Robert Bryndza The Girl In the Ice

Last updated: June 20, 2019

They say you can't judge a book by its cover. But Robert Bryndza's "The Girl In the Ice" lives up to its stunning cover and title. This story follows a detective who lost her husband during a previous investigation. More of a suspense novel, this might not be the best fit for those who prefer police procedurals.

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Product Details

In our analysis of 59 expert reviews, the Robert Bryndza The Girl In the Ice placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London. What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding? As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika. The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong… resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Girl in the Ice is a fantastic murder mystery thriller, one that will grip from beginning to end anyone who enjoys this genre.
THE GIRL IN THE ICE is just plain fun to devour. THE GIRL IN THE ICE is that rare book that can genuinely be called “compulsively readable” - I read this book in two sittings, that’s how hooked I was.
A page-turning thriller packed with suspense.
Story-line itself was fantastic. It was smooth-sailing, heart-wrenching and exciting.
- Geeks
Behold the first five-star read of 2019; The writing is incredibly compelling and addictive, and I was so engrossed in the story that I barely annotated the book like I usually do – all I wanted was to keep reading and to find out what would happen next.
The story grabbed my attention immediately and from there the pacing was relentless and kept me glued to the pages from beginning to end.
The book itself is well-written and drew me in from the first.

What reviewers didn't like

Bryndza (the Coco Pinchard romantic comedy series) leaves no procedural serial killer cliché unused in this pallid series debut. The climax does nothing to reinforce Erika as a capable lead. Few will look forward to her further exploits.
If you’re in the market for a crime book that digs deep into the details of a police investigation, this might not be the right choice for you - you're likely to find its portrayal of police work too “surface level.”
The twist at the end shocked me, however, I felt it was a little bit rushed.
- Geeks
While I do love quick pacing and hate deliberate filler, this one might have benefited from that tactic just a little, in order to build suspense and create a more sinister atmosphere.
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