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[Epub] ↠ Nine Elms Author Robert Bryndza – Pcusati.info Solid Start to a New Series Nine Elms is a new police procedural about a former detective haunted by the events of her past 15 years after catching the Nine Elms serial killer, Kate Marshall finds herself barely staying afloat Dismissed from the police force due to her behavior, she is now a university lecturer When she receives a request from the parents of a missing girl to investigate their daughter s disappearance, Kate finds herself being pulled back into the dark world of the Nine Elms Solid Start to a New Series Nine Elms is a new police procedural about a former detective haunted by the events of her past 15 years after catching the Nine Elms serial killer, Kate Marshall finds herself barely staying afloat Dismissed from the police force due to her behavior, she is now a university lecturer When she receives a request from the parents of a missing girl to investigate their daughter s disappearance, Kate finds herself being pulled back into the dark world of the Nine Elms killer At the same time, a copy cat has emerged and they intend to make Kate their final victim.This book works to set up the series and Kate s future career Some elements worked and some did not I liked Kate s character, but parts of her story line needed fleshing out Her character has issues with alcohol and this element made me groan there have been too many female detectives of late who are addicts and I am over this character flaw story line A lot of attention is given to Kate s alcoholism and it became repetitive and redundant I am hoping in the next book, Kate s character developsShe is intelligent and interesting and it will be interesting to see how her character develops in future books Another issue I had was with Kate s partner, Tristan, a 21 year old assistant He plays a huge role but very little detail is shared about him It would have been helpful to have his POV, as his story line is told to the reader vs letting the reader get to see and learn about his character Again, his character has a lot of potential but needs to be developed Parts of the plot are slow and repetitive However, the story line is interesting and there are some fascinating characters especially the killer and his sick mother Parts of this book are quite gruesome and disturbing, and I had to skip a few paragraphs here and there to help get through these moments.All and all, while I didn t love this book, I found it interesting and will read the next one in the series Returning with a new series to captivate fans, Robert Bryndza delivers a knockout punch with Kate Marshall crime thriller Back in 1995, DI Kate Marshall was hot on the heels of the Nine Elms Cannibal, a serial killer with a taste for flesh While working the case, Kate almost becomes a victim herself, but is able to capture the killer, none other than her boss, DCI Peter Conway Flash forward fifteen years, Kate has left the Met and is now teaching Criminology, able to lecture about the horrors Returning with a new series to captivate fans, Robert Bryndza delivers a knockout punch with Kate Marshall crime thriller Back in 1995, DI Kate Marshall was hot on the heels of the Nine Elms Cannibal, a serial killer with a taste for flesh While working the case, Kate almost becomes a victim herself, but is able to capture the killer, none other than her boss, DCI Peter Conway Flash forward fifteen years, Kate has left the Met and is now teaching Criminology, able to lecture about the horrors she and the various female victims suffered When she is contacted by a family seeking answers about their missing daughter from 1990, Kate is intrigued, wondering if this might have been one of Conway s early victims As she prepares to head out to meet the grieving family, Kate is contacted about a possible resurgence of the Nine Elms killer, though Conway is safely tucked away in a psychiatric ward While trying to trace some of the last known whereabouts of the long missing woman, Kate discovers that some of the new crimes mirror those from 1995 Meanwhile, Peter Conway might be locked away, but he is receiving messages from a fan who admired his work and is ready to help him escape Conniving but also highly calculating, this fan will stop at nothing to ensure Conway s path is kept clear, placing Kate and the one she holds dear in the crosshairs Kate s already cracked open the case once, but now she will have to rely on her intuition and help from some skeptical coppers to bring down another killer, while keeping Peter Conway locked away forever Bryndza does a formidable job of keeping the reader on their toes and wanting to knowRecommended for those who have loved Bryndza s Erika Foster series but need a new angle, as well as the reader who enjoys police procedurals with cunning antagonists.Having throughly enjoyed all of Robert Bryndza s past work, I could only hope that this new literary pathway would work