Robert Bryndza

The Girl in the Ice

" of the best debut thrillers I have read in a very long time"


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 holding?

As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika. But will she get to him before he strikes again?

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Remember the name Erika Foster. You're going to be hearing a lot from her. She's the new DCI in the crime fiction world and she is a determined, broken and incredibly likeable protagonist. Remember the name Robert Bryndza. He's the author of one of the best debut thrillers I have read in a very long time. With writing and storytelling like this, he's going to be a dangerous name in crime fiction. The setting of London isn't new and neither is the leading character with issues. However, there is something refreshing in Bryndza's writing that makes this novel fresh and exciting. 'The Girl in the Ice' is a gripping page-turner that will grab you by the throat from the very first page and will not release you until you reach the end. Just remember to pause to take a breath between pages. The second novel in the Erika Foster novels, The Night Stalker, is available from 2nd June. I defy anyone who reads 'The Girl in the Ice' not to immediately read Bryndza's second straight away. Based on the first we are all in for a treat.

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