The Missing Girls (DI Robyn Carter, #3)
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! What readers are saying about the DI Robyn Carter series: ‘This book was fantastic and it kept me gripped from the first page and I read it in a day, I really, really didn't want to put it down – it’s one of the best I've read so far in 2017 … Would not hesitate to give the book 5 stars!!’ Donna’s Book Blog ‘Fantastic! So good to the point that I finished it in just over a day! ... Wow, wow, wow. This was a great book!! ... kept me hooked from page one ... genuinely didn’t guess who it was until it was revealed! There are lots of twists and turns, and a great ending! I can’t wait for the next book!!’ Stardust Book Reviews 5* ‘I loved every page ... captivating and unputdownable. The tension, twists and turns, kept me flipping the pages ... 5 shining stars ... I loved it!’ Write Escape 'What a page-turner! Wow. My head was spinning from the first page to the last. I was so gripped by the introduction to the characters and then just pulled right into the meat of the thriller until the very last page! Five Stars!' Jersey Girl Forever 'The suspense was fantastic ... the drive to keep turning pages was overpowering ... really well written I want more!' The Belgian Reviewer 'This book totally gripped me from start to finish. It is a very cleverly crafted thriller which leaves no loose ends. Five stars!' Sincerely Book Angels

The Missing Girls (DI Robyn Carter, #3) Details

TitleThe Missing Girls (DI Robyn Carter, #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 14th, 2017
PublisherBookouture
Rating
GenreMystery, Crime, Thriller, Detective, European Literature, British Literature

The Missing Girls (DI Robyn Carter, #3) Review

  • sue
    January 1, 1970
    The opening of the book, we are introduced to Amber. Amber can hear some sort o drumming sound, but, she doesn't know where its coming from as she is wrapped in complete darkness, wrapped in a thick blanket.She knew she had been doped. But, had she been raped?She is not the only girl that goes missing; the connection through each girl later becomes apparent and the author makes us aware of this at the time. The pacing of this thriller is at the correct pace for a story like this at it allows the The opening of the book, we are introduced to Amber. Amber can hear some sort o drumming sound, but, she doesn't know where its coming from as she is wrapped in complete darkness, wrapped in a thick blanket.She knew she had been doped. But, had she been raped?She is not the only girl that goes missing; the connection through each girl later becomes apparent and the author makes us aware of this at the time. The pacing of this thriller is at the correct pace for a story like this at it allows the reader to digest the full impact of each event, each sentence and each chapter.Robyn who take the lead role in the detective side is a passionate woman on a mission. I thought at times she had a witty way about her when speaking about things other than #the case#The investigation side of it was very informative, I could see how the author had done lots of research the make this fictional story stand out and believed. I really enjoyed the book, I also enjoyed reading the information from the author at the back of the book explaining how she came by the subject matter.It was definitely full of anticipation and had me fixed and foxed right until the end which left my jaw dropping with mixed emotions toward the reasons for these crimes.Fabulous read.
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  • Adrian Dooley
    January 1, 1970
    This series keeps getting better and better. An easy 5 star from me. A badly decomposed girls body is found in a trunk in a storage unit, after the unit intilly being searched in a drug bust. Detective Robyn Carter and her team are brought in to investigate. The only clue they have is a mysterious woman dressed in blue who rented the unit and dropped off the trunk. As the investigation ensues, there are little or no clues to what happened. That is until another girls body turns up. Having some s This series keeps getting better and better. An easy 5 star from me. A badly decomposed girls body is found in a trunk in a storage unit, after the unit intilly being searched in a drug bust. Detective Robyn Carter and her team are brought in to investigate. The only clue they have is a mysterious woman dressed in blue who rented the unit and dropped off the trunk. As the investigation ensues, there are little or no clues to what happened. That is until another girls body turns up. Having some similar cut wounds to the first victim, Robyn is convinced she has a serial killer on her hands but her superiors aren't so sure. As another girl goes missing, this one someone Robyn knows, she faces a race against time to find this elusive serial killer as she tries to find a motive to the obvious pattern. So after reading the first two in the series, I was really looking forward to reading this one. So much so I feared I may have built myself up for disappointment. Fear not though, this was everything I hoped for and more. A fantastic story based around bullying and revenge. Robyn and her team are now well established characters and are a joy to spend time with as ever. The book is very methodical with its storytelling and you really do feel part of an investigation. The story itself is very strong and very well told, with just the right amount of red herrings to keep it believable. This series is just so readable. There's a flow to the writing and storytelling that's just a joy to read. A mixture of strong rounded characters, a great story and a story well told. There's quite a big cast of characters and unlike with other books, I didn't need to read back at any stage to refresh my memory of th character. I knew them all when they came back into the book. Vivid well written characters. There's a little surprise towards the end of the book which some may be a bit iffy about but I loved it and sets up even more intruige for the rest of the series. I don't have anything negative to say about this book. I just loved it from start to finish and felt thoroughly satisfied when I finished it. Many thanks to NetGalley, Bookouture and Carol E. Wyer for and ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Mandy White
    January 1, 1970
    This series just keeps getting better!! I love Robyn, what a fantastic character. And that ending - OMG I need the next book now!! When on a drugs bust the team find a body in a chest... this leads them on a twisted and complex journey to discover the murder and stop any more girls going missing. With it getting personal for Robyn she does everything she can to stop these murders. Highly recommend this book and the series to anybody who love a good story - one that you can't guess the ending of. This series just keeps getting better!! I love Robyn, what a fantastic character. And that ending - OMG I need the next book now!! When on a drugs bust the team find a body in a chest... this leads them on a twisted and complex journey to discover the murder and stop any more girls going missing. With it getting personal for Robyn she does everything she can to stop these murders. Highly recommend this book and the series to anybody who love a good story - one that you can't guess the ending of. A big thank you to Net Galley and Bookouture for an advance copy of this book to read, enjoy and review
