The Qur'an, Morality and Critical Reason: The Essential Muhammad Shahrur lTedRobert Bryndza even tops off his own superb writing in thisatest edition in Shadow Sands Hence that ol suitcase crammed with good stuff that you can t ever Vermeer to Eternity leave out We re treated toayers in the KateTristan duo and a bumpy rolled up relationship between Kate and her son Bryndza creates scenes that boggle the mind Without droppin a sock out OF THAT SUITCASE BRYNDZA HAS US LIVING VICARIOUSLY THROUGH that suitcase Bryndza has us Heaven to Betsy living vicariously through missing professor Yowzers Big boys and big girls canegitimately be scared of the darkwith good reasonwith poppin terror You ve got to So B. It lift theid on that suitcaseto see for yourselves what is indeed insideI received a copy of Shadow Sands through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Thomas Mercer Publishers and to the talented Robert Bryndza for the opportunity Shadow Sands by Author Robert Bryndza is the second book in the Kate Marshall SeriesThis fast paced serial killer thriller is a very readable addition to a new seriesKate Marshall is a former police detective and this story starts off with a body being found while she is diving in a reservoir with her teenage sonKate Marshall and her assistant Tristan are Cabaret likeable characters and are well developed in the scriptThank you to NetGalley Author Robert Bryndza and the Publisher for my advanced copy to review My thanks to Thomas Mercer Robert Bryndza and NetgalleyMy only regret is that I waited soong to read it I ike this series Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review Expected publication date November 3 2020 Private detective Kate Marshall is scuba diving with her son when they come across the bloated body of a young man Kate immerses herself into the investigation around young Simon s death and when it is ruled accidental the police immediately drop the case However Kate is hired by the young man s mother to find evidence that the death was not accidental so Kate and her partner Tristan delve into Simon s past and pursue their own investigative paths Kate and Tristan discover that similar deaths have occurred in Shadow Sands the stretch of and near the dam where the bodies were discovered When people who are related to the case start dying Kate realizes that someone has a secret to keep even if they have to kill to keep it I am a big Robery Bryndza fan and even though I have not read the first Kate Marshall novel in this series Nine Elms I instantly took the chance to enjoy this one Kate Marshall is not unlike #Erika Foster Bryndza s crime fighting character from his other novels which I have readeach and every one in that she #Foster Bryndza s crime fighting character from his other novels which I have readeach and every one in that she brazen broken but exceptionally spunky and independent She is trying to rebuild a relationship with her teenage son Jake and move on from the mistakes she made in her past I was fascinated with Kate s relationship with her former boss turned serial killer Peter and I am even intrigued to read Nine Elms now However it was not necessary to read the first novel to follow along as Shadow Sands was enough of a gripping and entertaining crime drama on its own Bryndza narrates the story from Kate s perspective yes but we also get snippets from Magdalena the young woman our suspect kidnaps and assaults This of course adds to the intrigue and mystery but also delves a ittle bit into the mind of a serial rapist and murderer which of course is right up my alley Bryndza delivers another stellar police procedural and I enjoyed every twisting turning minute Shadow Sands the second novel in Byrndza s Kate Marshall amateur sleuth series is a fast paced exciting serial killer read sure to have wide appeal because of its readability and accessibility Marshall is not uite an amateur She s a former police detective whose over was her superior and turned out to be a crazed serial killer Now recovering from years of alcohol abuse and emotional turmoil Marshall is a mother and a university ecturer But she gets
involved in murder cases ike any amateur does stumbling over a in murder cases En plein coeur like any amateur does stumbling over a while diving with her 16 year old son in the reservoir and despite appearances doesn t accept that it s an accidental drowning There are aot of spoilers with regards to Bryndza s earlier novel Nine Elms So probably best to read that one first As noted it s one of those cases where it feels an amateur sleuth and her trusty assistant Tristan are in over their heads but it was still an easy enjoyable readMany thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review. Tan Harper dig deeper they discover a bloody trail that points towards an active serial killer hiding in plain sight People have been silently disappearing for years and when another woman is taken Kate and Tristan have a matter of days to save her from meeting the same