Detective Erika Foster and her team have been put on yet another investigation when a suitcase is found and when opened it’s found to contain a dismembered body. Before long it’s found that their investigation leads to yet another body that has been found in a similar state leading them to believe there is another serial killer on the loose. As Erika and her team begin to uncover more and more it begins to look as if there isn’t one but possibly two killers on the loose.
Nina is a young woman who after taking a job at a local establishment finds herself with a bit of a crush on a fellow employee named Max. One night after working together for a while but with Max ignoring Nina she finds herself out in her mother’s car when Max hops in asking for a ride. After that night the two become close spending more time together which leads the pair to an event that will bond them together for better or worse.
Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza is the fifth book in the police procedural Detective Erika Foster series. Having followed along with the series from the beginning myself I will suggest that it would be best to start this one from the beginning just for the carry over of the personal lives of the characters in each read. But each book does contain a completely new case for Erika and her team to solve so it is possible to read them out of order or as standalones if one chose to do so.
Erika herself is a bit flawed but still a strong, gritty female detective that goes a bit off the book and does whatever it takes to solve her cases. Others around her also reoccur in each of the books and all are an interesting bunch to follow along with as they work on each case. This particular edition the reader is let in on who the killers are as the team searches to find them with the chapters switching between Erika and her team to the backstory of Nina and Max and what led them to kill. As usual I would highly recommend checking out this thrilling detective series by Robert Bryndza, always an exciting read from start to finish.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.