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
GenreThriller, Mystery, Crime

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

  • Sue1958
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    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!
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pat Simpson
    January 1, 1970
    This the the third book in the series featuring DI Robyn Carter and her team, it can be read as a standalone book but if you read them in order all the characters become your friends as in each book you learn more about them. The Missing Girls is very topical as it touches on cyber bullying. Robyn is faced with one body and other suspected missing girls and has to link them together before time runs out. There are plenty of twists and turns and a huge shock at the end leaving you in anticipation This the the third book in the series featuring DI Robyn Carter and her team, it can be read as a standalone book but if you read them in order all the characters become your friends as in each book you learn more about them. The Missing Girls is very topical as it touches on cyber bullying. Robyn is faced with one body and other suspected missing girls and has to link them together before time runs out. There are plenty of twists and turns and a huge shock at the end leaving you in anticipation for Carol Wyer's next book in December. A series of books highly recommended! Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
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  • Piepie Beuttel
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! I am so glad I preordered book #4!This series is wonderful. I love solving the mystery along with Robyn and her team. Robyn is a wonderfully-crafted character; she is sharp, intelligent, lovable, and deeply human. I can't wait to see what happens next to Robyn!
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  • Eva
    January 1, 1970
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  • Paul Cresswell
    January 1, 1970
    All My reviews can be found at The Coffee & KindleThis is the third book in the DI Robyn Carter series and boy does it pack a punch on every level.I have reviewed the previous two books in this series this year and loved them both.The second book Secrets of the Dead is one of my favourite books of this year, surely The Missing Girls couldn't match that? Well, Yeah, and some.The thing that makes me love these books are that they are so believable, The plot, The characters all of it. Carol Wy All My reviews can be found at The Coffee & KindleThis is the third book in the DI Robyn Carter series and boy does it pack a punch on every level.I have reviewed the previous two books in this series this year and loved them both.The second book Secrets of the Dead is one of my favourite books of this year, surely The Missing Girls couldn't match that? Well, Yeah, and some.The thing that makes me love these books are that they are so believable, The plot, The characters all of it. Carol Wyer has yet again created a rather disturbed yet lucid killer and the plot has been so well thought out and executed that you get dragged right into the world that has been created and I really didnt want to leave. At the end of the book I felt like Sam Tyler from Life on Mars (and what a series that was by the way.) when he finally woke up, he missed the world his mind had created and jumped off a building to get back to Gene Hunts world. Turning my kindle round and round hoping to find a portal to the world of Robyn Carter was unfortunately a waste of time as this being a rather boring real world where nothing exciting happens, I couldnt find it, guess I will have to wait for the 4th book instead.Now I know I havent really told you much about the book, I never really do, because I dont want to ruin any of the story for you. I mean I could do an essay with accompanying Power Point presentation covering all the plot points but why would you want to read the book after that?What I will say is that the ending is totally unexpected and left me open mouthed and very excited for the next book.Fantastic book that quite rightly shoots its way well into my Top 12 books of the year.
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  • Alison
    January 1, 1970
    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 hea 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.