fa. Robert Bryndza s follow up to Nine Elms his crime series featuring ex Met Detective Constable Kate Marshall is a dark intense and fast paced number Kate has a traumatic past damaged by a relationship with serial killer Peter Conway her ex boss and DCI that resulted in a pregnancy and the birth of a son Jake now 16 years old whose growing up years were with her parents awarded custody of him Kate went through some dark years her demons driving her to drink that meant she was in no position to ook after Jake although she has since cleaned up her act spending time with Jake and attending AA meetings She is now a Ashdean criminology Dance Real Slow lecturer returning to using her investigative skills as a part time PI assisted by Tristan HarperIt s summer Kate and Jake are diving in the man made Shadow Sands reservoir with its drowned village when they make the gruesome discovery in the water the body of a young man with serious injuries The victim turns out to be 18 year old Simon Kendal an Olympicevel swimming hopeful who had been camping with his 20 year old mate Geraint Jones Simon s mother Lyn begs Kate to find out what really happened to him as the police and coroner have ruled his death as accidental which she doesn t believe Kate and Tristan know there is something fishy at the alacrity with which the police moved to declare it an accident and further issues are raised with anomalies in the post mortem results that eventually push the police to view Simon s death as murder Tristan is horrified to find he is viewed as a suspect in the disappearance of Italian professor Magdalena Rossi who has been abducted Kate and Tristran find themselves in a harrowing and dangerous investigation that slowly begins to
CONNECT WITH MAGDALENA S ABDUCTION ANDwith Magdalena s abduction and powerful The Art of Memoir local family determined to be obstructiveBryndza develops Tristan s character wonderfully further hereiving with his sister unable to be open About Who He Is With Her Too Fearful Of Her who he is with her too fearful of her if he is truthful Kate is than taken aback when Jake expresses a desire to meet his incarcerated serial killer of a father she is deeply hurt Conway never wanted Jake and she comes perilously close to falling off the wagon the demon drink an ever present temptation This is a riveting crime read the parts with Magdalena s horrifying experiences with the killer are particularly hard to stomach although her courage is a shining ight This will undoubtedly appeal to many of Bryndza s existing fans and to those crime readers who have yet to discover this series Many thanks to the publisher for an ARC A damaged body floating deep in a reservoir strange disappearances on foggy nights a wealthy ocal family fiercely protective of its privacy and hints of a police cover up in a range of investigations these are the elements of Robert Bryndza s second Kate Marshall mystery A visiting academic from Italy a young woman called Magdalena disappears while investigating ocal egends and mysteries Kate and her assistant Tristan pick away at these threads and discover an unnerving conspiracy while the young woman s ife hangs in the balanceI thought this had a bit realism than the first book in the series and it was certainly an engaging mystery The tension was palpable Robert Bryndza follows his first Kate Marshall detective novel with probably an even better seuel Shadow SandsKate and her son discover a body of a young male while they are diving in Shadow Sands reservoir in Devon The ocal police conclude his death was an accident but Kate thinks otherwise as the young man was an aspiring Olympian swimmer When his grieving mother hires Kate to investigate his death Kate and her assistant Tristan don t hesitate to take the case but they start to uickly realise the waters of Shadows Sands hide secrets than meet the eye While the first book gave us an insight into the Kate s past in this second installment we get to know her assistant Tristan a bit better who himself personally gets tangled in the Shadow Sands mystery Dark twisty set in beautiful Devon I don t think many readers will struggle to get sucked into this novelAs much as I miss Erika Foster and would PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition love to read of her crime investigation stories I m progressively growing fond of Kate Marshall too andook forward to the next book Many thanks to the publisher for my review copy in exchange for an honest review Let me say right off the bat I m a huge Robert Bryndza fan I ve enjoyed everything I ve read and I ve read all his. The internationally bestselling author of Nine Elms and The Girl in the Ice is back with a nail biting new Kate Marshall case a woman with a dark secret and a powerful sense of justiceWhen Kate Marshall finds the bloated body of a young man floating in the Shadow Sands res. Mysteries This is the second in the Kate Marshall series Kate #follows Erika Foster as another strong female protagonist Now serving as a university ecturer she still maintains a strong interest in #Erika Foster as another strong female protagonist Now serving as a university ecturer she still maintains a strong interest in crimes So when the mother of a deceased young man asks her to investigate his death she doesn t hesitate to say yes Right from the get go there appear to be flaws in the police investigation When Kate starts to investigate they uickly change their ruling from accidental drowning Book Reviewed on wwwwhisperingstoriescomEx Police Detective turned University Lecturer and Private Detective Kate Marshall is back
