Friday 30 October 2020

✪ Shadow Sands (Kate Marshall #2) ✪ Robert Bryndza ✪

 Release date: 3rd November 2020


 The internationally bestselling author of Nine Elms and The Girl in the Ice is back with a nail-biting new Kate Marshall case, a woman with a dark secret and a powerful sense of justice.

When Kate Marshall finds the bloated body of a young man floating in the Shadow Sands reservoir, the authorities label it a tragic accident.

But the details don't add up: why was the victim there, in the middle of the night? If he was such a strong swimmer, how did he drown?

Kate is certain there is more to this case than meets the eye. As she and her research assistant Tristan Harper dig deeper, they discover a bloody trail that points towards an active serial killer hiding in plain sight. People have been silently disappearing for years, and when another woman is taken, Kate and Tristan have a matter of days to save her from meeting the same fate.



ARC received from publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

I am new to the writing of Robert Bryndza, Nine Elms being the only other book by this author that I have read so far.

 And now I am kicking myself for what I have been missing.  

This is the second book in the Kate Marshall series,and whilst it could be read as a stand alone (we are given back story), you won't want to miss Nine Elms.


Kate Marshall is a strong protaganist. She is protective, she is complicated, and so is her life.

When the ex-police officer and her son stumble across a body, the stage is set for another enthralling chase.  She is tenacious, not letting it go when her spidey senses feel that the investigators get it wrong.

Corruption and money are all in play in this twisted tale.  Just when you think you know what is going on and who is the bad guys, we are thrown a curve ball and left scratching our heads again.  I had an idea of the who but no idea of the why or what for.

What I really liked the most is the relationship between Kate and Tristan - a Watson and Holmes of sorts.  I like the direction they are going as this story comes to its conclusion, and look forward to where Bryndza takes them in future stories.

Now I am impatiently awaiting more... I guess I should go check out more of his series whilst I am waiting.






Robert Bryndza is an international bestselling author, best known for his page-turning crime and thriller novels, which have sold over four million copies in the English language. 

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.

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 15 countries. The second book, Shadow Sands will be published November 3rd 2020.


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