Thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley, I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.........
When a young boy stumbles upon a dead body beneath a thick sheet of ice in a lake in a South London park, her eyes are wide open, her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice but she is not the only one.....
The victim is discovered to be a beautiful young socialite and appeared to have the perfect life. She is the daughter of a member of the Government and is regarded as quite an influential figure with everything including the police force.
Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation and when Erika begins to dig deeper into the investigation, 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. The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong but now she must 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?? As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika but what dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding???
WOW!!! What a novel The Girl In The Ice was, I didn't think Robert Bryndza could write such a great crime book as I only discovered that he'd previously written humor and comedy books but how wrong was I, it was absolutely fantastic. I read it at break neck speed too. The Girl In The Ice was brilliant, it was well written and cleverly constructed. I didn't know who to trust and was a little shocked when the killer was revealed. The killer was everything you'd expect with a killer - cold, calculating, manipulating and has no regard for anyone's feelings or who they hurt on their path of destruction. As we discover in the first book of this series that Detective Erika Foster has her own hidden past and her own demons to deal with. I will admit that I found parts of the story made my heart thump but it definitely didn't disappoint. I am really looking forward to Robert's next book already which has the title of The Night Stalker where I'm hoping it won't be too long until another Detective Erika Foster novel is upon us.
Robert Bryndza is definitely an author to watch. I'd HIGHLY recommend this novel if you're a fan of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Mark Billingham and it is currently only £0.99 on Kindle at the moment so grab it while you can, you won't be disappointed so don't say I never told you so!!!
The Girl In The Ice is available on Kindle from 12th February 2016.