The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza
an intriguing story of a cop-on-the-edge
About The Girl in the Ice
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?
I’m going to unashamedly admit I picked The Girl in the Ice for its cover. Then I started reading and was blown away by the first scene that sets up an intriguing story of a serial killer and the top-cop-on-the-edge who’s hopefully going to catch them.
The characters are strong, the mystery complex and the clues clear enough to follow and yet just obscure enough to keep you guessing. Bryndza provides a contrast of settings, from the pub-dwelling locals and the down and out prostitute, to the upper echelon of business society, and paints each as richly as the other.
I did find DCI Foster’s behaviour a little hard to believe at times. I’m all for characters with plenty of baggage, and a good headstrong woman who takes no crap from anyone is always a bonus. Bryndza has given her a lot of emotional baggage. It is possible that she isn’t really fit to come back to work after a devastating trauma, yet I found the leeway she gets from her Chief Superintendant stretched believability, and the decisions she makes toward the climax really pulled me out of the story. She is still a seasoned cop, after all.
For all that, I very much enjoyed this novel. The Girl in the Ice is a great read. I recommend it to anyone who loves a good crime thriller.
About the Author
Robert Bryndza is the author of the international #1 bestseller The Girl In The Ice.
The Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller is the first in the new Detective Erika Foster series. The second book, The Night Stalker has just been published.
In addition to writing Crime Fiction, Rob has published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. He is British and lives in Slovakia with his Slovak husband Ján. You can find out more about the author at www.robertbryndza.com
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