Title: Last Breath
Author: Robert Bryndza
He’s your perfect date. You’re his next victim.
When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, it’s not her case.
While she fights to secure her place on the investigation team, Erika can’t help but get involved and quickly finds a link to the unsolved murder of a woman four months earlier. Dumped in a similar location, both women have identical wounds – a fatal incision to their femoral artery.
Stalking his victims online, the killer is preying on young pretty women using a fake identity. How will Erika catch a murderer who doesn’t seem to exist?
Then another girl is abducted while waiting for a date. Erika and her team must get to her before she becomes another dead victim, and, come face to face with a terrifyingly sadistic individual.
Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Last Breath will have you on the edge of your seat, racing to the final dramatic page.
Every time a new book from the Detective Erika Foster series is released, I think it can’t top the others… but every time I finish that book I think: “that was another excellent read!”
Last Breath, like the others, follows DI Erika Foster and her colleagues, and is wonderfully written and packed full of action and intrigue. In this novel, however, I feel like we get to see another, slightly less abrasive, side of Erika. Her relationship with Peterson continues, and she struggles with trying to let someone new into her life after losing her husband, showing new emotions and feelings. I really felt for her at times.
The story itself is fast-moving, full of adrenaline and fun to read, as this series always is! There are twists and turns along the way and surprises to keep the reader guessing, though we learn fairly early on who is likely to be behind the various murders plaguing the area. However, this doesn’t take away from the tension and excitement of the novel and the case that the team try to solve. There’s also the amusing comments from the detective team, which readers have grown to expect and enjoy.
This novel grabs you by the collar, draws you into Erika and the team’s fast-paced (and at times dangerous) world, and leaves you satisfied at the end but still wanting more. Bring on book 5!