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Deadly Secrets

Detective Erika Foster, Book 6
Narrated by: Jan Cramer
Series: Detective Erika Foster, Book 6
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (984 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

To commit the perfect murder, you need the perfect cover.

On a cold icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a horrific killing on the victim’s doorstep?

Straight off her last harrowing case, Detective Erika Foster is feeling fragile but determined to lead the investigation. As she sets to work, she finds reports of assaults in the same quiet South London suburb where the woman was killed. One chilling detail links them to the murder victim - they were all attacked by a figure in black wearing a gas mask.

Erika is on the hunt for a killer with a terrifying calling card. The case gets more complicated when she uncovers a tangled web of secrets surrounding the death of the beautiful young woman.

Yet just as Erika begins to piece the clues together, she is forced to confront painful memories of her past. Erika must dig deep, stay focused and find the killer. Only this time, one of her own is in terrible danger....

From the global million-copy best-selling author comes a totally heart-racing, hold-your-breath listen that will keep you hooked until the very last minute.

©2018 Robert Bryndza (P)2018 Bookouture

Critic Reviews

"Blindingly excellent ... These books should come with a disclaimer as once you start reading you aren’t going to want to walk away. This is a book you are going to want to feast upon and devour as fast as you can." (Jen Med’s Book Reviews)

"OMG what a story...you seriously need to read this one. I devoured this in one sitting, it is certainly one pulse-racing, nail-biting, gritty read... I thought my heart was going to explode...will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish." (Chelle’s Book Reviews)

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 04-15-18

Fascinating murder mystery; great detective work!

Robert Bryndza is among the best living authors of the modern detective/police procedural genre. Deadly Secrets, Book 6 in his Detective Erika Foster series, is as close to perfection as any novel I have read. Erika Foster is among my favorite protagonists. Jan Cramer's narration is outstanding. I highly recommend Deadly Secrets and the other novels in the Erika Foster series.

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Six Straight Great Novels Creates A Dynasty

Erica Foster is always a great study of a driven detective. In Deadly Secrets, we see her influence on her subordinates. It’s simply another great addition to the series.

Harry Hole, Three Pines, Department Q are my standard bearers for police procedurals. Erica Foster is on equal ground.

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Gripping Thriller is right!

I’ve enjoyed this whole series but book 6 is by far the best book since the first book! I enjoyed the twists and turns and finally the inability to know if I truly solved the mystery! A must read for mystery thriller lovers.

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Stunning

Gripping, exciting, complicated and shocking police procedural/ murder mystery. Great plot, performance, atmosphere. Fantastic listen.

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Love this series!

I really love the narrator she truly brings the characters to life. The stories are so well written with just the right balance of Erika's personal life and work life.

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Love the Erika Foster stories.

Very suspenseful and many twists. We love the person who reads the story. It is another one o Robert Bryndzas awesome Erika Foster stories.

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The best Robert Bryndza.

I have known read all six of the Erika Foster books and this one is the best thus far. The story is so good, the narration is amazing vivid. I stayed on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I also love the fact that has a great love and respect for her father in law. I felt very invested in all the main characters. Although I wish that Erika had gotten knocked up by Peterson. I also appreciate that Erika was a stronger woman. A very good read.

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  • Flora
  • IOS, Greece
  • 11-12-18

interesting story and performance

the story was interesting and it was easy to follow the plot. the narrator was great. very expressive.

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  • Stevon
  • Tempe, AZ, United States
  • 10-27-18

another good one

The author puts some good twists and turns into this crime thriller. There are some especially cruel things happening. And, there are many current days issues to spice it up.

Usually when you find a crime series you really like you empathize with the detective even with all their flaws. Erika has had her share of tough breaks but she keeps trucking on.

I'll look forward to the next installment in the series.

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Bitter sweet

I did not to start this, cos, I didn’t want it to end. I’ve loved these Erika Foster books. Another winner for me. Please write another.

