“If you like a great monster book, with nail biting adventure and suspense, this my friend is the book for you. ”Judahml wrote this review Thursday, March 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a CRAZY read but like Mr. Sigler's other book that I've read (Contagious) it grabbed me and I could barely put it down.
He sure has a way of making you really either like or hate the characters. There's some pretty nasty parts so it's not for the weak of stomach but boy--what a ride!”
“Pretty twisted story. The detective work was a little more entertaining than some of the paranormal aspects. Some of the monsters' names and attributes made them more comical than scary. Overall, a lot of fun to read. ”Jessica T wrote this review Wednesday, June 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Another awesome, satisfying tale from Sigler. Perfectly paced, enough gore and suspense, kept mer engaged throughout, I felt for nearly all the characters...Devoured pretty quickly. Highly recommended. ”Daniel A wrote this review Friday, June 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Just finished this book and all I can say is that I loved it. Sigler writes so well that you really feel like you are in the story. The characters are developed in a way that you really get to "know" them an actually feel an emotional connection to them as they progress through the horrors of the story. Sigler knows how to add just the right amount of flare to his dialogue that all the characters have their own voice and even when they are making sarcastic comments it comes off as truthful to the character.
The story also had me reading late into the night because I never knew what was going to come next and just couldn't wait to find out. There are many twists and turns that you don't see coming and a lot of the standard plot lines are deviated from and a great original story was created. I loved the mystery/buddy-cop/creature-feature vibe of this book and can't really say I've read anything else like it. Great book.”
“Each novel from Scott Sigler gets better and better. This book is the best so far. Sigler is a master of proposing a genetic possiblity and turning it into something so frightening your skin crawls. Such is the case with Nocturnal, at one point in the book I couldn't sleep. This is a book that is very difficult to put down. Set in the streets of San Francisco, the story follows to SFPD homicide detectives who find themselves stumbling upon a very well kept secret regarding a group of murders who have lived underground for more than a hundred years. The plot weaves itself through murder after gruesome murder. Each killing draws Pookie Chang and Bryan Clauser deeper into a mystery that the police chief and the mayor want to keep covered up. As the questions mount and an avenger in a green cloak appears to dispatch the super strong killers, Bryan begins to think he is somehow connected to the murdering cult. The characters are well developed and range from a thirteen year old bullied and abused boy, Rex, to Sly, a being who has the face of a snake. The ending of the book is exciting and leaves the reader wondering what happens next. From page to page the story and the characters lure the reader from their safe homes to a plausible place of horror. If you haven't read Sigler, you must...Just Read It!”Pat K wrote this review Sunday, April 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Nocturnal is a fast-paced, edge of your chair, peek between your fingers story – the characters are incredibly well-developed, the monsters are the stuff nightmares are made of and the story is enough to make your skin crawl (and check under the bed before you go to sleep!). The writing is intense and has the perfect balance of detail – descriptive enough to get lost in, not bogged down.
Bryan Chaucer ‘The Terminator’ and Pookie Chang are partners on the San Francisco beat who become involved in the investigation of a series of grisly, unexplainable murders. After Bryan comes down with an unexplainable illness and suffers from a series of nightmares, questions are raised and both Bryan and Pookie find themselves off the case and in the Chief of Police’s bad books. Taking matters into their own hands, they gradually close in on the secret that lurks beneath the streets of sunny San Fran.
Nocturnal is a fast-paced, edge of your chair, peek between your fingers story – the characters are incredibly well-developed, the monsters are the stuff nightmares are made of and the story is enough to make your skin crawl (and check under the bed before you go to sleep!). The writing is intense and has the perfect balance of detail – descriptive enough to get lost in, not bogged down.
At 576 pages, Nocturnal is a big book with a big story, big characters and big monsters. There were a few parts in the early stages of the book where the action could have moved a little more quickly, and the revealing of the monsters is a gradual, teasing process, but when they do come out, be prepared….”
“Audio podcast and written words. Scott Sigler is my favorite author thus far!”Jervis T wrote this review Monday, March 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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“Very creepy story that sent chills up my spine when walking down the street to work. The characters were very well developed and people that you wanted to know more about. The only complaint I would have is that a few of the plot twists were a bit too easy to guess, but the way they were integrated into the story more than made up for that. Overall, one of my favorite Sigler stories.”Stefani A wrote this review Saturday, February 6, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No