Cold Blood (Detective Erika Foster #5) by Robert Bryndza

Cold Blood
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.

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Oh how I love this series. Just when you think you have it figured out, Bryndza throws something way out of left field and it changes everything!

I was a bit disappointed in the first half of the novel when a lot of the plot was focused on Nina and Max, our Bonnie and Clyde duo. I really like thrillers that surprise me with who the killer was and I was worried that the surprise factor was gone.

Boy was I wrong. Just past the midpoint of the novel, the novel shifts to present day and it is thrilling! I don’t want to spoil anything, but I was surprised by the ending of the novel and how Erika and team discovered the key link.

It’s best to go into the novel, without reading the back of the novel. When I finished reading the book, I realized that the back blurb goes into events that were in the last 70% of the novel.

4 calculators out of a potential 5. This series has no signs of slowing down! This is a series that mystery fans don’t want to miss out on!

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