well and not be a one first flop I was pulled into the story from the opening pages and wanted to learnabout Kate Marshall as soon as I could Marshall has an interesting backstory, not the least of which that she was romantically involved with the man who was her boss and ended up being a serial killer From there, the revelations and shock of the entire situation pushed her into academia as well as into numerous drunken stupors though she kept her passion for police work Now, with life changes that have chilling aftereffects, Kate is pulled back into the investigation she swore she d seen to its end, and cannot stop herself from wanting to help Withto lose than her own life, Kate risks it all as the reader sees her take major risks and gambles everything Others help keep the story riveting, including Peter Conway, who appears to be the innocent bystander in his psychiatric ward, until someone pulls him into the middle of a serial murder spree again The balance between Kate and Conway is again apparent, as they flashback to 1995 and a connection that yieldedthan they both could have expected The entire cast work well together to tell a story the reader will want to hear and the intensity never lets up With a strong story and chapters that coax the reader to push forward, Bryndza proves why he is the top of his genre and readers who are just coming to hear his name will rush to readin short order A great launch to a new series, though one can hope there isErika Foster to come, even if in a crossover effort.Kudos, Mr Bryndza, for keeping me up late trying to crack the case wide open alongside Kate Marshall I cannot wait to see what else you have in store for fans.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge 3.5 starsA disgraced female detective fights for redemption and to catch a killer while keeping herself and her son safe.Kate Marshall was an up and coming detective when she caught the Nine Elms Killer a cannibal murderer who happened to be someone closer to her than she could have ever imagined Soon after his arrest, she was vilified and her once promising career ended in scandal Now a university professor, she has moved on with her life Then one day she receives a letter in the mail aski 3.5 starsA disgraced female detective fights for redemption and to catch a killer while keeping herself and her son safe.Kate Marshall was an up and coming detective when she caught the Nine Elms Killer a cannibal murderer who happened to be someone closer to her than she could have ever imagined Soon after his arrest, she was vilified and her once promising career ended in scandal Now a university professor, she has moved on with her life Then one day she receives a letter in the mail asking her to investigate a missing person s case A cold case where a young woman has gone missing and her parents have never received answers Moreover, there is a copycat killer out there Recreating the murders as an homage to his idol the Nine Elms Killer With her research assistant, Tristan Harper, in tow, Kate utilizes the skills she learned as a detective to hunt a killer who has every intention of hunting her.This was a solid start to a new series There is room for character development, and I hope to see that continue as the series progresses I enjoyed the working relationship between Kate and Tristan and hope it continues We learnabout Kate in this book while given some information on Tristan and his past but not much I hopewill be divulged about him in the future The characters in this book were interesting and he came up with some naughty bad boys Kate has her own struggles in this book, and I hope that in future books these struggles become less and we see her shine as a private investigator Although we don t know too much about Tristan yet, he did get the opportunity to show off his investigator chops in this one as well.He s off to a solid start to this series and I see it getting better over time as his characters become evenfleshed out and we learnabout them.Thank you to Thomas and Mercer and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own I was a huge fan of Bryndza s Erika Foster series So I was really curious to see how his new series would hold up No worries Kate Marshall is another strong female lead In her mid twenties, she was a young detective She almost became the fifth victim of the Nine Elms Cannibal, who just happened to be her boss, Peter Conway Instead, she defeated him But in the process, she lost her job Now, she s a lecturer at a small coastal University She s still haunted by what happened, and there wer I was a huge fan of Bryndza s Erika Foster series So I was really curious to see how his new series would hold up No worries Kate Marshall is another strong female lead In her mid twenties, she was a young detective She almost became the fifth victim of the Nine Elms Cannibal, who just happened to be her boss, Peter Conway Instead, she defeated him But in the process, she lost her job Now, she