The Silent Children – Carol Wyer

Happy belated release to this crime series thriller!

Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.

THE SILENT CHILDREN by Carol Wyer (out now!)

This is book four in the DI Robyn Carter series. If you haven’t started this series, then you’re seriously missing out. You can check out my reviews for LITTLE GIRL LOST, SECRETS OF THE DEAD, and THE MISSING GIRLS!

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

Guys, if you haven’t read Carol Wyer, then you need to fix that now. I’m amazed that all of her books have been equally suspenseful, thrilling, and addictive. THE SILENT CHILDREN is book 4 in the DI Robyn Carter series and just like the preceding three books, this one did not disappoint! Robyn is back and with another gruesome case – can she find the killer before it’s too late?

Wyer brings us back and forth from the past to the present as Robyn faces a new serial killer on the loose. A man is found shot to death in the park with an ominous text on his phone, “I can’t keep this secret any longer”. The recipient was unnamed. DI Robyn Carter is on the case, and it’s proving to be a difficult one. With little evidence, they’re having a hard time progressing.

When more bodies start to turn up, Robyn realizes they’re dealing with a serial killer and they need to solve the case soon – before more bodies are found. In a twist of events, a member of her team disappears. The pressure is on to unearth a terrible secret in order to save them.

The intertwining storylines, past and present – Carol knows how to bring the reader on quite the adventure. This could be read as a standalone, but I would highly recommend picking up the other books in this series. Not only because they’re just as thrilling, but because then you can get acquainted with Robyn Carter.

Overall, this is a strong continuation in the series and I don’t see any stop in sight! Thank goodness, and there was definitely a hint at a book 5 (don’t keep up waiting too long!). If you want a good police procedural that isn’t too heavy on the technicalities of the investigation then this will be perfect for you. It’s a page turning thriller with a great female lead!

So, you clearly need to get in on this series. You won’t regret it!

–Jess

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