Delighted to be resharing my review of the brilliant, NINE ELMS by Robert Bryndza today to celebrate the release of the hardback edition.
Robert Bryndza is ready to take the world by bestselling storm again with the introduction of Kate Marshall, a woman with a dark secret and a powerful sense of justice.
A DETECTIVE WHO WOULD STOP AT NOTHING
Kate Marshall was a rising star in the London Metropolitan police force. Young, ambitious and with a keen sense of justice, she solved several high-profile murder cases.
UNTIL A KILLER STOPPED HER IN HER TRACKS
But when Kate was tasked with tracking down a vicious serial killer, even her sharp instincts couldn’t help her find him – until he found her.
NOW, HE’S BACK FOR MORE
Sixteen years after her narrow escape, Kate lives a quiet life on the English coast, though her years with the police are still with her. And when one day she receives a letter from someone in her past, she is pulled back into the twisted mind of a murderer she knows only too well – and into a case only she can solve.
Anyone who knows me, knows what a huge fan I am of this authors books. I absolutely love his Detective Erika Foster series so I could hardly contain my excitement when I heard he had a brand new crime series coming out!
Now I won’t lie, when I picked up this book I was filled with not only excitement but with a bit of trepidation also. Where as with the other series I knew mainly what to expect knowing the main characters but with this one, it’s all very new with new characters and new setting but I needn’t have worried as after reading the first chapter, I was well and truly hooked.
Boy, oh boy, oh boy. Where do I start with this amazing piece of crime fiction! There is just so much to LOVE about it! Honestly, don’t take my word for it, read it for yourself. Kate is one hell of a protagonist. A former detective trying to get on with her life although she constantly lives under the shadow of her past.
The manner that the victims are killed in this book were pretty shocking to say the least. A couple of times I could feel myself turning a bit queasy at what I was reading. Even thinking about it now sends shivers down my spine. On top of that there are a few characters who literally made my skin crawl. These are some seriously messed up people and whilst they made me feel sick by some of their actions, oh my goodness they really just take the story to another level.
In Nine Elms, Robert Bryndza has delivered a masterpiece in crime fiction. It is dark, gripping, nail biting and oh so wonderfully twisted. Definitely not one for the feint hearted but for me it showed me a new side to this authors talents and I blooming well loved it. For me this is way up there with Silence of the Lambs. Couldn’t have hoped for a better start to a brand new series and going by this one, well I think us readers need to hold on tight as we are in for one hell of a ride.
To purchase a copy of Nine Elms, visit here: https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/titles/robert-bryndza/nine-elms/9780751572704/
Hello, I’m Robert Bryndza, and thank you for visiting my Amazon Author page. I’m a crime writer and my books have sold 3 million copies, and they’ve been translated into 28 languages. I’m British and live in Slovakia. In addition to writing crime fiction, I have published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels.
My new novel, Nine Elms, the first in my Kate Marshall private detective series has just been published.
I’m the author of the international #1 bestseller THE GIRL IN THE ICE, which is the first in my Detective Erika Foster series, and to date, it has sold over one million copies. There are six books (so far) in the Erika Foster series, and they can be read as a series, and also work as stand-alone books, so can be read in any order;
THE GIRL IN THE ICE
THE NIGHT STALKER