Buddy Read & What Norma’s Reading

Dark Water (DCI Erika Foster, #3)Dark Water by Robert Bryndza

From Goodreads:  Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. She would lie still and undisturbed for many years but above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning.

When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child.

The remains are quickly identified as seven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news twenty-six years ago.

As Erika tries to piece together new evidence with the old, she must dig deeper and find out more about the fractured Collins family and the original detective, Amanda Baker. A woman plagued by her failure to find Jessica. Erika soon realises this is going to be one of the most complex and demanding cases she has ever taken on.

Is the suspect someone close to home? Someone is keeping secrets. Someone who doesn’t want this case solved. And they’ll do anything to stop Erika from finding the truth.

From the million-copy bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker, comes the third heart-stopping book in the Detective Erika Foster series.

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Review by Norma: All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

All Is Not ForgottenAll Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Date read:  December 20 to 21, 2016

This gets five whopping sparkly stars from me! Wow! Oh my goodness this was an extraordinary read! ALL IS NOT FORGOTTEN by WENDY WALKER is a psychological thriller that is extremely tense, gripping and a suspenseful read which I thought was absolutely brilliant!

The writing, the details, the reveal, the voice……
I knew I was going to love this one right away!

Although the first chapter was somewhat disturbing for me to read, it brought back memories of a similar experience that I had when I was a teenager but nowhere near the horrific ordeal that Jenny went through, I was still hooked right from the very first few pages of this book. The details of Jenny’s actual attack is quite graphic and definitely made me a bit queasy and emotional but I think that the author needed to include this in the story.

The plot was extremely interesting and had quite a few surprises that I didn’t see coming which made this novel exciting to read. I only figured out who actually done it but not the why or the reasoning behind it. There was a lot happening in this novel but I found it easy to follow along with the storyline and all the characters involved. We don’t know who the narrator is for the first few chapters although we are given some clues and we have our suspicions, it was still a nice surprise when we do actually find out who it is. I found that the details and information that we are given throughout this novel is enlightening and very pleasing for a complete reading experience.

I always like to figure out why an author chooses a particular title for their novel and see if I can decipher the reasoning behind it. The title of this book was brilliant and I found the cover appealing as well.

To some it all up it was well written, gripping, interesting, fast-paced, quick and easy read, with a very satisfying ending. Would highly recommend!!