Secrets of the Dead – Carol Wyer

Back in January, the #CJSReads trio read LITTLE GIRL LOST, the debut thriller from Carol Wyer. We all absolutely loved it! Holy cow – talk about coming out with a bang of a debut. So naturally, I was anxiously waiting for book two to come out in the DI Robyn Carter series. Thankfully, I didn’t have to wait long.

You can see my review for LITTLE GIRL LOST here!

The second book in the series is another thrilling page-turner! SECRETS OF THE DEAD (released May 30th, 2017 with Bookouture)


“Three murders. Three innocent victims. What secrets did they share with their killer?”

I was blown away by Carol Wyer’s debut thriller, and the first DI Robyn Carter book, Little Girl Lost. So naturally I was ecstatic to see that she had a book two coming out, and let me tell you, I was not disappointed! Just as thrilling, page turning, suspenseful, and twisty as Little Girl Lost. She packs a punch with book two.

Detective Robyn Carter arrives on the scene of a woman murdered in her bathtub – fully clothed and holding a receipt that said “all debts paid”. DI Carter knows the signs when she sees them, and when a second victim is found with a receipt, her fears are confirmed – they have a serial killer on their hands. How are the two victims linked to each other?

With mounting pressure from the press, who have dubbed the killer The Leopard, Robyn is frantically trying to get this case solved. Following the clues then brings her through the manicured lawns and gated communities of the wealthy. Will she discover the shocking motives?

I don’t want to give away much more about this book because I don’t want to ruin anything! Carol Wyer weaves such an intricate story without any confusion. Everything flows so well. So many twists and turns! Even though this is book two in the DI Robyn Carter series, this could definitely be read as a standalone. Robyn is a great character. She’s so human – she’s tough, flawed, dedicated, and cares about her coworkers and friends.

I highly recommend this and Little Girl Lost to any thriller fans!

I give this 5/5 stars!

A big thanks to Bookouture for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.



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