Last Breath

Last BreathLast Breath (Detective Erika Foster, #4) by Robert Bryndza
Published by Bookouture on April 12th 2017
Pages: 281
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four-stars

The Dangers of online dating…..If he seems too good to be true – he probably is.

Each murder victim in this book has met a witty, charming, handsome man online and then agreed to meet him in person – to never be seen alive again.

When a tortured, beaten dead body of a young woman is found inside a dumpster, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first on the scene. The downside…it’s not her case. She is working in another division but she can’t turn her back on the dead woman’s case. She inserts herself into the investigation until a turn of events allows her to transfer back to her old stomping grounds and fully investigate the case. Or shall I say cases as more young women are found viciously murdered.

The killer is stalking his victims online using a fake identity. He changes his identity and picture to suit his victims interests. What is interesting, is that the reader knows the identity of the killer. Sometimes this works for me in a book, sometimes it does not. It WORKED in this book!!! I enjoyed reading his story, about his life, how he stalked his victims, and what he thought of the investigation. We also see how her interacts with others in both his professional and personal life.

This book is part of the Erika Foster series by Bryndza but it works well as a stand alone book. If you have not read the other books in this series, I encourage you to do so. If you have read the previous books as I have, it is a joy to see the character development and the characters from the previous books. Erika continues to be a strong female character who often shoots her mouth off when she feels strongly about the cases she investigates. She also continues to have commitment issues which stem form the death of her husband.

Bryndza continues to write a gripping fast paced series. I appreciate how he has written a strong, confident female lead character who feels real and yet struggle with issues in her personal life. She feels for the victims and pushes herself to always do right by them. This series, and this book, is well-written, entertaining, fast paced and twisted all at the same time.

This book (and the other’s in this series) should appeal to everyone who enjoy mysteries, thriller, murder mysteries and police procedural books. Yes, there are murders but there is nothing too gory or cringe worthy to turn off most readers. I look forward to more in this series. I have a feeling that this Author is only getting warmed up and has a lot more up his sleeve.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

four-stars

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