Synopsis – Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. She would lie still and undisturbed for many years but above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning.
When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child.
The remains are quickly identified as seven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news twenty-six years ago.
As Erika tries to piece together new evidence with the old, she must dig deeper and find out more about the fractured Collins family and the original detective, Amanda Baker. A woman plagued by her failure to find Jessica. Erika soon realises this is going to be one of the most complex and demanding cases she has ever taken on.
Is the suspect someone close to home? Someone is keeping secrets. Someone who doesn’t want this case solved. And they’ll do anything to stop Erika from finding the truth.
Publication Date ~ 20th October 2016
Published by ~ Bookouture
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My thoughts – Oh my goodness, what can I say. Robert Bryndza has done it again, each book I say is my favourite but truthfully they all just keep getting better if that’s possible.
Having read The Girl in the Ice and then The Night Stalker and loving both I was super excited to hear Dark Water was being released. Although Dark Water could be read as a standalone I highly recommend you read all 3 in order, you wont be disappointed.
Erika Foster, it’s like being back with an old friend. The more I read about her the more I like and she’s just a fantastic character. She’s determined, hard working yet she has a vulnerable side to her as well. She’s very realistic and along with her team, Peterson and Moss, they make a great trio. I like the character development throughout the books, so each one we find out a bit more.
I loved the plot to this story, a girls body is found after being missing for 26 years and its up to Erika and her team to piece together what happened and who done it. Of course its not that simple and Robert Bryndza writes a story with so many twists, turns and red hearings it leaves you feeling dizzy. Dark Water is one of those books that when you’re not reading you’re thinking about it and when you’ve finished it stays with you. From page one I was drawn in and I’ve found that with each book in the series, the way it’s written is like you, the reader are part of the story. Just fantastic.
I honestly can’t praise this book enough and I highly recommend it.
My rating 5/5
Many thanks go to Bookouture and NetGalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review.