Dark Water by Robert Bryndza

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4-stars

Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. She would lie still and undisturbed for many years but above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning. 

I liked how this story was focused on a cold case, rather than something that was happening at that very moment. I feel like cold cases seem so much more real than all these modern day serial killer books. It’s so rare that we hear about serial killers in the current news, it seems much more likely we’d hear about some new evidence coming to light in relation to an old case.

I found this novel more exciting in general than the other two books. All the different paths the case could go down, and all the interesting and troubled characters definitely made for some great reading! Also, Erika’s growing relationship with Peterson had me fangirling! I’m so eager for them to get together, I have been since book number one, The Girl in the Ice!

Unfortunately, I felt Erika was a bit snappier and harsher in this book. I know she’s more of a serious character, but she seemed a lot less fun. I get that Crawford was meant to be a dislikable character, but when she took her anger out on him in chapter 41, I actually felt sorry for him! She not only had a go at him unnecessarily, but she also completely humiliated him, which was completely unfair! I definitely didn’t like her that much in this book.

My only problem with this novel was that there was some quite graphic sexual encounters that felt out of place and unnecessary to the plot.

Another thrilling and fast paced novel by Bryndza! I love the writing, the characters and the fabulous twists and turns the plot takes. I’m loving this series and will continue reading it for as long as it happens to last.

Buy it here!

Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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