Wednesday 8 July 2020

Somebody's Daughter - Carol Wyer || Netgalley Review

One by one the girls disappeared…

When the frail body of a teenage girl is discovered strangled in a parking lot, shards of ice form in Detective Natalie Ward’s veins. As Natalie looks at the freckles scattered on her cheeks and the pale pink lips tinged with blue, she remembers that this innocent girl is somebody’s daughter…

The girl is identified as missing teenager Amelia Saunders, who has run away from home and her controlling father. Natalie’s heart sinks further when it becomes clear that Amelia has been working on the streets, manipulated by her violent new boyfriend Tommy.

A day later, another vulnerable girl is found strangled on a park bench. Like Amelia, Katie Bray was a runaway with connections to Tommy, and Natalie is determined to find him and track down the monster attacking these scared and lonely girls.

But when a wealthy young woman is found murdered the next morning, the word ‘guilty’ scrawled on her forehead, Natalie realises that the case is more complex than she first thought. Determined to establish a connection between her three victims, Natalie wastes no time in chasing down the evidence, tracing everyone who crossed their paths. Then, a key suspect’s body turns up in the canal, a mole in Natalie’s department leaks vital information and everything seems to be against her. Can Natalie stop this clever and manipulative killer before they strike again?

An unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon bestselling author that will have you sleeping with the light on. This gripping rollercoaster ride is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Rachel Caine. Prepare to be totally hooked!

I am such a fan of these series and especially the last two have been such stand out reads for me so i was really excited for this one, after Natalie experiencing such a turbulent time i really was ready for her to have a some good luck.

Heading a new "super" team Natalie is going to be less hands on now with her promotion. Yet, when a young girl turns up dead - all Natalie can consider is the fact this is someones daughter. Struggling to get past the tough time she has had with the murder of her own daughter its a case of focus on the task ahead and assist the team ahead.

What starts as one girl turning up dead soon escalates and the team have a lot of dead bodies on their hands and no idea where to start. As with any investigation by this team though, simple tasks turn up clues and they set about solving the mystery. Determined to establish the connections Natalie begins to realise this could be alot more complex than first thought.

I read this in record time, i started it one day and by lunch the next door i had finished it. I loved it. I did worry with Natalie been promoted would she play such a key role, and boy she did. She was still the character i loved and still not having the best of luck. This book was filled with tension and was so thrilling.

It really was a complex and detailed case that was so interwoven with all the characters. I honestly couldn't solve this one at all. I loved how it was so intricately written that each word was so relevant to the case. It was very dark and handled some horrific topics in a way that gives them the respect they deserve, nothing is underestimated.

I felt for the girls in this, we spend a little time starting to know some of them, and as it all unfolds we discover more about them from those around them. Their history, their lives and feelings are addressed throughout this and it gives the victims real depth, they are not just a body.

Carol writes in such a gripping way that you just devour the book, you are invested in the narrative and along with Natalie end up determined to solve the investigation. I loved this, and i love how Carol continues to hit this out the ball pack and top each read.

I recieved an advanced reader copy from netgalley. You can get this here out on 9th July.

Carol Wyer is the author of award-winning comedies and best-selling crime novels. The DI Robyn Carter and DI Natalie Ward series, published by Bookouture have sold over half a million copies and been translated into several languages including Polish, Czech, Slovak, Norwegian, Hebrew, Turkish and Hungarian.

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