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third book in Wyer’s Robyn Carter series, I absolutely loved the first two books, Little Girl Lost and Secrets of the Dead and I think it’s safe to say this is my favorite book thus far. It’s clear to me that this is the type of series that gets better with each book, this is right up there with two of my other beloved Bookouture series, Robert Bryndza’s Erika Foster and Angela Marsons Kim Stone. If by chance you’re a fan of those two and haven’t read this I highly recommend doing so This is the third book in Wyer’s Robyn Carter series, I absolutely loved the first two books, Little Girl Lost and Secrets of the Dead and I think it’s safe to say this is my favorite book thus far. It’s clear to me that this is the type of series that gets better with each book, this is right up there with two of my other beloved Bookouture series, Robert Bryndza’s Erika Foster and Angela Marsons Kim Stone. If by chance you’re a fan of those two and haven’t read this I highly recommend doing so! Per usual this opens with a gripping prologue that instantly grabs your attention, a young girl wakes up disoriented and terribly scared and is quickly aware she’s in grave danger when she realizes she’s being held captive by a deranged individual. Throughout the book there are several chapters from the young girls who are being captured and killed that were chilling and menacing and brought that sense of darkness and danger to the story. It was so great to catch up with Robyn and her team again, she has a new supervisor now, Flint and it’s been a huge adjustment for her. The rest of the team are still intact and they’re all really growing on me, I still have a soft spot for Anna and Matt and Mitz is a really lovely man. Wyer delves even deeper into Robyn’s past, especially her relationship with Davies which is so nice as it shows her softer side and just adds to the solid characterization that’s already been established. There’s also more detailing her relationship with Davies daughter, Amelie and I love their special bond. Once again there is the same intricate plotting and meticulous attention to detail here, there were so many various threads that I had no clue how they would all eventually tie together. There was an onslaught of twists and turns as Robyn raced to catch a killer before he could strike again and the pacing is relentless and breathless. This hit on some very current issues with a cyber bullying angle that is every parents worst nightmare, it is insanely important to monitor teenagers social media usage. This was already a five star read for me before the last chapter and then Wyer threw a gigantic curveball that knocked everything on it’s head. While everything with the current case was wrapped up nicely things in Robyn’s personal life were sent into a complete tailspin, talk about one hell of a cliffhanger ending!! I am desperate to get my hands on book four now and cannot wait to see what happens next. All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.com
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  • Sue
    January 1, 1970
    THE MISSING GIRLS is book 3 in the DI Robyn Carter series, by author Carol Wyer, and is based on bullying and revenge. The author chooses to address a topic that is very much in the forefront in today’s society, and one that should be given more attention. I have read the first two books in this series and loved them, so now plan to read the remaining three books in the series. There are currently 5 books in the series that include:1) Little Lost Girl2) Secrets of the Dead3) The Missing Girls4) THE MISSING GIRLS is book 3 in the DI Robyn Carter series, by author Carol Wyer, and is based on bullying and revenge. The author chooses to address a topic that is very much in the forefront in today’s society, and one that should be given more attention. I have read the first two books in this series and loved them, so now plan to read the remaining three books in the series. There are currently 5 books in the series that include:1) Little Lost Girl2) Secrets of the Dead3) The Missing Girls4) The Silent Children5) The Chosen OnesOne girl found dead. Another girl gone... A little girls’ decomposed body is found in a trunk, and the only thing that is known is that a woman in blue rented the storage locker and had dropped off the trunk. The victim, Carrie Miller was wrapped in plastic, with her arms folded across her rib cage.Detective Robyn Carter and her team are assigned to the case, with little or no clues to follow-up on. 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? This is a gripping and darkly compelling detective thriller that will have you hooked from the very start, with an ending you won’t see coming! The plot and writing are strong with believable characters to make for a very enjoyable read…and part of the team!Many thanks to Bookouture via Netgalley for my copy.
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  • Clare
    January 1, 1970
    With thanks to Netgalley and Bookoutre for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.I really enjoy the DI Robyn Carter series, l think each book has got better and better as her character developed. As soon as I found out there was a third book in the series I could not wait to read it.The opening chapter begins with school girl Amber Dalton waking up in a dark room containing nothing but a mattress, wearing just a hospital gown. As she felt around the room looking for the door a man a With thanks to Netgalley and Bookoutre for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.I really enjoy the DI Robyn Carter series, l think each book has got better and better as her character developed. As soon as I found out there was a third book in the series I could not wait to read it.The opening chapter begins with school girl Amber Dalton waking up in a dark room containing nothing but a mattress, wearing just a hospital gown. As she felt around the room looking for the door a man appeared from the corner of the room wearing night vision goggles. He said 'it's too late Amber, you are mine now'.Wow, what an introduction to a story. During a drugs raid at a storage unit the body of a schoolgirl is found hidden in a trunk. The body belonged to Carrie Miller who left home 6 months previously after a row. It appeared the trunk was taken to the unit by a woman called Joanne Hutcheson. When the police checked Carrie's computer they found she had been talking to Amber Dalton and Siobhan Connors. When the dead body of Amber is found the race is on to find Siobhan. What is the connection between Carrie and Amber?My only disappointment was Robyn's cousin Ross did not help in her investigation as in the previous books. Carol mentioned she may write a book featuring Ross in his own story which I would enjoy. I was pleased to see the budding relationship between unlucky in love DS Mitz Patel and PC Anna Shamash. Robyn's rival DI Shearer showed a softer side in this book and maybe he is as lonely as Robyn, it would be interesting if they got closer in the next book.The Missing Girls was a gripping read with plenty of red herrings. I was so engrossed in the story the time just slipped by. The end of the story had a brilliant cliff hanger ensuring Robyn won't be leaving us want time soon.
