The Missing Girls by Carol Wyer @CarolEWyer @Bookouture #BookReview #Book3 #DIRobynCarter #AuthorTakeOver

Posted July 5, 2020 by Zoé in Author TakeOver, Book Reviews / 2 Comments

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The Missing Girls by Carol Wyer @CarolEWyer @Bookouture #BookReview #Book3 #DIRobynCarter #AuthorTakeOverThe Missing Girls by Carol Wyer
Series: DI Robyn Carter #3
Published by Bookouture on September 14, 2017
Format: eBook, Audiobook
Source: Bought
Pages: 392
Also by this author: The Birthday, What Happens in France, Little Girl Lost , Secrets of the Dead, The Silent Children , The Chosen Ones, 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

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 have no words (I say that a lot), but WTAF! Jeez, I feel like I have gone through the wringer here! This book has got a lot of unlikeable characters and then bam THAT ending! Even though I had a feeling something was coming, I don’t think I was ready for that!

This book has made me feel all sorts of emotions and I will probably say something that is a bit controversial now. What happened to these girls should NEVER EVER happen but, yes there is a but, when I found out “the” story I lost my sympathy for them. I am struggling to explain the ins and outs without giving the story away and I am not expanding on the blurb. However, I was angry and sympathetic and just plain sad with it all. It is a one-person view that how it should be resolved because in their eyes would there be any other justice? It made me angry because none of this had to happen, sticks and stones, sticks and stones.

The book starts with Shearer heading a team up on a drugs bust when things go a bit sideways and Robyn is back on the team. Shearer, ah man what can I say about him, he has melted my heart! He is someone I have a lot of time for, I know he is a bit of an ass, but the softer side of him came out and the way you see the small snippets of him caring for Robyn was just cute.

This case is tough, the tension is ramped, amplified because the headers of some of the chapters are counting the days. We start on Day 1 and it is petrifying because we do not know how many days we have, how many days do the missing girls have? I was on edge and I flew through this book, listening in the day time and reading in the evening, I had to know this case, I had to help solve it. I only got to the conclusion just before Robyn, but even then there were a couple of curveballs. I did also find myself shouting at Robyn a few times, she is very focused on the case she is on and I love her for it, it just left her blinkered at times. Although I only think that because we had the bigger picture, we could see what was going to happen, Robyn however can’t. So I was shouting to try and help, although I know I could not influence it.

What made this story more ghastly, is how the person behind everything was just so calm, switched off from emotions and just saw their cause. Ok, things did not play out how it was originally intended but the cold and calculating way they behave is enough to give you nightmares!

I am now going to have to crack on with the next book straight away, I need to know how Robyn is, I need to know how things are going to play out, I need to get answers and I want them now!! I love Robyn, she has been making so many strides and I fear that this is now going to set her back a few steps. The colour I said that I saw in Robyn, she was almost there, going for drinks, making friends, and now I fear the grey is coming back as there is no way she could escape these new feelings.

Carol has written a story which is so relevant and a subject I hate reading about because it is just tragic. Just, just there is no need and it just breaks my heart.

From the get-go, I was sucked in, I was playing detective, I was trying to figure out what the heck was going on. The Missing Girls is such an absorbing story, it will break your heart, it is most definitely going to shock you and it is going to chill you.

I still feel on edge, gaaahhhh just such an epic book on every proportion. I will take a while to shake this one-off. I loved The Missing Girls and it’s going on my list at the end of the year, it has everything you need, you think you want and what you actually want in a rollercoaster of a thriller.

Carol, seriously what are you doing to me?!!!! This has blown me away.

Just read this series!

Until next time xxx

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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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2 responses to “The Missing Girls by Carol Wyer @CarolEWyer @Bookouture #BookReview #Book3 #DIRobynCarter #AuthorTakeOver

  1. Oh, Zoe! What can I say? Once again you’ve floored me. Part of the reason for that is I feel the same way you do about this book. Those deaths shouldn’t have happened!
    I often get asked which book out of all those I’ve written, is my favourite, and this is one of two. The subject is heart-breaking, the killer numbed by fate and oblivious to what they are inflicting on others and the tension…. it was one of those books I wrote with my heart hammering.
    You have now entered the ‘Robyn zone’ with that ending and there will be a further upheaval of your emotions to come (sorry)
    Best of all, you like Shearer! I have a soft spot for the stupid arse as well!
    Zoe, you have made my Sunday. Thank you once again. You can have no idea how much you have boosted my self-belief and given me motivation to write more and more.

    • Zoé

      I can see why it was! They really couldn’t see past their own path. Those shouldn’t have happened but the reasoning behind them, in a way you could see why. Hope that makes sense don’t want to spoiler anything lol.
      Ha ha I look forward to the upheaval, I am quite excited!! Lol
      Yes I do!! I have always quite liked him, don’t know why, even when he is prickly lol ?
      You have made my Sunday!!! I am so glad that I have had some sort of impact on you. And yay to writing more! I must say you have got me thinking more and more about my writing! Xxx