#BlogBlitz #Review ~ The Missing Girls by @carolewyer @bookouture

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!

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About the Author

 

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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My Review

I can honestly say it took me about a week after finishing The Missing Girls to get my head into a space where I felt I could comment enough on it to do it justice. I think I even left a tweet to Carol saying ‘OMG’. I simply devoured books one and two in this series so I was almost hyperventilating when I finally got my hands on book three. Thankfully as a blogger/reviewer I didn’t have to wait as long as some readers!

I am full of admiration for DI Robyn Carter she has wormed her way into my heart with her passion for the job, her interactions within the force and the love and loss she has shown dealing with her personal life.

Each case she embarks on becomes her entire focus whereby she puts her soul into finding the criminals. This time young girls are the victims. As the team race against the clock it becomes a bit too close to home when a girl known to Robyn becomes the next target.

Carol’s ability to create such creepy, crazy people is scary. So much evil seeps from her pen. These stories are filled with dark, twisty, bizarre, grisly awesomeness! The intricacies of the forensics along with the gritty details from the pathologists are achingly real, not for the squeamish but such an enormous addition to the book.

I love the way the characters that surround Robyn in the team are all so realistic you can sense the tension as they work late into the night but there is an underlying layer of concern for each other. Her developing relationship with Amelie (nearly step-daughter) is poignant but brings a freshness and a sense of light relief at just the right times when the action becomes so intense the reader really needs a breather!

I wont go into the details of the crimes, they need to be discovered and savoured by the reader to gain momentum on this ride towards hell. I never doubted Carol’s move to the ‘Darkside’ but she has exceeded all my expectations for this book, I didn’t really think 1 & 2 could be improved upon. And as for that ending, Carol what are you trying to do to me aaaaaargh, now I need book four pronto.

To sum up The Missing Girls all I have to say is I freakin’ adore Robyn she is one of my favourite detectives. This book will obviously be on my 2017 top books list but I suspect the next one will surpass it.

Thanks so much to the author, publisher and netgalley for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily. 

 

 

8 thoughts on “#BlogBlitz #Review ~ The Missing Girls by @carolewyer @bookouture

  1. I think some of the best books always require some reflection time before posting! The fact that you thought on this for a week says loads. I am eager to pick this up when the overflowing tbr allows 😉

  2. Thank you Ali, you have sorted out the annual dilemma of which book to buy myself for my birthday. I’ll going to get the whole bleeping series! Fear not, Robyn, here I come 🙂 Keep well, Ali x

    • Woohoo .. I’m thrilled & I’m sure Carol will be as well. Enjoy 🙂 x

  3. Your review has made my toes curl in delight! Hugest of thanks, not only for this amazing review and for being part of this book blitz, but for your endless support.
    I can’t tell you how delighted I feel having read this stupendous review. I am however, feeling somewhat guilty at leaving you waiting for the next book. Don’t worry – it won’t be too long in coming! 😉

    • Aww, good I aim to please lol. Thank goodness, I need my Robyn fix but maybe my nerves need to settle first! x

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