Autobahn, Book Review, Crime, Germany, Psychological, Thriller, Urbane Books

Night Driver by Marcelle Perks

Publication Day: 2nd August 2018
Publisher: Urbane Publications
ISBN: 978-1911583967
Pages: 376
Category: Fiction, Genre: Thriller / Crime / Psychological


Heavily pregnant Frannie is facing a crisis. An English woman living in Germany, her marriage is failing, her language skills are hopeless, and she feels like a fish out of water in a foreign country.

In a positive effort to tackle her problems, she learns to drive so she can cope when her baby is born and build a sense of independence. After passing her driving test she drives in the early hours of the morning to gain experience on the eerily empty streets.

But when she encounters a Polish motorcyclist looking for his missing sister, she becomes sucked into a terrifying world of shady nightclubs, autobahn prostitutes, and organ trafficking. And when she crosses serial-killing truck driver Stigelegger, there’s no turning back.

A most unlikely heroine, this nervous Night Driver must stay one step ahead of her pursuer on the darkest of roads in order to survive.


What do you get when you take an unhappy, “fish-out-of-water” pregnant woman learning how to drive the Autobahn at night, a 40-year-old gay serial killer with a conscience, a manipulative drug-addled hooker, and a narcissistic strip club manager who quotes infamous serial killers? You get a suspense-filled, head-rush of a thrill ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The author’s character development is well done. She pulls out their strengths and vulnerabilities making the reader question whether they should truly loathe or feel pity for such despicable and reckless individuals.

Without a doubt, this is a unique psychological thriller with an unusual protagonist and antagonist. If you like unusual thrillers with a twist, give this one a try. Recommend highly.


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ABOUT THE AUTHORMarcelle Perks Author Image

Marcelle Perks is a British author and journalist living in Germany. She specializes in writing sexually-themed guidebooks but also writes short stories. As a film journalist, she has contributed to such publications as British Horror Cinema, Fangoria, The Guardian and Kamera. Night Driver is her thrilling debut novel.


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