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The Missing Girls

(DI Robyn Carter #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  1,741 ratings  ·  192 reviews
One girl found dead. Another girl gone...

Long shadows danced on the tin walls. Inside the trunk lay Carrie Miller, wrapped in plastic, arms folded across her ribcage, lips sealed tight forever...

When, a girl’s body is found at a Midlands storage unit, it is too decomposed for Detective Robyn Carter to read the signs left by the killer.

No one knows the woman in blue w
Kindle Edition, 392 pages
Published September 14th 2017 by Bookouture
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Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The opening of the book, we are introduced to Amber.
Amber can hear some sort o drumming sound, but, she doesn't know where its coming from as she is wrapped in complete darkness, wrapped in a thick blanket.

She knew she had been doped. But, had she been raped?

She is not the only girl that goes missing; the connection through each girl later becomes apparent and the author makes us aware of this at the time.

The pacing of this thriller is at the correct pace for a story like this at it allows the
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
This series just keeps getting better!! I love Robyn, what a fantastic character. And that ending - OMG I need the next book now!! When on a drugs bust the team find a body in a chest... this leads them on a twisted and complex journey to discover the murder and stop any more girls going missing. With it getting personal for Robyn she does everything she can to stop these murders. Highly recommend this book and the series to anybody who love a good story - one that you can't guess the ending of. ...more
Adrian Dooley
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better and better. An easy 5 star from me.

A badly decomposed girls body is found in a trunk in a storage unit, after the unit intilly being searched in a drug bust.
Detective Robyn Carter and her team are brought in to investigate. The only clue they have is a mysterious woman dressed in blue who rented the unit and dropped off the trunk.
As the investigation ensues, there are little or no clues to what happened. That is until another girls body turns up. Having some s
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This is the third book in Wyer’s Robyn Carter series, I absolutely loved the first two books, Little Girl Lost and Secrets of the Dead and I think it’s safe to say this is my favorite book thus far. It’s clear to me that this is the type of series that gets better with each book, this is right up there with two of my other beloved Bookouture series, Robert Bryndza’s Erika Foster and Angela Marsons Kim Stone. If by chance you’re a fan of those two and haven’t read this I highly recommend doing so ...more
THE MISSING GIRLS is book 3 in the DI Robyn Carter series, by author Carol Wyer, and is based on bullying and revenge. The author chooses to address a topic that is very much in the forefront in today’s society, and one that should be given more attention. I have read the first two books in this series and loved them, so now plan to read the remaining three books in the series.

There are currently 5 books in the series that include:
1) Little Lost Girl
2) Secrets of the Dead
3) The Missing Girls
The Book Review Café
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I lost my reading mojo this week and picked up two books unfortunately neither of them gripped me and I put them to one side. So as I loved the previous two books in the Detective Robyn Carter series I decided to read The Missing Girls. Although I wasn’t even sure if Carol Wyer could help me find my missing mojo (huge apologies to the author for doubting her) but OMG after reading one very disturbing and chilling chapter I was hooked, so after I kicking myself a few times for not reading this bo ...more
With thanks to Netgalley and Bookoutre for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.

I really enjoy the DI Robyn Carter series, l think each book has got better and better as her character developed. As soon as I found out there was a third book in the series I could not wait to read it.

The opening chapter begins with school girl Amber Dalton waking up in a dark room containing nothing but a mattress, wearing just a hospital gown. As she felt around the room looking for the door a man a
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Instant Reaction: My full review will be posted soon, but I just have to say WOW WOW WOW! What an outstanding ending! Can't wait for book four!

The Missing Girls finds DI Robyn Carter on the trail of a killer yet again when a stakeout that was meant to lead to a drug bust turned up a the body of a teenage girl instead. she is left with few leads and too many unanswered questions when the body of another girl is discovered. The pressure is on to find the killer, and Robyn needs to solve these murd
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, netgalley
I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was. I hesitated to request this because it's the 3rd book in the series. I'm so glad that I took a chance! And, being as it's the 3rd book and I haven't read the others, it could be read as a standalone.