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  • Zannie (darktwistybooks)
    January 1, 1970
    Holy Missing Girls Batman by Carol Wyer. Ok, that’s not the real title of the book, but that’s how I felt after I read it. WOW.They’re back...DI Robyn Carter and her extraordinary team are back. While pouncing on a self-storage locker during an apparent drug bust, they find a large trunk. They open it believing they will find illegal substances, only to find a dead girl. While they work to uncover the identity of the girl, another goes missing.DCI Mulholland has moved on, and DI Carter’s new bos Holy Missing Girls Batman by Carol Wyer. Ok, that’s not the real title of the book, but that’s how I felt after I read it. WOW.They’re back...DI Robyn Carter and her extraordinary team are back. While pouncing on a self-storage locker during an apparent drug bust, they find a large trunk. They open it believing they will find illegal substances, only to find a dead girl. While they work to uncover the identity of the girl, another goes missing.DCI Mulholland has moved on, and DI Carter’s new boss is DCI Flint, and he does not believe that the missing person case has anything to do with their dead girl. So what’s a girl to do? Go rogue and investigate it anyway. And it’s a good thing she did. DI Robyn Carter’s spunk and tenacity are what I like the most about her. She follows her hunches and is usually right.Anna and Mitz are back and cuter than ever. I like how their friendship has blossomed during this book. I enjoy both of their characters immensely.Sweet, Sweet Ross.And ROSS. We mustn’t forget Robyn’s sweet, sweet cousin, the PI who will do anything to help her. At the end of the book, Ms. Wyer mentions that many fans have asked about Ross having his own series. I wholeheartedly agree. He would make for a fantastic private investigator series.Carol Wyer’s The Missing Girls, as usual, is a roller coaster ride with lots of twists and turns. While I did figure out “whodunnit” early on, it still didn’t take away the intrigue surrounding the events that unfolded.And what a freaking cliff hanger at the end! Please tell me you will continue that storyline, Ms. Carol Wyer. Pretty Please. With cherries on top.As with all of Carol Wyer’s books I’ve read, The Missing Girls is five no-brainer stars for me. I simply can’t wait for the next installment. Same bat time, same bat channel.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, best of the series yet and highly recommended.I've been known to take away stars for cliffhangers but I can't with good conscious give this less than full marks as I've been on the edge of my seat since starting it. Being the summer holidays it's hard to find a spare minute to sit and read but I've gladly given up a couple hours sleep per night in an effort to read this.The plot is gruesome and kept me guessing, it was lovely to see the police characters develop more extensive personalities Wow, best of the series yet and highly recommended.I've been known to take away stars for cliffhangers but I can't with good conscious give this less than full marks as I've been on the edge of my seat since starting it. Being the summer holidays it's hard to find a spare minute to sit and read but I've gladly given up a couple hours sleep per night in an effort to read this.The plot is gruesome and kept me guessing, it was lovely to see the police characters develop more extensive personalities and I look forward to the next instalment to see where the cliffhanger leads
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  • Book Addict Shaun
    January 1, 1970
    I am absolutely loving this series and Carol Wyer is now a must read author for me, especially after how she ended this book! How can you leave it like that?! I need book number four right now. Robyn Carter is a brilliant character and reading these three books almost one after the other has made me enjoy her as a character even more without having that torturous wait for the next book. Once again Carol deals with a sensitive subject, not holding back on the gore but doing so in a way that gets I am absolutely loving this series and Carol Wyer is now a must read author for me, especially after how she ended this book! How can you leave it like that?! I need book number four right now. Robyn Carter is a brilliant character and reading these three books almost one after the other has made me enjoy her as a character even more without having that torturous wait for the next book. Once again Carol deals with a sensitive subject, not holding back on the gore but doing so in a way that gets you heavily invested in what you are reading. There's just the right amount of red herrings to keep even the most seasoned crime reader guessing and with a resolution that left me reeling. And that was before she delivered an absolutely jaw dropping conclusion. This series is unmissable if you call yourself a crime fan.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Bookouture for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review!When Carol Wyer comes out with another DI Robyn Carter story I have to read it! Books one and two (LITTLE GIRL LOST and SECRETS OF THE DEAD) were amazing and this one was no different! "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..." How could I NOT read this??Detective Robyn Carter finds herself in the middl Thanks to Bookouture for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review!When Carol Wyer comes out with another DI Robyn Carter story I have to read it! Books one and two (LITTLE GIRL LOST and SECRETS OF THE DEAD) were amazing and this one was no different! "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..." How could I NOT read this??Detective Robyn Carter finds herself in the middle of another serial killer case. A girl's body is found in a storage unit, but it is too decomposed for Carter to see any signs left by the killer.Her leads go dry when no one can identify the woman that was renting the storage unit - just that she was in blue. But then another body is found.This time, Robyn finds distinct markings on the victim's skeleton, ones that match the scratches found on the first victim.When another girl goes missing - someone close to Robyn - the pressure is on to find her before the killer strikes again! Will she be able to make it in time to save the life of someone she loves?I seriously don't know how Carol Wyer does it! All three books in her series have been phenomenal and chilling to the bone. How she manages to come up with an even more twisted serial killer than her last is just beyond me. And the twists! One thing I've come to love about her books is that there are so many curve balls thrown at the reader. You think you know what's going on and then BAM! Nope, you were wrong the entire time.In other words, you need to get the Detective Robyn Carter series, now. I hope there's a book four coming!If you want a fast-paced serial killer thriller with crazy twists you won't see coming, then go get THE MISSING GIRLS by Carol Wyer!I give this 5/5 stars!
