Today I am thrilled to be one of the bloggers kicking off the books on tour on it’s publication day for Somebody’s Daughter by Carol Wyer, published by Bookouture.
Somebody’s Daughter by Carol Wyer
Release Date: 9th of July 2020
Print Length: 378 pages
Genre: Crime Thriller
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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!
After seven books in, you would think the enthusiasm I have for this series would have started to wain by now and I would be looking around for something else fresh and new to sink my teeth into. This could not be further from the truth!
With each book that Carol gives us in this amazing series, it is like reading the first book all over again. Each story is played out to perfection and still has me flicking the pages on my kindle furiously to see how they will unfold. Somebody’s Daughter was no different and had me completely enthralled, hooked and glued to my kindle right from the get go.
In this instalment, Carol does change up the dynamics some with a promotion for Natalie to DCI, making way for series regular Lucy Carmichael to take over the reins as lead detective. Her first case leading the team, is a tough one and really does test her skills and also tests Natalie as she struggles to take a step back and settle into her new role and finding a balance between her work and her new relationship with Mike.
It was great to see Natalie have some happiness again and while she is still grieving, it is getting a bit easier for her to put one foot in front of the other. I really enjoyed how Carol took us back to her past which gives us more insight into the relationship or lack thereof with her parents and sister. I also really enjoyed reading more of Lucy, as Carol showed us more from her personal life.
As always Carol gives the reader a thrilling plot to keep the heart racing while setting up in the background a subplot that will be carried over in the next instalment. I feel book eight is going to be one cracker of a read with this new development and I can’t wait to see how it will unfold.
To wrap up Carol once again delivers with this instalment and then some. I could read 100 books in this series and it still would not be enough! Somebody’s Daughter is a phenomenal addition to a phenomenal series from a phenomenal author. I can not praise this book and Carol highly enough! It was my absolute pleasure to read and review Somebody’s Daughter which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Carol Wyer for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Somebody’s Daughter which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
Somebody’s Daughter Books on Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Carol
Winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is a best-selling 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 novels have sold over 750,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including into 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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