Wednesday 17 April 2019

The Dare - Carol Wyer || Netgalley Review

Jane’s daughter is a good girl. What is she hiding? 

 When thirteen-year-old Savannah Hopkins doesn’t come straight home from school, as she always does, her mother Jane immediately raises the alarm. Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward whose daughter Leigh is the same age as Savannah. Soon Natalie’s worst fears are confirmed when the teenager’s broken body is found in nearby shrubland.

 Evidence points towards a local recluse, but just as the net is closing around him, one of Savannah’s friends, Harriet, is reported missing. As Natalie delves into the lives of both girls, she soon discovers a sinister video on their phones, daring the girls to disappear from their families for 48 hours. But Natalie isn’t quick enough for this killer, and she is devastated to find Harriet’s body on a fly tip a day later.

 Caught up in the case, she takes her eye off her own daughter and when Leigh goes missing after school she knows she must be in terrible danger. The clock is ticking for Natalie. Can she catch this killer before her little girl becomes the next victim?


This was the 2nd read i picked for the #OWLs2019Readathon for potions and i am pleased to say i have now passed it. This was a sequel as this was #3 in the detective Natalie Ward series. I am obsessed with these books, they are bloody fantastic! Every time i read these i think, this is the one - the one i am going to work out and do i? Nope.

When Savannah Hopkins doesn't return home as usual from her school, her mum freaks out - her mum was late home too and now she isn't there and she cant find her. In her frenzied state the police are called. Natalie is leading the investigation and determined to bring this teenager home. However, this isnt the case when the teenagers body turns up, around the same time - another teenager goes missing. With few leads but possibilities its only a matter of time before another body turns up.

The Dare is a gripping thrilling read that takes you on the investigation journey, discovering characters - possibilities and leads. There was no way i could figure out what was happening. I really tried, I still adore Natalie and i am in awe of how she runs on so little to get the answers all whilst trying to keep her family on the mend after the issues they have faced.

By far one of the best books i have read so far this year, and this was my favourite Natalie Ward, they just get better and better and more full of twists and turns. I couldnt see alot of it coming and when i was starting to figure it out (i thought) nope, still wrong. It was tense, full of drama and down right fantastic!

*This was gifted from netgalley for an honest review*
Released 25th April
Author Info
Carol E. Wyer, who also writes as Carol Wyer, is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping thrillers.
Her book, Grumpy Old Menopause won The People's Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
The DI Robyn Carter series has earned her acclaim as a crime writer and the first book in the series, Little Girl Lost, shot to the #2 best-selling spot on Kindle #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible, and was also a USA Today top 150 best-seller.
Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ''Irritable Male Syndrome' and 'Ageing Disgracefully' and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines 'Woman's Weekly' featured in 'Take A Break', 'Choice', 'Yours' and 'Woman's Own' magazines and the Huffington Post.
Carol is a signed author with Bookouture (part of the Haschette Group) Canelo and Delancey Press

1 comment :

  1. This sounds so good! I love not knowing what’s going to happen, I’m someone who doesn’t like to predict it because I don’t want to spoil it for myself! I really want to get into reading more thrillers as I love tv show like this.
    Chloe x


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