The Girl In The Ice by Robert Bryndza
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
DCI Erika Foster is called in to lead a missing person case, but the investigation is changed to a murder investigation when the body of the girl is found under the ice in a South London park. Erika, still traumatized after recently losing her husband clash both with fellow police officers, especially the man she replaced in the investigations and the dead girls family. And, the trail she follows seems to point to other dead girls, but it's a lead that she has to fight with higher powers to follow. They seem to be more inclined to try to pin the murder on an ex-boyfriend than thinking that it's a serial killer loose.
I caved in and requested The Girl In The Ice from NetGalley after seeing the book everywhere. I mean crime novels are one of my favorite genres and everyone seems to love this book so what the heck. And, it was good. It's the kind of book that I love to spend an evening reading, with a cup of hot chocolate and a sleeping cat on my stomach/chest. Yeah, that's his place, no wonder I can read for hours since it's not always easy to move.
Erika Foster is a bit unstable after the death of her husband. Personally, I feel that she should not be working so soon. Perhaps some more time off would have made her less impulsive. She is not a bad cop, but she did do things against order (quite a lot) that makes me understand that the higher officers got a bit fed up. But, one can also see that her line of thinking when it comes to the case was more about finding the real killer and not kiss ass and do what the high and mighty think, like the girl's father that seemed to have way too much power over the investigation just because he has a high-status in society.
The revealing of the killer was never in my opinion that surprising. I had my suspicion and it turned out I was right. Still, it was a thrilling ending, despite the lack of surprise when it came to the killers identity. I liked how it all came together, how it all was revealed. I don't mind being right on who the murderer is in a book as long as the ending is good and thrilling. And, this book managed that.
I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review.