Parts of the story were told from the victims voice during their captivity and the other parts from the lead detective, Robyn. I really liked Robyn. She was a capable detective and a good character to read about. As were the other characters. The plot
Donna Maguire

The publishers billed this book as “an utterly gripping and darkly compelling detective thriller that will have fans of Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and James Patterson hooked from the very start”  They are absolutely stop on – it is a brilliant book and you will not guess the ending!

I have read all of the books in this series now and loved each of them – this one is tense and it really does keep you on your toes, I loved the characters from the first two
Pat (not getting friend updates currently)
4.5 stars.

This was goood. A dead girl is accidentally found in a trunk in a storage depot. The investigation focuses on the woman dressed in blue who delivered the trunk but she is proving difficult to track down. More bodies turn up and DI Robyn Carter has a serial killer on her hands. This was a lovely twisty story that had me guessing. The identity of the killer was quite a surprise although towards the end I started to figure out where this was going.

The characters continue to be developed b
Megan (Coffee by the Novel)
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you follow me on Instagram you know that I have a lot of love for the DI Robyn Carter series. When Little Girl Lost was released at the beginning of the year, I was blown away when I realized that it was Carol Wyer’s first attempt at writing a thriller. She writes as though she has many years of experience in the thriller genre. Secrets Of The Dead proved to be another great follow up in the series, and Carol Wyer has become an author I will automatically read. If you haven’t had the pleasure ...more
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Goodness gracious me, this series just keeps getting better and better!

The third instalment in the DI Robyn Carter series starts off with a truly gut-wrenching and harrowing chapter. Just like that, I knew I was in for another treat.

When DI Shearer is given a tip about drugs stashed away in a storage unit, things don’t quite go as planned. There are no drugs. There is however a trunk with the body of a young woman inside. CCTV footage reveals very little and the woman who left the trunk in the u
Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: August 24th 2017

"Words can hurt. They can injure as deeply as a knife can, or be as deadly as a gunshot."

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Detective Robyn Carter is back with a bang in another thriller. The formula remain the same girls missing+ found dead +torture and cuts on body =serial killer and police investigation.
The author Carol Wyer has written an action packed twisted tale with Detective Robyn Carter at the helm. This is the third book in the series. There is a strength and conviction in Carol's writing, and she seems to grow more with every book.
Detective Robyn too grows with the book. There is self assurednes and an a
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This is book 3 in the Robyn Carter series but work very well as stand-alone.

Girls are going missing/turning up dead and the team are struggling to find a link. When another girl goes missing the race is on to join up the dots before another body turns up.

I downloaded this book from Netgalley some time ago but due to commitments I had to shelve it half way through. Maybe it is the gap, maybe it is because I have read so many astounding books this year but I felt this one didn’t quite give me the
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third novel already where DI Robyn Carter investigates a case, and now I’m more certain than ever that this is a series to follow with each new book she publishes. I liked the second novel but I do feel this one’s stronger, with a very good plotline and a real motive. She scores high points in my books! Robyn and her team, Mitz and Anna, Ross and even Shearer are also all really starting to grow on me and it was a warm welcome to see them back.

I’m not going into the plot because ther
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy Missing Girls Batman by Carol Wyer. Ok, that’s not the real title of the book, but that’s how I felt after I read it. WOW.

They’re back...

DI Robyn Carter and her extraordinary team are back. While pouncing on a self-storage locker during an apparent drug bust, they find a large trunk. They open it believing they will find illegal substances, only to find a dead girl. While they work to uncover the identity of the girl, another goes missing.

DCI Mulholland has moved on, and DI Carter’s new bos
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
For those that follow my reviews they may recall that I wasn't a great fan of this series in the early days, however I'm pleased to say that I am so glad I stuck with it as I feel invested in the main characters now. This third instalment is definitely the best yet and based on the final two chapters I cannot wait for number four!

