He’s your perfect date. You’re his next victim.
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.
Last Breath is book 4 in the Detective Erika Foster series and oh my goodness you are in for a roller coaster of a read. Having read all the books so far in the series I can definitely say they are all just blooming brilliant.
Erika is now working as part of the Project Team but when a body is found Erika has to fight to be part of the Murder Investigation Team, a place where she truly belongs. You really feel Erika’s frustration, she desperately wants to be involved and get back with her colleagues Moss and Peterson.
Erika is such a fantastic character, she’s full of determination, lets nothing stand in her way and I have loved getting to know her over the series of books. It’s funny how you can get really attached to a character, almost as if you actually care about them and Bryndza has created this type of character in Erika. I would definitely be calling on Erika if I was in trouble, well if she was real that is 😉
Last Breath see’s a vicious killer stalking pretty young women online and this storyline really got me thinking about how many people I speak to on social media, people I have only ever met online. Are they actually who they say they are? Bryndza reveals who the killer is early on in the book so we get to follow his story, meet his family and work colleagues. You get right inside his mind and this gave me the chills, it really set in motion the paranoia about social media, especially having teenagers and they have been well warned again about the dangers.
I really don’t know how to do this book justice in this review, it was just utterly brilliant. Brynza has a way on drawing the reader in from the first page, he takes you on a roller coaster ride with many twists and turns and totally keeps you engrossed until the very last page. I found myself often sitting on the edge of my seat, biting my nails with anticipation.
So I think you can safely say I enjoyed this book and I will be highly recommending it. Last Breath could be read as a stand alone but in my opinion you really would be best to read the series, you get some back story to the characters and honestly they are all just brilliant. I’m really looking forward to the next instalment and hope there are many more to come.
You can check out Robert Brynza’s author profile at amazon.co.uk where you can purchase the Erika Foster series as well as Brynza’s Coco Pinchard series (which is on my tbr list)
My thanks go to Bookouture and NetGalley for this copy, all opinions are my own and not biased in any way.