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?
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.
Print Length: 392 pages
Publisher: Bookouture (14 Sept. 2017)