Little Girl Lost – Carol Wyer

32762388Synopsis:

A perfect family hiding disturbing secrets. A killer who wants the truth to be told.

A teacher goes missing under suspicious circumstances.
A millionaire is murdered at a local reservoir.
For Detective Robyn Carter, there’s no obvious link between the men. But as she starts to delve into the cases, 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?

But as Robyn starts to inch closer to finding the killer, Izzy is abducted.

Unless Robyn gets to the twisted individual in time, a little girl will die …

My review: 4/5

“A Serial Killer that will have you hooked” shouts the front cover and it does not lie! Hard to believe that this is Carol Wyer’s first venture into the dark side and I am hoping that it won’t be her last.

DR Robyn Carter returns to work following a leave of absence and is immediately caught up in the death of a local man and a missing teacher – little does she know that what links them is about to unravel horror and send them on the hunt for a serial killer with little idea of the motivation behind the murder.

Little Girl Lost explores the themes of secrets and lies and the consequences of living a lie when the horror being covered up begins to leak out and bring all who step in its path to their knees.

We have three main narrators in Little Girl Lost, Alice – who is hell-bent on revenge after being subjected to horrendous sexual abuse as a child; DI Robyn Carter, who has been working as a PI following the death of her fiance and the loss of her unborn child. Carter is getting ready to return the police force following a leave of absence and thirdly Abigail wife to Jackson and mother of baby Izzy.Each of the characters lives and stories are closely intertwined and the reader is forced to travel the journey with each of the characters as they hurtle their way to the conclusion. I felt an empathy for Alice as a narrator, I felt as though she had been badly let down by so many people throughout her life, but I struggled to feel sorry for Abigail – she irritated me slightly and at times I wanted to give her a good talking to. I loved Robyn Carter and I’m really looking forward to see her character develop as the series continues; we are given enough information about her back story to hook us in and leave us wanting more!

This was a fast paced and heart wrenching killer of a read! Excellent storyline and some intriguing characters all round. I found myself get a little confused over who was who at times  but as the book went on this got easier. Overall I felt Little Girl Lost was an astounding foray into the world of psychological thrillers for Carol Wyer, who is perhaps more well-known for some of her lighter works; she has created an intriguing character in Robyn Carter and I think that this is definitely a series for the watching!

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