A Life For a Life by Carol Wyer @carolewyer Published by Thomas and Mercer, @AmazonPub. #ALifeForALife #CarolWyer DI Kate Young Book 3 #blogtour #bookreview @ZooloosBT #ZooloosBookTours

A Life For a Life by Carol Wyer

Blog Tour 16th March 2022

Many thanks to Zoe at Zooloos Blog Tours for the invitation to take part, I’m delighted to do so.  (https://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/zooloos-blog-tours)

My Thoughts

It gripped me right from the off with a prologue that totally stunned me.

A riveting, suspenseful, roller-coaster of a story that totally engrossed me. I loved it!

I really connected with this book as I live in Stoke-on-Trent and I know all the areas very well.

DI Kate Young still has the same issues following the death of her husband Chris, her vulnerability apparent as she takes to chatting to Chris again.

She has suspicions that people within the force may be corrupt. She definitely has trust issues, even with some of her colleagues. She is very determined in her bid to expose her superintendent, John Dickson, but she has to tread very carefully as she doesn’t know who to trust. She is extra careful who she asks questions of and who she shares with.  She also uses an unorthodox route which she needs keep to herself.

The discovery of the body of a young man at a train station was the start of a manic few days where unconnected people were killed in the same way. The lack of connection between the victims caused real anxiousness for the team as they had no idea who would be the next victim or where it would happen, only a rough time when the killing would occur.

In her team I really like Emma and Morgan. They have brilliant banter, are good friends and bounce off each other. They bring a profiler to the team, Samuel, who is a very interesting character and a little bit odd. He has some strange methods of getting inside the killer’s mind.

A heart-pounding story, perfectly paced and a fabulous addition to the DI Kate Young series.

Many thanks to Thomas & Mercer and Carol Wyer for the early copy in which I give my honest opinion.

About the Book

DI Kate Young Book 3

Nobody can get into the mind of an erratic killer—except an unpredictable detective.

When a young man is found lying on a station platform with a hole in his head, DI Kate Young is called in to investigate the grisly murder. But the killing is no one-off. As bodies start to pile up, she is faced with what might be an impossible task—to hunt down a ruthless killer on a seemingly random rampage.

Meanwhile, Kate has her own demons to battle as she struggles to come to terms with her husband’s death. And she is hell-bent on exposing corruption within the force and bringing Superintendent John Dickson to justice. But with the trail of deception running deeper—and closer to home—than she could ever have imagined, she no longer knows who she can trust.

With her grip on reality slipping, Kate realises that maybe she and the killer are not so different after all. But time is running out and Kate is low on options. Can she catch the killer before she loses everything?

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (15th March 2022)

Get your copy here:

Amazon UK:  A Life For A Life

Amazon US: A Life for a Life

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer’s crime novels have sold over one million copies and been translated into nine languages.

A move from humour to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost and proved that Carol had found her true niche.

February 2021 saw the release of the first in the much-anticipated new series, featuring DI Kate Young. An Eye For An Eye was chosen as a Kindle First Reads and became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon UK and Amazon Australia. 

Carol has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’, featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post. She’s also been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr. Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy. When she is not plotting devious murders, she can be found performing her comedy routine, Smile While You Still Have Teeth.

To learn more, go to http://www.carolwyer.co.uk, subscribe to her YouTube channel, or follow her on Twitter: @carolewyer

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A Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer @carolewyer Published by Thomas and Mercer 29.6.21 @AmazonPub #ACutForACut #CarolWyer DI Kate Young Book 2 #blogtour #bookreview @DamppebblesBTs @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

A Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer

Blog Tour 30th June 2021

Today it’s my turn on the blog tour. Many thanks for the invite from Emma Welton at Damp Pebbles Blog Tours. I’m delighted to take part.

My Thoughts

After the first in the series, An Eye for an Eye, this is a brilliant follow up and I will be eagerly waiting for the next in the series! I feel so incredibly lucky to have read an advance copy.

Kate is having trouble knowing who to trust, and following the second murder she really feels like something is amiss in the force. She is being very careful who she asks questions of and who she shares with. It was a frustrating case for the team as they just couldn’t seem to find any hard evidence.