s a lecturer at a small coastal University She s still haunted by what happened, and there were multiple repercussions, but she s coping Then a copycat killer starts up We hear from Kate s Peter s and the copycat s perspectives Peter is locked up in a mental hospital for the dangerous His mother figures into the plot This is the second book I ve recently read where a serial killer and his mother have a warped relationship and I m wondering if it s a new trend Kate works well as an engaging, dynamic main character Bryndza spends the necessary time to let us get to know her She s a recovering alcoholic She lost custody of her son while she was drinking, but she s still very much a part of his life She misses being a detective and still uses all the tricks of the trade she learned during her time as a DS The book moves at a nice strong pace and kept me engaged There are lots of moving parts, between what the copycat is up to, Kate s investigations and Peter s attempts to get free The ending is just perfect, very apropos It ll be interesting to see where Bryndza takes the series from here I, for one, will definitely be reading the next in the series This is the first book in Robert Bryndza s new Kate Marshall series Bryndza is also the author of the popular Detective Erika Foster crime novels In 1995 Detective Constable Kate Marshall of London s Metropolitan Police Service is on the team searching for the The Nine Elms Cannibal a serial killer who bites chunks from the teenage girls he murders The killer s fourth victim was just found, and like the other dead girls, has a rope around her neck with a monkey s fist knot Kate This is the first book in Robert Bryndza s new Kate Marshall series Bryndza is also the author of the popular Detective Erika Foster crime novels In 1995 Detective Constable Kate Marshall of London s Metropolitan Police Service is on the team searching for the The Nine Elms Cannibal a serial killer who bites chunks from the teenage girls he murders The killer s fourth victim was just found, and like the other dead girls, has a rope around her neck with a monkey s fist knot Kate s boss, and occasional lover, Detective Chief Inspector Peter Conway drives her to the crime scene and home, and accidentally drops a set of keys into her shopping bag At home, Kate finds the keys, which are attached to a rope tied with a monkey s fist knot Holy crap DCI Conway is the Nine Elms Cannibal Conway comes back for his keys, and realizing he s been exposed, almost kills Kate before she clocks him and calls 999 Kate is savaged during Conway s trial because she slept with him, and she subsequently loses her career, gives birth to Conway s son, and starts drinking heavily Jump ahead fifteen years to 2010 and cannibal Peter is in a prison for the criminally insane Kate is a recovering alcoholic who teaches criminology at a university in Ashdean, on the south coast of England Kate s drinking made her an unsuitable mother, and Kate s and Conway s 14 year old son Jake lives with Kate s mum in London Kate and Jake skype frequently, though, and see each other on school holidays.Kate frets about Jake being the child of a serial killer because the boy may have inherited bad genes Moreover, though Peter is forbidden to contact Jake now, he may try to get in touch when his son comes of age at sixteen Kate and her mum try to protect Jake by curtailing his access to social media, but their attempts aren t completely successful.Aside from worrying about Jake, Kate s life is going well She likes to swim in the ocean gets along well with her Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor Myra, who lives next door and relishes her teaching job, where she talks about real cases In an ironic coincidence, Kate s school presentation about her brush with The Nine Elms Cannibal is immediately followed by an email from the parents of a girl named Caitlyn Murray, who disappeared twenty years ago, at the age of sixteen.The Murrays have come to believe their daughter was an early victim of Peter Conway, and they ask Kate to look for Caitlyn s remains..so they can bury her.At about the same time, the police become aware that a copycat cannibal, who calls himself a A FAN of Peter Conway, has begun to mimic his hero s crimes The copycat abducts teenage girls, bites and kills them, and leaves them in dump sites similar to those used by his idol Kate and her 21 year old university assistant, Tristan Harper, start to look into Caitlyn s disappearance, and their investigation inevitably overlaps the copycat case.This annoys Detective Chief Inspector Varia Campbell, who s in charge of the copycat inquiries, and she tries to freeze Kate and Tristan out However, Kate and Tristan discover helpful clues, and with a nudge from DCI Campbell call themselves private detectives, have cards printed up, and jump into the copycat probe This is a bit dubious, since private detectives in England need to be licensed Kate is so disturbed by the search for