I'd like to see Robyn & Tom Shearer work a case together, or perhaps have Robyn confide in him regarding her personal shock revelation that has just been dropped on her
Dee Ryan
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love it when you finish and book and immediately pine for the next one and this was one of those books. I had read the first two books in this series and loved them so started this book with fingers crossed that it would be as good as the last two. I need not have worried in just a chapter in and I knew it would be a brilliant read. The thing I love most about these books is that you almost feel like you are part of the team, you get pulled head first into the story and exit with a serious boo ...more
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Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
We are back with Robyn Carter and the team and I feel like this series is building in pace and couldn't wait to get started on this new one. A body of a girl, 16-year-old Carrie Miller is found in a trunk and Robyn and the team are working on the case. We see the return of the cracking characters that form part of the team such as Mitz and Anna, as well as a somewhat more likeable DI Tom Shearer. Robyn's new boss Flint however is not somebody that has gelled well and it's not going to be easy fo ...more
Renita D'Silva
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Carol Wyer does it again! I love this series - each book in this series is perfection. I started this one wary - how could this author better her absolutely brilliant previous two reads in this series? But that's exactly what she has done! This amazing book delivers on every level: it packs a gut-wrenching punch, there are twists galore and the story blew me away! The characterization is spot on, every single character believable and well rounded, their motives and actions absolutely spot on. Th ...more
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another solid read featuring Robyn Carter and her team trying to catch a serial killer, someone who may be using social media to hunt for their next victims. This third book in the series carries on the rivalry from the first two books between DI Carter and DI Tom Shearer. Shearer is his usual arrogant self, jumping on the good drug busts and leaving Carter to handle the annoying and unsavoury discovery of a body wrapped in plastic. Their new DCI Richard Flint is no fan of Carter’s investigative ...more
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Detective Robyn Carter is back with a bang in another thriller. The formula remain the same girls missing+ found dead +torture and cuts on body =serial killer and police investigation.
The author Carol Wyer has written an action packed twisted tale with Detective Robyn Carter at the helm. This is the third book in the series. There is a strength and conviction in Carol's writing, and she seems to grow more with every book.
Detective Robyn too grows with the book. There is self assurednes and an a
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, bookouture
This is the 3rd book in the DI Robyn Carter series. I have read and enjoyed all 3 books. But this one started out slow for me and it was over halfway through the book before I got into it. I was also getting irked by the mundane references to the dead fiancee. Made sure she ate and got her to use post-it notes, really? All in all, the writing was good and the story was interesting with a twist. It also left quite a cliffhanger so I guess I will be reading the next book too.

I would like to thank
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley, 2017
I was really eager to read the third book in the Robyn Carter series. I love her character and this latest investigation. I enjoyed every page and couldn't wait to read more and find out how they were going to find this killer.

You can just imagine yourself in the police investigation, looking at all the coloured post it notes- wondering what connections will be found and looking for clues with each suspect. At one point I was certain it was going to be one suspect- but we are led into other aven
Brooke Gunderman-Harris
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the DI Robyn Carter series and it couldn't have been any better than it was!

This was such a fantastic book and Carol deserves so much credit for her amazing writing! This is one of my absolute favorite series and I cannot get enough!! After reading this I am even more pumped for the fourth installment coming in December!!!!

The books starts with a gripping beginning that pulls you in so far that you know that you cant back out and stop reading anytime soon! A girl wakes
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Missing Girls is the third novel in the D.I Robyn Carter Series and it’s the best one yet. It starts with Amber Dalton waking up with a throbbing head. In a dark empty room apart from a mattress she is lying on and wearing something unfamiliar and rough material. The last thing she remembered she was wearing her pleated black skirt and silk blouse. She moves and feels around the room to find a door and then she realises that someone is in the room with her. There is a piercing light comes fr ...more
Julie Lacey
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great series and this story really kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
There are lots of girls going missing and DI Robyn Carter faces a race against time to catch the killer.
When a girl goes missing who Robyn knows well, she realises that she can’t let the killer get away with this and puts everything in to getting her back.
This book also ends on a HUGE cliffhanger so I can’t wait to read the next book!
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USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People's Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer's crime novels have sold over 900,000 copies and been translated into nine languages.

A move from humour to the 'dark side' in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost and proved that Carol had found her true niche.

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