What is it with these awesome new British Detective series that keep coming out? Like coffee and chocolate, they’re addictive. The Girl in the Ice is the first in Robert Bryndza’s new DCI Erika Foster series. Although an established writer, Bryndza is new to the crime novel scene. Wait, what? The guy who wrote this book is known for his romantic comedies? Impossible. But, apparently, true.
There was action right from the start in this electrifying book. I didn’t immediately feel the love, but soon discovered that I couldn’t put the book down. Or solve the question of, “Who done it?” before the author was ready. I love/hate it when that happens!
If you’re looking for a new series (which I wasn’t but now I’ll have to make room), here’s a promising new Detective to keep you occupied. Five stars!
Posted in Book Reviews
Tagged #amreading, #booknerd, book, book review, book reviews, books, fiction, International Bestseller, mystery, read, reader, reading, Robert Bryndza, suspense, The Girl in The Ice, thriller
I got this book as a free kindle download. It didn’t seem like my normal read, but the reviews were intriguing, and I have to say that I’m glad I gave it a chance.
Let me begin by saying that there was a LOT going on in this book. Not necessarily a bad thing. The author has a sense of humor and injects some oddball comedy into the book. Also not a bad thing. Then there’s the romance in the book, which I usually avoid like the plague, but I’m happy to report that I survived it and remain uninfected.
The writing style took some getting used to. The author (no idea if S.K. is male or female), does a lot of telling. Most writers will do the orbs popping out of the skull eye roll when they hear someone say, “show, don’t tell,” because sometimes you just want to write that someone is angry instead of describing their bulging veins, red face, clenched fists and narrowed eyes. But you do have to find some balance, and that lack of show/tell balance is one of the things that kept this from being a higher rated book for me. However, I would read something else by this author. 4 stars.
Posted in Book Reviews
Tagged #amreading, #booknerd, #free, book, book review, book reviews, books, fiction, free kindle download, funny, Green Lake, mystery, reader, reading, S.K. Epperson, suspense, thriller