The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

untitledHer 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? “

Perfection.  Simple as that, perfection!  I read a lot of crime thriller novels (actually, that’s all I read) and I can safely say this first foray into crime writing by Robert Bryndza is in my top five reads.

Beautifully written characters, each one very individual.  From the superior Douglas-Brown family to the cuddly Woolf on the front desk, it was a joy to read about their (mis)adventures.  So much so I read this novel in 2 days which for me, of late, is a new record!

Erika’s determination and vigour for her cause was contagious.  I was willing her on from start to finish.  It’s official, I love this book and I have a small girl crush on DCI Foster.  Please Robert Bryndza, don’t leave me waiting too long for the next instalment.

Five out of five stars.

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to have a copy of this book for review.

 

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