The Girl In The Ice

The Girl In The IceThe Girl In The Ice (DCI Erika Foster, #1) by Robert Bryndza
Published by Bookouture on February 12th 2016
Pages: 396
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five-stars

Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Wow…just Wow…

Honestly, I can tell you that this book is FANTASTIC! This book really took me by Surprise. From the very beginning, when a woman is walking alone and a car pulls up beside her, I was hooked. This book had a great build up from beginning to the end. I thought the pace of this book was perfect. Nothing felt rushed. I really dislike when I read a book and it is great and then the ending comes out of left field. There is no disappointment to this book. The investigation felt like it was moving at the right speed. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end.

The woman’s body is found under the ice. Thus begins the investigation into her murder. She turns out to be a wealthy socialite. The investigator in charge, Erika, comes with understandable baggage. During her last investigation, her husband, as well as fellow officers, were killed. She is still recovering from her loss when she comes back to work as the officer in charge of this investigation. She is faced with red tape, bureaucracy, a killer hell bent of not being found, and the uncooperative family of the victim.

The story is smart. This book has layers and various plot twists. The story is very well thought out and comes together very nicely in the end. What doesn’t make sense will in fact make sense in the end. Brilliant.

The victim count rises as does the suspense in this novel. I loved that I did not figure out who the killer was until the end. I figured out who was the killer when Erika did. I thought this was a great touch. Erika is a great character. A strong female protagonist. She has her issues but is dedicated to solving this case no matter what toes she has to step on or what she has to do to get to the truth.

five-stars

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