Lethal Vengeance by Robert Bryndza #review

Book cover of Lethal Vengeance by Robert Bryndza

Title: Lethal Vengeance
Robert Bryndza
Publisher: Raven Street Publishing


The man lay on his front, his arms and legs bound and pulled up with a rope connecting the two. His head was arched back, so he faced the curtains, and there was masking tape over his mouth. Erika gingerly reached out and checked his pulse.

Yep. Dead all right.

When Detective Erika Foster finds politician Neville Lomas naked, hog-tied, and dead in his own bed, skittish higher-ups at the Met quickly rule the death from natural causes. Case closed . . . until two months later when a well-known casting director and a star footballer are found murdered and tied with the same knots. The Met can no longer ignore what’s staring them in the face: there’s a serial killer loose in London, and they’re out to settle a score.

As Erika and her team investigate, things take a strange turn as CCTV footage turns up five female suspects . . . and they’re all identical.

In the hunt to identify the women, Erika is outpaced at every turn by an elusive sex worker with dirt on enough powerful men to make the Met’s top brass nervous – and desperate.

As time ticks away until the killer strikes again, it’s up to Erika to untangle the web of evidence and answer the critical questions: What ties the victims together, who else is caught up in this scandal, and how far are the higher-ups willing to go to protect their own?

Storygraph logo
Add to Goodreads button

My review:

No surprises here: Lethal Vengeance is another brilliant instalment in the much-loved Detective Erika Foster series, and I loved every page!

I’ve really enjoyed reading Robert Bryndza’s other crime series, about a troubled investigator Kate Marshall, but I have to admit that Erika Foster is my favourite! Although background information from having read previous books in the series does add an extra richness to the story, this book could absolutely be read as a standalone too.

Every book in this series is well-paced, entertaining and utterly addictive, and Lethal Vengeance is no different. The story is twisty and well-plotted, with great characterisation as always. Erika has to fight against cover-ups elsewhere in the Force and government, which adds extra intrigue, and we see more of her personal relationships play out adding extra depth to her character. I would happily read a thousand more books in this series, so I hope Robert Bryndza keeps them coming!

My rating: 5/5

Many thanks to Raven Street Publishing for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest review.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *