Title: Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza
Date Published: 1st November 2019
From the breakthrough international bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice, a breathtaking, page-turning novel about a disgraced female detective’s fight for redemption. And survival.
Kate Marshall was a promising young police detective when she caught the notorious Nine Elms serial killer. But her greatest victory suddenly became a nightmare.
Fifteen years after those catastrophic, career-ending events, a copycat killer has taken up the Nine Elms mantle, continuing the ghastly work of his idol.
Enlisting her brilliant research assistant, Tristan Harper, Kate draws on her prodigious and long-neglected skills as an investigator to catch a new monster. But there’s much more than her reputation on the line: Kate was the original killer’s intended fifth victim . . . and his successor means to finish the job.
Robert Bryndza is an author that has been on my to be read list for a while now, so I was very excited when I got approved for Nine Elms on NetGalley.
Nine Elms follows the story of Kate Marshall, who was once a promising detective but was scapegoated after the capture of the Nine Elms cannibal. Fifteen years later she’s finally got her life back on track when a copycat killer decides to recreate his idols crimes.
Nine Elms is a dark and twisty thriller that shocked and surprised me at every turn.
To me it felt like a part police procedural, part psychological thriller, combining these two made a really taut and tense novel.
Kate is a fantastic character. Troubled, she is battling alcoholism, yet trying her hardest to have a normal life and throwing herself into teaching criminology. She’s tested to her limit during the course of the book and you can’t help but root for her.
The original Nine Elms killer really made my flesh crawl! Genuinely one of the creepiest killers I’ve come across in a while, especially the weird relationship he has with his mother.
I will warn you there were a few gruesome scenes in the book that may not be for everyone but I personally thought it wasn’t overdone.
If you love a serial killer thriller, then I think you’ll love Nine Elms!
About The Author:
Hello, I’m Robert Bryndza. 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.
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
In addition to writing crime fiction, I have published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels. I hope you enjoy visiting my Goodreads page, and welcome!
You can find out more about me at www.robertbryndza.com and on Twitter and Instagram @RobertBryndza