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?
An absolutely heart-stopping and compelling serial killer thriller that will keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Rachel Abbott and Robert Dugoni.
What readers are saying about Carol Wyer:
WoW.....Double WoW..........What a book! ... this series is getting better and better. I am loving it ... just brilliant and looking forward to the next book... Well Done Carol Wyer for another 5 big fat star book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Spectacular, amazing and fantastic. I love this series and this didn't disappoint it was beautifully written, dark, emotional and full of twists I didn't see coming. I really enjoyed this book one of my favourites for 2017.’ Bonnies Book Talk, 5 stars
‘I read it in one sitting, desperate to know what was coming next ... a thrill a minute ... gripping ... I have no hesitation in recommending.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Carol Wyer is absolutely amazing and quickly becoming one of my favourite crime authors.
I've just finished the Silent Children and I now want more more more ... I'm gutted I read this too fast as I wanted to savour every word ... brilliant.’ Sincerely Book Angels, 5 stars
‘Brilliant! ... gripping ... emotional and topical ... Fabulous and very highly recommended. I cannot wait for her next.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars
‘Thrilling ... I was on the edge of my seat ... didn't see the ending coming. I highly recommend this one!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘You are left guessing and second guessing through this book, I thought my detective skills had kicked in once over, but oh how wrong was I ... thrilling.’ I Love Reading
Customer ReviewsSee All
This was the first book in the series that I had read. It was a well written, satisfying story. So often a story appears intriguing half way through only to end in a disappointing climax. This was NOT the case here. I kept picking the book up at every opportunity to read ‘just one more chapter’.
The only negative really, for me, was the frequent mentioning of the Davies person. This character was obviously important to Robyn and, although the back story was explained briefly, I wasn’t interested at all, only annoyed, as he had nothing to do with the main story. For this reason, I’d recommend a reader new to the Robyn Carter series start with the earlier books so Robyn’s personal life might be more meaningful.
I will happily read more by this author.