Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The Sleepover by Carol Wyer - Book Review

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?

My Review

The Sleepover is another whopper of a read from the excellent Carol Wyer! I am a massive fan of this series and The Sleepover was an absolute pleasure to read.
It was so great to catch up with Natalie and her work mates as they hunt for an arsonist and murderer. They are so many brilliant characters in this book and a definite air of mystery surrounding the case.
Natalie is still having problems at home in her family life and I have found it so interesting to see how this has progressed throughout the series. I have my own views about what she should do regarding her relationship with her husband! Reading about her personal life and relationships gives the book an extra dimension that I really enjoy.
Is is Natalie and her teams job to find out what happened to Roxy, and she is determined to do just that. She is very tough and doesn't take any messing from people (at least on her professional life.)
One of my favourite things about Carol's writing is that she scoops you up and plants you right in the story she is telling, so you feel a part of it all. She is an extremely talented writer.
The Sleepover is an unputdownable read and I am so looking forward to the next installment. There are so many layers to the story and I was totally engrossed from start to finish. If you like a gripping mystery, this is an absolute must read.

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.

To learn more about Carol, go to or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer. 
Carol also blogs at

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