Devil's Way by Robert Bryndza
Never a Dull Moment
If you’re a fan of Robert Byndza’s Erika Foster series, then you’ll surely love Kate Marshall as well. Even if you haven’t read either series yet, but enjoy a well-written detective story set in picturesque surroundings, this book is sure to delight you.
Kate used to be a police detective but is now running a holiday business and private detective agency with her former co-worker and friend, Tristan. Kate is a recovering alcoholic who has had a complicated past, including having a child with a serial killer. Despite her difficult history, she is a fascinating character that readers can’t help but root for and be intrigued by.
Kate and Tristan are gradually building their business and earning a positive reputation. One day, they are approached by a grandmother who seeks their help in finding her missing grandson, who vanished years ago during a family camping trip. Kate and Tristan are tasked with following clues and a trail that had long gone cold.
As they investigate, Tristan is surprised to discover that someone he knows is connected to the case, and Kate is overcoming a health scare that has shaken her confidence. While searching for answers about the missing boy, Kate uncovers ties to another murder. Is the murder of someone assigned to protect children linked to her missing child? Was there something sinister going on within the family, and will the secret of the missing boy remain hidden?
As Kate and Tristan follow a twisting trail of clues, they realize that their investigation will have a significant impact on many lives. Although it becomes apparent early on what has happened, reaching the final revelation is still a satisfying experience, and the realistic outcome has consequences that aren’t always happy.
What sets this book apart is its well-crafted characters. Bryndza is not afraid to show how vulnerable Kate is, and her sobriety is an ongoing process rather than a quick fix. The conflict between Tristan and his sister reflects the dynamics of real families.
Thank you to NetGalley and all involved in the decision of my receiving an advanced copy of this book. I am a huge fan and will read any book by this author arc or not hands down 5 stars every time.
Overall, this is an excellent detective procedural for readers who enjoy the genre. While it’s not necessary to read the previous books in the series, doing so will enhance your understanding of the characters and their journey. Fans of Erika Foster and Kate Marshall will undoubtedly be excited about the next installment.
Thank you to NetGalley and all involved in the decision of my receiving an advanced copy of this book. I am a huge fan and will read any book by this author arc or not hands down 5 stars every time. If you would like to support the authors craft and buy a copy of Devil’s Way Robert Bryndza please click the link below.