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  • The Book Review Café
    January 1, 1970
    I lost my reading mojo this week and picked up two books unfortunately neither of them gripped me and I put them to one side. So as I loved the previous two books in the Detective Robyn Carter series I decided to read The Missing Girls. Although I wasn’t even sure if Carol Wyer could help me find my missing mojo (huge apologies to the author for doubting her) but OMG after reading one very disturbing and chilling chapter I was hooked, so after I kicking myself a few times for not reading this bo I lost my reading mojo this week and picked up two books unfortunately neither of them gripped me and I put them to one side. So as I loved the previous two books in the Detective Robyn Carter series I decided to read The Missing Girls. Although I wasn’t even sure if Carol Wyer could help me find my missing mojo (huge apologies to the author for doubting her) but OMG after reading one very disturbing and chilling chapter I was hooked, so after I kicking myself a few times for not reading this book before now I literally dived in and I wouldn’t have put The Missing Girls down for love or money.I’m not going to go to rehash the plot details as all you need to know is in the book description, but I will say it’s a hell of a read and a gripping one to boot.Carol Wyer writes in such away you feel you are there amid the investigation from the pathologist investigation where you learn more about the forensics to DI Robyn Carter and her team piecing the pieces of an intricate puzzle together, you can’t but help but look for clues alongside the team. By becoming so involved in the plot I felt a sense of urgency to find the answers before another girl went missing.DI Robyn Carter is part of the reason I love this series so much, unlike many fictionally Detectives she’s relatively normal and not your typical stereotype she’s not brash and reckless, doesn’t appear to personality problems, or constantly have issues with her superiors, but all the same she’s an intriguing character. Very much like a real life investigation The Missing Girls is fast paced, with plenty to keep the reader engaged. The chapters told from The Missing Girls sent shivers down my spine, there is a constant undertone of foreboding that radiates from these pages, you sense their fear, distress and confusion as their captor toils with them.Carol Wyers writing goes from strength to strength as does the DI Robyn Carter series. So many crime book series start off so well, but loose there way after the first couple of books, but that’s not the case here in fact each book in this series leaves you desperate for more, especially this one but I’m not going to say why and spoil the read for others. The Missing Girls is a crime thriller that will keep you reading long into the night, as I pretty much found I just had to read “one my chapter” and a dozen chapters later I was still reading. It sounds cliched but this is undoubtedly the best book in the series yet, and a crime book/series I would highly recommend.
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  • Holly
    January 1, 1970
    I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was. I hesitated to request this because it's the 3rd book in the series. I'm so glad that I took a chance! And, being as it's the 3rd book and I haven't read the others, it could be read as a standalone.Parts of the story were told from the victims voice during their captivity and the other parts from the lead detective, Robyn. I really liked Robyn. She was a capable detective and a good character to read about. As were the other characters. The plot I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was. I hesitated to request this because it's the 3rd book in the series. I'm so glad that I took a chance! And, being as it's the 3rd book and I haven't read the others, it could be read as a standalone.Parts of the story were told from the victims voice during their captivity and the other parts from the lead detective, Robyn. I really liked Robyn. She was a capable detective and a good character to read about. As were the other characters. The plot was interesting and kept me glued to the pages. I didn't find this to be a predictable mystery at all. It's a good book when you set it down but can't wait to pick it up again. I know for a fact I'll be checking out the first 2 books!*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    Instant Reaction: My full review will be posted soon, but I just have to say WOW WOW WOW! What an outstanding ending! Can't wait for book four!The Missing Girls finds DI Robyn Carter on the trail of a killer yet again when a stakeout that was meant to lead to a drug bust turned up a the body of a teenage girl instead. she is left with few leads and too many unanswered questions when the body of another girl is discovered. The pressure is on to find the killer, and Robyn needs to solve these murd Instant Reaction: My full review will be posted soon, but I just have to say WOW WOW WOW! What an outstanding ending! Can't wait for book four!The Missing Girls finds DI Robyn Carter on the trail of a killer yet again when a stakeout that was meant to lead to a drug bust turned up a the body of a teenage girl instead. she is left with few leads and too many unanswered questions when the body of another girl is discovered. The pressure is on to find the killer, and Robyn needs to solve these murders in a hurry because someone she cares about is missing—and time is running out.What I LikedI loved the second book in this series, Secrets of the Dead, so I had high expectations for The Missing Girls. I wanted a chilling crime spree committed by a villain whose identity I would be completely unable to figure out before the Big Reveal came, and Wyer definitely pulled that off. That chilling crime spree I hoped for took on an even more distressing note when the motive behind it was revealed, because it was the sort of thing that felt like it could easily happen in real life.I also wanted to learn more about Robyn Carter, herself—particularly concerning her memories of her dead fiancé, Davies Hilton, and her struggle to deal with his loss.An unexpected twist at the end of the book completely surprised me; I finished this one some time ago, and I am still blown away by it!What I Didn't LikeAs much as I loved the cliffhanger ending, I didn't like having to wait for the next installment of the series. (Okay... I know that barely counts as a dislike, but it's the best I could come up with for this section of my review.)Final ThoughtsThe Missing Girls is an intense thrill ride that's the very definition of unputdownable. With a series of crimes made all the more frightening due to the believability of the motive behind them, the villain in this novel will be hard to forget. The surprise bombshell at the end of the book is destined to take your breath away and have you rushing on to book four as quickly as possible.If you haven't started reading the DI Robyn Carter books, you seriously need to get on board with this series, because hours of entertainment await you!I received an advance reading copy of this book courtesy of Bookouture via Netgalley.
