My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Erika Foster series by Robert Bryznda is one of the most satisfying is one of the most satisfying mystery/thriller series out there. It has action, twists, personal drama and great characters. “Cold Blood” does not disappoint on any of those points. It’s another home run for the series.
Erika is drawn into a multiple homicide case when bodies start showing up in Central London, packed neatly in suitcases. Erika is of course, intrigued, but the lack of evidence, as well as numerous personal conflicts stand in her way. And when the killer is finally revealed, it’s clear the team is dealing with something truly evil.
This book could be read as a standalone novel, but some storylines outside of the main mystery do carry over.
I love that Bryznda’s characters are so multi-layered. There not just cardboard, black-and-white people. It adds a complexity to the story and gets you really invested in the outcome. You’ll know who I’m talking about specifically in regards to this book when you read the novel, I’m pretty sure.
The plot moves very quickly, so it will draw you in from the first chapter. There’s no build-up in the story; you’re thrown into the action from the beginning.
Overall, this is a classic Erika Foster book: heavy on thrills and action, with a great ending and more of our favorite series regulars.