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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Blog Tour Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer

Her breath rose and fell in fearful gasps but it was too late. She could already see what she dreaded most. The back seat was empty.

Bye, bye, Mummy.

When a devoted teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances and an actor is murdered at a local reservoir there’s no obvious link between the cases. But as DI Robyn Carter starts to delve deeper, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail’s connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?

Robyn’s instincts tell her there’s a connection between these deaths, that it’s personal, but the last time she acted on impulse her fiancĂ© was killed. To break this case and earn her place back on the force, she must learn to trust herself again – and fast.

As she inches closer to the truth, Izzy is abducted. Unless she can get to the killer in time, a little girl will die.



Title:  Little Girl Lost
Author: Carol Wyer
Published By: Bookouture
Publication Date: 19th Jan 2017
Links: Uk: Amazon     Us: Amazon


Our Review

This is the first in a new series for DI Robyn Carter and a complete change of genre for author Carole Wyer who has written lots of romantic comedies.
I have to say this book totally gripped me from start to finish. It is a very cleverly crafted thriller which leaves no loose ends.

Robyn Carter is a very likeable and well respected character who has been through the terrible trauma of losing her partner and unborn child. During this time she had taken a break from the police and was helping a friend called Ross in his private investigator business. I really enjoyed the relationship between these two characters as they were able to take the mickey out of each other. Especially as his wife had him on a strict healthy eating regime and Robyn teased him a lot about that.

We follow Robyn as she returns to her job in the police force and a job that starts as a missing person but escalates into a series of murders. It was interesting watching her solve the case bit by bit with the help of Ross and her team.

Abigail Thorne was the other main character, her life seemed perfect. She had a handsome husband called Jackson, a beautiful baby called Izzy, a lovely home and great friends. So it came as a shock to her to receive strange phone calls and threats about what happens to people who keep secrets. It transpires that she does have a secret in her past but she is frightened to tell her husband Incase he leaves her.

The story starts with the abuse of a young girl which is disturbing to read but does allow for a degree of sympathy with the character we meet later on.

This plot will keep you guessing and suspecting everyone until the killer is finally revealed and finds out some home truths.

If it wasn't for the fact that it was Christmas and I had to mingle with family and do Christmassy things I would have read this book in a day.

Well done to Carole Wyer for a brilliant leap into the world of crime.

Thank you to Bookouture for the ARC which I have reviewed voluntarily.

About the Author

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 Little Girl Lost which will be out January 19th 2017.
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.

To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolewyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer. Carol blogs at www.facing50withhumour.com and www.grumpyoldmenopause.com

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Sincerely
Book Angel x





2 comments:

  1. Thank you very much indeed for such a superb review for LITTLE GIRL LOST and for being part of the book tour. I couldn't do this without your support and that of other reveiwers so thank you again. xx

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    1. My pleasure Carol. I loved the book and look forward to the others in the series with baited breath X

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