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?
An utterly gripping and darkly compelling detective thriller that will have fans of Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and James Patterson hooked from the very start. You will not guess the ending!
Title: The Missing Girls
Author: Carol Wyer
Published By: Bookouture
Carol Wyer has done it again with this sensational, suspenseful and gripping thriller. DI Robyn Carter is faced with one body and other suspected missing girls but finds it difficult to link them together.
I feel as though I really have got to know Robyn and almost feel as though I'm working alongside her as part of the team. The investigations are always thorough and Robyn uses her team well. The suspense builds quite quickly and we are fully aware that time is running out for the victims.
This time the case comes a little too close to home for Robyn and she needs to solve it fast.
She is flawed and doesn't always make the right decisions but that's what makes her more believable as a character. Her relationship with step daughter Amelie really brings out her softer side and along with her relationship with her cousin Ross who is a private investigator provides a more multi dimensional person.
The book touches on cyber bullying which is a very current and terrifying trend that needs to be stamped out. The app mentioned was a genius idea to provide a reflection of what is happening to society today.
There is a huge shock in store for Robyn but my lips are sealed on that one.
I can honestly say that I can see these books being televised and they would make a brilliant substitute for fans of Prime Suspect, well done Carol I'm now eagerly awaiting the next instalment.
I read at the back of the book that Ross may have his own stories soon too which would be amazing.
Thanks to bookouture for the Arc which I have reviewed voluntarily.
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As a child Carol Wyer was always moving, and relied on humour to fit in at new schools. A funny short story won her popularity, planting the seed of becoming a writer. Her career spans dry cleaning, running a language teaching company, and boxercise coaching. Now writing full-time, Carol has several books published by Safkhet and journalism in many magazines.
Carol won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction (2015), and can sometimes be found performing her stand-up comedy routine Laugh While You Still Have Teeth.
Little Girl Lost, the first book in the Detective Robyn Carter crime thriller series came out in January 2017.
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