Night Watch by Linda Fairstein


5 Critic Reviews

Alex’s 14th is distinctly below average for this bestselling series.


New York Times bestselling author Linda Fairstein returns with a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that takes Alexandra Cooper into the dark underside of New York City’s most storied restaurants and a murder case spanning continents.

While Alexandra Cooper is in France visiting her famed restaurateur boyfriend, Luc Rouget, one of his matchboxes promoting his new restaurant is found on the body of a murdered young woman. But before the investigation begins, Alex is summoned back to New York.

The distinguished and wealthy Head of the World Economic Bureau has been arrested and accused of attacking a maid in his hotel. Alex prepares the alleged victim to testify, but when a second body is found with Luc’s matchbox, she begins to fear that the two cases may not be as unrelated as she thought, and that uncovering the sordid secrets of the city’s most wealthy and powerful could cost her and her loved ones everything they hold dear. 

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About Linda Fairstein

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LINDA FAIRSTEIN was chief of the Sex Crimes Unit of the district attorney’s office in Manhattan for more than two decades and is America’s foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence. Her Alexandra Cooper novels are international bestsellers and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She lives in Manhattan and on Martha’s Vineyard.
Published July 10, 2012 by Dutton. 496 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Jul 29 2012
Weeks as Bestseller
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Critic reviews for Night Watch
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Below average
Jul 01 2012

Alex’s 14th is distinctly below average for this bestselling series.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
May 21 2012

The major departure from the actual case arrives late while the subplot centering on deaths that may be linked to Rouget doesn’t quite deliver

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Book Reporter

Reviewed by Roz Shea on Jul 13 2012

...we turn the pages from the first paragraph to the last as Fairstein works her magic.

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Above average
Reviewed by Kat Kiddles on Sep 04 2012

Drugs, sex, rock n’ roll. Ok, so there’s no rock n’ roll, but I’ve got everything else I could want in a mystery novel: drugs and sex, prostitution, counterfeiting, history lessons, skulls and bones, thieving, international intrigue…

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Reviewed by Lesa Holstine on Jul 09 2012

Night Watch is one more example of Fairstein’s perfect handling of crime, suspense, and friendship.

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