Carol Wyer is my favorite author, and The Silent Children is the 4th in her DI Robyn Carter series. What else can I say, other than “Fantabulous”!?
At first, I was a little confused because I was expecting the book to be about children. But that doesn’t make it any less of a book, once I realized it wasn’t. Perhaps the adults are categorized as children. LOL
A little boy discovers a body in Cannock Chase of a man deceased in his vehicle, shot in the neck. Next thing we know, seemingly unrelated bodies start piling up.
The Silent Children was a twisty novel that had my brain everywhere, which I love. So why the four stars instead of my usual Carol Wyer five stars?
- I didn’t understand the title. I felt it didn’t fit the book. That may just be a misunderstanding on my part, but my wee brain couldn’t match that up anywhere.
Book three had a cliff-hanger about Robyn’s former fiance, and I was hoping to hear a little more about that than I did.
My book boyfriend Ross wasn’t much to be seen. I realize he’s a side character, but he was involved a lot in the first three books. So I missed him a lot.
On the other hand, everything else was terrific! I love Anna and Mitz. Their romance is adorable. And speaking of romance. I even adore Tom Scherer, Robyn’s cubicle crowding nemesis.
The storyline bounced back and forth between character histories and current investigation. I love when the past catches up with the present. Carol Wyer is very good at writing those types of stories.
And the storyline itself was different. Engaging. With a mix of creep-factor.
All in all, 4-stars doesn’t mean anything wrong at all. Carol Wyer is still a 5-star author who amazes and entertains me to no end.