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 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?
An absolutely heart-stopping and compelling serial killer thriller that will keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Rachel Abbott and Robert Dugoni.
What readers are saying about Carol Wyer:
‘Absolutely blew me away! ... man was this amazing! ... Would I recommend this book? YES! A million times yes! I can’t say enough amazing things about The Missing Girls.’ Mini Mac Reviews, 5 stars
‘Fantastic, right from page one I was totally hooked. I loved the characters, the story, and the writing style, everything about it. This book was full of twists and turns, it was emotional, dark in places and impossible to put down. I genuinely didn’t guess the ending which was awesome! ... one of the best books that I have read so far in 2017. Totally deserves 5 Stars.’ Bonnies Book Talk, 5 stars
‘Wow, wow, wow!! What a fantastic book ... I literally cannot wait until the next book. This series is getting stronger with every book, and if you haven’t read them yet, then this is a huge recommendation for you to do so. Fantastic author, fantastic series, fantastic book! Five big fat stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Firstly, many thanks to Carol Wyer, Netgalley and Bookoutre for the opportunity to preview this book. I wasn't immediately aware that this is one of a series and, although I'm looking forward to reading more by this author, this can easily be read as a stand alone thriller. It's a well written complex drama that involves serial killing, abuse and a missing (dead)? character. Yet, it's never depressing, rather I was hooked on the complexity of the story and characters and it held me until the end. A really good read!
So after waiting patiently for The Silent Children to arrive, I’m like a kid on Christmas Eve, desperate to open it, but know once I have that element of delicious surprise has gone and I have to begin, sometimes the waiting is almost as good as the story. Detective Robyn Carter is one of my favourite book characters ever, I have grown to admire her, love her and feel the need to know what is happening in her life. So much has happened during the previous stories in this series .. now we are on book four. After the ending that shook my world in the previous book, I did wonder how Carol could possibly keep delivering the sheer intensity, but she does. Once again Robyn is at the helm of murder investigations with very few clues, when more than one body is discovered it’s up to her to figure out if there is a link. The content of The Silent Children is dark, cloying and not necessarily an easy read. I like the mix of deep despair during working hours which then switches to Robyn’s personal life. Valentine’s Day rears it’s head in this one along with a possible surprise. For anyone who has read them all you will understand the complexity of Davies and the effect he has on her. I was delighted to see Schrodinger arrive I think that could be just what is needed in Robyn’s life .. I think I have made it clear during previous reviews how much I love this series, so all I need to say is read it. I thought I was going to have a fairly sedate wait until the next book but oh no Carol once again leaves us with an ending that needs answers .. aaargh. Just don’t keep me waiting too long please. Thanks as always to the author, publisher and netgalley. I read and reviewed voluntarily.