Kate’s step-sister Tilly and her young son were visiting from Australia, and fitting in some family time was tough. Tilly reveals some details about her own rape many years ago which Kate hadn’t known at the time. There are some crime scene descriptions that had me wincing, but they set the scene of how the mind of the killer works.

Kate is still having conversations with Chris and she does things in an unconventional way sometimes but I love the quirks of her personality.

I found it a very tense read and my heart was racing.

It’s a cracking book, a truly gripping read which I totally recommend.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer and Carol Wyer for the early copy in which I give my honest opinion.

About the book

DI Kate Young Book 2

DI Kate Young can’t trust anybody. Not even herself.

In the bleak countryside around Blithfield Reservoir, a serial murderer and rapist is leaving a trail of bloodshed. His savage calling card: the word ‘MINE’ carved into each of his victims.

DI Kate Young struggles to get the case moving—even when one of the team’s own investigators is found dead in a dumpster. But Kate is battling her own demons. Obsessed with exposing Superintendent John Dickson and convinced there’s a conspiracy running deep in the force, she no longer knows who to trust. Kate’s crusade has already cost her dearly. What will she lose next?

When her stepsister spills a long-buried secret, Kate realises she’s found the missing link—now she must prove it before the killer strikes again. With enemies closing in on all sides, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to bring them down. But time is running out, and Kate’s past has pushed her to the very edge. Can she stop herself from falling?

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (29 June 2021)

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: A Cut for a Cut

Amazon USA:  A Cut for a Cut

Amazon Australia: A Cut for a Cut

About the author

Winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.

A move to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST, the #2 best-selling book on Amazon, #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible and Top 150 USA Today best-seller.

A second series featuring DI Natalie Ward quickly followed and to date her crime novels have sold over 600,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including Norwegian, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian Slovak, Czech and Polish.

Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy.

To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer. 
Carol also blogs at www.carolwyer.com

#coverreveal A Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer @carolewyer Publisher Thomas and Mercer 24.6.21 @AmazonPub #ACutForACut #CarolWyer DI Kate Young Book 2.

A CUT FOR A CUT

DI KATE YOUNG CAN’T TRUST ANYBODY. NOT EVEN HERSELF.

In the bleak countryside around Blithfield Reservoir, a serial murderer and rapist is leaving a trail of bloodshed. His savage calling card: the word ‘MINE’ carved into each of his victims.

DI Kate Young struggles to get the case moving—even when one of the team’s own investigators is found dead in a dumpster. But Kate is battling her own demons. Obsessed with exposing Superintendent John Dickson and convinced there’s a conspiracy running deep in the force, she no longer knows who to trust. Kate’s crusade has already cost her dearly. What will she lose next?

When her stepsister spills a long-buried secret, Kate realises she’s found the missing link—now she must prove it before the killer strikes again. With enemies closing in on all sides, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to bring them down. But time is running out, and Kate’s past has pushed her to the very edge. Can she stop herself from falling?

Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (24 Jun. 2021)

Pre-Order Links:

UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08P1GWK3R

USA https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08P1GWK3R

AUSTRALIA: https://www.amazon.com.au/Cut-Detective…/dp/B08P1GWK3R

CAROL WYER – ENDGAME @carolewyer #Review #EndGame #RobynCarter #TheEnd

End Game – a bonus story

Detective Robyn Carter crime thriller series. The end.

Just to make it clear, this isn’t a stand-alone book.

ENDGAME isn’t going to be sold or be a stand-alone read. Readers will get it as a ‘BONUS STORY’ at the back of THE CHOSEN ONES. Readers won’t have to purchase another copy of the book to get the story – they can watch Carol read it a chapter at a time for a week, starting on December 15th  (link below) on her YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/c/CarolEWyer

My Thoughts

It is hard to promote a book that isn’t a book but is really a final chapter to a whole series. All through the Robyn Carter series there has been an unanswered question that I think all readers have had. We get to meet Robyn’s cousin Ross again. He is a private investigator, and an ex-copper. I’ve always had a soft spot for him. This bonus story wraps everything up nicely and makes me happy. It’s also set on my home turf of Stoke-on-Trent, so I can picture where things are taking place.

