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Saturday, December 9, 2017

REVIEW: The Silent Children by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @bookouture

The Silent Children
(DI Robyn Carter #4)
by Carol Wyer


Huge thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for this copy!

You guys all know by now how much I LOVE this series! Carol does NOT disappoint with this book as well - continue below for the synopsis, my review, links to my reviews for the first three books in the series and then stay tuned for a post from #CJSReads showing what Jessica and Sam also thought of this one! If you haven't started this series, GET ON IT!

The boy studied the bruise turning yellow at the base of his neck. With quick fingers his mother tightened his tie, and pulled his collar high above it. Her eyes alone said, We will not speak of this...

Years later, a man is found shot dead in a local park. On his phone is a draft text: I can’t keep this secret any longer. The recipient is unnamed.

Detective Robyn Carter knows this secret is the key to the case, but his friends and family don’t offer any clues, and all her team have to go on is a size-ten footprint.

Then a woman is found in a pool of blood at the bottom of her staircase, and a seemingly insignificant detail in her stepdaughter’s statement makes Robyn wonder: are the two bodies are connected, and has the killer only just begun?

When another body confirms Robyn’s worst fears, she realises she’s in a race against time to stop the killer before they strike again. But just as she thinks she’s closing in, one of her own team goes missing.

Buried in the past is a terrible injustice. Can Robyn uncover the truth before another life is lost?

My Review

Oh Carol Wyer, you adorable tease and amazing writer, whatever am I going to do with you?! Guys and gals, if you have read this series, then you know that ending of The Missing Girls was a jaw dropper and I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on this, book four, to see where she was going to go with the story line.  Little teases and prods to book 3 found me continually turning pages to try and figure out if I'll get any answers.  CAROL, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME?!

She does what she does best, and that is bringing in multiple characters with a new mystery to solve and still expounding on Carter's life as we race to find the killer with her.  I love her rhythm of past to present.  This time we see a boy and girl who are abused at home and watch them grow from various chapters.  The present shows a body count piling up while Carter tries to piece them together... all the while trying to piece her life together as well.  (And who doesn't love a cat named Schrödinger??)  I really want to be vague about everything because while you could conceivably read these as a stand alone in terms of the case at hand, you really want to read these books in order to get familiar with Robyn Carter and her life.  It's well worth it, I assure you.

Another page turner that any police procedural and thriller lover will enjoy.  I highly suggest you get on this series.  So far, Wyer has done no wrong and I can only see this series continuing to grow and take further hold on my soul. 🤣 That ending again... uff, another teaser.  I was really hoping for just a little bit more from this plot line.  It does its job well though - you KNOW I'm keeping my eyes peeled for book 5 and no on will stop me!!


Book 1 - Little Lost Girls - find my review HERE
Book 2 - Secrets of the Dead - find my review HERE
Book 3 - The Missing Girls - find my review HERE

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