Nine Elms

Nine Elms

4.05 (19,060 ratings by Goodreads)
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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 scandal.

Fifteen 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 idol.

Enlisting 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 more on the line: Kate was the original killer's intended fifth victim...and his successor means to finish the job.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 385 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 25mm | 454g
  • Lake Union Publishing
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • 1542005671
  • 9781542005678
  • 222,091

Review quote

An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

"A heart-pounding series launch." --Publishers Weekly

"Nine Elms is a taut thriller that sweeps up the reader into the world of Kate Marshall. Kate is a thoroughly realized character with troubles and virtues who will have you rooting for her through to the nail-biting end." --Authorlink

"A taunt thriller that will keep readers guessing, this is a powerful start to a new series." --The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

"While there are shades of The Silence of the Lambs in Nine Elms, due to a connection between an imprisoned monster and an investigator, Robert Bryndza has created wholly original characters and a story that is the very definition of a 'page-turner' and 'unputdownable'!" --The Nerd Daily

"With Nine Elms, Bryndza proves that he's got another blockbuster saga on his hands. Kate Marshall is a bona fide superstar--an appealing mix of strength and vulnerability who shows that the damage of our past doesn't need to define us or defeat us but that it can spark our determination to be smarter, stronger, and singularly successful. That's a hero, and a notion, worth rooting for." --Criminal Element

"Robert Bryndza's characters are so vividly drawn--even the slightest character--and fully human and uniquely imperfect. His plots are clever and original and cool and his sense of timing is excruciatingly flawless. Nine Elms is Robert Bryndza spreading his already formidable wings to thrilling effect." --Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors

"So chilling, with truly terrifying characters and a hard-hitting storyline that is gripping from start to finish. I will wait with bated breath for the next Kate Marshall thriller." --Rachel Abbott, Amazon Charts bestselling author

"Bryndza is my type of author and Nine Elms is my type of book. Twisty, dark, and layered with a protagonist you root for from page one, this is a superb start to what promises to be another stand out series." --M. W. Craven, author of The Puppet Show
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Rating details

19,060 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 39% (7,363)
4 38% (7,243)
3 16% (3,061)
2 4% (842)
1 3% (551)
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