Thursday, April 21, 2016

25. The Girl in the Ice - Robert Bryndza

#1 DCI Erika Foster, London
read on my iPhone
2016 Bookouture
396 pgs.
Adult Mystery
Finished 4-21-16
Goodreads rating: 4.00 (1000+ ratings)
My rating: 3.5
Setting: Contemporary London

First line/s:   "The pavement glittered in the moonlight as Andrea Douglas-Brown hurried up the deserted high street.  Her high heels clicked in the quiet, frequently breaking rhythm - a result of all the vodka she'd consumed."

My comments:  This was a decent mystery, and I'll go for at least the sequel, which comes out in about a month. I'd like to get to know the protagonist a little better...she's got a few ego?? (not sure that's the right word) issues that are interesting....

Goodreads synopsis:  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. 

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