Post Script: The Girl In The Ice – Robert Bryndza

The Girl In The Ice

The Girl In The Ice

Robert Bryndza

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ISBN: 9781910751763

Description:

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 Rob Bryndza’s new series today – at a special launch price.

 

Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster

 

She’s fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes.

 

  1. THE GIRL IN THE ICE
  2. THE NIGHT STALKER (COMING SOON) (less)

 

 

My View:

The Good – the narrative is complex, plenty of red herrings, misdirection’s, action and a good police procedural. The second part of the book was a page turner and the prose flowed more easily than the first half – maybe because there was less dialogue and more action or perhaps the writer had become more comfortable with his work? And I loved the diverse characters in the book.

 

The Not So Good – Ok – I am willing to go against popular opinion and not give this a 5 star review; there a few things that did irritate me in this book – firstly the cover – clearly showing a woman’s icy face – eyes closed, totally the opposite of the first sentence in the publishers blurb, it was even highlighted- eyes wide open and this was “trademark” of the killer – eyes wide open, not closed.

 

And book that uses the term and uses it often “full breasts “ doesn’t win any points with me, even in the forensic examination “the Y shaped incision had been made, running from each shoulder, converging between her full breasts…” tacky and sounds like the prose came straight out a romance novel. It is a term that doesn’t work for me. It especially doesn’t work in the context of a post mortem.

 

Dialogue – at times I felt the dialogue was clumsy.

 

And I felt like I was reading book two of the series not one – I felt I was missing a big part of Erika’s story.

 

The book shows potential.

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10 thoughts on “Post Script: The Girl In The Ice – Robert Bryndza

  1. I do appreciate your candor, Carol. I can see why you see some potential here, but honestly, those things would bother me, too. Hmmmm….. Honestly, I’m not sure. And yet another title that includes the words The Girl

  2. The bit about the grieving detective would be enough to put me off. And, yes, wouldn’t it be nice if woman weren’t always sexualised – even when dead? Oddly enough, no author ever seems to comment on the… er… endowment of male corpses… 😉

  3. Great review Carol. I must admit that I am getting tired of “Girl…..” book tiles. Not a fan of Pretty Girls or serial killer stories in general, so this is one that I’ll skip.
    Have an enjoyable week!

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