Review From User :
I would like to thank Netgalley and author Robert Bryndza for my copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I cannot stop gushing about this one! This is the debut in a new police procedural series starring DCI Erika Foster and once again I have found a brand new strong, female detective to love! I would compare this to the likes of S.J. Bolton's Lacey Flint series and Angela Marsons' DI Kim Stone. If you have enjoyed either of these series I HIGHLY recommend taking this up; you won't be sorry!
We are hooked from the first page by the telling of Andrea Douglas-Brown's kidnapping and murder. She is later found under a layer of ice and DCI Foster is called to the scene. We are vaguely made aware of Ericka's personal issues by references to a tragic event involving the death of her husband, Mark, and how this has kept her off the Met police force for the past 7 months. She throws herself completely into the mystery of this young lady's murder but immediately hits roadblocks by the victim's wealthy father and her bosses. What is the Douglas-Brown family trying to keep quiet What could be so detrimental to their reputation that they would be willing to hinder an investigation into the murder of their favorite daughter
We follow DCI Foster through many ups and downs which only caused me to love her more. I was completely surprised by the ending and did not see it coming. This book was a well constructed police procedural, but I also thoroughly enjoyed the story lines into the various characters personal lives as well. Each character came alive for me off the pages and I felt the development was deep and had me begging for more. I'm ready for #2, The Night Stalker, which the author is currently working on. I would LOVE to see more into Ericka's backstory in the next novel clearly, but I really enjoyed seeing Detective Moss' family life. I would really like to see more into them as well! Altogether this was a BRILLIANT read that I can see becoming a long term series that everyone will be talking about. Bravo, and write quickly please!! :)
Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one.
When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.
The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.
What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?
As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.
The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong… resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?
A page-turning thriller packed with suspense. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter, discover Rob Bryndza’s new series today – at a special launch price.
Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster
She’s fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes.