The Silent Children (Book 4) - Carol Wyer

Reading Challenge Category: Wanted to read author’s back catalogue

Official Blurb:

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 nurse is found in a pool of blood at the bottom of her staircase, and a seemingly insignificant detail in her friend’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?

My Thoughts:

This is the fourth book in the Robyn Carter series, and the excitement surrounding Robyn and her past is really mounting now.
Again, I half listened to this as an audiobook and half read it on my Kindle. I was doing a lot of decorating so I decided to multi-task and ‘read’ a book at the same time. I’m getting used to the narrator a little more. She didn’t appear quite so saccharine this time, so I enjoyed it a lot more.
The story itself was very complicated. Robyn ends up investigating three crimes that at first appear to be unrelated. So, you really had to concentrate on keeping up with who all the suspects and players were and all the different events. I’m not sure if decorating at the same time as listening to this did me any good as I couldn’t let my mind wander.
The books are certainly picking up the pace and getting better and better as they go along. I really like Robyn now; she is a great and complex character. Her team are becoming more and more developed as the books progress, and again they are all likeable characters. Even Shearer is growing on me!
So, overall this was a completely engaging and gripping book, and I’m looking forward to delving into the final one next week (more decorating on the cards so I will be listening and reading once again!)

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The Silent Children (Book 4)
by Carol Wyer
Date Started
3rd November 2020
Date Finished
6th November 2020
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