Title: The Missing Girls
Author: Carol Wyer
One girl found dead. Another girl gone…
Long shadows danced on the tin walls. Inside the trunk lay Carrie Miller, wrapped in plastic, arms folded across her ribcage, lips sealed tight forever…
When a girl’s body is found at a Midlands storage unit, it is too decomposed for Detective Robyn Carter to read the signs left by the killer.
No one knows the woman in blue who rented the unit; her hire van can’t be traced. But as the leads run dry another body is uncovered. This time the killer’s distinctive mark is plain to see, and matching scratches on the first victim’s skeleton make Robyn suspect she’s searching for a serial-killer.
As Robyn closes in on the killer’s shocking hunting ground, another girl goes missing, and this time it’s someone close to her own heart.
Robyn can’t lose another loved one. Can she find the sickest individual she has ever faced, before it’s too late?
An utterly gripping and darkly compelling detective thriller that will have fans of Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and James Patterson hooked from the very start. You will not guess the ending!
As a child Carol Wyer was always moving, and relied on humour to fit in at new schools. A funny short story won her popularity, planting the seed of becoming a writer. Her career spans dry cleaning, running a language teaching company, and boxercise coaching. Now writing full-time, Carol has several books published by Safkhet and journalism in many magazines.
Carol won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction (2015), and can sometimes be found performing her stand-up comedy routine Laugh While You Still Have Teeth.
Little Girl Lost, the first book in the Detective Robyn Carter crime thriller series came out in January 2017.
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This book hits close to home for me. When I was a teen I was bullied a lot and even up to my 20s I had issues similar to what the girls in this book faced with cyber bullying. I thought the book was well written but I had the murderer figured out early. It didn't change how i felt about the book as I loved seeing how the detective found out who was behind the murders. All in all this book was very good. I liked the plot and found the characters enthralling even if I couldn't say I liked all of them.
Grief and depression can take away your control and turn you into somone you aren't. This book showcases this and really points out the pitfalls of social media as a young person.
It is hard not to be moved by this as we all have had these moments where we have been bullied by others or perhaps could even be guilty of being a bully. As a young person life is not easy and you can be both at the same time and not even realize just what harm you can cause. I am pleased that the author has put this book out as it does a lot to show what can occur and to watch your kids so you can detect the signs and maybe prevent horrible events from taking place.