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  • Megan (Coffee by the Novel)
    January 1, 1970
    If you follow me on Instagram you know that I have a lot of love for the DI Robyn Carter series. When Little Girl Lost was released at the beginning of the year, I was blown away when I realized that it was Carol Wyer’s first attempt at writing a thriller. She writes as though she has many years of experience in the thriller genre. Secrets Of The Dead proved to be another great follow up in the series, and Carol Wyer has become an author I will automatically read. If you haven’t had the pleasure If you follow me on Instagram you know that I have a lot of love for the DI Robyn Carter series. When Little Girl Lost was released at the beginning of the year, I was blown away when I realized that it was Carol Wyer’s first attempt at writing a thriller. She writes as though she has many years of experience in the thriller genre. Secrets Of The Dead proved to be another great follow up in the series, and Carol Wyer has become an author I will automatically read. If you haven’t had the pleasure of interacting with Carol yet, I suggest that you connect with her on social media, she is so kind!When my dear friend Julie (Novel Thrills And Chills Review) suggested that we read book three in the series, I was thrilled to reconnect with Robyn and her team. One thing I want to point out is that each book can be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading the series in order to get Robyn’s full backstory.The Missing Girls is my favorite book in the series so far! The story is about bullying and how harmful it can be to all those involved. Carol Wyer creates these stories that are relevant and entirely plausible, which makes them that much more terrifying. I love Robyn Carter’s character and how she will do anything to find justice for the victims and catch the killer. I admire her devotion to her job and the loyalty of her team.The Missing Girls is full of twists and turns the entire way through. I thought I had figured out who the killer was halfway through the book, but wow was I wrong! Carol Wyer throws a curve ball with that ending that I did not see coming! I’m looking forward to continuing the series with book four in December.Have you started reading the DI Robyn Carter series yet? If you haven’t, I highly recommend that you put these books at the top of your TBR pile. Why? Because Carol Wyer knows how to create an intricately written story that is gripping, fast-paced, and completely intense.Head over to Julie’s blog (Novel Thrills And Chills Review) for her thoughts on The Missing Girls!Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Carol Wyer for the opportunity to read The Missing Girls. It was my pleasure to write an honest review.
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  • Donna Maguire
    January 1, 1970
    https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/...The publishers billed this book as “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”  They are absolutely stop on – it is a brilliant book and you will not guess the ending!I have read all of the books in this series now and loved each of them – this one is tense and it really does keep you on your toes, I loved the characters from the first two https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/...The publishers billed this book as “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”  They are absolutely stop on – it is a brilliant book and you will not guess the ending!I have read all of the books in this series now and loved each of them – this one is tense and it really does keep you on your toes, I loved the characters from the first two books and I love how the relationships are building and developing.  The writing style is brilliant as always and having got to the end of the book much too quickly for my liking I now need to know ASAP what is going to happen and what Carol has planned for Robyn!!  She leaves you on a real cliff-hanger!!!
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  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    January 1, 1970
    Finished reading: August 24th 2017 "Words can hurt. They can injure as deeply as a knife can, or be as deadly as a gunshot." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[The Missing Girls is the third book of a relatively new detective series I've become addicted to ever since I read the first book back in February. I admit it wasn't love at first sight when I first met the main character Robyn Ca Finished reading: August 24th 2017 "Words can hurt. They can injure as deeply as a knife can, or be as deadly as a gunshot." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[The Missing Girls is the third book of a relatively new detective series I've become addicted to ever since I read the first book back in February. I admit it wasn't love at first sight when I first met the main character Robyn Carter, but she has definitely grown on me since that first encounter and I've become a fan. The Missing Girls is just as good as the first two books and offers the same quality writing, suspense and another serial killer on the loose. Because there is no doubt about it: these books read like a train. The writing style is very engaging and the pace is fast; combined with the many plot twists you'll definitely be on your edge of your seat to find out what will happen next. I did guess a few things about the ending early on, but fortunately this didn't make the journey less enjoyable for me. The social media and cyber bullying theme and the dangers involved were an interesting touch as well. The main characters are well developed and it is great to see Robyn Carter evolve over time as she is trying to recover from her loss. I'm also really liking Ross both as a character and subplot, and the way his storyline also adds a little something to the main plot. And that ending! I'll definitely be waiting impatiently for book number four to come out... If you enjoy reading fast-paced crime thrillers, definitely give the DI Robyn Carter series a go.A body of a teenage girl is found inside the trunk at a Midlands storage unit, and detective Robyn Carter is called in to lead the case. The body has been there for a while and it is too decomposed to find proper clues... But Robyn is determined to catch the one that harmed the girl. The leads seem to go nowhere, but then another body is discovered... And this time the clues are a lot easier to follow and Robyn starts to suspect they might have a serial killer on the loose. Will she be able to find the killer on time? Someone close to her might be in danger...The Missing Girls is a true detective thriller winner for quite a few reasons. Fast-paced, well written, a healthy dose of suspense, one creepy serial killer, plot twists, an interesting character... This third book of the DI Robyn Carter series has all that and more. I really liked the way the social media and cyber bullying theme is incorporated into the story and how it shows the dangers of using those apps. The story definitely ends with a bang though and I will be waiting impatiently to find out what will happen next. Recommended! (hide spoiler)] P.S. Find more of my reviews here.
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  • Pat
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars.This was goood. A dead girl is accidentally found in a trunk in a storage depot. The investigation focuses on the woman dressed in blue who delivered the trunk but she is proving difficult to track down. More bodies turn up and DI Robyn Carter has a serial killer on her hands. This was a lovely twisty story that had me guessing. The identity of the killer was quite a surprise although towards the end I started to figure out where this was going.The characters continue to be developed b 4.5 stars.This was goood. A dead girl is accidentally found in a trunk in a storage depot. The investigation focuses on the woman dressed in blue who delivered the trunk but she is proving difficult to track down. More bodies turn up and DI Robyn Carter has a serial killer on her hands. This was a lovely twisty story that had me guessing. The identity of the killer was quite a surprise although towards the end I started to figure out where this was going.The characters continue to be developed but to throw in another twist, Robyn comes across something that throws doubt on the official version of Davies' (her fiancé) death. The plot thickens and to be continued...