The Robyn Carter Series. (In order with Amazon UK links)

1. Little Girl Lost

2. Secrets of the Dead

3. The Missing Girls

4. The Silent Children

5. The Chosen Ones now includes Endgame, an exclusive short story and the final instalment in the Detective Robyn Carter series. The links are below:-

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chosen-Ones…/dp/B07BLK65CN

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Chosen-Ones…/dp/B07BLK65CN

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-chosen-ones-24

Google Books https://books.google.co.uk/…/about/The_Chosen_Ones.html…

About the Author

Winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.

A move to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST, the #2 best-selling book on Amazon, #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible and Top 150 USA Today best-seller.

A second series featuring DI Natalie Ward quickly followed and to date her crime novels have sold over 600,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including Norwegian, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian Slovak, Czech and Polish.

Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy.

Author links

Website: www.carolwyer.co.uk/

Facebook: @AuthorCarolEWyer

Twitter: @carolewyer

Somebody’s Daughter by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture #SomebodysDaughter #booksontour #bookreview

Somebody's Daughter - Blog Tour

Books on Tour 9th July 2020

Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for Carol Wyer’s new release, Somebody’s Daughter. Thanks to Sarah Hardy at Bookouture for inviting me to take part, I’m delighted to do so.

My Thoughts

I can’t believe we are at the 7th book already. This is my favourite in the Natalie Ward Series, a real masterpiece. A fascinating and cleverly woven plot that had me turning the pages so fast. The author really knows how to hook you in.

Very difficult to review without giving anything away, you must read it for yourself!

A new high-profile team has been set up, the old names remain, Natalie, Lucy, Murray and Ian, with a few new team members. It was good to catch up with the familiar names and find out what was going on in their lives. Natalie’s home life seems more settled, living with Mike and getting to know his little girl. Newly promoted to DC, Lucy and her partner have a new baby and this causes added pressure to her during the leading of her first big case. Natalie is still very hands on, despite her DCI rank.

Amelia Saunders’s body is found, a teenage runaway. Another girl, Katie Bray, is found dead and the team start looking into their backgrounds. Both runaways with connections to a man called Tommy. Were they working the streets? Was he their pimp?

Yet another body is found, though this time it seems unconnected. A totally different type of woman. A rich businesswoman, with writing scrawled on her face. She is well known in the town due her family’s department store.

Pressure from senior management, being a new team, was tough at times. Natalie and Lucy felt they needed to justify every tiny thing they did. And pressure from the press, hungry for every morsel. A mole in the team is very unsettling.

A complex case that twists this way and that, with an ending that I never predicted.

I love how I feel like a team member and want to help out!

Yet again, I will be waiting for the next in the series! A gripping read which I totally recommend.

Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the early copy, in which I express my honest opinion.

About the Book 7 Somebody's Daughter cover

A gripping crime thriller packed with mystery and suspense (Detective Natalie Ward Book 7)

One by one the girls disappeared…

When the frail body of a teenage girl is discovered strangled in a parking lot, shards of ice form in Detective Natalie Ward’s veins. As Natalie looks at the freckles scattered on her cheeks and the pale pink lips tinged with blue, she remembers that this innocent girl is somebody’s daughter…

The girl is identified as missing teenager Amelia Saunders, who has run away from home and her controlling father. Natalie’s heart sinks further when it becomes clear that Amelia has been working on the streets, manipulated by her violent new boyfriend Tommy.

A day later, another vulnerable girl is found strangled on a park bench. Like Amelia, Katie Bray was a runaway with connections to Tommy, and Natalie is determined to find him and track down the monster attacking these scared and lonely girls.

But when a wealthy young woman is found murdered the next morning, the word ‘guilty’ scrawled on her forehead, Natalie realises that the case is more complex than she first thought. Determined to establish a connection between her three victims, Natalie wastes no time in chasing down the evidence, tracing everyone who crossed their paths. Then, a key suspect’s body turns up in the canal, a mole in Natalie’s department leaks vital information and everything seems to be against her. Can Natalie stop this clever and manipulative killer before they strike again?

An unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon bestselling author that will have you sleeping with the light on. This gripping rollercoaster ride is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Rachel Caine. Prepare to be totally hooked!
Publication Date: 9th July 2020

Amazon Link:-

Amazon.co.uk:  Somebody’s Daughter

About the Author Carol Wyer Author pic for The Sleepover

Winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.

A move to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST, the #2 best-selling book on Amazon, #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible and Top 150 USA Today best-seller.

A second series featuring DI Natalie Ward quickly followed and to date her crime novels have sold over 600,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including Norwegian, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian Slovak, Czech and Polish.

Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy.

To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer.
Carol also blogs at www.carolwyer.com

Cover reveal for An Eye for an Eye by Carol Wyer @carolewyer A new detective series published by Thomas and Mercer @AmazonPub #AnEyeForAnEye

An Eye for an Eye cover

Mega-excited to be taking part in the cover reveal cover for AN EYE FOR AN EYE, the first in the brand new DI Kate Young series from Carol Wyer.  A new detective series published by Thomas and Mercer @AmazonPub

AN EYE FOR AN EYE by Carol Wyer

A killer running rings around the police. A detective spiralling out of control.

DI Kate Young is on leave. She’s the force’s best detective, but her bosses know she’s under pressure, on medication and overcoming trauma. So after her bad judgement call leads to a narrowly averted public disaster, they’re sure all she needs is a rest.

But when Staffordshire Police summon her back to work on a murder case, it’s a harder, more suspicious Kate Young who returns. With a new ruthlessness, she sets about tracking down a clinical, calculating serial killer who is torturing victims and leaving clues to taunt the police. Spurred on by her reporter husband, Young begins to suspect that the murderer might be closer than she ever imagined.

As she works to uncover the truth, Young unravels a network of secrets and lies, with even those closest to her having something to hide. But with her own competence—and her grip on reality—called into question, can she unmask the killer before they strike again?

Out February 4th 2021 but available to pre order now

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2XeuuDv

Amazon US: shorturl.at/yFHRS

Cover Reveal: Somebody’s Daughter by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture #SomebodysDaughter #coverreveal

7 Somebody's Daughter cover

I am super excited to be part of the cover reveal for Somebody’s Daughter- book 7 in the Detective Natalie Ward gripping crime thriller series by Carol Wyer. I can’t wait to read it!

Somebody’s Daughter

A gripping crime thriller packed with mystery and suspense (Detective Natalie Ward Book 7)

One by one the girls disappeared…

When the frail body of a teenage girl is discovered strangled in a parking lot, shards of ice form in Detective Natalie Ward’s veins. As Natalie looks at the freckles scattered on her cheeks and the pale pink lips tinged with blue, she remembers that this innocent girl is somebody’s daughter…

The girl is identified as missing teenager Amelia Saunders, who has run away from home and her controlling father. Natalie’s heart sinks further when it becomes clear that Amelia has been working on the streets, manipulated by her violent new boyfriend Tommy.

A day later, another vulnerable girl is found strangled on a park bench. Like Amelia, Katie Bray was a runaway with connections to Tommy, and Natalie is determined to find him and track down the monster attacking these scared and lonely girls.

But when a wealthy young woman is found murdered the next morning, the word ‘guilty’ scrawled on her forehead, Natalie realises that the case is more complex than she first thought. Determined to establish a connection between her three victims, Natalie wastes no time in chasing down the evidence, tracing everyone who crossed their paths. Then, a key suspect’s body turns up in the canal, a mole in Natalie’s department leaks vital information and everything seems to be against her. Can Natalie stop this clever and manipulative killer before they strike again?

An unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon bestselling author that will have you sleeping with the light on. This gripping rollercoaster ride is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Rachel Caine. Prepare to be totally hooked!

