Book: The Girl In the Ice
Series: Detective Erika Foster #1
Author: Robert Bryndza
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?-Goodreads
Review: When a wealthy young woman is found murdered, DCI Erika Foster is brought in to lead the investigation. DCI Foster is a sharp detective but coming off an investigation that did not go according to plan. She is abrasive, has trouble playing the political game and not immediately liked by the other officers working the case. She quickly earns the respect of several other detectives and they work to find the murderer, who turns out to be a serial killer.
I enjoyed this book. Several scenes with her boss were repetitive and the killer was rather obvious, but this was a page turner. Erika is definitely a character that I initially found annoying (and I was skeptical someone with her lack of finesse would have be promoted to DCI) but by the end of the book, I liked her no-nonsense attitude and direct manner.
Thanks to Heather for recommending this book and I'm excited to read the rest of the series.