Tuesday Intro: The Girl In The Ice

imageThis week, I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. I really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

This week I’m reading The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza, which I’ve read nothing but good things about.

Here’s what it’s about…

imageHer eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one.

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.

The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.

What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?

As Erika inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on Erika.

The last investigation Erika led went badly wrong… resulting in the death of her husband. With her career hanging by a thread, Erika must now battle her own personal demons as well as a killer more deadly than any she’s faced before. But will she get to him before he strikes again?

And here’s how it starts…

The pavement glittered in the moonlight as Andrea Douglas-Brown hurried up the deserted high street. Her high heels click-clacked in the quiet, frequently breaking rhythm –a result of all the vodka she’d consumed. The January air was sharp, and her bare legs stung from the cold. Christmas and New Year had been and gone, leaving a cold aseptic void. Shop windows slid past, bathed in darkness, broken only by a grimy off-licence under a flickering street light. An Indian man sat inside, hunched in the glow of his laptop, but didn’t notice as she stalked past.

What do you think – would you keep reading?


  1. Oh yes – I really like the beginning. My main concern, though… how gory/creepy is it? While I can cope with thrillers that are more meaty than mainstream cosy – I do have nightmares if it gets too close to horror. My offering this week is an urban fantasy with a bit of a twist – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/teaser-tuesday-31st-may-2016/

    1. So far no real gore but I’m not that far in. I don’t think it will be though. Doesn’t feel that way.

  2. I like that intro a lot, chilling on this hot day LOL

    1. I wish it was hot where I was. Rain, rain, rain…but no ice!

  3. Keep reading! I have a copy of this one. Sounds intriguing. Enjoy!

    1. I hope it’s as good as other reviewers have said…so far it is!

  4. Sounds like a good thriller! I don’t usually read contemporary setting, but I might go for this one if it’s not too terribly dark. Happy Reading!

    1. I’m not sure how dark it is yet. It says serial killer but there’s only been one murder…and it wasn’t too gory.

  5. Oh, yes, I do want to know more about this girl and what happened to her. And Erika sounds like a fascinating character, too. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

    1. I have a feeling this is going to be a good one!

  6. I like how the first paragraph takes me along the street and then I wonder where are we going and what are we doing. Good way to suck me in. I’d like to keep reading.

    1. It does draw you in doesn’t it…well it did me anyway 😄

  7. The opening paragraph really sets the mood. I’d keep reading to find out where the woman is going and what happens next.
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    1. It doesn’t let up either…great read so far.

  8. I like the writing and actually have been very curious about this book, so I would definitely keep reading!

    1. I had heard great things about it and it was a 99p Amazon deal so couldn’t resist. Think it was the right choice.

  9. Of course I’d keep reading Emma – the only surprise is I don’t have a copy to read! It does sound fabulous and I really liked that opening paragraph.

    1. I thought I was the only one who hadn’t rea it to be honest. Definitely enjoying so far!

  10. i would definitely keep reading. This is my kind of book.

    1. I have to say I’m enjoying so far.

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