The Chosen Ones by Carol Wyer @CarolEWyer @Bookouture #BookReview #Book5 #DIRobynCarter #AuthorTakeOver

Posted July 8, 2020 by Zoé in Author TakeOver, Book Reviews / 5 Comments

My eyes are sweating, how can it be the end?????????

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The Chosen Ones by Carol Wyer @CarolEWyer @Bookouture #BookReview #Book5 #DIRobynCarter #AuthorTakeOverThe Chosen Ones by Carol Wyer
Series: DI Robyn Carter #5
Published by Bookouture on May 23, 2018
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
Pages: 374
Also by this author: The Birthday, What Happens in France, Little Girl Lost , Secrets of the Dead, The Missing Girls , The Silent Children , Life Swap, Take A Chance On Me, What Happens in France, Suddenly Single, The Birthday, Last Lullaby, The Dare , The Sleepover, The Blossom Twins , The Secret Admirer, Somebody’s Daughter , EndGame, An Eye for an Eye, A Cut for a Cut

They had not been forgiven.
And they would never be forgotten ….

When a doting young father is murdered and his body discovered in a cornfield for his family to see, it’s a harrowing new case for Detective Robyn Carter. But just as Robyn starts to investigate, a popular local doctor and young mother is found dead outside her surgery.

As Robyn tries to find the link between the victims, she uncovers a dark web of secrets. Were these much-loved members of the community as innocent as they seemed?

The killer has a message for Robyn and the carefully chosen victims.

Can Robyn get to the truth before she becomes the next target?

We are five months after the Silent Children and Robyn has the unfortunate “pleasure” for the want of a better word, of having to deal with the most gruesome death I have had the pleasure of reading. It does not make for comfortable reading, shocking, shocking I tell you! But do the shocks end there? Nope, so don’t get comfortable!

They are all just grim, there are two scenes and my eyes were sweating. One of the final scenes in the book, my god I have not read anything so horrifying and heartbreaking at the same time.

Robyn is facing difficulties in this case, what is it with people with money! They think they can ignore the police and act outside the realms of the norm, the rudeness of some people! It really riled me – grr!! This is not an easy case for the team, not only with people being disruptive, but people interfering and we have no idea how everything fits together, this jigsaw is missing a piece.

Robyn is just a powerhouse of a woman, how she juggles everything and does not break down, not only with the case but Davies and Ross. I do love the softer side and how she checks in on her cat Schrödinger, reminds me of my little Jet. I now want a nanny cam to watch her when I am not here although I can imagine what she does!

About 70% of the way through I kind of guessed who the said killer was but I could not fathom for the life of me the reasoning! Definitely twinged with a lot of sadness, but it really does not, however, excuse what they did and when you realise why the book is called The Chosen One well it does make you simmer a little bit with anger. It was an interesting thread to how everyone was linked but the reasoning behind everything has such a sting in the tail. It’s hard to explain without giving anything away but jeez!!

But there is something more going on apart from the case in Robyn’s life and I swear to god if there is not a 6th book in my life, there will be a riot! It CAN NOT BE LEFT LIKE THIS!!!! The ending is not a final ending, there is no way that this can finish like this, there has to be more, can I demand more?! OMG!!! Not over it!

BUT if this is the end of the series, well it has ended on a bang! Another book which has been epic, another book where Carol has shocked me.

Each book has just got better and better and I do think this might just be the best and darkest book yet. Carol really has such an imagination and a dark twisty mind. I really do not know where she gets her stories from, they are just immense and have blown my small brain! The stories are ones where I could not solve them. They are nail-biting, intense, they will turn you on your head and the rug will be pulled out from under you. I have loved every second of the Robyn train and I am sad to see it end, my eyes are sweating, promise they are not tears!

Until next time xxx

About Carol Wyer

Carol Wyer garnered a loyal following as an author of romantic comedies, and won ThePeople’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction (2015). In 2017 she stepped from comedy to the “dark side” and embarked on a series of thrillers, featuring the popular DI Robyn Carter, which earned her recognition as a crime writer.

The Staffordshire-based writer now has more crime novels in the pipeline, although she can still sometimes be found performing her stand-up comedy routine Laugh While You Still Have Teeth.

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5 responses to “The Chosen Ones by Carol Wyer @CarolEWyer @Bookouture #BookReview #Book5 #DIRobynCarter #AuthorTakeOver

  1. My new favourite phrase, ‘My eyes are sweating’! Zoe, I couldn’t ask for a better, more comprehensive or effusive review than this one. I was squirming in delight at each of your responses, so pleased you felt the way about the book as I intended when I wrote it. I had a shopping delivery at the beginning of the lockdown and the delivery driver got talking about where he lived (in Colton) and I mentioned I’d set a grisly murder scene there… guess where he actually lives? Yes, only in THE actual house next to the field where it all starts! Small world.
    NO! This isn’t the end for Robyn. Anyone reading my comment, please sign up at my website for my newsletter because you will be told when/how you can obtain a FREE Robyn Carter special (later this year) that will answer your questions.
    Thank you so much for this truly spectacular review. I can now face the grotty day with a beatific smile on my face xx

    • Zoé

      My comment never saved from last time! What a small world my god!! I wouldn’t want to go near that house! LOL, I am so excited by book 6 whoop!! I am so glad you like this review – thank you for Robyn! I adore her so much. xxx