Caitlyn and the grisly copycat murders that she s tempted to drink..which would scuttle her entire life The book switches back and forth between the detectives investigations Peter Conway s activities in prison and the actions of the copycat killer We come to learn that the copycat is able to contact Peter via his mother Enid, who s permitted to visit her son without a glass barrier Enid is a seductive, well preserved woman who d do anything for her beloved son..with whom she has a disturbing relationship Once again this is highly questionable Enid is strip searched by prison guards multiple times, but they allow her to bring in bags of sweets THAT GO UNCHECKED And when Enid s hearing aid mysteriously switches ears which is noted by a prison guard it doesn t trigger alarm bells Are we supposed to believe this Peter is angry at Kate for unmasking him 15 years ago, and he plots all kinds of revenge Peter is aided in this endeavor by the copycat, who is hatching a sinister plot In the meantime, the copycat is happily abducting and killing girls, and the torture he inflicts is described in lurid detail So if you re squeamish, this isn t the book for you.For me this thriller is just so so The story is engaging, but there are too many unlikely details..and the relationship between Peter and Enid is batshit crazy It s hard to believe that someone as disturbed as Peter could have functioned normally and risen to the rank of DCI.On the upside, the characters are interesting, and the copycat s plan though it stretches credibility is inventive I d probably read the next book in the series, in hopes that the kinks are worked out Thanks to Netgalley, the author Robert Bryndza , and the publisher Thomas Mercer for a copy of the book.You can follow my reviews at Wow Robert Bryndza has done it again i am a massive fan of his Erika Foster series and it was a no brainer that I would read the first in his new series featuring Kate Marshall And as expected, Nine Elms is addictive and brilliant I loved Kate from early on in this book and I can t wait forfrom her Kate Marshall is a police detective in London She is young and passionate and working on finding the Nine Elms Killer before he strikes again But she is attacked by him when he tries to ma Wow Robert Bryndza has done it again i am a massive fan of his Erika Foster series and it was a no brainer that I would read the first in his new series featuring Kate Marshall And as expected, Nine Elms is addictive and brilliant I loved Kate from early on in this book and I can t wait forfrom her Kate Marshall is a police detective in London She is young and passionate and working on finding the Nine Elms Killer before he strikes again But she is attacked by him when he tries to make her his 5th victim Only he fails and is caught, while Kate s life changes forever 16 years later and she has moved to the coast for a quiet life She is now a lecturer at a university but she has never really recovered from her attack She is is recovering alcoholic and her teenage son lives with his grandparents When an ex colleague asks for her opinion on a case they soon realise that there is a copycat killer out there Girls are being murdered brutally and the same way that the Nine Elms killer killed Kate cannot let it go and starts looking into a cold case of a missing girl a DNA findssimilarities Thanks to Little Brown Book Group UK, Sphere and NetGalley for my advanced copy of this book to read All opinions are my own and are in no way biased From The Breakthrough International Bestselling Author Of The Girl In The Ice, A Breathtaking, Page Turning Novel About A Disgraced Female Detective S Fight For Redemption And Survival Kate Marshall Was A Promising Young Police Detective When She Caught The Notorious Nine Elms Serial Killer But Her Greatest Victory Suddenly Turned Into A Nightmare Traumatized, Betrayed, And Publicly Vilified For The Shocking Circumstances Surrounding The Cannibal Murder Case, Kate Could Only Watch As Her Career Ended In ScandalFifteen Years After Those Catastrophic Events, Kate Is Still Haunted By The Unquiet Ghosts Of Her Troubled Past Now A Lecturer At A Small Coastal English University, She Finally Has A Chance To Face Them A Copycat Killer Has Taken Up The Nine Elms Mantle, Continuing The Ghastly Work Of His IdolEnlisting Her Brilliant Research Assistant, Tristan Harper, Kate Draws On Her Prodigious And Long Neglected Skills As An Investigator To Catch A New Monster Success Promises Redemption, But There S Much On The Line Kate Was The Original Killer S Intended Fifth Victim And His Successor Means To Finish The Job Someone out there has developed a real taste for women Beware of a young man with a killer smile, it has served him well and often It s not difficult to find young women who fall for that smile, it shows off his pearly whites to perfection What the ladies don t know is that he would just as soon take a bite out of them as not And now, a serial killer has his sights set