The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

I was lent The Girl in the Ice by a friend of mine who has very good taste in books (most recently, she lent me Why Did You Lie?), so I had high hopes for it, even before I read the blurb. And the blurb got me even more excited – a dead girl, frozen in the ice and linked to the murders of three prostitutes. What’s not to love?

(Clearly this is only something you will love if you love thrillers, it’s not the sort of thing you love in day-to-day life, because that would be very wrong.)

Right from the start, I was hooked on this book. Detective Erika Foster makes her return to police work to investigate the disappearance of a young socialite, with a powerful and influential father. Throughout the investigation, it feels to Erika that the father is pulling all of the strings and her superiors are playing along with him, rather than looking at the facts of the case. Needless to say, she’s not very popular with either the victim’s family or her superiors. But Erika is determined to get to the truth, however much power, money and influence try to stop her.

And as she gets closer to the truth, the murderer closes in on her. Will she get to him before he strikes again – or before he kills her?

Erika Foster has an interesting back story and I wondered if this was the second or third novel in a series, but it is actually the first novel in the series and a second is coming soon. I will definitely be looking out for that.

Having read my previous two books – Lying in Wait and The Couple Next Door – in six days each, I excelled myself with The Girl in the Ice and read it in three days flat. I just couldn’t put it down.

If you enjoy a good thriller with a great detective, I would definitely recommend Robert Bryndza’s novel. My only small complaint about it is that it had quite a lot of typos. There’s really no excuse for that.

The Girl in the Ice, Robert Bryndza, Book review

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I read the whole of this when we were in Spain in October – and totally agree with you. It is a great thriller. I have the next in the series to read but haven’t got round to it yet.

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed it too. I must get the next book in the series!

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  2. Oh! I was just thinking that I liked the sound of this, it certainly sounds exciting with a good storyline but typos??? That really is disappointing.
    Nat.x

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    • I know, I couldn’t believe it! It wasn’t just one, there were a lot of them. Don’t they have editors?! I’m very happy to proofread a thriller or two! 😉 x

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    • It’s really good, thanks! Thanks for the reminder about your linky 🙂

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  3. WOW it must be good if you read it in such a short space of time! Thanks for sharing with #readwithme

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    • It was really good! I still don’t know how I found the time to read it so quickly!

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    • It’s a really good read. I hope they sorted out the typos for later print runs. I’ve bought the second book in the series, so hopefully there won’t be any in that one!

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  4. This sounds like a great read if you finished it in three days. How unusual to see typos, though. I’m afraid that would put me off, too.
    #ReadWithMe

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    • It was very unusual! It’s rare to see even one typo in a book, so I was surprised to see so many. Hopefully they sorted it out for later print runs.

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  5. You always write up such great reviews of thrillers and I’m always desperate to know the endings! How strange to find typos, hope they get them sorted. #readwithme

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    • Thanks very much! With reviews of thrillers, it’s a balancing act trying not to give too much away, but trying to make them sound worth reading. I do hope there are no typos in later print runs of the book and in the next books in the series.

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  6. I love the sound of this book. Sounds very thrilling. But talking of typos, I have been wondering whether I’m supposed to flag them up to the author/publisher when reading an ARC?

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    • It’s a brilliant book, well worth a read! Maybe you should ask in advance whether they would like you to flag up typos – just so you don’t offend them! Would make sense for you to do it though because if nobody points them out they will never get corrected.

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      • Good idea. I mostly read at either bedtime or school pick-up, so need to think about having a notebook and pen ready, as otherwise I wouldn’t remember the appropriate page number

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        • That’s a good point! I can’t even remember what the typos were now and I certainly can’t remember what page they were on!

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    • It’s really gripping! And I’ve just discovered there are three more books in the series out already, so I will be reading those later in the year.

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  7. I love the sound of this but I don’t know if I want to start another series! I’m on the second book of a series by Sophie Hannah (1st book is Little Face) and I have a series by M.J. Arlidge to start as well as the Game Of Thrones series. I think I’d best not buy any more 1st books in a series for a while!

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