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Cold Blood (Detective Erika Foster, #5)Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza

 Detective Erika Foster #5

Traveling Sisters Review by Brenda

Traveling Sisters Group Read with Brenda, Norma, Susanne, Holly and Sarah

3.5 Stars rounded up to 4 stars!

I was quite excited to see Cold Blood on NetGalley and a few sisters quickly requested this one and I added it to our sisters reads right away.  I called it a Cold Blood Book Party and wow I didn’t realize how true to the title this book really was.  Our party felt more like a “Cold Blood” bloodbath leaving some of us in utter shock. As always I really loved our “Cold Blood” discussion and reading this one along with them.

We did have one sister reading with us who went into this one not reading any of the other books and didn’t really know what to expect from the author.  For the sisters who did we were a bit shocked and to some of us it felt like it was a totally different author altogether – then the author we have grown to love.  The scenes were gruesome, graphic, and gory even for a sister who’s a fan of the darker stories. I felt this was a big bold and risky move here by Robert Bryndza that paid off for my Twisted Sister Norma as she really liked the creepy and chilling side to the storyline, for me and a couple other sisters not so much.

At first, when we meet the more eviler, disturbed, and ruthless characters Nina and Max, which are also the most disturbing characters that Robert Bryndza has ever written before, I was feeling a bit bad for Nina being sucked into Max’s world.  After reading a bit they felt like they were going all Bonnie and Clyde and then more like Natural Born Killers to us.  Leaving us with a very uneasy feeling about those characters.

We did enjoy getting back to Erika and her team and really enjoyed the dynamics between Erika and her team but would’ve liked more from them than Nina and Max.  Maybe a little more Peterson and less Marsh and we think it’s time to cut poor Erika some slack and give her a little happiness in her personal life.

I will admit this one did leave a few of us feeling a little uneasy about reading any future installments from Robert Bryndza but I am sure The Twisted Sister Norma will be changing some of our minds.  We do hope maybe Robert Bryndza will tone down some of the gruesome and evil characters a bit.  We recommend this one to thriller lovers who like the darker and creepier thrillers and with a little heads-up to other readers.  Maybe if I had a warning I might have felt differently towards this one.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Robert Bryndza for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book for a fair and honest review.



Norma’s Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Date read:  September 18 – 22, 2017

Traveling Sisters Group Read – thank you sisters for another wonderful reading experience!

ROBERT BRYNDZA is back with another installment to the Detective Erika Foster Series!
When I first found out that DI Erika Foster was back with another installment to this series I quickly requested a copy of this book as I am a huge fan of this series!  I have enjoyed all of the other previous books in this series and this was no exception.

COLD BLOOD (Detective Erika Foster, #5) by ROBERT BRYNDZA is an action-packed, dark, chilling, and a gripping police procedural thriller that once again pulled me in right away into this edgier, disturbing, and bolder storyline which worked for this Twisted Sister.

ROBERT BRYNDZA delivers another well-written read here with non-stop action, although some things in this storyline is a little on the graphic and gruesome side, I found the storyline quite intriguing and creepy. The story is told in multiple perspectives alternating between the present day investigation from Erika’s point of view, through journal entries from the point of view into the background of our serial killers lives, and then into a parallel storyline bringing the case and both stories together in the end.

I absolutely love Erika Foster’s character and found myself a little bit disappointed and irritated with some of the events that her character went through within this book.  I really would like to see a little more happiness for Erika in her personal life!

To sum it all up it was an entertaining, exciting, tense, fast-paced, and a quick read with a satisfying ending. Would recommend!!

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Robert Bryndza for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book for a fair and honest review.


6 thoughts on “Traveling Sisters Group Read: Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza @RobertBryndza @bookouture

  1. Christine says:

    Well, I didn’t mind the gore so much, but I was not a fan or the Max/Nina storyline. And I agree with all you guys in that Erika needs a break in her home life. Personally, I think she should at least have a cat!

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  2. I didn’t mind the gore too much either Christine and I did enjoy the Max/Nina storyline but Brenda and some of the other sisters didn’t care for it too much and would agree with you totally! 😉
    I think she needs some sort of companion in her life too! Please!!! lol

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  3. Lindsay says:

    Awesome review sisters!! I think it’s a good thing I skipped this one – I’m too much of a chicken for gruesome and gore scenes. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Lindsay! I think it was probably a good idea you skipped it too! 😉


  4. Excellent review, Sisters 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Deanna! 🙂


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