One hot summers afternoon, five-year-old Ava Sawyer went to a party. She never came home When five-year-old Ava Sawyer goes missing from a birthday party at a local garden centre, the police are bewildered by the lack of leads. That is until two years later, when Avas body is found and another little girl, Audrey Briggs, goes missing. Audrey also attended that party Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward . A mother of two teenagers, this case chills her to the bone, and is a disturbing reminder of the last job she worked on. One that ended very badly. Natalie soon discovers that Avas mother has some worrying gaps in her alibi and as she digs deeper, shes sure Avas father is not telling the full story. And what did the owner of the garden centre Elsa see that day? Something that shes not telling Natalie Just as Natalie is facing up to the grim possibility that Ava and Audrey were killed by someone close to home, another little girl from the party doesnt come home from he...
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The Birthday Reviews
Ava Sawyer went to a birthday party held at the local craft centre/farm but she never came home. At some point in the party it was noticed that one of the twenty children was missing. Extensive searches were fruitless, she had disappeared without trace. Fast forward two years and when there is building work going on at the site a body is unearthed.
DI Natalie Ward has just arrived in the area. She has a new team, keen and dedicated she is trying to move forward from a case that didn't end well. S ...more
Ok, so its official--Carol Wyer is a must-read for me!! I love her DI Robyn Carter series, so I was thrilled to see that she started a new one. Judging by the first book, I know I'm going to love this series as well.
This one begins with a birthday party for kids when a young girl goes missing, she's never found. Flash forward two years and the bones of a child is discovered. This starts a new killing spree that sees children being killed. In comes a new detective in the area, Natalie Ward, that ...more
The Birthday by Carol Wyer is the 1st in the new Natalie Ward detective series.
First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
DI Natalie Ward and her team are trying to find a serial killer who seems fixated on little girls who had attended a birthday party at a garden center two years ago. At that party, 5-year old Ava Sawyer went missing, and her ...more
Having been a massive fan of Carol Wyer’s other series centred around Robin Carter, I was slightly wary about her tackling a new crime fiction police procedural. Not because of her writing, which I knew would be brilliant, but because of meeting new characters and wondering if I’d even like them after becoming so invested in Robin and her team.
Five year old Ava Sawyer goes missing from a birthday party at a garden centre. Despite an intensive investigation, Ava is not found. Two years l ...more
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In The Birthday, Book One of an exciting new series, Detective Natalie Ward has the unenviable task of trying to solve the murder of 5-year-old Ava Sawyer. Ava went missing at a birthday party two years ago. Her body was just discovered at a building site. Soon after, the body of another little girl is found. Natalie and her dedicated team must act quickly to stop any more of these heinous crimes. It doesn't take Natalie long ...more
YAY - a new detective series from Carol Wyer!! And it is so good!! I am a big fan of this author and couldn't wait to read this - and I am already looking forward to book 2 in the series.
New to the area we meet Detective Natalie Ward - mother of 2 teenagers. Her last case didn't end well and she has moved to a new station in the hopes of putting it all behind her. Her first case comes along when the body of a young girl is found buried on a building site. The body is identified as that of 5 yea ...more
A five-year-old girl goes missing at a birthday party. There are no leads, until her body is discovered two years later. Shortly after the discovery, other girls who attended the same party go missing. A new detective is especially interested in solving this case, since her last missing child case did not end well.
The first book in a new crime fiction series. Detective Natalie Ward is lead investigator of the case. She's a wife and mother dealing with her own family issues, but incredibly dedic ...more
A new series begins by the author Carol Wyer featuring Detective Natalie Ward. (I like the Ward bit! My surname)
A fiesty woman who has a past of not being fast enough in another series to save a child from a tragedy. This time it stays with her, drives her and could definitely interfere with her progress in this case if it weren’t for Michael. Her colleague, friend and one night of drunken mishap.
Being a DI is hard work, it’s time consuming and head consuming. When children are involved it’s di ...more