#RobertBryndza #RavenStreetPublishing #Review #NetGalley #DevilsWay #KateMarshall
Kate Marshall’s investigation into a young boy’s disappearance sends her down an unexpectedly twisted path in a riveting thriller by multi-million bestselling author, Robert Bryndza.
When Private Investigator Kate Marshall is rushed to hospital after being pulled into a riptide current in the sea, the near-death experience leaves her shaken. During her recovery, she befriends Jean, an elderly lady on the same ward. Jean tells the harrowing story of how her three-year-old grandson, Charlie, went missing eleven years ago during a camping trip on Dartmoor.
By the time Kate is well enough to go home, she’s agreed to take on the case, but when Kate and her trusty sidekick Tristan start to look at the events of that fateful night, they discover that Jean has a dark past that could have put Charlie in jeopardy.
Was Charlie abducted? Or did he fall into Devil’s Way? A rushing river that vanishes into a gorge close to where they were camping.
When Kate and Tristan discover that a social worker who flagged concerns about Jean and her daughter was found brutally murdered shortly after Charlie vanished, it makes them question everything they thought they knew about the family…
Filled with twists and turns, Devil’s Way is the fourth Kate Marshall novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet!
This is book #4 in the Kate Marshall series. Whilst it is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone book. I love this author and have read all the books in the series plus his previous series, DI Erika Foster, and have loved them all. We meet Kate and her work partner Tristan again. Kate is a private detective, and her and Tristan have set up their own detective agency. Following an accident, Kate is asked to investigate the case of missing three-year-old, Charlie Julings, who disappeared from a camping trip eleven years before.
This was such an exciting read. Once I started it, I knew I wouldn’t be able to put it down and found myself reading it at every given opportunity! I love Kate Marshall – her notoriety in the Nine Elms Cannibal case certainly hasn’t helped her over the years, but she seems settled into her new private detective role with her friend Tristan. We do see Kate in a more vulnerable role than in previous books, and I admit I did really feel for her in this story. The storyline gripped me from the very first page and I was very quickly completely engrossed into what happened to young Charlie Julings! The storyline twisted and turned throughout, following their investigation. As it moved on, there were more questions than answers and Kate and Tristan find themselves involved in more than just the disappearance of the little boy. The locations around the South West of England were mesmerising and as I read I could picture some of the places that I know well, and others that were frightening with their dangerous bogs and sinkholes. The Pixie Tree’s description was amazing, and it was great to have some old folklore rituals included in the dark and desperate storyline.
As with the other books by this author, I loved this one!! It was absolutely brilliant and so cleverly written! The storyline twists and turns and doesn’t give you a moment to catch your breath before you’re off again! I was genuinely sad to come to the end of this book, and I really want to see what happens with Kate in future books – will she carry on being a private detective with Tristan or is the police service calling her back? This was such a good read…so, So, SO good!!!! Fabulous! Would recommend!
Robert Bryndza is an international bestselling author, best known for his page-turning crime and thriller novels, which have sold over five million copies.
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. Fatal Witness, the seventh Erika Foster novel, has just been published.
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 18 countries. The second book in the series is the global bestselling, Shadow Sands and the third book, Darkness Falls.
Robert was born in Lowestoft, on the east coast of England. He studied at Aberystwyth University, and the Guildford School of Acting, and was an actor for several years, but didn’t find success until he took a play he’d written to the Edinburgh Festival. This led to the decision to change career and start writing. He self-published a bestselling series of romantic comedy novels, before switching to writing crime. Robert lives with his husband in Slovakia, and is lucky enough to write full-time.
You can find out more about Robert and his books at http://www.robertbryndza.com