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  • Eva
    January 1, 1970
    Goodness gracious me, this series just keeps getting better and better!The third instalment in the DI Robyn Carter series starts off with a truly gut-wrenching and harrowing chapter. Just like that, I knew I was in for another treat.When DI Shearer is given a tip about drugs stashed away in a storage unit, things don’t quite go as planned. There are no drugs. There is however a trunk with the body of a young woman inside. CCTV footage reveals very little and the woman who left the trunk in the u Goodness gracious me, this series just keeps getting better and better!The third instalment in the DI Robyn Carter series starts off with a truly gut-wrenching and harrowing chapter. Just like that, I knew I was in for another treat.When DI Shearer is given a tip about drugs stashed away in a storage unit, things don’t quite go as planned. There are no drugs. There is however a trunk with the body of a young woman inside. CCTV footage reveals very little and the woman who left the trunk in the unit is proving hard to find. And then another girl goes missing. Are these disappearances connected and if so, how?I truly adore Robyn and her team. There’s fun banter, they don’t seem to waste time on petty rivalries and even DI Tom Shearer was almost likeable. I wonder how long he can keep it up! Things aren’t all rosy at the station though, with a new chief in town who’s a bit harder to win over than his predecessor and Robyn must fight and come up with a lot more than pure instinct to convince the new boss that she’s on the right path.The investigation into the missing girls is incredibly scary as it’s highly realistic and believable in this day and age. But that’s all I’ll say about that because I don’t want to give anything away. In an odd sort of way, I could almost sympathise with the killer. Their reasons for doing what they’re doing are really rather heartbreaking. Suffice to say the brilliantly executed plot is disturbing and tense, truly gripping and compelling. And it makes me wish I had more of an idea about what my thirteen year old niece gets up so she stays safe.And then! I don’t normally make a habit of mentioning the ending. But holy cow, the ending! Talk about being utterly sucker-punched! I was so blown away, I almost thought the world tilted off its axis! This is how you make sure the reader comes back for more!Carol Wyer strikes again and continues to up her game. As this series goes from strength to strength, I can hardly wait to get my grabby hands on book four! Did I mention that ending?!
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  • Shalini
    January 1, 1970
    Detective Robyn Carter is back with a bang in another thriller. The formula remain the same girls missing+ found dead +torture and cuts on body =serial killer and police investigation.The author Carol Wyer has written an action packed twisted tale with Detective Robyn Carter at the helm. This is the third book in the series. There is a strength and conviction in Carol's writing, and she seems to grow more with every book. Detective Robyn too grows with the book. There is self assurednes and an a Detective Robyn Carter is back with a bang in another thriller. The formula remain the same girls missing+ found dead +torture and cuts on body =serial killer and police investigation.The author Carol Wyer has written an action packed twisted tale with Detective Robyn Carter at the helm. This is the third book in the series. There is a strength and conviction in Carol's writing, and she seems to grow more with every book. Detective Robyn too grows with the book. There is self assurednes and an aura of confidence about her. She is as clever as she was in the first book. I like the fact that Robyn's personal life is also told to us and it is nice to read about the woman she is at home. The plot may appear same but the treatment given definitely isn't. Carol has packed this fast paced thriller with enough twists, forensics and good team of investigators that it leaves us asking for more. A great thriller.
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  • Shalini
    January 1, 1970
    Detective Robyn Carter is back with a bang in another thriller. The formula remain the same girls missing+ found dead +torture and cuts on body =serial killer and police investigation.The author Carol Wyer has written an action packed twisted tale with Detective Robyn Carter at the helm. This is the third book in the series. There is a strength and conviction in Carol's writing, and she seems to grow more with every book. Detective Robyn too grows with the book. There is self assurednes and an a Detective Robyn Carter is back with a bang in another thriller. The formula remain the same girls missing+ found dead +torture and cuts on body =serial killer and police investigation.The author Carol Wyer has written an action packed twisted tale with Detective Robyn Carter at the helm. This is the third book in the series. There is a strength and conviction in Carol's writing, and she seems to grow more with every book. Detective Robyn too grows with the book. There is self assurednes and an aura of confidence about her. She is as clever as she was in the first book. I like the fact that Robyn's personal life is also told to us and it is nice to read about the woman she is at home. The plot may appear same but the treatment given definitely isn't. Carol has packed this fast paced thriller with enough twists, forensics and good team of investigators that it leaves us asking for more. A great thriller.
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  • Elvan
    January 1, 1970
    Another solid read featuring Robyn Carter and her team trying to catch a serial killer, someone who may be using social media to hunt for their next victims. This third book in the series carries on the rivalry from the first two books between DI Carter and DI Tom Shearer. Shearer is his usual arrogant self, jumping on the good drug busts and leaving Carter to handle the annoying and unsavoury discovery of a body wrapped in plastic. Their new DCI Richard Flint is no fan of Carter’s investigative Another solid read featuring Robyn Carter and her team trying to catch a serial killer, someone who may be using social media to hunt for their next victims. This third book in the series carries on the rivalry from the first two books between DI Carter and DI Tom Shearer. Shearer is his usual arrogant self, jumping on the good drug busts and leaving Carter to handle the annoying and unsavoury discovery of a body wrapped in plastic. Their new DCI Richard Flint is no fan of Carter’s investigative skills or her gut instincts. Fortunate for Carter,she has an unshakeable team helping her hunt down clues and knock on doors. Carter still has some ghosts which haunt her and ones she may have to face in the future if the final chapter is an indicator. Carol Wyer has successfully made the leap from Chick Lit to the Mystery/Thriller genre with this series. The pacing is sound and the plot keeps you speculating as you follow the thin leads dug up by the detectives.There are occasional leaps of faith to move the case forward but they take nothing away from the reader's enjoyment. I enjoyed the twists and turns in this one and look forward to more DI Robyn Carter books in the future. ARC received with thanks from Bookouture and NetGalley for an honest review.
