Dark Water by Robert Bryndza
Category: Crime / Mystery / Thriller
From the Back Cover:
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.
This was Corinne’s book for January as part of the #12booksin12months reading challenge.
Boy. Oh. Boy! The third book in the DCI Erika Foster series and they’re getting better and better! Having read the previous books – The Girl in the Ice and Night Stalker I felt I’d got to know Erika’s hugely likeable character and was hooked from the first page!
Robert Bryndza’s writing is amazing. Although it may need to come with a warning as once you start you cannot stop – even if it means reading into the early hours of the morning! If you enjoy crime thrillers then these books are a must read!
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