The Silent Children – DI Robyn Carter #4 by Carol Wyer


DI Robyn Carter finds herself embroiled in secrets yet again when people start being murdered for no apparent reason.

When a man is found shot in his car, an investigation will lead DI Carter and her team to have to try to piece together the who, what, why and whereabouts of friends and family, in order to solve this case.  But as the team dig deeper more people are turning up dead and the links between them are tenuous at best.  Secrets and lies are in abundance but who can Robyn believe?  Red-herrings and misconceptions thwart the investigation at every turn.  What is everyone hiding and is it worth killing for?

Yet another page-turning, gripping mystery from one of my favourite mystery/thriller writers. The Then and Now sections that intersperse all of the DI Carter novels so far give the story more depth and the reader more intrigue.  Who is the ‘then’ referring too? Why does it impact on what is happening now?  It definitely creates more mystery for the reader whilst developing a backstory for the antagonist.

Robyn’s abilities to use her gut instinct where murders are concerned is getting her noticed with the higher-ups but she always ensures that her team receive the praise that they deserve.  I am really getting into the back story about Davies as well now.  Is he alive and stalking Robyn?  Where has he been for the last two years.  I really hope we find out soon.  I’ll be honest, I hope he does come back and, for whatever reason he had to disappear, Robyn forgives him and they actually get some happiness (Ok, so I’m a romantic at heart!) but I have a feeling we are a little way off that yet.

(I did actually read book 5 as an ARC before I started this series, so I have vague idea where it goes from here, but that was a while ago and I have resisted rereading what I put until I have listened to the audio version and can update it)

Listened to via Audible. Narrated by Emma Newman.

Rating 5/5


The boy studied the bruise turning yellow at the base of his neck. With quick fingers his mother tightened his tie, and pulled his collar high above it. Her eyes alone said, We will not speak of this… 

Years later, a man is found shot dead in a local park. On his phone is a draft text: I can’t keep this secret any longer. The recipient is unnamed. 

Detective Robyn Carter knows this secret is the key to the case, but his friends and family don’t offer any clues, and all her team have to go on is a size-ten footprint. 

Then a woman is found in a pool of blood at the bottom of her staircase, and a seemingly insignificant detail in her stepdaughter’s statement makes Robyn wonder: are the two bodies are connected, and has the killer only just begun? 

When another body confirms Robyn’s worst fears, she realises she’s in a race against time to stop the killer before they strike again. But just as she thinks she’s closing in, one of her own team goes missing. 

Buried in the past is a terrible injustice. Can Robyn uncover the truth before another life is lost? 



Author: mandy

I love to Read! Mostly romance (of all types) but I also enjoy murder mysteries, paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, pretty much anything.

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