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  • Books n All Jill Burkinshaw
    January 1, 1970
    This is book 3 in the Robyn Carter series but work very well as stand-alone.Girls are going missing/turning up dead and the team are struggling to find a link. When another girl goes missing the race is on to join up the dots before another body turns up.I downloaded this book from Netgalley some time ago but due to commitments I had to shelve it half way through. Maybe it is the gap, maybe it is because I have read so many astounding books this year but I felt this one didn’t quite give me the This is book 3 in the Robyn Carter series but work very well as stand-alone.Girls are going missing/turning up dead and the team are struggling to find a link. When another girl goes missing the race is on to join up the dots before another body turns up.I downloaded this book from Netgalley some time ago but due to commitments I had to shelve it half way through. Maybe it is the gap, maybe it is because I have read so many astounding books this year but I felt this one didn’t quite give me the buzz I was hoping for.Robyn is a well defined character who has developed over the course of the series. All the characters are robust and work well some we like and some we don’t so there is a realistic mix of people.The story progresses at a steady pace. Unfortunately I worked out the unsub quite early on so the 'unexpected twist' was not forthcoming. That said it is a good read that will appeal to readers of crime fiction and police procedurals.
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  • Ingstje
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third novel already where DI Robyn Carter investigates a case, and now I’m more certain than ever that this is a series to follow with each new book she publishes. I liked the second novel but I do feel this one’s stronger, with a very good plotline and a real motive. She scores high points in my books! Robyn and her team, Mitz and Anna, Ross and even Shearer are also all really starting to grow on me and it was a warm welcome to see them back.I’m not going into the plot because ther This is the third novel already where DI Robyn Carter investigates a case, and now I’m more certain than ever that this is a series to follow with each new book she publishes. I liked the second novel but I do feel this one’s stronger, with a very good plotline and a real motive. She scores high points in my books! Robyn and her team, Mitz and Anna, Ross and even Shearer are also all really starting to grow on me and it was a warm welcome to see them back.I’m not going into the plot because there really isn’t much to share except that it’s all a big mystery, you don’t know who and you don’t know why and Robyn really doesn’t have a lot to go on. It’ll take great skill to get on the right path that will give her an inkling of who it is and until the motive slowly and carefully comes into the picture, but skill is something Robyn (and the author) possesses in oodles.A few details that I want to highlight this time which makes me really love this series and this novel so much: I like how fully detailed Robyn and the pathologist’s findings are described. Some people don’t enjoy descriptions like this but I do, it’s like standing next to a body yourself at that moment, experiencing everything in that moment at the same time as the detective and it satisfies that need that I’m feeling to know and learn more about what fascinates me. I also really enjoy Robyn’s personality in general and I continue to admire and like how she goes through the investigation step by step, the way that Robyn keeps control of all the different leads she’s working on. She makes it very organised by using post-its, by the way she talks about it, by recapitulating her findings from time to time and that works really great to keep up myself and get a clear image of it in my head as well where we’re at, even if it’s nowhere at that time. I appreciate this writing, keeping it a steady pace and never letting the investigation run in chaos, all over the place. She’s gently leading me towards a motive, a person who might be responsible for all this. It’s like a mist before my eyes and she makes the sky clear up gently and slowly.She didn’t let me down, there were a few unexpected twists and turns while I was racing towards the big reveal of the killer’s identity but it wasn’t that which made me audibly gasp, it was another sort of twist and turn that got me even more excited than unmasking the killer this time. The ending leaves much to the imagination and I’m very impatient to see what’ll happen next. What a great move, and also what a tease! I can’t wait for book nr. 4!
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  • Dee Ryan
    January 1, 1970
    I love it when you finish and book and immediately pine for the next one and this was one of those books. I had read the first two books in this series and loved them so started this book with fingers crossed that it would be as good as the last two. I need not have worried in just a chapter in and I knew it would be a brilliant read. The thing I love most about these books is that you almost feel like you are part of the team, you get pulled head first into the story and exit with a serious boo I love it when you finish and book and immediately pine for the next one and this was one of those books. I had read the first two books in this series and loved them so started this book with fingers crossed that it would be as good as the last two. I need not have worried in just a chapter in and I knew it would be a brilliant read. The thing I love most about these books is that you almost feel like you are part of the team, you get pulled head first into the story and exit with a serious book hang over. The story flows so beautifully and easily and there’s a few little things thrown in there to mislead you and keep you on your toes.A little girls body is found in a trunk and the only lead is a woman in blue that rented the storage locker and dropped off the trunk. Soon another body with some similarities turns up leading Robyn to think that it is the work of a serial killer but not everyone is as convinced as she is. And the ending of this story is just a complete sucker punch and you just don’t see it coming at all and all is nicely lined up for the next book….which I really really want to read RIGHT NOW!!!!
