The Missing Girls – DI Robyn Carter #3 by Carol Wyer

REVIEW

DI Robyn Carter and her team are up against the clock in this latest thriller by Carol Wyer.

Robyn’s expertise are called upon when a young girls body is found during a drugs raid on a warehouse.  When a second body is found, Robyn believes that the girls may have been killed by the same person despite the difference in circumstances.  With links on social media, online dating sites and train stations connecting the girls, the team have to work overtime to cover all areas and narrow down the list of suspects.

When Amélie’s best friend, Florence, starts exhibiting unusual behaviour, Amélie looks to Robyn for guidance but is it just teenage hormones or is there something more going on?  Robyn needs to find their killer before one more young life is wiped out.

On top of everything, Robyn is thrown into turmoil when she receives a surprise package. Is someone playing a trick on her or has she been lied too?

Due to the content of the story I found it interesting to listen to, mainly because I could relate it to having two teenagers of my own.  Admittedly they are both boys, however they are regularly attached to devices, normally with headphones, and as a parent there is a fine line between needing to know what they are watching and who they are talking to whilst still allowing them independence and privacy.

This is a very well-written, hard-hitting story about the consequences of our actions and the affect social media and online-sites can have on our lives.

Listened to via Audible. Narrated by Emma Newman.

Rating 5/5

Synopsis

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 who rented the unit; her hire van can’t be traced. But as the leads run dry another body is uncovered. This time the killer’s distinctive mark is plain to see, and matching scratches on the first victim’s skeleton make Robyn suspect she’s searching for a serial killer.

As Robyn closes in on the killer’s shocking hunting ground, another girl goes missing, and this time it’s someone close to her own heart.

Robyn can’t lose another loved one. Can she find the sickest individual she has ever faced, before it’s too late?

(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35514147-the-missing-girls)

Clutch/Fledge/Flight – I Am Just Junco #1,2 & 3 Range/Magpie Bridge/Return – I Am Not Junco #4, 4.5, & 5 by J.A. Huss

REVIEW

An epic fantasy science fiction that delves into the realms of Angels, Demons, Humans and AI’s.

Junco Coot wants to be an normal girl, leading a normal life, falling in love, having children, pretty much what every girl on Earth will accomplish.  For Junco though, this is all just a dream.  From birth, Junco’s life has consisted of training, shooting and killing, not much time for love and Happy-Ever-Afters.  When she encounters Tier, an Avian from Amelia, her life takes a new turn.  Who can Junco trust? Who is really on her side? And what does the future hold besides death and destruction?

Junco is an adorable character.  I know this sounds strange considering what she is and I’m quite certain that many would not agree after reading the first three books, which is why it is imperative that all six books are read.  She wants to be loved. She wants normal where only chaos has reigned. And most of all she wants Tier. She opens up her heart to be loved and gives her love freely hoping that it will be returned.  Some call her gullible but I just think she was hopeful. Her relationship with Tier is strange, one minute they are trying to kill each other, then they are whispering words of love, but one thing is clear – they are made for each other.

I won’t deny that this entire story was quite confusing.  Do not read these books tired, you really don’t want miss anything because book six brings everything together and all the little pieces of information, the different encounters, the deceit, the lies and the secrets makes sense. A beautifully epic tale set in a futuristic world where the choices of one girl could save the human race from the Apocalypse.

These book are not what I would class as traditional romance.  If you are after lovey-dovey don’t look here.  If you want action, adventure, intrigue and a possible love connection that you are cheering for but not entirely hopeful it will last then you will love these books.

note to reader – some scenes within these books are quite graphic – Be Warned!

Rating – 

4/5      Just Junco

5/5      Not Junco

 

Synopsis

Clutch / Fledge / Flight

Nineteen year old Rural Republic sniper, Junco Coot, has been lied to. Not once or twice, but pretty much everyone she ever trusted is totally full of sh*t. And now her father is dead, she’s on the run, and everyone wants a piece of her—including one winged alien warrior named Tier.

But the truth always catches up and Junco has to choose who she should trust. The people who have lied and trained her to kill since she was a small child? Or the warriors who want to steal her away and use her as the catalyst in a plot to fight the final battle in an ancient war?

It’s a choice that will change her fate forever. And once it’s made—there’s no turning back. Life becomes nothing but brutal killing in the name of vengeance. But everything requires sacrifice—everything has a price. And Junco is about to find out what it means to dedicate herself to saving someone else.

(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18584641-clutch-fledge-flight?from_search=true)

Range / Magpie Bridge / Return

Two years have passed since Inanna stole Junco away from Lucan. Two years of unimaginable pain. Two years of isolation, mutilation and torture. Two years of fear and loneliness in a morph tank. And that’s not something you just get over, even if you are psycho-sniper, Junco Coot.

Tier is desperately trying to hold everything together as the avian prepare for the return of the High Order, but Lucan is still holding his secrets close and no is sure what will happen if Junco doesn’t fulfil her role.

Tier, Lucan. Annun, Isten, Ashur, and all the players come together to make their final move in a game that spans thousands of years… but the end they so desperately want hinges on the shoulders of one insane girl with a rifle.

And while everyone knows what Junco is capable of now, no one can predict what she will do when she has to make that final choice.

(https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28396889-i-am-not-junco-omnibus)