Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza (Detective Erika Foster #5) #BlogTour @Bookouture @RobertBryndza

Firstly I wish to thank Noelle Holten of Bookouture for inviting me to take part on this Blog Tour for COLD BLOOD by Robert Bryndza



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.

Brilliantly gripping, Cold Blood will have you hooked from the first page and holding your breath to the heart-stopping and shocking ending.

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There is something that disturbs me even more about a body being dismembered, even more than the actual killing, it is for me the ultimate disregard that this person was ever an human being. Now here on the Thames was a second victim of a yet unknown crime, unknown missing persons and unknown where the hell you can buy a suit case that big! This really was literally a case to be pieced together by Erica Foster.

This is the fifth book in the Erica Foster series and Robert Bryndza characters have materialised more and more into ‘real people’ with every single book. In this story personal and professional emotions are very much woven together, with some barriers having to be let down while brick walls are built against others. These are people that I have taken into my life and care about and at times I just wanted to clip one person round the ear and say God Damn You Waken Up!

Like in real life it is always a combination of circumstances that bring all the people into the right, or wrong place at the same time so this story is told on different time lines as to how everyone comes together. The most disturbing one is that of how a young girl falls under the spell of an older controlling and very disturbed man. OK total nut case! Whoa there are some scenes that are readable with just one eye open and squinting with the other. (If in doubt please read first paragraph again) But my oh my I have to admit that I loved every single encounter with this gruesome pair. Some of the scenes were just so surreal to the point that I shudder every time I go into my kitchen. One of my shamefully favourite chapters.

This is a superb story in a brilliant series and although it could be read as a stand alone don’t take that option you would be short changing yourself. I wish to thank Bookouture for an ARC of this book which I reviewed honestly.



Robert Bryndza is the author of the international #1 bestseller The Girl in the Ice. The Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller is the first book in the Detective Erika Foster series. 

The Night Stalker, Dark Water and Last Breath are the second, third, and fourth books in the series, and the fifth book, Cold Blood is now available to pre-order.

Robert’s books have sold over 2 million copies, and have been translated into 27 languages.

In addition to writing crime fiction, Robert has published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. He is British and lives in Slovakia.

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