Last Lullaby - Carol Wyer

Last lullaby

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Official Blurb:

Charlotte’s baby is safe. But is she?
When the body of young mother Charlotte Brannon is discovered by her husband in their immaculate, silver bedroom, Detective Natalie Ward is first on the scene. The killer has left a chilling calling card: the word ‘Why?’ written on the wall in blood.
Determined to find justice, Natalie quickly discovers the husband is hiding a troubled past, and she’s sure the teenage babysitter’s alibi doesn’t quite add up.
But before Natalie can dig deeper, another mother is murdered, her young son left distraught, staring at a fresh ‘who’ scrawled beside her.
Natalie knows it’s only a matter of time before the killer strikes again, but all the key suspects have alibis. It’s her toughest case yet, and with her marriage hanging by a thread, the cracks are beginning to show.
Just when Natalie finds an unsettling clue she thinks could solve the case, another young woman and her baby disappear, and a member of Natalie’s team is put in terrible danger.
Can Natalie stop this twisted killer and save one of her own before more families are torn apart forever?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed revisiting DI Natalie Ward and her police crew. It was like being back with family as we had gotten to know them in the first book, and we are given more of an insight into their lives during this one.
I found the book quite slow going, to begin with, and I struggled to engage with it. I don’t know if this was because I was distracted or whether it was the book. Once I did get gripped, I was entranced and couldn’t put it down until I knew who the killer was and why! I’m going to put it down to being distracted with how I feel about it now!
Anyone could be in the frame for Charlotte’s murder, everyone the police interviews, you think yes it was definitely them, and then the investigation would take a turn, and you’d be wrong. It really kept you guessing and like in the first book you don’t see who it is. Nothing gives away the outcome until you reach it alongside the police crew.
These books are very well written, and I am looking forward to reading the third. I’m certainly glad I took a chance on this author (I requested the third book as an ARC without reading the first two, knowing I’d need to commit whether good or bad!) Well they certainly didn’t let me down and I have a new author to add to my ever-growing list.

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Last Lullaby
by Carol Wyer
Date Started
2nd March 2019
Date Finished
3rd March 2019
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