Shadow Sands by Robert Bryndza
Source: Publishers via LoveReading UK
Publisher: Sphere (Imprint of Little, Brown Book Group)
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Publication Date: 3rd November 2020
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“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.”
My Thoughts & Review
Shadow Sands is actually the second book in the Kate Marshall series. It is a fast paced serial killer thriller that is a tense read that had be gripped from the first page.
Shadow Sands is well written with a plot that moves along at a good pace. There are some really chilling moments in the plot, which had me at the edge of my seat.
I found both the main characters Kate and Tristan to be well developed and found them very realistic. Each have their own problems, and with each other’s support they work well together to overcome these obstacles and build a great bond. Bryndza portrayed their struggle with alcoholism and coming out as gay so well. It was done so sensitively.
This was my first book by Robert Bryndza but I enjoyed it so much that it definitely won’t be the last. I’m planning to listen to the audiobook to the first book Nine Elms soon hopefully, and can’t wait to see what the third book has to offer.
I would like to thank LoveReading UK, and the publishers Sphere for my review copy in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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