The Missing Girls by Carol Wyer (Detective Robyn Carter #3)


Synopsis: 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?

Kat’s Rating: 5/5

Kat’s Review: We are back with Robyn Carter and the team and I feel like this series is building in pace and couldn’t wait to get started on this new one. A body of a girl, 16-year-old Carrie Miller is found in a trunk and Robyn and the team are working on the case. We see the return of the cracking characters that form part of the team such as Mitz and Anna, as well as a somewhat more likeable DI Tom Shearer. Robyn’s new boss Flint however is not somebody that has gelled well and it’s not going to be easy for Robyn.

The story itself was pacey and we see the team work their investigative magic. Alongside the team working their case, we once again meet Robyn’s cousin Ross who I absolutely love. He is working a case looking for a missing dog and I was thrilled to see him back as he is a character that I love and think works well in this series.

In addition we see Robyn working through her grief after the loss of her fiancé Davies. In addition she still has contact and is forming a relationship with Davies daughter Amelie. I really liked this element of the story as we see how Robyn is coping and her thought process. The plot for the murder of Carrie Miller weaves its way throughout the book adding lots of layers and as the bodies add up, so does the stress put on Robyn and the team. I loved this latest book and as for the ending…well it was a cracking one! People are saying it’s a cliffhanger, but I disagree. It’s just an absolutely first class opening for the next book and I cannot wait to see what happens. Another brilliant read for this new book by Carol Wyer and I loved it from start to finish, roll on book 4!

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