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  • Colette
  • 04-19-18

Absolutely perfect

The Erika Foster books are about my favourite of all crime series and the latest book is one of the best. Ericka is a fascinating character who I have grown to really care about and the other characters, both goodies and baddies, are real and convincing. The plot develops quickly and moves in a range of different directions before coming together in an unexpected and very satisfying conclusion.

Jan Cramer is one of my favourite narrators, she really inhabits all the characters.

Can’t wait for the next one.

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  • Mrs CJ
  • 04-24-18

Unexpected ending

Up to the standard of the rest of this series. I must say I was getting a bit fed up with dour Erika, always disobeying orders, behaving appallingly and getting away with it. Nice to hear a bit more about her and her colleagues. Clever plot, and an unexpected ending. Jan Cramer is an excellent narrator

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  • Robin Forrester
  • 05-20-19

Deadly Secrets Review

I thought the story was excellent and certainly of the same high quality as Robert Bryndza’s previous novels, but I really disliked some of the narrators voices, and they nearly made me stop listening before the end of the book.

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  • Mrs L .E Green
  • 02-25-19

shame about some of the narration

the narrator is good with characterisations but story telling voice inflections really annoying. ending a bit far fetched.

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  • Peter G.
  • 12-29-18

Really enjoyed it

Great listen, with more than strand running through it. Very likeable characters, good narration, just the occasional awkward accent. Only detractions were the few instances when the characters spoke in a most uncharacteristic manner, as if reading from a reference book or policy document.
Well worth investing in.

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  • Mikey
  • 11-22-18

I hope book 7 is on its way soon!

Amazing series, sad it's the last one so far. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Clare Thomas
  • 11-12-18

Ridiculous plot

I have really enjoyed the Erika foster series but this book really let the side down. Very disappointing ending and seemed a very rushed conclusion, as if she realised there was only a few chapters left so needed to fit it all in. Narrator was poor making every character sound rude and aggressive. A real let down after such a great series

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  • Al
  • 11-04-18

The saga continues

Book 6 and I think the best so far.

Again excellently read and excellently written

If you are a follower this is the book for you to continue the story of Erika.

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  • Danny fenton
  • 10-09-18

thoroughly rivetting storyline!

really enjoyed the 6th book in the series, can't wait for another dose from Robert and Erika's team.

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  • kimmie
  • 09-19-18

Great twist at the end

Best book by far in the series can’t wait for book 7.
The twist at the end was such a shock , couldn’t stop listening to it, listened all night didn’t finish it till the morning
You MUST listen to the book
BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN 10/10

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-23-19

I enjoyed Deadly Secrets

Most of the book was a page turner. Robert Bryndza was able to portray the multiple facets of a women’s professional and personal life realistically.
The book was too long. The ending wasn’t believable.

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  • Hellcat
  • 10-30-18

I love this series

What can I say this series is always gripping. Jan’s narration is incredible. Buy it!

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  • IMEE B
  • 10-16-18

***Mind blowing ending***

Robert Bryndza never fail to blow my mind, this is an incredibly intelligent and well thought off plot and the characters are well developed. It's gripping and totally sucked me in from beginning and not prepared for the austounding twist ending that blew my mind. Detective Erika Foster took a bit of a backseat in favour of Detective Kate Moss, it chilled my bones when the killer got hold of Moss. Jan Cramer is brilliant as always. I am happy for Detective Petersen but sad for Erika I do hope she will get her happy ending.

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  • Deb
  • 07-26-18

not his best

Still enjoyed listening to it tho and I will be back for more from him

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  • Jock Walker-Campbell
  • 06-19-18

Entertaining Gripping

Narrator is great. Storyline keeps one wanting to know "what next" So look for another in the series.

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  • Rosemary
  • 05-06-18

Always gripping <br />

I hang out for the next book In the series. This one didn't disappoint that's for sure.

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  • Kathy Burns
  • 04-26-18

A brilliant book.....

Loved it!
I could not put it down.
The narrator made the story come alive and with intensity.