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The Girl in the Ice
     

The Girl in the Ice

4.7 7
by Robert Bryndza
 
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

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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?

A page-turning thriller packed with suspense. If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbot and Karin Slaughter, discover Rob Bryndza's new series today.

Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster.
She's fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781910751770
Publisher:
Bookouture
Publication date:
02/12/2016
Pages:
396
Sales rank:
14,608
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Girl in the Ice 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
My first venture into reading this author. I had heard so much about this book which often makes it difficult to read with a clear mind and give a fair opinion when plenty has already been talked about. However from the outset I was well and truly hooked. It is gripping, gruelling, skin crawling, breath holding torture just to read it! I loved the whole thing. DCI Ericka Foster has returned after a bereavement and is thrown right into a murder case. I never did quite make up my mind whether I actually liked her. While I sympathised with her loss she was such a ballsy character who went with her gut instinct no matter whose toes she trod on. She had little regard for her own safety and put herself in peril a couple of times. There is a wide raft of police procedure, after the initial murder it eventually becomes apparent there is a serial killer at large. The twists and turns with the families, the underworld, the truly seedy back streets of London the daily life it all keeps you absorbed and you need to pay attention to keep up with the pace. The descriptive writing is excellent, even when there were things I couldn't comprehend the amount of detail by the author painted a clear image in my mind. The cover is haunting in itself. Be prepared for a tumultuous journey and the way the tension builds at the end is remarkable ... excellent story. I had to stop and calm down when I had finished. Thanks to the author, Bookouture and Netgalley for the experience in exchange for my honest opinion.
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
A Great Start to a New Series. I have always enjoyed murder mysteries, especially one's that are set in England, so when I got this book through NetGalley in exchange for a review, I was thrilled. The book caught my attention right away and it held it until the last page. I loved the characters, especially a strong female heroin, and I hope that there will be plenty more in the series. The plot was great, with plenty of action, mystery, office politics and it kept me guessing until the end. What an intense and entertaining read, loved it.
PaulAllard More than 1 year ago
Engaging police procedural set in South London This detective novel starts with the rape and murder of a socialite, Andrea Douglas–Brown, daughter of a high-powered member of the Establishment. DCI Erika Foster is assigned the case, recently arrived from Manchester after a horrific case-gone-wrong. As the murderer tries to cover his tracks, bodies accumulate and DCI Foster is side-lined. She does not give up. Engaging and well-written, characterisation is good and it flows nicely. I felt that the dénouement was a bit rushed but otherwise this is worth a read.
ArleneArredondo More than 1 year ago
Praise Robert Bryndza! This is a perfect suspense, action, crime thriller. A hooking plot with so many twist that will keep you guessing till the end. The author brilliantly exposes bits and pieces that keeps leading you to a new suspect as you advance in the book. Erika Foster’s first case in the new city that she is relocated, after a traumatic event in her work and personal life, is none other than the gruesome murder of a high profile socialite, there is pressure from higher commands to solve the murder, but obstacles keep popping and misleading information is offered. What DCI Foster will uncover will be a greater crime with huge implications and the least character you would expect will be the killer. Note: I received a copy free for review purposes.
ToddSimpson More than 1 year ago
Excellent Story. The book grabbed my attention at the beginning, and kept my interest right through to the end. I like the detail and background the Author has gone into on the characters. Especially the main character Detective Ericka Foster being a bit damaged by her past, but a smart and determined women. This is a book worth reading, and I look forward to the Authors next book.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
This action-packed, intense, who-done-it with an intriguing new lead character named Erika Foster was interesting and well written. Erika has 25 years on the job and is no shrinking violet. When a serial murderer breaks form and steps over the line to kill a wealthy young woman rather than Eastern European prostitutes Erika is called in to lead the investigation. Erika’s brash comments and behavior manage to step on toes from the very beginning. She continues to work the case as she believes it should be handled rather than bowing to pressure from those above her who want to keep someone with clout happy. More murders and deaths occur, numerous suspects are pursued, help is provided to Erika by Peterson and Moss and eventually she is lined up in the crosshairs of the serial murderer wondering if she will survive. At times I felt Erika took risks a seasoned investigator might not have, I wondered at her lack of political insight/caring and hoped that all would eventually work out for her. As the first book in a new series there is much to explore in Erika’s past and a future for her that could include any number of wonderful or not so wonderful things. I have a feeling this series has potential. Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the copy of this book to read and review.
pet1210 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic start to a new detective series! The Girl in the Ice was absolutely gripping from page one. I loved Detective Erika Foster who was flawed and also vulnerable but stood her ground. It was refreshing to see the class system and politics being tackled in this way. The plot kept me guessing until the end. I had all sorts of theories but was totally wrong. The ending was very satisfying, and I am so pleased that Robert Bryndza is already writing the next book featuring Erika. Highly recommended! I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.