on Kate Marshall, but he is not the first. Bryndza has a new series This time featuring Kate Marshall, a police detective Kate is known for catching the Nine Elms serial killer, which quickly turned bad for her The experience was traumatic, and she was publicly called out.It s been fifteen years, but it doesn t feel that way for Kate She s now a university professor when a copycat killer is following in the footsteps of Nine Elms.Kate is determined to use her knowledge to stop this killer also You should know, though Kate was the N Bryndza has a new series This time featuring Kate Marshall, a police detective Kate is known for catching the Nine Elms serial killer, which quickly turned bad for her The experience was traumatic, and she was publicly called out.It s been fifteen years, but it doesn t feel that way for Kate She s now a university professor when a copycat killer is following in the footsteps of Nine Elms.Kate is determined to use her knowledge to stop this killer also You should know, though Kate was the Nine Elms killer s intended fifth victim, and the copycat has her in his sights.Nine Elms is super dark, as you would expect when a serial killer is involved I found the storyline compelling, and I m excited to see Kate back inbooks Overall, this was an intense and twisty read and I loved it I received a complimentary copy from the publisher Many of my reviews can also be found on instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.comHave you ever watched a movie when the tension is picking up, something bad is about to happen and you sit shouting at the screen don t open the door or don t let him in , as you know what will happen next in the scene if they do Well, Nine Elms gave me this reaction right from the start.The book begins fifteen years before the main plot when Kate Marshall was a police detective working the Nine Elms Cannibal Case in which a serial killer is targetin Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.comHave you ever watched a movie when the tension is picking up, something bad is about to happen and you sit shouting at the screen don t open the door or don t let him in , as you know what will happen next in the scene if they do Well, Nine Elms gave me this reaction right from the start.The book begins fifteen years before the main plot when Kate Marshall was a police detective working the Nine Elms Cannibal Case in which a serial killer is targeting young women, not only does the killer strangle his victims using a distinctive rope knot, he then leave them in the open, posing their bodies and takes bite out of his victims too.Through a mishap, Kate realises who the killer is just before he tries to make her his fifth victim She just about gets away with her life, but not without lots of injuries and her reputation as a detective in tatters Now, fifteen years later she is a university criminologist lecturer at Ashdean The killer is in prison where he will spend the rest of his life.Kate receives an email from a couple whose daughter went missing in 1990, they believe that she may have been one of the first victims of the Nine Elms Cannibal and would like Kate to take a look at her case She is also called to a mortuary where a body of a young girl lies after being discovered in woodland, posed, strangled and bitten It looks like there is a copy cat killer on the loose and they are following the same pattern as the original killer which means Kate could end up being the fifth victim, again, but will she be so lucky this time Nine Elms is the first book by Robert Bryndza that I have read I know of his Erika Foster series and even own a couple of the books but I ve never gotten around to reading them, shame on me because if they are anywhere near as good as this one I really must.Kate is a great character, she has been through so much in her life After nearly being murdered, it turned out that she was pregnant with the killer s child and by the time she awoke in the hospital after the attack and subsequent surgeries it was too late to abort She lost her job because of her relationship with the killer too Everything got too much for her mentally and she took to alcohol to numb her pain She has been sober for six years now, her son still lives with her parents after she was unfit to look after him when drinking.The book is dark and you can feel the tension radiating off the pages It is very addictive and most certainly gripping, helped by the fact that it is fast paced with short chapters which I always feel gives it an even faster plot feel and makes you want to keep on reading.The suspension is terrifying at times yet it is a book I just couldn t put down I need to knowand see where it would all end I now can t wait forbooks in this series as I think Kate has great potential and she has proven that she has amazing detective skills I also hope that we find outabout her young assistant Tristan in subsequent books too

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