Her breath rose and fell in fearful gasps but it was too late. She could already see what she dreaded most. The back seat was empty.
Bye, bye, Mummy.
When a devoted teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances and an actor is murdered at a local reservoir there’s no obvious link between the cases. But as DI Robyn Carter starts to delve deeper, her investigations lead her to Abigail, perfect wife and mother to beautiful little Izzy. What was Abigail’s connection to the victims? And why is she receiving threatening messages from an anonymous number?
Robyn’s instincts tell her there’s a connection between these deaths, that it’s personal, but the last time she acted on impulse her fiancé was killed. To break this case and earn her place back on the force, she must learn to trust herself again – and fast.
As she inches closer to the truth, Izzy is abducted. Unless she can get to the killer in time, a little girl will die.
Gripping, fast paced and nailbitingly tense, this serial killer thriller will chill you to the bone. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter.
What everyone is saying about Little Girl Lost:
'What a page turner! Wow. My head was spinning from the first page to the last. I was so gripped by the introduction to the characters and then just pulled right into the meat of the thriller until the very last page! Five Stars!' Jersey Girl Forever
'The suspense was fantastic ...the drive to keep turning pages was overpowering ...really well written I want more!' The Belgian Reviewer
'This book totally gripped me from start to finish. It is a very cleverly crafted thriller which leaves no loose ends. Five stars!' Sincerely Book Angels
'I was gripped from the first page it was really good. I couldn't put it down, I was engaged right through to the end of the book. A solid 5 out of 5.' Bonnie's Book Talk
'If I didn’t have do to things like work, Little Girl Lost would have been a one-sitting read. As it was, it was still a one day read before work, at lunch, and finishing it up late last night. It was that suspenseful.' Unrepetant Bibliovores
'Wow! What a book! I started reading it and couldn't stop - kept turning the pages and finished it in one sitting ...I am absolutely blown away!' For the Love of Books
'This was such a good book, I hardly know where to start. This was like a merry - go - round ... up and down, around and around. Five Stars!' Strong Book Reviews
'OMG what can I say? This is the first book I have read by Carol Wyer and I find it very hard to believe that this is her first thriller. I was totally hooked from the first page and the suspense kept delivering all the way through the book right to the last page with several red herrings to keep the reader guessing. This is a very special book that has all the makings of a bestseller and I eagerly await the next in the series.' All Things Books
'An exciting female detective and thrilling storytelling ...I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series!' Reviewing and Recommended Reads
'Wow! What a book! I started reading it and couldn't stop - kept turning the pages and finished it in one sitting!' Renita D'Silva
'This was certainly a gripping read, Carol Wyer presents the reader with a large jigsaw puzzle, or that's what it feels like I found myself constantly wondering how the pieces would fit together, but the author very skilfully puts them all together in the most spectacular way. I will certainly read the next book in the series without hesitation' The Book Review Cafe
'Can't wait to see what is next in store for D.I.Robyn Carter!' Best Crime Books and More
First book in DI Robyn Carter series!
Little Girl Lost by Carol Wyer is the first book in the DI Robyn Carter series. Robyn Carter has been on compassionate leave from the Staffordshire police since the death of her fiancé which resulted in Robyn suffering a miscarriage. To keep busy until she is ready to return to her job, Robyn has been working with cousin, Ross Cunningham at his private detective firm. Ross needs Robyn to handle their latest case of the missing hubby. Mary Matthews (who is twenty years older than her husband) is looking for her husband, Lucas. He disappeared two weeks ago, and Mary has not heard from him since then. Lucas had told Mary that he was going to Thailand, but then she discovered his passport. Mary does not want to involve the police because of photos she discovered on her husband’s computer in a folder labeled “Sugar and Spice”(I am sure you can guess what type of photos are in this file). As Robyn finds out more about the victim, she discovers that there is something far more sinister going on. Robyn takes the case to her supervisor at the Staffordshire police, DCI Louisa Mulholland. Robyn returns to her job as detective inspector and dives into the case. The clues lead Robyn to a serial killer who is intent on getting revenge for a childhood atrocity. Will Robyn be able to stop this killer before she takes her final victim?
Little Girl Lost is a good mystery novel. The book contains good writing, and I was immediately drawn into the story. The mystery is a convoluted (which I like), but it can be hard to keep track of all the various details. The mystery is twisty and the reader can easily jump to the wrong conclusion. If you pay very close attention, you will be able to solve the mystery before the author reveals the solution. There are some slow sections (such as when Robyn is exercising and the readers are given too much detail), but overall the book has a good pace. Little Girl Lost is told from three viewpoints: Robyn, Abigail, and Alice. Robyn and Abigail’s parts are in the third person and Alice’s story is told in the first person. We get to find out what happened to Alice and how her story connects to Robyn’s investigation. I give Little Girl Lost 4.25 out of 5 stars (I liked it). I was not fond of Robyn in the beginning, but she grew on me. Robyn’s story is slowly revealed to the reader over the course of the novel. The DI Robyn Carter series has the potential (with a little fine tuning) to be as good as the D.I. Helen Grace and the Detective Kim Stone series (by M.J. Arlidge and Angela Marsons respectively).
Little Girl Lost
Thanks Carol for a great read.