Published by Bookouture on February 12th 2016
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
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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?
The Girl in the Ice in the first book in the Detective Erika Foster series, Erika has her work but out for her with this case.
DCI Erika Foster is the newest investigator called in to work the murder case of a high profile socialite. It’s the first case she’s worked on since the death of her husband and ther officers, while working a case. Yes, she is great at her job, but was she really ready to back on the job so soon. But she has a lot to prove to the “big boys” who don’t think she’s the one for the job. Being prior law enforcement, this was something I could certainly relate too. It’s not always to come in and take over, when some of those you work with, don’t really want you there.
The death of Andrea Douglas-Brown is the spotlight with all the news channels have the story being covered. Andrea comes from a family that is a prominent one, very wealthy, and very involved in the politics of just about everything. Including the police department. So, her death was big news, which of course just adds to the pressure of getting this case solved quilckly. So many questions loomed around her murder, why would a wealthy socialite be in the low-income part of London? The bigger question, why?
Andrea’s family is a mystery, they aren’t forth coming with any information when it came to the personal side of Anread and their family. Erika was not going to give up, and she is not one to keep quiet and just speak her mind. It might cause some waves, and get her some sideways looks, but her sheer determination to find out what happened to this young girl made me want to prove all those nay-sayers wrong. She was the right investigator for this case.
The course of the investigation uncovers some things that I’m sure this family would like to have kept hidden, but not only that, it leasds Erika to other cases that were similar. Her ideas get pushed aside by police politics, but this Erika we’re talking about. And that wasn’t going to stop her, even if it put her own safety in danger. This is one badass women!
There was no shortage of suspense and with the little snippets from the killer here and there, it was downright creepy in places. Everything unfolds layer by layer, and I was certainly fooled into believing that wrong person was the murderer. But that is something I certainly like when it comes to my thrillers, keeps my guessing.
This was such a great start for the series, and I have to say, I am looking forward to seeing what case DCI Foster will get caught up in next. The police procedurals and politics were spot on and kept me interested to see how it all panned out, add in the suspense and creepiness too, I was hooked. Book 2 here I come!
A murder mystery that will keep you guessing... Reviews for The Girl In The Ice (Detective Erika Foster #1) by Robert Bryndza @robertbryndza @Bookouture #adult #mystery #crime #thriller #fiction #arc #review Click To Tweet