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.
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.