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Cold Blood (Detective Erika Foster #5) #BookReview

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.

by Robert Bryndza | Publisher: Bookouture | Publication date: 20 September 2017
My rating: 5/5 stars

Unputdownable! Clear your schedule, because once you start this, you won’t stop! Ever since I was turned on to these books, I’ve been obsessed with them! Erika Foster is a character is flawed, whose personal life is a bit of a mess, yet is also this brilliant detective and someone you can’t help but cheer for.

A dismembered body is found by the Thames, stuffed in a suitcase, and it isn’t until they discover that another victim was killed and disposed of in a similar fashion, that Erika realizes that they are on the trail of a serial killer. Things quickly get chilling, and the stakes raised, when Commander Marsh’s two daughters are abducted, and she and her team have to race against time to save them.

As a reader, the mystery of the story is the reason behind why the people were killed and how they are linked to their killers. We know fairly early on who the killers are, so it is more about seeing how Erika and her team get the evidence and chase them down. If I hadn’t started this during the work week and had to go to work, this would have definitely been a one-sit read.

This is one series that you need to be reading!



  1. I loved the first couple of books in the series but have been a little wary of the more recent ones as I felt the characters were going in the wrong direction. I’m glad to hear you really loved this one. I have a copy but haven’t managed to read as yet.

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