I am super excited to share my review with you today for The Sleepover by Carol Wyer which is out today
She said she’d gone to a sleepover. But she never made it. Someone must know why…
When Detective Natalie Ward is called to the home of fourteen-year-old Roxy Curtis she can’t help but empathise with Roxy’s distraught mother Cathy. Roxy hasn’t come home, last seen heading next door for a sleepover with her best friend Ellie. As the mother of two teenagers herself, Natalie knows that this is every parent’s worst nightmare.
But when Roxy’s body is found in the basement of a beautiful Victorian mansion on the other side of town, Natalie’s darkest fears are confirmed. What was Roxy doing there? The people who knew her best should know – but Cathy seems evasive, and Ellie refuses to talk. Natalie is determined to find out what secrets they are keeping…
Then Roxy’s mother Cathy disappears.
When her body is found two days later, Natalie is forced to face the fact that Roxy’s loved ones are in real danger. Things take a more sinister turn when Ellie vanishes, her mobile phone switched off. Is Ellie hiding something about the night Roxy died that could put her in terrible danger? And can Natalie work it out before another innocent life is taken?
Gripping, fast-paced and nail-bitingly tense, this book will keep you flying through the pages long into the night. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter.
Carol Wyer is back with the forth book in the Detective Natalie Ward series and she sure has hell doesn’t disappoint with yet another addictive page turner.
I started this thinking I’ll just read a couple of chapters before I go to bed. Then before I knew it I had demolished half of the book but I was straight back into it with just a few hours sleep.
The story starts off with a bang when a body is pulled out of a house fire and Natalie is on the case to investigate who the body is and how the fire started. It doesn’t take long for the body to be identified and I found myself going through the emotions when Natalie breaks the news to the teenagers Mother. Having kids myself this is the unthinkable but then the author puts a spin on things and it turns out that the Teenager Roxy wasn’t meant to be at that house. She was meant to be at a friends sleepover. Why was she not at the sleepover? and who started the fire? is the question.
The author weaves a story that pulls you in different directions, keeping you guessing until the very end. This book is just genius, I bloody loved it.
Carol Wyer is without a doubt up there with Angela Marsons. If you are looking for an addictive page turner then this is the book for you I cannot recommend it enough giving it all the stars.
Thank you to Kim Nash at Bookouture for a copy and for the blog tour invite.
About the author
Carol Wyer is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping thrillers.
Her book, GRUMPY OLD MENOPAUSE won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction 2015.
Carol moved to the ‘dark side’ in 2017 with as series of thrillers. LITTLE GIRL LOST became the #2 best-selling book on Amazon, #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible and a Top 150 USA Today best-seller.
The DI Robyn Carter and DI Natalie Ward series have sold over half a million copies, earning her acclaim as a crime writer.
2019 sees the release of two romantic comedies and three DI Natalie Ward novels, including the much anticipated THE DARE and THE SLEEPOVER.
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.