Apr 7, 2017
Author: Robert Bryndza
Narrator: Jan Cramer
Format: AudiblePublication Date: February 12, 2016
Overall:4.5 out of 5 stars
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 Robert Bryndza’s new series today.
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This book was absolutely fantastic, and I loved it from beginning to end. I’m so glad that I picked up the audiobook, because Jan Cramer is a fantastic narrator. She did so many different inflections, accents, and voices that I couldn’t help but fall in love with this audiobook. Her narration allowed me to really get into the story, at times the plot was a bit slow (necessarily), but between the narrator and the fantastic writing I stayed engaged.
Erika Foster is a freaking brilliant creation. She is a wonderful mixture of human compassion and ‘I-don’t-give-a-shit’ attitude. She is someone who has already lost everything, and the one thing she still has is her ability to solve crimes, and help victims. I felt like I understood Erika, even though she could be a total bitch. Moss and Peterson as side characters were also brilliant, and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more with them in future installments. The plot is involved, intricate, and requires the reader to really use their brain before the big reveal. It is hard to follow all of the pieces that intertwine and intersect in this novel, but it is so so worth it. The book also shed light on how politics mix in with police investigations, and how they can influence the outcome. Which was pretty horrifying considering that the murderer nearly got away with it, and HAD gotten away with it before based on their status.
I also loved the very British nature of this book, it’s not often that I come across one that sucks me in as much as this did. In fact the Cormoran Strike series would be the only other one I can think of. I genuinely enjoyed this book, the mystery kept the identity hidden from me, and the author did a fabulous job with making other characters seem like potential culprit’s until finally the right one was revealed. I won’t lie, I hope that good things come to Erika in the next book. I know her life can never be happiness and sunshine, but I think asking for her to find some contentment shouldn’t be too much to ask. I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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” Behind every powerful man is a woman who knows how to push his buttons.”
-Robert Bryndza, Girl in the Ice