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.
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
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.co.uk: Somebody’s Daughter
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.