Dark Water Pdf is a Crime Mystery Thriller Book By Robert Bryndza. From the million-copy bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker, comes the third heart-stopping book in the Detective Erika Foster series.
Dark Water Book Summary
When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child. The remains are quickly identified as seven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news twenty-six years ago.
As Erika tries to piece together new evidence with the old, she must dig deeper and find out more about the fractured Collins family and the original detective, Amanda Baker. A woman plagued by her failure to find Jessica. Erika soon realises this is going to be one of the most complex and demanding cases she has ever taken on.
Is the suspect someone close to home? Someone is keeping secrets. Someone who doesn’t want this case solved. And they’ll do anything to stop Erika from finding the truth.
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About Robert Bryndza Author of Dark Water Pdf Book
Robert Bryndza Author of Dark Water Pdf is an international bestselling author, 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 in the Amazon UK, USA and Australian charts. To date, The Girl in the Ice has sold over 1.5 million copies in the English language and has been sold into translation in 29 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 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 a further five novels in the Erika Foster series, The Night Stalker, Dark Water, Last Breath, Cold Blood and Deadly Secrets, all of which have been global bestsellers, and in 2017 Last Breath was a Goodreads Choice Award nominee for Mystery and Thriller. Fatal Witness, the seventh Erika Foster novel, is now available to pre-order and will be published 7th July 2022.
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, Darkness Falls, has just been published.
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. He self-published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels, before switching to writing crime. Robert lives with his husband in Slovakia, and is lucky enough to write full-time.
Dark Water pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- ASIN : B01K8UP16Y
- Publisher : Bookouture (October 20, 2016)
- Publication date : October 20, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1920 KB
- Print length : 624 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #26,881 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #768 in Serial Killer Thrillers
- #1,108 in Police Procedurals (Kindle Store)
- #1,279 in Police Procedurals (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 4,635 ratings
Dark Water Book Reviews (Amazon.com)
4.0 out of 5 stars Another action-packed & emotionally satisfying installment in the Erika Foster series
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2019
The third installment in author Robert Bryndza’s popular Erika Foster series finds her in a new assignment working with new colleagues. And not very happy about it. She is gamely trying to make the best of her circumstances and thrilled when divers find the ten kilos of heroin packed into a waterproof container that sent them to the abandoned quarry. When they also find the skeletal remains of seven-year-old Jessica Collins, Erika naturally wonders who would dump the body of a small child thirty feet down in the freezing blackness . . . less than one mile from where she disappeared. She asks to be allowed to lead the search for her killer so that her family can know what happened to the child and lay her to rest.
When her request is granted, Erika is reunited with her old teammates, including Detectives Peterson and Moss. The original investigation was led by former Detective Amanda Baker, who honed in on a suspect. However, Amanda had no choice but to release him and from that point, things went terribly awry. Amanda ended up retiring early and in the ensuring years has become an alcoholic hermit. But she has maintained a relationship with Detective Crawford, who was also assigned to the case years ago. He lost interest in police work years ago and Amanda pulled him into selling seized drugs fifteen years ago. When the investigation is reopened, Amanda demands that he funnel information to her, threatening to expose him if he doesn’t acquiesce.
Jessica’s family fractured after her disappearance. Her father, Martin, has a new life that includes a new wife and two young children. Jessica’s older sister, Laura, is married with two young children of her own. Younger brother Toby, who is gay, has never been accepted by their mother, Marianne, a religious fanatic who lives alone in the family home. She has told herself for twenty-six years that Jessica is alive and will return, so confirmation of Jessica’s death all those years ago is a huge blow and she does not handle the news well. In fact, the more Erika learns about Jessica’s family, the more questions arise.
As the investigation proceeds, neither Erika nor Amanda is aware that their every movement is being watched and all of their conversations overheard. Someone has gone to great lengths to install listening devices in strategic locations and hack their cellular telephones in order to stay apprised of developments in the case . . . and ensure that Erika does not discover the truth.
As in the two previous installments in the series, The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker, Bryndza explores Erika’s professional and personal lives. She is a deeply flawed, but compelling and intriguing characters who recognizes that her past mistakes have hampered her advancement. When given the assignments she seeks, Erika is expected to deliver results — and correspondingly motivated to do so. Bryndza continues exploring Erika’s ongoing grief over her husband’s death, providing moving insight into how difficult she still finds living without him as time passes, taking her life further from the moment when she lost him. She also must deal with the unannounced arrival from Slovakia of her sister and her three children, all of whom descend upon Erika’s small apartment.
Thus, Erika is surrounded by an eclectic cast of supporting players, many of whom could be plausible suspects. Dark Water is the most emotionally nuanced of the three novels, and not merely because of the subject matter — the disappearance and death of a young child. Bryndza examines the history and dynamics of Jessica’s family and the revelations of their dysfunction compel the story forward. He never allows the pace to slacken, even as the focus shifts between characters and settings, and he seamlessly eliminates suspects as Erika and her colleagues uncover how the characters have been bound together for decades and their motivations. Bryndza cleverly intertwine old evidence with present-day discoveries, combining the use of modern technology to unravel secrets contained in older methodology. And he delivers stunning revelations that provide cohesion and a satisfying ending to his tightly-imagined plot.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Installment!
Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2018
The Detective Erika Foster series has made it’s way to the top of my “I really need an exciting audiobook listen” list and, with Dark Water, the third story in the series, the mystery and drama jumps up a notch. As the synopsis says, Erika is again presented with a historic case that will test every fiber of her resolve and abilities, a case that could bring her and those she cares about closer and closer to danger. At the same time the reader/listener has a front row seat to Erika’s continuing process of mourning her husband (who died in the field as part of an investigation that Erika led) while also craving companionship and contact. She’s tough as nails, always ready to act first and ask for forgiveness later, but also funny and vulnerable and caring. She’s the full package and the exact sort of character I can’t help but go back to over and over again.
I think what I love most about this series is that the same characters you begin enjoying in book one come back in subsequent installments, with a few added here and there to expand your appreciation of this world that author Robert Bryndza has built. The team that Erika has built around herself is excellent, each adding their own personality to the mix and giving you a little bit of everything – drama, humor, aggravation – all within the scope of a strict and ordered law enforcement system. There are rules to be followed, but that doesn’t mean Erika doesn’t create a little wiggle room when needed for her team to solve the case.
I also really enjoy learning more about British crime procedures. For this particular case, Erika and her team are forced to cypher through boxes upon boxes of evidence from the original Jessica Collins disappearance case, something that, while absolutely necessary in case there are clues hidden within that information, takes an incredible amount of time, time which wears on Jessica’s family and the media at large as everyone is desperate to know how Jessica ended up in that quarry. It’s fascinating and the author does a great job of showing you the police work that is actually behind these sensational sorts of cases.
I can’t forget to mention how wonderful the narrator of the Detective Foster series is. Jan Cramer gives personality and differentiation to each of the characters, making it so I’m not sure I would want to experience an Erika Foster novel without her. Her skills at narration combined with Robert Bryndza’s excellent writing just make this such an enjoyable experience.
Dark Water is a wonderful edition to Erika Foster’s story. It advanced her personal story – and those of her team – while also presenting a new case for the reader/listener to puzzle over. I will fully admit that I did not guess at what happened to Jessica Collins or who was involved in her disappearance and death. I am itching to listen to the next installment and see what kind of excitement Erika (and Bryndza) will bring to us next.
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprised
Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2022
Loved the culture, the chase, the twists and characters. And finally Erika did not get beat up in the one. Jeez!
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