The Girl in the Ice Robert Bryndza

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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?

Andrea the daughter of a prominent political figure has been found, murdered and left in the depths of a watery grave.

With a serial killer on the loose Erika Foster with her ballsy attitude and her propensity to tackle the case head on,  rattles her colleagues but nevertheless fights for whats right. She finds herself in the midst of  a rather dangerous and crazy situation.

Robert Bryndzas novel covers both police procedure and political privilege and he has written a fantastic debut novel with a new female lead that absolutely thrills the reader. Erika is not afraid to take risks and she, along with her ‘sidekicks’ Moss and Peterson, delivers a fast and pacy plot. The story is twisty and what starts out as what I thought was a run of the mill murder mystery descends into something that is a sickening and frightful read. The harsh reality is that this could happen, and probably has already.

This book gripped me like a grippy thing and one I read in one sitting, I have wrist ache just by turning the pages, such is the level of excitement and suspense. I loved it.

4*/5

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