NetGalley Review - The Girl in the Ice

The Girl in the Ice: A gripping serial killer thriller (Detective Erika Foster crime thriller novel Book 1) - Robert Bryndza

I instantly fell in love with the front cover, and perhaps allowed myself to get a little over excited about a book that wasn’t really suited to my tastes.

The good points are that is it well written, has a good pace, and I really liked the character of DCI Erika Foster.

The not-so-good points are that I thought I was entering into a serial killer thriller, but it seemed much more like a standard police procedural novel to me, with much more focus on police questioning, and less of the thriller and character development I had hoped for.

Although I found the story reasonably enjoyable I just didn't find it tense or thrilling. I think for me, a crime novel needs to be really dark, clever or unusual to really grip me, as I do not find details about police procedure exciting at all.

Nearly all of my Goodreads friends have given this book 4 or 5 stars, so I guess, this one just wasn't for me.

I would like to thank the publisher, Bookouture for allowing me a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.