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: 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

Amazon.com:  The Blossom Twins

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 Blossom Twins by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture #TheBlossomTwins #coverreveal

5 The Blossom Twins cover reveal

OMG! I am super excited to be part of the cover reveal for THE BLOSSOM TWINS – book 5 in the Detective Natalie Ward gripping crime thriller series by Carol Wyer.

THE BLOSSOM TWINS 

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

Pre-order on Amazon.co.uk: The Blossom Twins

Pre-order on Amazon.com:  The Blossom Twins

The Sleepover by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture #booksontour #blogtour #bookreview #TheSleepover

The Sleepover - Blog Tour

Blog Tour 5th September 2019

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

My Thoughts – OMG I loved it!

Carol Wyer’s dark side just keeps getting better and better! I’m a big fan of this author.

It was certainly a busy night for crime, but who was responsible?

There were too many secrets and so many lies among the people known to the victims and their families. A real tangled mess for Natalie’s team need to trawl through, and it was so frustrating for them all.

From a beautiful big house on the nice side of town, to the run-down tower blocks on the other side. Some very seedy and unsettling scenes that I visualised only too well.

I loved this story, and it all wrapped up neatly in the end.

Talking of the very end….yes! I cannot wait for the next one!

A good time to start reading Carol Wyer’s books if you haven’t already, starting with The Birthday.

My reviews are short as I’m here to show off the book rather than my own writing ability.

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

 

About the Book 4 The-Sleepover cover

(Detective Natalie Ward Book 4)

Roxy had a secret. Now she’s gone.

When fourteen-year-old Roxy says she’s going for a sleepover at her best friend’s house, Cathy sees no reason to check her daughter’s story. The two families are so close, and the girls are in and out of each other’s homes every day.

It turns out to be a decision she will regret. A day later, Roxy is found murdered in exclusive Linnet Lane. Detective Natalie Ward, called in to lead the investigation, is struck by the contrast between the house Roxy grew up in, and the one where her life ended.

As Natalie begins to look closely at Roxy’s family and friends, she soon discovers that this isn’t the first time Roxy has gone missing. All the signs point to an unhappy teenager who was hiding a great deal from her family.

Then Roxy’s mother Cathy disappears.

When Cathy’s body is discovered close to Linnet Lane, Roxy’s toy cat clutched in her arms, Natalie is forced to face the grim fact that they are dealing with a killer with a twisted plan.
Struggling to join the dots, Natalie wonders if she’s missed a vital clue when one of Roxy’s classmates is also found murdered.

Natalie’s not frightened of anyone, but the latest victim reminds her of her own son Josh, who is edging towards the wrong side of the tracks. With teenagers like her boy dying, can Natalie solve the case in time to keep Josh safe? Or is he about to make a dangerous new friend?

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:-5th September 2019

Get your copy here:-

Amazon UK   The Sleepover

Amazon.com The Sleepover

About the Author Carol Wyer Author pic for The Sleepover

Carol E. Wyer, who also writes as Carol Wyer, is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping thrillers.
Her book, Grumpy Old Menopause won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
The DI Robyn Carter series has earned her acclaim as a crime writer and the first book in the series, Little Girl Lost, shot to the #2 best-selling spot on Kindle #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible, and was also a USA Today top 150 best-seller.
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.

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 Carol Wyer’s latest book in the Natalie Ward Detective Series, The Sleepover @carolewyer @bookouture #TheSleepover

4 The-Sleepover cover

The Sleepover

An absolutely gripping crime thriller (Detective Natalie Ward Book 4)

Roxy had a secret. Now she’s gone. 

When fourteen-year-old Roxy says she’s going for a sleepover at her best friend’s house, Cathy sees no reason to check her daughter’s story. The two families are so close, and the girls are in and out of each other’s homes every day. 

It turns out to be a decision she will regret. A day later, Roxy is found murdered in exclusive Linnet Lane. Detective Natalie Ward, called in to lead the investigation, is struck by the contrast between the house Roxy grew up in, and the one where her life ended.

As Natalie begins to look closely at Roxy’s family and friends, she soon discovers that this isn’t the first time Roxy has gone missing. All the signs point to an unhappy teenager who was hiding a great deal from her family. 

Then Roxy’s mother Cathy disappears. 

When Cathy’s body is discovered close to Linnet Lane, Roxy’s toy cat clutched in her arms, Natalie is forced to face the grim fact that they are dealing with a killer with a twisted plan.
Struggling to join the dots, Natalie wonders if she’s missed a vital clue when one of Roxy’s classmates is also found murdered. 

Natalie’s not frightened of anyone, but the latest victim reminds her of her own son Josh, who is edging towards the wrong side of the tracks. With teenagers like her boy dying, can Natalie solve the case in time to keep Josh safe? Or is he about to make a dangerous new friend? 

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.
This sounds like a great book, I can’t wait to read it!

Publication date:-5th September 2019

Pre-order your copy here:-

Amazon UK   The Sleepover

Amazon.com The Sleepover

The Dare by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture #bookreview #TheDare #The DareDetectiveNatalieWardBook3 #NetGalley

The Dare cover

Description

(Detective Natalie Ward Book 3)

Jane’s daughter is a good girl. What is she hiding?

When thirteen-year-old Savannah Hopkins doesn’t come straight home from school, as she always does, her mother Jane immediately raises the alarm.

Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward whose daughter Leigh is the same age as Savannah. Soon Natalie’s worst fears are confirmed when the teenager’s broken body is found in nearby shrubland.

Evidence points towards a local recluse, but just as the net is closing around him, one of Savannah’s friends, Harriet, is reported missing.

As Natalie delves into the lives of both girls, she soon discovers a sinister video on their phones, daring the girls to disappear from their families for 48 hours.

But Natalie isn’t quick enough for this killer, and she is devastated to find Harriet’s body on a fly tip a day later.

Caught up in the case, she takes her eye off her own daughter and when Leigh goes missing after school she knows she must be in terrible danger. The clock is ticking for Natalie. Can she catch this killer before her little girl becomes the next victim?

This gripping rollercoaster of a read will have you up in the small hours turning the pages. Fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Caine and Robert Dugoni will love The Dare.

My Thoughts

As I always say, I love Carol Wyer’s dark side!

I’m a big fan of this author, and I can see how much she’s grown into the crime novels with each new book. They just keep getting better and better.

This is one hell of a clever story.

When children go missing it always makes me put myself in the situation. I imagine the worst, and in books the worst usually happens. So when Savannah didn’t come home from school I was fretting a bit. And I had good reason to, as the body is found not far from her home. When another girl, Harriet, went missing I had the shivers. Was there a link? There are a few suspects, and Natalie and her team trawl through CCTV trying to find both the girl’s and the suspect’s movements. There were some people bending the truth, some red herrings thrown in. I was suspicious of everything and everyone. There are people known to both victims. It gave me lots to think about, drawing my own conclusions and suspicions. Interviewing the suspects was extremely frustrating for Natalie, were they telling the truth or covering it up? When Natalie’s own daughter went missing I was worried sick. Could Natalie and her team uncover the truth before another life was lost, this time one very close to them.

A good time to start reading Carol Wyer’s books if you haven’t already, starting with The Birthday and then Last Lullaby. These DI Natalie Ward books are very good!

Well-paced and great writing. Extremely tense and a pleasure to read.

I look forward to the next one!

All my reviews are quite short and concise as I’m here to show off the book rather than my own writing ability.

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

Publication date 25th April 2019

Get your copy here:-

Amazon UK   The Dare

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