The sun may be shining for people north of the border, but thanks to Carol Wyer and ‘The Chosen Ones’, things are about to become chilly. I would like to say a huge congratulations to Carol as it’s also her publication day! I am delighted to be helping her and Bookouture celebrate this special day by being one of the bloggers to kick off the blog tour. As always, big thank you to Bookouture for the tour invite and the ARC. Here is my review:
On a hot summer’s morning, a young father is found murdered in a cornfield, outside the quiet town of Colton. Tied to a post, arms spread wide; Detective Robyn Carter is reminded of the crucifixion, and she knows she’s looking for a killer with a twisted sense of right and wrong.
The victim’s girlfriend is devastated, unable to fathom how she will tell her sick little boy. Still reeling from her own loss, Robyn vows she will find the killer – no matter what.
But then a local doctor – a popular woman with a young family of her own – is found dead outside her surgery. There are similarities between her and the first body and Robyn must take another look at the picture-postcard town, where no one has any enemies.
Can Robyn untangle the hidden web of secrets, lies, and smouldering grudges, at the heart of this close-knit community, before another life is lost?
What does TWG think?
I literally only finished (well, and started) reading ‘The Chosen Ones’ last night – I am still in shock!
Firstly, if you’ve been reading the ‘Robyn Carter’ series from the beginning, you’ll be well aware that poor old Robyn has been in a bit of a pickle (through no fault of her own I must add) and, throughout the duration of the story, it becomes even clearer that the sticky situation isn’t going to be disappearing anytime soon. Let’s just say that the author has made it perfectly clear that that is the case, especially as she seems to have taken a few hints from the soap Eastenders ;).
Secondly, if you are about to settle down to read ‘The Chosen Ones’, I suggest you mute all phones, pop a status on Facebook telling everyone to leave you alone as they’re not your chosen ones, and ensure you have absolutely NOTHING to distract you. I mean it. It’s lucky that I can read fast otherwise the poor pooch would be sitting with crossed paws for a while! (reader, he didn’t)
Thirdly, I am going to be mean here as I usually give my own thoughts on characters and so on, whilst reading a book and this time I am not going to. You’ll just have to go and buy it!
My thoughts on the overall book are all positive. Not just positive, extremely positive (wellllll, apart from the bit where such and such happened, reminding me that I am NOT PATIENT IN THE SLIGHTEST). Vague much?
Seriously though, ‘The Chosen Ones’, in my eyes, is Carol Wyer’s best book in the series. The level of intensity was through the roof, and the bucket of grit was just overflowing, making Carol Wyer’s writing go from strength to strength as the story progressed. I really do think that Robyn Carter has come into her own in this instalment, which I absolutely loved as I got to see her in yet another light.
‘The Chosen Ones’ had me in its jaws from the word GO, keeping me on my toes until the very end. For once, I actually managed to work out whodunnit before I was told, but despite that, the truth still shocked me to the core as there was more to the situation that met the eye. Such a fantastic, nail-biting, and severely intense read which starved me of oxygen due to the constant shockers.
I cannot recommend ‘The Chosen Ones’ more if I tried, but do trust me when I say that Carol Wyer has gone above and beyond where her latest novel is concerned, and she does NOT disappoint in any way shape or form.
About the author.
Carol E. Wyer, who also writes as Carol Wyer, is an award-winning author whose humorous books take a light-hearted look at getting older and encourage others to age disgracefully. In 2017 she moved to the “dark side” and embarked on a series of thrillers. The first, gripping Little Girl Lost, shot to the #2 best-selling spot on Kindle #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible, and was also a USA Today top 150 best-seller.