It’s Friday folks and what better way to kick off the weekend then with a fabulous Guest Review of Robert Bryndza’s COLD BLOOD from the fantabulous Claire Knight! Let’s find out a little more about the author and this book….and look at my Claire bear with the lovely Robert & Jan Bryndza! Eeeeeeeek! 😍
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, Dark Water and Last Breath are the second, third, and fourth books in the series, and the fifth book, Cold Blood is now available to pre-order.
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
She fell in love with a killer, now she’s one too.
The suitcase was badly rusted, and took Erika several attempts, but it yielded and sagged open as she unzipped it. Nothing could prepare her for what she would find inside…
When a battered suitcase containing the dismembered body of a young man washes up on the shore of the river Thames, Detective Erika Foster is shocked. She’s worked on some terrifying cases but never seen anything like this before.
As Erika and her team set to work, she makes the link with another victim – the body of a young woman dumped in an identical suitcase two weeks ago.
Erika quickly realises she’s on the trail of a serial killer who’s already made their next move. Yet just as Erika starts to make headway with the investigation, she is the victim of a brutal attack.
But nothing will stop Erika. As the body count rises, the twin daughters of her colleague Commander Marsh are abducted, and the stakes are higher than ever before. Can Erika save the lives of two innocent children before it’s too late? She’s running out of time and about to make a disturbing discovery…there’s more than one killer.
Brilliantly gripping, Cold Blood will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath to the heart-stopping and shocking ending.
Claire’s Rating: 5/5
Holy cow! Just when you think Robert Bryndza has reached his peak with Dark Water, he pulls Cold Blood out of the bag and blows his previous books out the water.
This is so much darker than the previous outings for Erika. Finding bodies on the banks of the Thames hacked to pieces to fit in a suitcase is a grim start and the body count keeps rising but with no connection between victims, Erika has her work cut out for her. We as readers start to see the evil perpetrators’ side of the story and that is a twisted side to the tale! They say love is blind….
I love Erika as a detective, I have from the start of The Girl In The Ice. As a character she’s developed over the past few books into a warmer character but still tenacious and passionate about her job. She’s started to show a caring side in her relationships but she’s still the hard nosed detective who says what’s on her mind even if it does get her in trouble!
I never thought I’d say this but thank goodness for hangovers; feeling rough gave me the perfect excuse to curl up on the sofa with my kindle and devour Cold Blood on a Sunday morning! The darkness and death distracted me from the pounding headache I was suffering! Mr Bryndza’s writing is highly addictive and each time I finish one book, I cannot wait for the next!!
Huge thanks to Bookouture for my copy of Cold Blood and for asking me to join the Blog Blitz. As always a masssooooosssiiiivvvveee thank you to Noelle for letting me host the #Crimebookjunkie stop!