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  • Best Crime Books & More
    January 1, 1970
    We are back with Robyn Carter and the team and I feel like this series is building in pace and couldn't wait to get started on this new one. A body of a girl, 16-year-old Carrie Miller is found in a trunk and Robyn and the team are working on the case. We see the return of the cracking characters that form part of the team such as Mitz and Anna, as well as a somewhat more likeable DI Tom Shearer. Robyn's new boss Flint however is not somebody that has gelled well and it's not going to be easy fo We are back with Robyn Carter and the team and I feel like this series is building in pace and couldn't wait to get started on this new one. A body of a girl, 16-year-old Carrie Miller is found in a trunk and Robyn and the team are working on the case. We see the return of the cracking characters that form part of the team such as Mitz and Anna, as well as a somewhat more likeable DI Tom Shearer. Robyn's new boss Flint however is not somebody that has gelled well and it's not going to be easy for Robyn.The story itself was pacey and we see the team work their investigative magic. Alongside the team working their case, we once again meet Robyn's cousin Ross who I absolutely love. He is working a case looking for a missing dog and I was thrilled to see him back as he is a character that I love and think works well in this series. In addition we see Robyn working through her grief after the loss of her fiancé Davies. In addition she still has contact and is forming a relationship with Davies daughter Amelie. I really liked this element of the story as we see how Robyn is coping and her thought process. The plot for the murder of Carrie Miller weaves its way throughout the book adding lots of layers and as the bodies add up, so does the stress put on Robyn and the team. I loved this latest book and as for the ending...well it was a cracking one! People are saying it's a cliffhanger, but I disagree. It's just an absolutely first class opening for the next book and I cannot wait to see what happens. Another brilliant read for this new book by Carol Wyer and I loved it from start to finish, roll on book 4!
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  • BookwormCatLady
    January 1, 1970
    For those that follow my reviews they may recall that I wasn't a great fan of this series in the early days, however I'm pleased to say that I am so glad I stuck with it as I feel invested in the main characters now. This third instalment is definitely the best yet and based on the final two chapters I cannot wait for number four!I'd like to see Robyn & Tom Shearer work a case together, or perhaps have Robyn confide in him regarding her personal shock revelation that has just been dropped on For those that follow my reviews they may recall that I wasn't a great fan of this series in the early days, however I'm pleased to say that I am so glad I stuck with it as I feel invested in the main characters now. This third instalment is definitely the best yet and based on the final two chapters I cannot wait for number four!I'd like to see Robyn & Tom Shearer work a case together, or perhaps have Robyn confide in him regarding her personal shock revelation that has just been dropped on her... would he want to help her? Judging by the increasing positive interactions seen throughout The Missing Girls I think his feelings will be conflicted (of course, this is all hypothetical!)I'll definitely be recommending this series now to fellow crime fans!Thanks to Bookouture for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Renita D'Silva
    January 1, 1970
    Carol Wyer does it again! I love this series - each book in this series is perfection. I started this one wary - how could this author better her absolutely brilliant previous two reads in this series? But that's exactly what she has done! This amazing book delivers on every level: it packs a gut-wrenching punch, there are twists galore and the story blew me away! The characterization is spot on, every single character believable and well rounded, their motives and actions absolutely spot on. Th Carol Wyer does it again! I love this series - each book in this series is perfection. I started this one wary - how could this author better her absolutely brilliant previous two reads in this series? But that's exactly what she has done! This amazing book delivers on every level: it packs a gut-wrenching punch, there are twists galore and the story blew me away! The characterization is spot on, every single character believable and well rounded, their motives and actions absolutely spot on. This is a book that scared and thrilled in equal measure. Brilliant and unputdownable. An author I hugely admire. I cannot wait for her next book.
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  • Jean
    January 1, 1970
    This is the 3rd book in the DI Robyn Carter series. I have read and enjoyed all 3 books. But this one started out slow for me and it was over halfway through the book before I got into it. I was also getting irked by the mundane references to the dead fiancee. Made sure she ate and got her to use post-it notes, really? All in all, the writing was good and the story was interesting with a twist. It also left quite a cliffhanger so I guess I will be reading the next book too.I would like to thank This is the 3rd book in the DI Robyn Carter series. I have read and enjoyed all 3 books. But this one started out slow for me and it was over halfway through the book before I got into it. I was also getting irked by the mundane references to the dead fiancee. Made sure she ate and got her to use post-it notes, really? All in all, the writing was good and the story was interesting with a twist. It also left quite a cliffhanger so I guess I will be reading the next book too.I would like to thank NetGalley and Bookouture for supplying a copy of Carol Wyer's "The Missing Girls" in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Nicki
    January 1, 1970
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    I was really eager to read the third book in the Robyn Carter series. I love her character and this latest investigation. I enjoyed every page and couldn't wait to read more and find out how they were going to find this killer.You can just imagine yourself in the police investigation, looking at all the coloured post it notes- wondering what connections will be found and looking for clues with each suspect. At one point I was certain it was going to be one suspect- but we are led into other aven I was really eager to read the third book in the Robyn Carter series. I love her character and this latest investigation. I enjoyed every page and couldn't wait to read more and find out how they were going to find this killer.You can just imagine yourself in the police investigation, looking at all the coloured post it notes- wondering what connections will be found and looking for clues with each suspect. At one point I was certain it was going to be one suspect- but we are led into other avenues and more chilling evidence comes into play. You are desperate for them to find the missing girls and for them to find out how the cases are linked.Carol E Wyer produces the most spine tingling suspense- willing you to read just one more page even though you should be turning the lights off to get some sleep. How could you leave them in the middle of the case!