Publication Date: 9th July 2020

Pre-order on Amazon.co.uk:  Somebody’s Daughter

The Secret Admirer by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture #TheSecretAdmirer #booksontour #blogtour #bookreview

The Sexret Admirer - Blog Tour Poster

Books on Tour 2nd April 2020

Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for Carol Wyer’s new release, The Secret Admirer. Thanks to Kim Nash for inviting me to take part, I’m delighted to do so.

My Thoughts

I loved this book, a real tangled web of jealousy and deceit.

Set in a student house, with shared facilities, it was good to learn about each of the housemates. One of them is found dead in very grisly circumstances. I certainly had my suspicions about everyone as the story progressed.

A modern day story with modern problems. Dating apps and social media play a part and I love the digital forensic side of the book. Being a lab technician myself I enjoyed the scientific side with the chemistry aspect and was searching the internet myself when certain chemicals and acids were brought into the story. There really are some deadly substances out there if you so wished to dispose of someone!!

Natalie’s estranged husband David was dragged into the enquiry in a strange twist and I was annoyed at myself at feeling sympathy for him because in the past I’ve really disliked him!

It’s nice to see Natalie’s relationship with Mike Sullivan, head of Forensics at Samford HQ, moving forward. It’s been quite awkward at times being David’s best friend.

I feel there are further tough times to come for Natalie after what goes on in this book…no spoilers here.

Carol sure knows how to write a good page-turner. I was racing through this, desperate to find out the answers. Yet again I will be waiting for the next in the series!

Thanks to Carol Wyer, Bookouture, and NetGalley for the early review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

About the Book 6 The Secret Admirer

The Secret Admirer is Book 6 in the Detective Natalie Ward gripping crime thriller series by Carol Wyer.

 ‘I tried to talk to you today but you snubbed me and walked away. It wasn’t wise to give me the brush-off, Gemma. I can be a truly good friend but I also make the perfect enemy.’

Sasha’s eighteen-year-old daughter Gemma was all she had in the world. Sasha fell pregnant with Gemma when she was still at school, and the two are as close as sisters. So when Gemma’s burned and broken body is found, Sasha’s world ends. What kind of person would want her beautiful daughter dead?

Leading the case is Detective Natalie Ward, scarred by her own recent tragedy. When she finds a note in Gemma’s diary from a ‘secret admirer’, she moves quickly, determined to un-mask them. But interviews with Gemma’s devastated ex-boyfriend, and her charismatic teacher, who has been seen embracing his student far away from the classroom, don’t give Natalie the answers she’d hoped for…

And then the case takes a devastating, personal twist. CCTV footage reveals Natalie’s estranged husband David followed Gemma home every evening the week before she died.

Natalie is forced to put personal feelings aside and follow procedure, even though she can’t believe David could be guilty. But when Gemma’s housemate is found murdered, Natalie thinks the killer could still be at large. Is she right to trust her instincts about David and can she discover the truth before another precious life is taken?

Grippingly fast and nail-bitingly tense, The Secret Admirer will have you flying through the pages long into the night. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter.

Publication Date: 2nd April 2020

Amazon UK:  The Secret Admirer

About the Author Carol Wyer Author pic for The Sleepover

Winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.

A move to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST, the #2 best-selling book on Amazon, #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible and Top 150 USA Today best-seller.

A second series featuring DI Natalie Ward quickly followed and to date her crime novels have sold over 600,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including Norwegian, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian Slovak, Czech and Polish.

Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy.

To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer.
Carol also blogs at www.carolwyer.com

Cover Reveal: The Secret Admirer by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture #TheSecretAdmirer #coverreveal

6 The Secret Admirer

OMG! I am super excited to be part of the cover reveal for THE SECRET ADMIRER – book 6 in the Detective Natalie Ward gripping crime thriller series by Carol Wyer

THE SECRET ADMIRER

‘I tried to talk to you today but you snubbed me and walked away. It wasn’t wise to give me the brush-off, Gemma. I can be a truly good friend but I also make the perfect enemy.’

Sasha’s eighteen-year-old daughter Gemma was all she had in the world. Sasha fell pregnant with Gemma when she was still at school, and the two are as close as sisters. So when Gemma’s burned and broken body is found, Sasha’s world ends. What kind of person would want her beautiful daughter dead?

