20 October 2022

The Girl in the Ice


By Robert Bryndza


When the body of a young woman is discovered frozen beneath the ice in a South London park, 
Detective Chief Inspector Erika Foster takes charge of the murder investigation. The victim, a socialite from a wealthy family, appeared to have a privileged life; yet upon delving deeper into her background, all isn't as it seems.

Published in 2016, this is the first in a series of (currently) seven books. I thought it was a gripping read and very well-paced. The main characters are developed to a good degree; with a strong female lead in Erika Foster. Determined to prove herself 'fit for duty' after her previous investigation lead to the death of her husband and four other officers during a bungled drug raid, she's still struggling with guilt and remorse. 

The suspenseful plot had many fantastic twist and turns before finally revealing the killer's identity. It was a really enjoyable read and I look forward to the rest of the series. 

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Bookouture
  • Publication Date: 12th Feb 2016
  • Author: Robert Bryndza
  • Genre: Crime


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?

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