Author: Carol Wyer
Series: DI Robyn Carter, #1
Published: January 2017, Bookouture
Format: ARC E-book, 274 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher
A perfect family hiding disturbing secrets. A killer who wants the truth to be told.
A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances.
A millionaire is murdered at a local reservoir.
For Detective Robyn Carter, there’s no obvious link between the men. But as she starts to delve into the cases, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail’s connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?
But as Robyn starts to inch closer to finding the killer, Izzy is abducted.
Unless Robyn gets to the twisted individual in time, a little girl will die …
Gripping, fast paced and nailbitingly tense, this serial killer thriller will chill you to the bone. Perfect for fans of MJ Arlidge and Angela Marsons.
My thoughts: This is the first book in Carol Wyer's newest series, DI Robyn Carter, and I absolutely loved it!!! It is such a tightly woven, twisted psychological thriller that had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
I love when I find new series that I just know will be a good fit for me and that's what I feel about this one. DI Robyn Carter is such a great character - she has drive and determination to solve the cases she is given, yet she also has baggage and scars that haunt her and make her a real person. She's relatable and flawed. I definitely look forward to getting to know more about her and digging more into her psyche as the series progresses!
This first book - WOW! It's a whirlwind almost from start to finish as you try to figure out just what is going on. I loved the way the story was told, from three perspectives and found myself trying to link it all together only to keep coming up short time and time again. Each of the three sections - that of Alice's part told in the past, Robyn's sections and Abigail's sections were all equally engaging and left me with more questions than answers most times. Each time you read one part, it's like a clue or secret is revealed, but more times than not, those clues or secrets only brought up more questions.
As I stated above...this is a twisted book - and I mean that in a good way - this book will have you frantically flipping the pages, desperate to figure out who is who and just what is really going on. Who is lying and who is telling the truth, because you quickly come to realize that not all is as it seems. This book is dark and twisted, but oh so good!!!
As soon as I had read the description of this book, I knew it was going to be a crazy ride - I just didn't know how crazy it would be. And now, I cannot wait for the next installment in this series...I have a feeling this is going to be one of my new favorite series!!!
Books in this series:
- Little Girl Lost