Dark Water by Robert Bryndza Review

Title: Dark Water

Author: Robert Bryndza

Publisher:  Bookouture

Narrator: Jan Cramer

Format: Audiobook

Publication Date: October 20, 2016

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

Source: Purchased

Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. She would lie still and undisturbed for many years but above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning.

When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child.

The remains are quickly identified as seven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news twenty-six years ago.

As Erika tries to piece together new evidence with the old, she must dig deeper and find out more about the fractured Collins family and the original detective, Amanda Baker. A woman plagued by her failure to find Jessica. Erika soon realises this is going to be one of the most complex and demanding cases she has ever taken on.

Is the suspect someone close to home? Someone is keeping secrets. Someone who doesn’t want this case solved. And they’ll do anything to stop Erika from finding the truth.

From the million-copy bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker, comes the third heart-stopping book in the Detective Erika Foster series.

This series just gets better and better. I LOVED this third installment, and it really made me happy to see that it didn’t follow the same outline as the previous two books. Erika finally starts to wise up, that she can’t just do things the way she wants without issue. The case outlined in this book was very hard to read. I’m a mother and so I definitely understand the anguish that the parents feel in this story. It was an absolute tragedy, but I admire Erika and her team the tenacity to see this case through.

I also really loved the addition of Erika’s sister Lenka. Lenka and her kids add such an interesting dimension to Erika. She is warm and kind and loving, which is really in contrast to the abrasive personality she shows to the rest of the world. Things also got very interesting with Peterson, and I’m kind of dying to know what’s going to happen there. I’ve been holding off on reading the 4th book only because it’s the last one currently out, and I want to savor this series, and not get burnt out. Robert Bryndza weaves a fascinating story, and I’m so happy to say that I did not peg what happened to this poor child until the reveal. I love the way he crafts the story so that all the necessary bits are there, but they don’t make sense until it’s laid out or shortly before the reveal. I have to give this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars, only because I’m highly disappointed that Erika and Peterson didn’t really talk about what happened.

4.5/5 – Fabulous Read, Recommended

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**


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“She would lie still and undisturbed for many years, almost at peace. But above her, on dry land, the nightmare was only just beginning.”
― Robert BryndzaDark Water