Leading the case is Detective Natalie Ward, scarred by her own recent tragedy. When she finds a note in Gemma’s diary from a ‘secret admirer’, she moves quickly, determined to un-mask them. But interviews with Gemma’s devastated ex-boyfriend, and her charismatic teacher, who has been seen embracing his student far away from the classroom, don’t give Natalie the answers she’d hoped for…

And then the case takes a devastating, personal twist. CCTV footage reveals Natalie’s estranged husband David followed Gemma home every evening the week before she died.

Natalie is forced to put personal feelings aside and follow procedure, even though she can’t believe David could be guilty. But when Gemma’s housemate is found murdered, Natalie thinks the killer could still be at large. Is she right to trust her instincts about David and can she discover the truth before another precious life is taken?

Grippingly fast and nail-bitingly tense, The Secret Admirer will have you flying through the pages long into the night. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter.

Publication Date: 2nd April 2020

Pre-order on Amazon.co.uk:  The Secret Admirer

The Blossom Twins by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture #TheBlossomTwins #bookreview #booksontour #blogtour

The Blossom Twins - Blog Tour Poster

Blog Tour 12th December 2019

Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for Carol Wyer’s new release, The Blossom Twins. Thanks to Sarah Hardy and Kim Nash for inviting me to take part, I’m delighted to be part of it.

My Thoughts

A horrible crime is committed and Natalie’s team are assigned to the case. Natalie is shocked at the scene and the familiarity of it to an old case she worked on where two girls were murdered, posed and petals were scattered around the scene. But that killer was locked up back then. The ‘I’m back’ note was not one she was expecting to receive.

When two girls are found in an almost identical pose she suspects that the ‘Blossom Twins’ killer has returned. DS Briggs, a colleague from the original investigation is brought in to help Natalies’s team and she still doesn’t like him!

It’s such harrowing case to read about.

The author weaves the case in with Natalie’s home life in a very chilling manner.

We get a bit more of her personal life in this one, things I hoped for and things I just can’t ever imagine. I was totally reeled in, all the emotions. The tension in the last quarter of the book was unbearable and I couldn’t put it down.

Oh my gosh!

I mean…

Seriously!….

This totally shocked me!

What a twist!

Carol, all those days with hardly any sleep are totally worth it to a reader like me. Thank you x

Thanks to Carol Wyer, Bookouture, and NetGalley for the early review copy in which I give my honest opinion.

About the Book 5 The Blossom Twins cover reveal

(Detective Natalie Ward Book 5)

Their parents thought they were hiding…

One beautiful summer’s evening, thirteen-year-old twins Ivy and Erin Westmore snuggle down in a tent in their back garden, giggling and sharing secrets.

When their mother goes to wake the girls the next morning, their tent is empty.

The alarm is raised and Detective Natalie Ward is put onto the case. When the twins’ bodies are discovered on nearby marshland, covered with deep pink petals, an icy shiver travels down Natalie’s spine. Everything about the girls’ deaths reminds her of a horrifying case she worked on earlier in her career, which saw a killer of the worst kind placed behind bars.

The next day, that feeling is heightened when she receives a chilling note saying ‘I’m back’. Is this killer a copycat or did Natalie put the wrong person in prison all those years ago? In a small town, where no stranger goes unnoticed, what is Natalie missing?

Consumed by the case, determined to prevent more deaths, Natalie misses the fact that it is her attention the killer wants. And to get it, he has his sights set firmly on her precious daughter Leigh…

Gripping, fast-paced and nail-bitingly tense, this book will keep you flying through the pages long into the night. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter.

Publication Date: 12th December 2019

Amazon.co.uk: The Blossom Twins

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About the Author Carol Wyer Author pic for The Sleepover

Winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.

A move to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST, the #2 best-selling book on Amazon, #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible and Top 150 USA Today best-seller.

A second series featuring DI Natalie Ward quickly followed and to date her crime novels have sold over 600,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including Norwegian, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian Slovak, Czech and Polish.

Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’ featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy.

To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer.
Carol also blogs at www.carolwyer.com