Synopsis: When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, it’s not her case.
While she fights to secure her place on the investigation team, Erika can’t help but get involved and quickly finds a link to the unsolved murder of a woman four months earlier. Dumped in a similar location, both women have identical wounds – a fatal incision to their femoral artery.
Stalking his victims online, the killer is preying on young pretty women using a fake identity. How will Erika catch a murderer who doesn’t seem to exist?
Then another girl is abducted while waiting for a date. Erika and her team must get to her before she becomes another dead victim, and, come face to face with a terrifyingly sadistic individual.
Kat’s Rating: 4/5
Alongside Erika she manages to grab her selected team which consists of Peterson, Moss, Crane and John (all of whom I love) and between them they set themselves up to find the person responsible for this latest murder. Young girls are being found in dumpsters however for once the reader knows exactly who has done it. The killer is revealed early on and it’s almost like a game of cat and mouse as you see the killer and his actions, followed by a timeline with Erika hot on his heels. For me, the only difference between this book and the last (especially in terms of rating) is that this was a little slower to start. Seeing Erika stuck and not able to do anything felt like it had no place and as such I struggled with the first few chapters. Of course by the time I Erika has firmly placed herself front and centre that feeling left as quick as it had arrived.
The rest of the book absolutely flew by and one thing that stood out is that we get to see the real Erika more so in this book that in previous ones. It’s endearing to see her try to overcome her issued and as a reader you cannot help but root for her no matter what. I always have an element of fear when reading books I love so much as I’m always scared somebody I love will get killed, and this latest book was no exception. A thrilling, absorbing and exciting read that will have Bryndza fans weeping for joy the world over. Another cracking read and I, along with everyone else, will be waiting with baited breath for book 5.