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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

Devil's Way

Series: Kate Marshall #4

Narrator: Jan Cramer

ISBN: 9781914547997

Publisher: Raven Street Publishing

Publication Date: 01/12/2023

Format: Audiobook

My Rating: 4 Stars 🎧 (ARC)


An addictive crime thriller packed with jaw-dropping twists! (Kate Marshall 4)

Kate Marshall’s investigation into a young boy’s disappearance sends her down an unexpectedly twisted path in a riveting thriller by multi-million bestselling author, Robert Bryndza.

When Private Investigator Kate Marshall is rushed to hospital after being pulled into a riptide current in the sea, the near-death experience leaves her shaken. During her recovery, she befriends Jean, an elderly lady on the same ward. Jean tells the harrowing story of how her three-year-old grandson, Charlie, went missing eleven years ago during a camping trip on Dartmoor.

By the time Kate is well enough to go home, she's agreed to take on the case, but when Kate and her trusty sidekick Tristan start to look at the events of that fateful night, they discover that Jean has a dark past that could have put Charlie in jeopardy.

Was Charlie abducted? Or did he fall into Devil's Way? A rushing river vanishes into a gorge close to where they were camping.

When Kate and Tristan discover that a social worker who flagged concerns about Jean and her daughter was found brutally murdered shortly after Charlie vanished, it makes them question everything they thought they knew about the family...

Filled with twists and turns, Devil's Way is the fourth Kate Marshall novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet!

My Review

Robert Bryndza returns following Fatal Witness (Detective Erika Foster #7) with his other popular series, (PI Kate Marshall #4) DEVIL'S WAY.

Kate finds herself in the hospital with an unlikely roommate —a woman who hires her to find her missing grandson in this riveting whodunit mystery.

Kate has been sober for thirteen years and misses her son, Jake, away at university. She runs her Private detective agency with her partner Tristan Harper, resides on Thurlow Bay, and enjoys swimming every morning.

In this exciting 4th installment, Private Investigator Kate Marshall ends up in the hospital after she hits a riptide on her daily morning swim.

The older woman, Jean, in the hospital bed next to her, complains a lot, and while getting to know one another, she tells her about a camping trip to Dartmoor eleven years ago with her family, where her three-year-old grandson went missing and was never found.

After an investigation, there were not any clues and it was assumed he fell into the river and drowned. Jean's daughter, Becky, could not cope with the tragedy and committed suicide.

Jean has been haunted since then and uses her savings and hires Kate and Tristan to take on the case.

The camp area was not the best but the family did not have much money and they just wanted to have a fun camp weekend. The little boy was in the grandmother's tent and she stepped out for a cigarette and he disappeared.

Tristan is taking on a larger role since Kate is still recovering; however, they dig deep into Jean's history, Dartmoor, and police investigations, and they find a connection with a brutal murder of a social worker, Anna Treadwell after Charlies disappeared.

Are the two related?

Was Charlie abducted? Or did he fall into Devil's Way? What about members and friends of the family? Was something more sinister involved?

Dark and twisty—a multi-layered and complex mystery with vivid descriptions and well-developed characters.

The author always knows how to grab and hold you! I was invested in the characters and could not wait to learn about this little boy.

I love Kate and Tristan and enjoyed the sleuthing and sharp investigative skills as they unraveled the secrets of the past and cold case —to bring closure to a case that has gone unsolved for many years by the local authorities.

For fans of this series and new fans of crime thrillers, cop procedurals, and PI mysteries. Devil's Way can be read as a standalone; however, you will enjoy Kate so much that you will want to go back and read the others.

I am a fan of Erika Foster and Kate Marshall and look forward to seeing what comes next. I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jan Cramer for an outstanding and engaging performance. #CoverLove

Thank you to #RavenStreetPublishing and #NetGalley for a gifted ALC for preview purposes.

@JudithDCollins |#JDCMustReadBooks

Pub Date: Jan 12, 2023

My Rating: 4 ⭐ Stars


"A masterly storyteller."

― LJ Ross

"A rising star in British crime fiction."

― Irish Independent

"The master of suspense”

—MJ Arlidge

"Bryndza is my go-to guy for edge-of-the-seat writing that keeps me hooked until the final page!" ― Amanda Prowse

"It is impossible not to root for the feisty, flawed Kate."

― Daily Mail

"Bryndza knows how to keep the pages turning!"

― The Times

About the Author

ROBERT BRYNDZA is an international bestselling author, best known for his atmospheric mystery and thriller novels. His debut crime novel The Girl in the Ice was published in 2016 introducing Detective Erika Foster. It was a global #1 bestseller and has sold over 2 million copies. Robert has written a further six books in the Erika Foster series, which have all been international bestsellers and the series has sold over 5 million copies.

Most recently, Robert created a new crime thriller series based around the central character Kate Marshall, a police officer turned private detective. The first book, Nine Elms, was an Amazon USA & UK #1 bestseller, and the second and third books in the series are international bestsellers. Robert’s books are in translation in 30 languages. Robert lives with his husband in Slovakia and is lucky enough to write full-time. You can find out more about him at



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