The Missing Girls by Carol Wyer


The Missing Girls finds DI Robyn Carter on the trail of a killer yet again when a stakeout that was meant to lead to a drug bust turned up a the body of a teenage girl instead. she is left with few leads and too many unanswered questions when the body of another girl is discovered. The pressure is on to find the killer, and Robyn needs to solve these murders in a hurry because someone she cares about is missing—and time is running out.

What I Liked

I loved the second book in this series, Secrets of the Dead, so I had high expectations for The Missing Girls. I wanted a chilling crime spree committed by a villain whose identity I would be completely unable to figure out before the Big Reveal came, and Wyer definitely pulled that off. That chilling crime spree I hoped for took on an even more distressing note when the motive behind it was revealed, because it was the sort of thing that felt like it could easily happen in real life.

I also wanted to learn more about Robyn Carter, herself—particularly concerning her memories of her dead fiancé, Davies Hilton, and her struggle to deal with his loss.

An unexpected twist at the end of the book completely surprised me; I finished this one some time ago, and I am still blown away by it!

What I Didn’t Like

As much as I loved the cliffhanger ending, I didn’t like having to wait for the next installment of the series. (Okay… I know that barely counts as a dislike, but it’s the best I could come up with for this section of my review.)

Final Thoughts

The Missing Girls is an intense thrill ride that’s the very definition of unputdownable. With a series of crimes made all the more frightening due to the believability of the motive behind them, the villain in this novel will be hard to forget. The surprise bombshell at the end of the book is destined to take your breath away and have you rushing on to book four as quickly as possible.

If you haven’t started reading the DI Robyn Carter books, you seriously need to get on board with this series, because hours of entertainment awaits you!

I received an advance reading copy of this book courtesy of Bookouture via Netgalley.

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Author: Carol Wyer
Title: The Missing Girls
Series: DI Robyn Carter #3
Genre: Crime Thriller
Publication Date: September 14th, 2017 by Bookouture
Rating: 5 stars

About the Book

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?

An utterly gripping and darkly compelling detective thriller that will have fans of Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and James Patterson hooked from the very start. You will not guess the ending!

About the Author

CAROL WYER is the author of award-winning comedies and best-selling crime novels. The DI Robyn Carter and DI Natalie Ward series, published by Bookouture have sold over half a million copies and been translated into several languages including Polish, Czech, Slovak, Norwegian, Hebrew, Turkish and Hungarian.


12 thoughts on “The Missing Girls by Carol Wyer

  1. I love reading your reviews because they’re extremely entertaining, passionate and so well-written but I love reading your reviews about my books the most. I released of volley of yelps whilst reading this one that climaxed in an air fist bump and a long, ‘Yeeeees!’ I am so delighted you enjoyed The Missing Girls. It is intense, isn’t it? I drive past the place where I set the first scene regularly and cast a wary eye at the warehouse. I actually phoned the self-storage facility for research purposes, and they told me they’d actually found a body in a freezer in one of their other facilities!
    Apologies for the ending. I feel mean about leaving you on such a climax. x

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    • Oh my goodness, your comment just made my day! It was a struggle for me to review this one, because there was so much I wanted to say, but all of it would have been a spoiler. LOL Thank you so much… I’ll be smiling about this for hours. 😁 Yikes! How creepy that art imitated life, right? Storage facilities kind of freak me out… I’ve seen and read to much about nefarious things going on in those places, so I never feel comfortable on the rare occasion that I’m at one.

      As for the ending… I’m pretty sure it’s the sign of a great book when you love the ending, but have to endure the agony of waiting for the next one to come out. 😉


    • Thanks so much, Carla! 🙂 I’m still trying to find time to squeeze in the first book, Little Girl Lost. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it, and really want to read it–if I can ever find the time!

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    • Thanks, Diana!

      I need to read the first one, but I’ve already got the ARC for The Chosen Ones (fifth book in the series), and I am dying to get started on it… but I can’t. I still have to write the review for The Silent Children, and I promised myself I wouldn’t read the next one until the review for that one is up on the blog.


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