Fatal Witness by Robert Bryndza @RobertBryndza #bookreview #publicationday #FatalWitness #ErikaFoster

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO ROBERT BRYNDA πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Fatal Witness the next instalment in the Erika Foster series is out today!!

Many thanks to the author for my advanced e-copy of Fatal Witness which I received through Netgalley. I also preordered a copy which appeared on my Kindle whilst I was sleeping (given this is written in advance, I’m hoping I’ll be asleep).

The Blurb

How do you find a killer who has destroyed all the evidence?

Detective Erika Foster is on a late-night walk near her new house in Blackheath when she stumbles upon the brutal murder of Vicky Clarke, a true-crime podcaster.

Erika is assigned to the case and discovers that Vicky had been working on a new podcast episode about a sexual predator who preys on young female students around South London, staking out his victims in their halls of residence before breaking in at the dead of night.

When Erika discovers that Vicky’s notes and sound recordings were stolen from her flat at the time of her murder, it leads her to believe that Vicky was close to unmasking the attacker, and she was killed to guarantee her silence.

The case takes on a disturbing twist when the body of a young Bulgarian student doctor is discovered in the same building, and this makes Erika question everything she thought she knew about Vicky. With very little evidence, the clock is ticking to find the killer before he strikes again.

What Did I Think?

O……….M……….G that prologue!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I felt physically sick as it finished! Oh lordy! That is a huge sign I’m in for a treat as I return to the world according to Erika Foster!

Vicky’s family circumstance is complicated to say the least. I really didn’t know what to make of this complex relationship bubble and then her friendship were again complex and rather unusual. I really felt for Vicky as I got to know her through those around her. She had big dreams trying her hardest to realise them.

I kept switching my lead suspect as the clues kept appearing on my kindle before me. The more I read the more engrossed I became. This case really had me flummoxed. But as the why became clearer the waters were less muddy but still I struggled!

Another absolutely brilliant crime thriller from Bryndza. I love the Erika Foster series and it was so good to be back following her investigation! Erika Foster is back and I loved it!

Who Is Robert Bryndza?

Robert Bryndza is best known for his page-turning crime and thriller novels, which have sold over five million copies. His crime debut, The Girl in the Ice, was released in February 2016, introducing Detective Chief Inspector Erika Foster. Within five months, it sold one million copies, reaching number one on the Amazon UK, USA, and Australian charts. The Girl in the Ice has sold over 1.5 million copies in the English language, and it has been sold into translation in 30 countries. It was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Mystery & Thriller (2016), the Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle in France (2018), and it won two reader-voted awards, The Thrillzone Awards for best debut thriller in The Netherlands (2018) and The Dead Good Papercut Award for best page-turner at the Harrogate Crime Festival (2016).

Robert has released five more novels in the Erika Foster series, The Night Stalker, Dark Water, Last Breath, Cold Blood and Deadly Secrets, which have all been global bestsellers. In 2017 Last Breath was a Goodreads Choice Award nominee for Mystery and Thriller.

Most recently, Robert created a new crime thriller series based around the central character Kate Marshall, a police officer turned private detective. The first book, Nine Elms, was an Amazon USA #1 bestseller and an Amazon UK top five bestseller, and the series has been sold into translation in 18 countries. The second book in the series is the global bestselling Shadow Sands, and the third book is Darkness Falls.

Robert was born in Lowestoft, on the east coast of England. He studied at Aberystwyth University and the Guildford School of Acting and was an actor for several years but didn’t find success until he took a play he’d written to the Edinburgh Festival. This led to the decision to change career and start writing. Before switching to writing crime, he self-published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. Robert lives with his husband in Slovakia and is lucky enough to write full-time. You can find out more about the author at http://www.robertbryndza.com