Book Description:

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.

Author Bio:
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 or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer.
Carol also blogs at

My Thoughts

Carol Wyer has done it again with the Natalie Ward series. this is definitely a very emotion filled novel with a lot of twists and turns.

Natalie is her normal self but also with a bit harder edge to her. She is going through a lot of personal problems at home and it colours everything she does.

The powerfully emotional book really hits home as it shows just how dangerous our world is and that no one is safe.

Very emotional book for me and I love everything I have read from this author. She has a talent of getting you into the life and minds of those she writes about.

I still despise the husband of Natalie thinking how he has hurt her so much and that she is trying to keep afloat when in churning water.

This book is an amazing reveal of human nature and the psychology that we all have in us. Carol Wyer writes with passion and elegance in a book surely to become a best seller and one of my top books of the year.

Love how this author weaves the story together and shows that not everything is perfect in the personal lives of her characters. She has a wonderful imagination and also a great capacity to research all of her topics in the books.

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