Her breath rose and fell in fearful gasps but it was too late. She could already see what she dreaded most. The back seat was empty.
Her little girl was gone.
Abigail lives the perfect life with her doting husband and adorable baby Izzy. But someone knows a secret about Abigail and they want the truth to be told.
When Izzy is snatched from a carpark, it becomes a case for Detective Robyn Carter. Someone has been sending threatening messages to Abigail from an anonymous number. What is Abigail hiding?
Robyn’s instincts tell her there’s a connection between Izzy’s abduction and two murders she is investigating. But the last time she acted on impulse her fiancé was killed. To break this case and earn her place back on the force, she must learn to trust herself again – and fast. Robyn is on the hunt for a ruthless serial killer. And unless she gets to the twisted individual in time a little girl will die …
Gripping, fast-paced and nail-bitingly tense, this serial killer thriller will chill you to the bone. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter.
What everyone is saying about Little Girl Lost:
'What a page turner! Wow. My head was spinning from the first page to the last. I was so gripped by the introduction to the characters and then just pulled right into the meat of the thriller until the very last page! Five Stars!' Jersey Girl Forever
'The suspense was fantastic ... the drive to keep turning pages was overpowering ... really well written I want more!' The Belgian Reviewer
'This book totally gripped me from start to finish. It is a very cleverly crafted thriller which leaves no loose ends. Five stars!' Sincerely Book Angels
'I was gripped from the first page it was really good. I couldn't put it down, I was engaged right through to the end of the book. A solid 5 out of 5.' Bonnie's Book Talk
'If I didn’t have to do to things like work, Little Girl Lost would have been a one-sitting read. As it was, it was still a one-day read before work, at lunch, and finishing it up late last night. It was that suspenseful.' Unrepetant Bibliovores
'Wow! What a book! I started reading it and couldn't stop – kept turning the pages and finished it in one sitting ... I am absolutely blown away!' For the Love of Books
'This was such a good book, I hardly know where to start. This was like a merry-go-round ... up and down, around and around. Five Stars!' Strong Book Reviews
'OMG what can I say? This is the first book I have read by Carol Wyer and I find it very hard to believe that this is her first thriller. I was totally hooked from the first page and the suspense kept delivering all the way through the book right to the last page with several red herrings to keep the reader guessing. This is a very special book that has all the makings of a bestseller and I eagerly await the next in the series.' All Things Books
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Little Lost Girl is a great read! The way Ms Wyer weaves back and forth between the past and present effectively moves the plot at full speed. I hope she writes more novels with Robyn!
Great storyline and characters. Found myself skimming a lot, especially passages from the killer's perspective. Will read more in this series and hope to see more input from Robyn's colleagues with Ross included, too. Gave this one a 4 rather than 3. Storyline is well above average. The unnecessary prose isn't bad, it is just repetitive and doesn't add to the story. --Books4Me
Little Lost Girl was one of those reads that gets you hooked from the first page. Great (but heartbreaking) story with lots of twists & turns. Looking forward to the next book in the series. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
OH MY GOODNESS … I think that is the politest way I can describe my feelings about this book! Carol has transformed herself from a writer of humour to an author who is displaying the darkest of #DarkSides and wow I enjoyed every excruciating minute of it. A story that grabs you by the throat from the first page and doesn’t give you a second to think let alone breathe until you come up gasping at the end. We start with Alice’s introduction, an 8 year old with a toy rabbit .. *warning there may be trigger points* for some readers. Robyn Carter is currently working as a PI while taking a ‘bereavement’ break from her role as a DI in the force. Her missing husband case soon develops into a murder inquiry and the puzzle deepens and has sinister connections to further body discoveries. So in her first week back at work she gets involved. There are several characters whose lives intertwine and seem to connect with Abigail, she is married to Jackson and they have a beautiful baby Izzy. Abigail should be happy she has it all but someone is determined to cause friction, mess with her head and leave the reader wondering what is going on. The plot is a clever one and had me guessing until the end and only then can you see the intricate web that has been woven. A very intelligent thriller with enough substance to make you look over your shoulder at the slightest noise .. I thought it was a super book but please Carol for future reference I HATE eyes!! I eagerly await the next in the series. Many thanks to Netgalley, the publishers etc .. I read and reviewed voluntarily.
Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer is the first book in the DI Robyn Carter series. Robyn Carter has been on compassionate leave from the Staffordshire police since the death of her fiancé which resulted in Robyn suffering a miscarriage. To keep busy until she is ready to return to her job, Robyn has been working with cousin, Ross Cunningham at his private detective firm. Ross needs Robyn to handle their latest case of the missing hubby. Mary Matthews (who is twenty years older than her husband) is looking for her husband, Lucas. He disappeared two weeks ago, and Mary has not heard from him since then. Lucas had told Mary that he was going to Thailand, but then she discovered his passport. Mary does not want to involve the police because of photos she discovered on her husband’s computer in a folder labeled “Sugar and Spice”(I am sure you can guess what type of photos are in this file). As Robyn finds out more about the victim, she discovers that there is something far more sinister going on. Robyn takes the case to her supervisor at the Staffordshire police, DCI Louisa Mulholland. Robyn returns to her job as detective inspector and dives into the case. The clues lead Robyn to a serial killer who is intent on getting revenge for a childhood atrocity. Will Robyn be able to stop this killer before she takes her final victim? Little Girl Lost is a good mystery novel. The book contains good writing, and I was immediately drawn into the story. The mystery is a convoluted (which I like), but it can be hard to keep track of all the various details. The mystery is twisty and the reader can easily jump to the wrong conclusion. If you pay very close attention, you will be able to solve the mystery before the author reveals the solution. There are some slow sections (such as when Robyn is exercising and the readers are given too much detail), but overall the book has a good pace. Little Girl Lost is told from three viewpoints: Robyn, Abigail, and Alice. Robyn and Abigail’s parts are in the third person and Alice’s story is told in the first person. We get to find out what happened to Alice and how her story connects to Robyn’s investigation. I give Little Girl Lost 4.25 out of 5 stars (I liked it). I was not fond of Robyn in the beginning, but she grew on me. Robyn’s story is slowly revealed to the reader over the course of the novel. The DI Robyn Carter series has the potential (with a little fine tuning) to be as good as the D.I. Helen Grace and the Detective Kim Stone series (by M.J. Arlidge and Angela Marsons respectively).
This was such a good book, I hardly know where to start. This was like a merry - go - round .. up and down, around and around. Detective Robyn Carter has just returned to work following a bereavement leave of absence. A teacher goes missing and a man is murdered while on a run. There is no connection between these two deaths, but that soon changes. Abigail is happily married, with a new baby. But Abigail has secrets .. and those secrets are haunting her. Someone knows who she is .. and what she's done. She gets messages on her computer that disappear leaving no trace of where they came from. She receives pictures of her husband with her best friend ... but are these actual pictures or photo-shopped images? Someone tries to poison her. So who is Abigail and why is someone threatening to destroy her marriage, her life? And what is her connection with the two dead victims? Is she next .. or does someone have something even worse planned? This is the start of a brand new series and what a start! Detective Carter is recovering from personal losses .. first her fiancee was killed during an undercover drug bust and then she lost her baby. She returns to work thinking staying busy will help. Her team is young, mostly inexperienced, but they have the drive to succeed. There are several suspects and they all seem to be hiding something ... from each other, from the police, from themselves. The first chapter is a killer .. sets up the entire story. Alternating chapters give the readers an opportunity to read the killer's thoughts and memories of things that bring them all to this point. It is up to Detective Carter to weed out the lies and get to the truth before someone else is killed. Excellent psychological thriller. Kept me turning the pages and I was so tempted to read the last few pages :-) No bunny-boiling here ... but watch for the rabbit! Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for providing an advanced digital copy. The opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.