The missing girls

Book Description

One girl found dead. Another girl gone…

Long shadows danced on the tin walls. Inside the trunk lay Carrie Miller, wrapped in plastic, arms folded across her ribcage, lips sealed tight forever…

When, a girl’s body is found at a Midlands storage unit, it is too decomposed for Detective Robyn Carter to read the signs left by the killer.

No one knows the woman in blue who rented the unit; her hire van can’t be traced. But as the leads run dry another body is uncovered. This time the killer’s distinctive mark is plain to see, and matching scratches on the first victim’s skeleton make Robyn suspect she’s searching for a serial killer.

As Robyn closes in on the killer’s shocking hunting ground, another girl goes missing, and this time it’s someone close to her own heart.

Robyn can’t lose another loved one. Can she find the sickest individual she has ever faced, before it’s too late?

Available to Buy

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My Review

The day has come I am sitting in front of the computer waiting on the announcement on Twitter from Bookouture. My heart is racing, waiting, anticipating. Finally, what I long for has arrived, The Missing Girls by Carol E. Wyer, is on NetGalley. I have joined the many others in the stampeded, praying the Bookouture Gods will descend with The Missing Girls to my inbox …………….. My prayers have been answered, with baited breath I opened my kindle and begin……

The Missing Girls by Carol E. Wyer is the third instalment in the DI Robyn Carter series and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. I would like to point out that this book can be read as a standalone, but would be better read as part of the series to help you better understand DI Robyn Carter. Carol just gets better and better with every book written, I’m in need of more of DI Carter and very soon.

The Missing Girls opens with a dramatic scene which wallops you between the eyes, your eyes get bigger the more you read, surely this can’t be happening. Amber has awoken in a darkened room, disorientated and alone, or is she. I can feel every emotion Amber is going through, fear, apprehension, impending doom and what ‘Deadly Intent’ has her capturer planned (sorry Carol a tiny plug for Sheryl Browne, please forgive me).

A drugs bust uncovers a trunk in a storage unit, upon opening the trunk a body is discovered, its apparent its a young girl but who is she……. While investigating who the girl is another goes missing, are they linked and how, DI Carter and her team pull out all the stops to try and solve the murder. It’s a race against time are they dealing with a serial killer..

The personality and characteristics between each of the characters portrayed in The Missing Girls are very believable, I felt as though I knew them, like they were my long time friends. Carol made me feel at home with them, as part of a elite group which I held the key to as I read, they were fully immersed in my imagination and I had entered there world collaborating with them during the investigation.

I love the interaction between Carter and Shearer but is it too much to hope that at some point Carol will write a thriller where they will work together, go on Carol a special investigation, I can see it now. I shall wait and see what Carol manages to conjure up, it may be a special with Carter and Shearer or a standalone with Ross, ooooh that would be good too!

If you fancy a dark and compelling read which will send your brain into overdrive, leave you with an itch you can’t scratch, well The Missing Girls by Carol E. Wyer is the heart-stopping thriller that’s a must read just for you.

There was only one thing that disappointed me was the realisation that the book was coming to an end. I tried to stop it, sparks flew as I skidded to a halt, it couldn’t end, I wanted to know, I needed to know, I teetered on the edge of this cliff-hanger, fingernails gripping tightly, what’s coming next………..Carol can’t you tell us?

Thank you to Bookouture, Carol E. Wyer and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of The Missing Girls in exchange for an honest review.

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Author Bio

Carol E. Wyer is an award-winning author whose humorous books take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully. More recently she has chosen to write for the “dark side” and embarked on a series of thrillers, starting with the gripping best-seller, Little Girl Lost.
Her book Grumpy Old Menopause won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and writes regularly for The Huffington Post.
Carol is a signed author with Bookouture and Delancey Press.

Links to Follow Carol E. Wyer

Author Page Amazon UK

Twitter @carolewyer



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  1. Diane, this is without doubt one of my favourite reviews of this book blitz. You have surpassed yourself here and not only am I besdie myself with glee, I’m delighted you got a sneaky mention in for d Sheryl (she’s one of my writing heroine’s – but don’t tell her. 😉 )Hugest of thanks. I love this review. (And you.)

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      1. After this, I would worry no more. You have an enthusiams and passion for what you read that shines through. I can’t write reviews for toffee (or Fudge – LOL) I return to the old cliches and use the same adjectives so I take my hat off to you. I’ve been reading your other reveiws here too, and they are honestly outstanding. x

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