in the second instalment of her thriller seriesThis time a young manthe second instalment of her thriller seriesThis time a young man body has been found by Kate whilst she was diving in the Shadow Sands reservoir with her son Jake The police rule it as an accidental drowning but the boy s mother is sure there is to it and asks Kate to investigateHer investigation with her young colleague Tristan takes them on a frightening path one that might just put their The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, lives in danger They are alsoooking for a missing ecturer from the university whose disappearance may just have something to do with the case they are working onI first came across Kate Marshall at the start of the year in Robert Bryndza s book Nine Elms The book was so dark and terrifying in places and yet I couldn t put it down so when I heard Kate was back I just had to continue her storyWhilst this book can be read as a standalone I do personally think that you miss out on Kate s backstory and the hard relationship she has with her parents and her son who her parents have custody of You also miss out on a great storyThis time Kate reluctantly helps out the mother of a boy found dead in the reservoir he was a champion swimmer and there was no way that he just drowned She is convinced that his friend killed him and wants Kate to help She feels sorry for the woman and also a ittle guilty at being the person who found his body Under pressure from herself she also a ittle guilty at being the person who found his body Under pressure from herself she but what started as a simple case turns far deadly and sinisterAgain I was captivated by the plot which just kept on giving The main part of the story is Kate and Tristan trying to piece together what is happening in a place called Ashdean where the Shadow Sands reservoir is There are also sections from the missing ecturer Magdalena and her capture You do get to understand that her kidnapping is related to the case Kate is working on and to a The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl local family who owns much of the area but I hadn t worked out who the person was by the time it was revealed which doesn t happen oftenShadow Sands had me glued to the pages I didn t want to put in down once I had begun In fact I read it in just two sittings as I needed to know what was going on and who the culprit was I now can t want to delve back into Kate s world and see what new cases come her way We ve got a heavy duty suitcase here bursting at the seams with the weight of its contents Soet s unpack all the vital articles that make this one a sure fire winnerIf you ve had the pleasure of reading the first book in this series Nine Elms then you ve been introduced to Kate Marshall Bryndza Exile and Pilgrim likes his characters complicated and so do we Case in point Kate had been a detective constable for the Metropolitan Police back in 1995 She was a dedicated officer until she stepped over theine and had a relationship with her superior Pete Conway I l et you read the details about ol Pete Kate Hannah Montana: The Movie left the force pregnant andater took to the bottle for comfort Her parents fought and won custody of her son JakeFast forward to 2012 and Kate has a handle on her ife and works as a ecturer in Criminology at Ashdean University Her assistant Tristan Harper has a steeltrap mind and sidelines with Kate as an investigator I commend Bryndza for deepening Tristan s character and widening his presence in this one Bryndza swings the storyline over to a motherson outing Both Kate and Jake have gained their diving icenses They ve chosen to dive in a reservoir near a hydroelectric plant where a small village is now under water There in the midst of an old church steeple hangs the body of a young man Nothing prepares them for a devastating shock ike this It is this uncanny discovery that will set the stage for the rest of the book Kate and Tristan will take it upon themselves to find out what happened to this young man The story becomes compounded when a young professor from the university goes missing Are the two connec. Ervoir the authorities abel it a tragic accidentBut the details don't add up why was the victim there in the middle of the night If he was such a strong swimmer how did he drownKate is certain there is to this case than meets the eye As she and her research assistant Tris.