January 01, 2020

#BookReview: The Blossom Twins (Detective Natalie Ward #5) by @carolewyer @Bookouture


Synopsis: Their parents thought they were hiding… 

One beautiful summer’s evening, thirteen-year-old twins Ivy and Erin Westmore snuggle down in a tent in their back garden, giggling and sharing secrets. 

When their mother goes to wake the girls the next morning, their tent is empty. 

The alarm is raised and Detective Natalie Ward is put onto the case. When the twins’ bodies are discovered on nearby marshland, covered with deep pink petals, an icy shiver travels down Natalie’s spine. Everything about the girls’ deaths reminds her of a horrifying case she worked on earlier in her career, which saw a killer of the worst kind placed behind bars. 

The next day, that feeling is heightened when she receives a chilling note saying ‘I’m back’. Is this killer a copycat or did Natalie put the wrong person in prison all those years ago? In a small town, where no stranger goes unnoticed, what is Natalie missing? 

Consumed by the case, determined to prevent more deaths, Natalie misses the fact that it is her attention the killer wants. And to get it, he has his sights set firmly on her precious daughter Leigh… 

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.


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About the Author: Winner of The People's Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is an award-winning author and stand up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.

A move to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST, the #2 best-selling book on Amazon, #9 best-selling audiobook on Audible and Top 150 USA Today best-seller.

A second series featuring DI Natalie Ward quickly followed and to date her crime novels have sold over 600,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including Norwegian, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian Slovak, Czech and Polish.

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.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy... who is very, very grumpy.

To learn more about Carol, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer. 
Carol also blogs at www.carolwyer.com

Rating: ★★★★
My Review: Although this is a book 5 in the series I didn't feel like I was lost.  There were only two things that were mentioned about the past titles.  So I think that as long as that doesn't bother you, that you could read this one as a stand alone.  There were a few parts where the story dragged but overall, the twists and turns kept me invested in the story.  It was mainly in Natalie Ward's POV but there were a few times that I was taken into another detectives.  Natalie was a very strong female lead, she was job oriented, and someone you could look up to.  
The killer was very unexpected and when the ending came I didn't see it coming.  I am very excited to see what happens next and I want to go back and read the other 4 books in this series.



Go Into This One Knowing: Murder, Abduction, Death of an Infant 







Readers are going crazy for The Blossom Twins: 

Wow, I just didn't want to put this down. I've heard of having the rug pulled out from under you but I felt more like I'd had a house dropped on me with this storyline.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

‘This book will reel you in, chew you up and spit you out a completely broken and emotionally spent mess. Author Carol Wyer threw all of herself and her emotion into writing this book and it shows. You have been warned… You will be left reeling by the final reveal.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

Wow! Just wow! This book has floored me …The huge twist in this book had me weeping and left me shaken to the core. Bravo, Carol!!’ TishyLou’s World⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

‘Another winner in this magnificent series!!... A brilliant read and one that I just flew through till I reached the shocking ending and that was a real stunner that made me gasp!! As always Carol Wyer writes one hell of a clever and absorbing story leaving me desperately needing the next in this gripping series and no hesitation in giving it a 5 star rating and well recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

‘Don’t be fooled by the sweet title because the Blossom Twins has to be Carol Wyer’s most chilling book to date… The story races along at an incredible pace as we join Natalie as she tries to solve the crime and my heart was pounding out of my chestin some parts. The unexpected devastation hit me like a punch to the stomach and shakes Natalie to the core. I felt totally bereft at the end.’ Sincerely Book Angels, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

If I could give this more than five stars, I would, absolutely brilliant, shocking, gripping and just perfect









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