Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza
Published: September 2017
Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza is the 5th in the Detective Erika Foster Series.
They just keep getting better!
First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
When the dismembered bodies of two people are found in suitcases floating in the river within two weeks, Erika and the team are hard-pressed to determine identity and a motive. The male has a large quantity of drugs in his stomach. If this was drug smuggling gone wrong, someone has to be looking for the stash. But Erika suspects this is not about drugs, and fights to keep the murder squad on the case. She fears a serial murderer is on the loose, maybe a pair. When the twin daughters of Commander Marsh are kidnapped, evidence suggests that the murderers are to blame. It will be a race to find these two children before they become just another statistic.
On the matter of Erika’s personal life, not only is she is betrayed by someone she thought of as a friend, her love life is suffering as well. Bruised and battered, physically and emotionally, Erika is determined to keep her mind on the case. (Perhaps Mr. Bryndza could cut her a little slack from time to time.)
It was interesting to see things from the prospective of the “bad guys”. How a young insecure woman can fall for a tough guy, and be willing to do almost anything to keep him. How the tough guy became that guy, and his thought processes. How roles can be reversed, again and again.
This is a high action, quick-paced book. Bryndza continues to develop each character, and some are becoming even more loved. As well, although you know who the culprits are, the reasoning behind the killings and the twists keep this book gripping.
These books can be read as stand-alone novels, but really, why would you want to?
Already looking forward to the next installment!
Read: September 2017
About the Author: Robert Bryndza (1979 – ) is the British author of the best-selling Erika Foster series. His books have sold over 2 million copies and have been translated into 27 languages. He has also published a series of romantic comedy novels. He has lived in the US and Canada, but currently lives in Slovakia with his husband Ján.