Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. 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.
From the million-copy bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker, comes the third heart-stopping book in the Detective Erika Foster series.
Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster.
She’s fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes.
1. THE GIRL IN THE ICE
2. THE NIGHT STALKER
3. DARK WATER
Oh wowzerz.... Where do I start. Firstly I have previously read the first two books in this series. And thoroughly enjoyed them. I find the problem when the first few books in a series are so good, that sometimes the author struggles to cut the mustard as they say, with subsequent books.
Well RB certainly hasn't struggled to do that with this one, it's just as good, if not better than the others. There is an air of suspense throughout, a mystery between the pages that you need to keep turning. You want to piece all the pieces together, but the more this case goes on, the more is uncovered, and another thread is added to the story, which then throws your thoughts on what could or will happen next.
Which again means you have to carry on reading.
There are some odd/weird characters in this book and the descriptions of them can be a little creepy. Not in a bad way, I think it just helps add to the story. A disturbing theme, a historical case very topical and thoroughly interesting and enjoyable.
It didn't take me to long to get through this book as I was seriously engrossed in the story.
I'm not going to go on about the story line, as I think the synopsis tells enough of what you need to know. But OMG I really wasn't expecting the ending. Maybe my detective skills are not as good as I thought they were.
But I'm really liking Detective Erica Foster.
All I will say is this is one hell of a read and well worth getting stuck into.
So all there is left to say is a big thank you to Netgalley, The Publishers, and Robert himself for allowing me the chance to read an ARC of this truly magnificent read.
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