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On a cold icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a horrific killing on the victim’s doorstep?
Straight off her last harrowing case, Detective Erika Foster is feeling fragile but determined to lead the investigation. As she sets to work, she finds reports of assaults in the same quiet South London suburb where the woman was killed. One chilling detail links them to the murder victim – they were all attacked by a figure in black wearing a gas mask.
Erika is on the hunt for a killer with a terrifying calling card. The case gets more complicated when she uncovers a tangled web of secrets surrounding the death of the beautiful young woman.
Yet just as Erika begins to piece the clues together, she is forced to confront painful memories of her past. Erika must dig deep, stay focused and find the killer. Only this time, one of her own is in terrible danger…
This is one of the books where I did not have to think about how many stars it deserved. My cursor went straight up to tick off the highest number.
I liked the dark feeling that enfolded the crimes. I liked the lovely softness when some emotions were described in comparison to the harshness of other scenes. I adored the way the private lives and the investigation were mixed together.
Maybe it was not a clever idea to start with book 6 of a series, but it did not disturb me. One of the advantages is that I can look forward now to reading the previous parts while I wait, impatiently, for the publication day of the next one. 5 stars.
Thank you, Robert Bryndza, Netgalley and Bookouture.
About the author
Robert Bryndza is the author of the international #1 bestseller The Girl in the Ice. The Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller is the first book in the Detective Erika Foster series. The Night Stalker, and Dark Water are the second and third books in the series, and the fourth book, Last Breath, has just been published. Robert’s books have sold over 2 million copies, and have been translated into 27 languages.
In addition to writing crime fiction, Robert has published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. He is British and lives in Slovakia.