Today I am so thrilled to be sharing my review on the blog tour for The Blossom Twins by the wonderful Carol Wyer. This was released on the 12th of December published by Bookouture.
The Blossom Twins by Carol Wyer
Release Date: 12th of December
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 399 pages
Genre: Crime Thriller
Their parents thought they were hiding…
One beautiful summer’s evening, thirteen-year-old twins Ivy and Erin Westmore snuggle down in a tent in their back garden, giggling and sharing secrets.
When their mother goes to wake the girls the next morning, their tent is empty.
The alarm is raised and Detective Natalie Ward is put onto the case. When the twins’ bodies are discovered on nearby marshland, covered with deep pink petals, an icy shiver travels down Natalie’s spine. Everything about the girls’ deaths reminds her of a horrifying case she worked on earlier in her career, which saw a killer of the worst kind placed behind bars.
The next day, that feeling is heightened when she receives a chilling note saying ‘I’m back’. Is this killer a copycat or did Natalie put the wrong person in prison all those years ago? In a small town, where no stranger goes unnoticed, what is Natalie missing?
Consumed by the case, determined to prevent more deaths, Natalie misses the fact that it is her attention the killer wants. And to get it, he has his sights set firmly on her precious daughter Leigh…
Gripping, fast-paced and nail-bitingly tense, this book will keep you flying through the pages long into the night. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter.
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Every time I read a book in this amazing series, I always finish it by saying that was the best book that has been released to date! This is the truth, but after finishing The Blossom Twins, this one definitely takes the crown! This book completely blew me away and after finishing it at 2:00am, I could not get to sleep or stop thinking about it! Carol has done an absolutely phenomenal job with this book, which is now in my top 10 books of the year. I am still walking around with my jaw hanging on the ground and I think it will be like that for a while to come. I am also now waiting VERY impatiently for the next book to be released.
When a new book in this series comes out, I don’t even read what the story is about. I trust Carol to take the reins and I just automatically settle in for the ride. I approached The Blossom Twins no differently and it made the story all the more shocking for me going in blind. There is absolutely no way I am even going to attempt to discuss the plot on this one in fear of accidentally giving something away and there is more than enough information in the blurb to go from. What I will say is, it is everything that you expect from one of Carol’s books and more. It is compelling, full of mystery, suspense and action, with a thrilling conclusion that is going to change the whole course of the series. I can’t wait to see how this is going to evolve after this….
No one knows how to develop a character quite like Carol does. Natalie is one kick ass woman who I absolutely love and is one of my favourite female characters of all time. Through each book she is expertly brought to life and I can just see this series translating beyond the books and into a TV series with her as the perfect lead. She carries the weight of each case personally, giving it everything she has and does not shy away from standing her ground when she is questioned by her superiors. She suffers no fools and will not stop until justice is served for the victims. We see a more vulnerable side to her this time around as she deals with the issues in her personal life, as well as working again with a difficult colleague who comes back into her life when he is seconded to assist her with the case.
I love Carol’s writing style which is engaging, captivating and is so effortless in its approach. She excels in building the tension throughout the chapters and keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more and more. Each supporting character is perfectly written in the roles that they play (even the villains) and the recurring characters have evolved over the course of the series really well and are a great balance to Natalie’s strong personality and presence. Carol is also a very visual writer and I could see it all unfolding in front of me like I was also a part of the story and I felt drained by the end of reading it (in the most positive of ways) as I also felt the emotions that each of the characters felt.
From the striking cover, to the plot, the characters and wonderful writing from one of the most talented authors in the business, The Blossom Twins has it all. While this story can be read as a stand-alone, you would be doing yourself such an injustice by not reading the previous four books. This book is going to stay with me for a long time to come and my warning to you is that make sure you have nothing else to do when you start this as you will not be able to put it down! It was an absolute pleasure to be able to read and review The Blossom Twins which I can not recommend highly enough.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Carol Wyer for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Blossom Twins which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
The Blossom Twins Blog Tour
Make sure you follow the blog tour along the way to see what these fantastic bloggers also thought about The Blossom Twins.
Thank-you to Kim Nash for the spot on this blog tour.
Lets Get To Know Carol Wyer
Winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.
A move to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST, the #2 best-selling book on Amazon, #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible and Top 150 USA Today best-seller.
A second series featuring DI Natalie Ward quickly followed and to date her crime novels have sold over 600,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including Norwegian, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian Slovak, Czech and Polish.
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.
She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy.
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