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  • Brooke
    January 1, 1970
    This is the third book in the DI Robyn Carter series and it couldn't have been any better than it was!This was such a fantastic book and Carol deserves so much credit for her amazing writing! This is one of my absolute favorite series and I cannot get enough!! After reading this I am even more pumped for the fourth installment coming in December!!!!The books starts with a gripping beginning that pulls you in so far that you know that you cant back out and stop reading anytime soon! A girl wakes This is the third book in the DI Robyn Carter series and it couldn't have been any better than it was!This was such a fantastic book and Carol deserves so much credit for her amazing writing! This is one of my absolute favorite series and I cannot get enough!! After reading this I am even more pumped for the fourth installment coming in December!!!!The books starts with a gripping beginning that pulls you in so far that you know that you cant back out and stop reading anytime soon! A girl wakes up and realizes that she isn't where she last remembered being but she is being held by a deranged psychopath who has left her with nothing but a mattress and very little light. This continues with several other girls that have done something that the captor doesn't agree with in any capacity. So the captor is determined to make these girls pay for what they have done.With the many threads that are hard to understand where they will all intersect and weave together you cant help but keep reading in order to see what is happening. Yes you will grab the edge of whatever you are sitting on because it is that gripping of a tale that they girls go on, along with the intricate details along the way!This book hit such a hard place for anyone to deal with whether you are the person being bullied or someone that you know is being bullied whether it is online or in person. Online is always such a hard thing to deal with because people get bold behind a keyboard because they don't have to deal with the person in real life. This book hit this issue head on with a vengeance! SO many things can come of cyber bullying and this is one of the hardest things to deal with because you never know who is behind a computer or a phone.Carol took a very hard issue that is such a huge thing within the world right now especially younger kids that aren't as well equipped to handle the harsh realities that are out there and she smashed it out of the park. It bears a warning to watch what you do online and especially how to conduct yourself at all times. She made this book into something I never dreamed would be as amazing as it was!Just as the book ties up some loose ends DI Robyn Carters life not only takes a small dip but goes into a full tailspin and takes a huge turn!I absolutely cannot wait to start on the fourth book in the series to see what happens in DI Robyn Carters life!!I have such a love for all things Carol Wyer and I absolutely LOVE Carol!! She not only has an amazing talent to writing but she is one of the most absolute sweetest people I have loved getting to know!!! Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Carol Wyer for the opportunity to read The Missing Girls. It was my pleasure to write an honest review.
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  • Julie Lacey
    January 1, 1970
    This is a great series and this story really kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. There are lots of girls going missing and DI Robyn Carter faces a race against time to catch the killer. When a girl goes missing who Robyn knows well, she realises that she can’t let the killer get away with this and puts everything in to getting her back. This book also ends on a HUGE cliffhanger so I can’t wait to read the next book!
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  • Shell Baker
    January 1, 1970
    Holy freaking hell what a book…I am still trying to compose myself after devouring this book in one afternoon! Well where do I start….First of all I have to say that Carol moving over to the dark side was the best thing she could of done. After reading Little Girl Lost which is the first one in the Robyn Carter series I was totally blown away. Now three books later I am totally blown away three times over! she doesn't take no prisoners in this latest installment. This story starts off with a cha Holy freaking hell what a book…I am still trying to compose myself after devouring this book in one afternoon! Well where do I start….First of all I have to say that Carol moving over to the dark side was the best thing she could of done. After reading Little Girl Lost which is the first one in the Robyn Carter series I was totally blown away. Now three books later I am totally blown away three times over! she doesn't take no prisoners in this latest installment. This story starts off with a chapter and a half straight away where I am having an OMG moment. Describing one dark and pulse racing scene,talk about gritty and gripping. Carol certainly knows how to start the story off with a bang. Flicking between scenes of the victim,police procedure and pathology descriptions that will make the hairs on your neck stand up. Carol weaves one electrifying story where we follow Robyn on the hunt for a killer after a body of a girl is found in a Midlands storage unit. With another girl that goes missing can Robyn find this twisted killer before it's too late? I love that it is in set in places that I know. but for those of you that don’t Carol has no problem transporting you there with her descriptions. I absolutely love her style of writing you can feel the emotion and tension with each character throughout the story. I have to say Robyn is one of my favourite Detectives and that ending….wowsers I cannot wait to see what's in store for her in the next book. The Missing Girls is one fast paced, jaw dropping read that is without a doubt Carol’s best book to date. And has just hit my top reads of 2017. I cannot recommend enough giving it 5 massive stars.
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  • michelle
    January 1, 1970
    The Missing Girls is the third novel in the D.I Robyn Carter Series and it’s the best one yet. It starts with Amber Dalton waking up with a throbbing head. In a dark empty room apart from a mattress she is lying on and wearing something unfamiliar and rough material. The last thing she remembered she was wearing her pleated black skirt and silk blouse. She moves and feels around the room to find a door and then she realises that someone is in the room with her. There is a piercing light comes fr The Missing Girls is the third novel in the D.I Robyn Carter Series and it’s the best one yet. It starts with Amber Dalton waking up with a throbbing head. In a dark empty room apart from a mattress she is lying on and wearing something unfamiliar and rough material. The last thing she remembered she was wearing her pleated black skirt and silk blouse. She moves and feels around the room to find a door and then she realises that someone is in the room with her. There is a piercing light comes from a man wearing a night vision goggles and with a torch who threatened her with a knife. Amber is so scared she wets herself. The man says that he should rub her nose in it. She wants to go home but he says “it’s too late you’re mine now”.DI Robyn Carter and her team are on a drugs raid at a self-storage unit, when they come across a chest. Where they find a decomposed body of a young woman in it. When they are trying to find out who this girl is, another girl goes missing. With simarilaties of both disappearances, DI Robyn Carter knows she has a serial killer on her hands. But she also has another hurdle, she has to convince her new boss DI Flint that there are not just disappearances but a serial of murders.Wow, what a book. It gripped me throughout. It was intense, gruesome in parts and the author was very good at keeping you hooked from the start to the end. I liked how the story showed the ups and downs in the police investigation. It made the story more believable, the in-depth story of each character and I thought it was very up to date in the world in the way that, the story included a phone app and the subject of cyber bullying. I also liked the little teaser at the end of what going to happen in the next instalment in the DI Rob Roby Carter Series. Can’t wait.Thank you Bookouture and Netgalley for and ARC of this book.
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