The Missing Girls (Book 3) - Carol Wyer

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Official Blurb:

One girl found dead. Another girl gone...
Long shadows danced on the tin walls. Inside the trunk lay Carrie Miller, wrapped in plastic, arms folded across her ribcage, lips sealed tight forever...
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?

My Thoughts:

This wasn’t my favourite of the Robyn Carter books; I’m not sure if it was because I part listened to it as an audiobook and wasn’t that enamoured by the narrator.
Emma Newman was fantastic at doing accents and making the characters come alive with different voices. However, the majority of the narration was too twee. The words and sentences seemed to be almost too light and airy for the subject matter due to the gentle and girly voice used. I imagine Robyn to be quite a hard nut, but her voice was too soft. It was off-putting.
When I was ‘reading’ the book rather than listening to it, I enjoyed it a lot more, especially towards the end. I have a time when I have to put a book down by at night and go to sleep. For this book, I broke my rule and kept reading until 1.30 am to finish it. I needed to know who the killer was and what had happened to Florence.
I think I said in the review for book two that the author has a very twisted and sick mind for the storylines she comes up with and this is no exception. The murders are gruesome, and the mind-boggling situations that are uncovered are crazy. However, this is what makes this author a brilliant writer.
The end of this book was enthralling and such a suspenseful hook to want to read more, especially knowing what the author has in store for the end of this series next month. This just reminded me to sign up for Carol Wyer’s newsletter via her website as she has an exciting Robyn Carter surprise for her subscribers! So, anyone that has read this series I recommend hot-footing it over to her site and signing up.
Overall, it was a good read. It didn’t blow me away, but the narration kept me company on a long journey and the writing kept me awake till late!

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The Missing Girls (Book 3)
by Carol Wyer
Date Started
23rd October 2020
Date Finished
26th October 2020
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