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  • Diane Hogg
    January 1, 1970
    The day has come I am sitting in front of the computer waiting on the announcement on Twitter from Bookouture. My heart is racing, waiting, anticipating. Finally, what I long for has arrived, The Missing Girls by Carol E. Wyer, is on NetGalley. I have joined the many others in the stampeded, praying the Bookouture Gods will descend with The Missing Girls to my inbox …………….. My prayers have been answered, with baited breath I opened my kindle and begin……The Missing Girls by Carol E. Wyer is the t The day has come I am sitting in front of the computer waiting on the announcement on Twitter from Bookouture. My heart is racing, waiting, anticipating. Finally, what I long for has arrived, The Missing Girls by Carol E. Wyer, is on NetGalley. I have joined the many others in the stampeded, praying the Bookouture Gods will descend with The Missing Girls to my inbox …………….. My prayers have been answered, with baited breath I opened my kindle and begin……The Missing Girls by Carol E. Wyer is the third instalment in the DI Robyn Carter series and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. I would like to point out that this book can be read as a standalone, but would be better read as part of the series to help you better understand DI Robyn Carter. Carol just gets better and better with every book written, I’m in need of more of DI Carter and very soon.The Missing Girls opens with a dramatic scene which wallops you between the eyes, your eyes get bigger the more you read, surely this can’t be happening. Amber has awoken in a darkened room, disorientated and alone, or is she. I can feel every emotion Amber is going through, fear, apprehension, impending doom and what ‘Deadly Intent’ has her capturer planned (sorry Carol a tiny plug for Sheryl Browne, please forgive me).A drugs bust uncovers a trunk in a storage unit, upon opening the trunk a body is discovered, its apparent its a young girl but who is she……. While investigating who the girl is another goes missing, are they linked and how, DI Carter and her team pull out all the stops to try and solve the murder. It’s a race against time are they dealing with a serial killer..The personality and characteristics between each of the characters portrayed in The Missing Girls are very believable, I felt as though I knew them, like they were my long time friends. Carol made me feel at home with them, as part of a elite group which I held the key to as I read, they were fully immersed in my imagination and I had entered there world collaborating with them during the investigation.I love the interaction between Carter and Shearer but is it too much to hope that at some point Carol will write a thriller where they will work together, go on Carol a special investigation, I can see it now. I shall wait and see what Carol manages to conjure up, it may be a special with Carter and Shearer or a standalone with Ross, ooooh that would be good too!If you fancy a dark and compelling read which will send your brain into overdrive, leave you with an itch you can’t scratch, well The Missing Girls by Carol E. Wyer is the heart-stopping thriller that’s a must read just for you.There was only one thing that disappointed me was the realisation that the book was coming to an end. I tried to stop it, sparks flew as I skidded to a halt, it couldn’t end, I wanted to know, I needed to know, I teetered on the edge of this cliff-hanger, fingernails gripping tightly, what’s coming next………..Carol can’t you tell us?Thank you to Bookouture, Carol E. Wyer and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of The Missing Girls in exchange for an honest review.
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