads for authors based on professions sometimes. They really know how to get into someones head.

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