Book Review: Cold Blood (DCI Erika Foster #5) by Robert Bryndza

35789068Book: Cold Blood #5

Author: Robert Bryndza

Series: Detective Erika Foster  

Publication: September 20th, 2017.

Publisher: Bookouture

Blurb: She fell in love with a killer, now she’s one too.

The suitcase was badly rusted, and took Erika several attempts, but it yielded and sagged open as she unzipped it. Nothing could prepare her for what she would find inside…

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.

My Review

Started On – September 5th, 2017.

Finished On – September 5th, 2017.

I don’t understand why the world works the way it does, how we have so many terrible people-the emotionless and indifferent psychopaths with misplaced or damaged screws inside.

I could tell already what kind of terror we would be facing when it came to solving the murders and I couldn’t help but feel sympathy for even the bad. This story is different, I mean duh. But I loved it, and at the same time, I didn’t. Cause I just want to know what really makes the murderer behave in such a way, and why the cause of so much unnecessary havoc… why…oh why!

This book really messed with my emotions, I wasn’t expecting it. Erika had things a lot easier when it came to dealing with people higher up than her in the police ladder, I’m glad they were more cooperative with her, but her personal life is a mess and I just want her happy you know, Robert please my poor heart is so sad. I love all the Erika Foster books and I always go into reading them with excitement and none of them has ever disappointed me, with each story, it just keeps getting better and better.

I also love seeing Erika’s character development, she’s not as brash as used to be and she’s healing a lot… Although somehow I knew something was up with her Marsh and sigh, I don’t know how I feel about it, but time will tell in the next book. Thank you to Robert for being one of the best crime authors out there and Bookouture for the back to back publishing of this monster thrillers.


Book Review: The Girl In The Ice (DCI Erika Foster #1)

Book Review: The Night Stalker (DCI Erika Foster #2)

Book Review: Dark Water (DCI Erika Foster #3)

Book Review: Last Breath (DCI Erika Foster #4)

Lara Kareem


7 thoughts on “Book Review: Cold Blood (DCI Erika Foster #5) by Robert Bryndza

  1. Beautiful Blog Lara! I like your upgrade 🙂 Did you read this series from beginning to end? I read book 4 only I think. That’s great that you enjoyed this thriller. Great review!


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