Last Breath

Detective Erika Foster, Book 4
Narrated by: Jan Cramer
Series: Detective Erika Foster, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (1,900 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He's your perfect date. You're his next victim.

When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time it's not her case.

While she fights to secure her place on the investigation team, Erika can't help but get involved and quickly finds a link to the unsolved murder of a woman four months earlier. Dumped in a similar location, both women have identical wounds - a fatal incision to the femoral artery.

Stalking his victims online, the killer is preying on young pretty women using a fake identity. How will Erika catch a murderer who doesn't seem to exist?

Then another girl is abducted while waiting for a date. Erika and her team must get to her before she becomes another dead victim and come face to face with a terrifyingly sadistic individual.

Gripping, tense, and impossible to turn off, Last Breath will have you on the edge of your seat until the final dramatic moment.

©2017 Robert Bryndza (P)2017 Bookouture

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Erika Foster series is a must for procedural fans

Bryndza's Foster series is sharp, witty, clever and extremely entertaining.

Foster is a self confessed "b___h. She is smart, indescreet, impulsive and demanding. She is constantly at odds with her peers and her superiors. And most of all she is a brilliant detective. The same can be said for Department Q's Carl Mork. So if you love Department Q you will love the Foster series.

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Exciting throughout. Best Foster book so far.

I like this one the best of the 4 I have listened to so far. Not too many twists but a great build up to a satisfying ending. I enjoy the main characters a lot

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Top notch police procedural

The combination of Bryndza's masterful craftsmanship and Cramer's brilliant performance once again creates a story you just can't stop listening to. I'm already eager for the next.

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Another great addition

Robert Bryndza has written another great addition to the Erika Foster series. Jan Cramer did a wonderful job of bringing the characters to life. With plenty of twists, turns and thrills this is a great mystery:thriller. I highly recommend this book and series. Although this book could be read as a standalone, I suggest starting with The Girl in the Ice, as this is the first in the series.

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The Erika Foster series never disappoints!!

With Last Breath British author Robert Bryndza has another 5 star suspense thriller in his Detective Erika Foster series. Erika Foster is, in my opinion, as compelling a character as any homicide detective in novels currently in print; indeed, she may be the best. Prior to beginning the Erika Foster series with The Girl in the Ice Robert Bryndza was best known for writing romantic comedy novels much like those written by Nick Spalding, another Brit. After writing the four novels (so far) in this series he has firmly established himself as a top author of the suspense mystery genre. This four novel suspense thriller series is an absolute must read for those who like lots of action, intense suspense, and smart and decisive crime solving. British actor Jan Cramer as narrator is a perfect fit for Bryndza's novels. She is a gem as a narrator.

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Tense and nail-biting addition to series

As an Audible newbie last summer I became hooked on Bryndza's series. I snapped up the first when it appeared on Recommendations and can highly recommend Last Breath. Jan Cramer's narration is excellent and is as "atmospheric" as the story.

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Love Erika Foster

Not as good as the first 3, especially when I was impatiently waiting...but good enough to want another. My favorite female sleuths: Erika Foster, Tracy Crossehite, Elise Sandburg, and Kim Stone. Need more stories!!!

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This series just keeps getting better.

What did you love best about Last Breath?

Seeing Erika continue to grow and evolve. She's been through so much and continues to have to deal with set backs whether it's being overlooked for a promotion she deserves, dealing with Satan.... oh sorry, I meant Sparks, a new psycho on the loose in her district and so on..

What was one of the most memorable moments of Last Breath?

For me, it was knowing he the crazy serial killer was pretty early on and how said killer continually evaded capture.

What about Jan Cramer’s performance did you like?

Every-damn-thing. She's amazing. I want her to record a voicemail for my phone.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but it took a couple of days.

Any additional comments?

This series just keeps getting better. Just when I start to think there's only so many books Bryndza can write within this world, this flow of madness that is Erika Foster's life... he goes and surprises me again. With the previous books you've definitely gotten a feel for the killers but you didn't really know them, not until near the end. Here you know who it is and as the story progresses you're given tidbits about spongebob psycho pants along with the why, where and how. At the same time the Author is weaving Erika's struggles and issues into the mix and it all just flows perfectly ending with a climax that left me breathless.

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Excellent

Loved it. I've read all of the Erika Foster stories, so far. Good writing.

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I'm hooked!

Stories so well written and read. I look forward to checking out their other works!

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  • Maggie
  • 04-27-17

Another great Erika Foster novel by Robert

The story was gripping but I was able to easily guess the ending. it was well narrated and felt I went through it very quickly.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-07-18

Great Read

Yes I will certainly read from this author again. As much as I love the Audible books I think it would be so much better if there was more than one narrator. Depending on the number and sex of the characters in the book. A minimum of three like two women and one male or two men and one woman. Erika sounded great but the other female characters came out as little girls voices. It must be so hard for one narrator to do justice to so many voices. Still it was a good book and I did enjoy it.

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  • Imee_Benz
  • 09-20-18

***Last Breath***

Another spine tingling thriller from the amazing mind of Robert Bryndza. It's a scary roller coaster ride into the mind of a serial killer, Detective Erika Foster is relentless, focus, driven in her campaign to catch psychotic killer who preys on young women. Jan Cramer is outstanding as always in her narrative, I believed that a great narrator makes the difference and she didn't disappoint. I couldn't stop listening, it's addictive.

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  • Jennifer Chou
  • 08-16-18

cant stop reading

characters soo real that it feels they are next door neighbor. you cant stop once you start.

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  • Sandra M Platypus
  • 06-27-18

great read/listen but...

The author does not seem to know first aid and first respoder actions. In real life scenes with first aid given by trained police officers and responses by ambulance officers is not how it would happen in real life. The lack of in-house editors by publishing houses is showing up. A good editor would have told the Editor to fix those. It does not change the good story though. A+ for narration.

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  • karen dawson
  • 03-06-18

Disappointing

I should have taken note of previous reviews. Very very disappointing. Story was slow and stumbling. Narration was terrible. I coukdnt finish. I do not recommend this book. Sadly

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  • Tanya Clarke
  • 12-07-17

Thrilling

A thrilling story line that I was unable to b put down. Thoroughly enjoyed. Fantastic.

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  • Nicole Tucker
  • 08-26-17

Another gripping crime for Erika Foster

Loved this book. Another great crime fir Erika and finally she and Paterson see past just being wor colleague's. Can't wait for book 5.

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  • Fiona
  • 08-23-17

Had me on the edge of my seat!

Totally gutted this is the last book in the Erika Foster series. Was an amazing book to finish It off. The last few chapters had me on the edge of my seat and listened to it everywhere!

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  • maree McIntyre
  • 07-26-17

Best yet

Really enjoy book 4, hard to put down! Love the characters seem so real, I was cheering for Erika as she tried to solve the murders. Cannot wait for book 5.