Title: The Missing Girls
Author: Carol Wyer
Publication Date: 14th September 2017
Format: eBook ARC
Note: This book was received from the publisher in return for an honest review
About the book:
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?
What I Thought:
The Missing Girls is the third in the DI Robyn Carter series by Carol Wyer, and once again Carol has not disappointed!
I loved the first two books in the series, Carol has swiftly become one of my favourite crime authors and as soon as this book was announced I was keeping my eye on NetGalley in the hope it would be shared. Cue large amounts of excitement, clicking the request button and checking my emails repeatedly hoping for an approval email, and then it came and I got nervous, what if I didn’t enjoy it as much?! Carol set the bar so high with her first two books in the series, but I’m pleased to report any fears were unfounded. Once again Carol has done a wonderful job!
A storage facility is raided as part of a drugs operation, instead of drugs the team finds a badly decomposed body hidden in a trunk, Robyn and her team are brought in to investigate but with false information given to the storage company all they have to go on is a mysterious woman dressed in blue who dropped off the trunk. With a new DCI at the station, Robyn is struggling to prove her theories, and when someone Robyn knows is abducted the case becomes personal as she races against the clock to try and find them.
Once again Carol has put together an amazing plot, well written and fast paced you’ll find yourself reaching the final chapters before you know it! I particularly enjoyed seeing a little more of Robyn in a personal position, spending time with Amélie.
Then there’s the ending – I’m not going to give anything away, but that ending! Carol what are you trying to do to me?! This is an ending that will leave you demanding book four, luckily you won’t have too long to wait, The Silent Children will be published by Bookouture on 7th December!
Would I Recommend?
Always! Carol is an author that does not disappoint, all three of her DI Robyn Carter books are well written with gripping plot lines and stunning cases that will keep you enthralled from the first chapter to the last! I’m already counting down to December. I need to see what comes next!
Other books in the DI Robyn Carter series
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