The Girl in the Ice, by Robert Bryndz, is the first novel in the Erica Foster come series. Erica is a DCI in the London police. She’s recovering from the death of her husband, also a police officer, who was killed in an ambush of a raid that she was responsible for commanding.
Seriously wounded in the raid herself, both physically and mentally, she’s recovered enough to begin to work again.
Her first case back on the job involves the murder of a beautiful socialite whose father is politically connected. Pressured by her boss, the victims father, competing officers, and her own shaky emotional state, Erica battles to find the killer in spite of opposition from all involved.
Well written and entertaining, the story keeps the reader turning pages all the way to the end. Interesting characters and believable villains help along the way.