Charlotte’s baby is safe. But is she?
When the body of mother Charlotte Brannon is discovered by her husband Adam, in their bedroom, Detective Natalie Ward is first on the scene. The killer has left a chilling calling card: The word ‘Why?’ written on the wall in blood.
As Natalie begins to delve deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers that Adam has a dark past he’s been hiding and she’s sure that the Brannon’s teenage babysitter Inge has secrets of her own.
Then another mother is murdered on her doorstep in front of her young son, the word ‘why’ scrawled on the wall next to her.
All the key suspects have alibis and with her own marriage hanging by a thread, Natalie is struggling to stay focused on cracking her toughest case yet.
When a young woman and her baby disappear, a member of Natalie’s own team is put in terrible danger. Can Natalie stop this twisted serial killer and save one of her own before more families are torn apart forever?
Author: Carol Wyer
Published By: Bookouture
Publication Date: 7th December 2018
Last Lullaby is the second in the DI Natalie Ward series of books and just like the first one it is a heart racing, fast paced thriller. Natalie is under a lot of pressure to be a wife, a mother and a boss. But something has to give and unfortunately it's usually the time with her family that she has to give up as the murder investigations are more urgent than her daughter needing to be taken shopping for a new pair of jeans.
She is a flawed character and feels guilt about not being able to be there for her family and also due to certain events that happened with one colleague in particular.
When a young woman is found murdered in cold blood with her child only yards away, D I Natalie Ward is brought in to investigate. She and her team begin a race against time to solve the murder before anyone else is hurt and the pressure of the investigation takes it’s toll on Natalie’s already troubled marriage.
As this is the second book in the series it felt like I was getting to know the characters a bit more and was given an insight into their relationships. I like the way the team all work so well together and the glimpses we get to see into their private lives.
The crimes that take place in the book are totally tragic and I was kept guessing until very near the end. I kept on changing my mind as to who the killer was.
I’m beginning to think that Carol Wyer is actually an undercover detective because the investigations she writes about are so realistic and cleverly crafted. My heart was racing as the story tore along and the tension built to a crescendo. The endings are always satisfying and I simply can’t wait for the next book.
I am also a huge fan of Carol’s other series about D I Robyn Carter and would highly recommend those too.
Book Angel x
About the Author
Carol E. Wyer, who also writes as Carol Wyer, is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping thrillers.Her book, Grumpy Old Menopause won The People's Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
The DI Robyn Carter series has earned her acclaim as a crime writer and the first book in the series, Little Girl Lost, shot to the #2 best-selling spot on Kindle #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible, and was also a USA Today top 150 best-seller.
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 the Huffington Post.
To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer.
Carol also blogs at www.carolwyer.com