Last Lullaby by Carol Wyer | @carolewyer @bookouture

Author : Carol Wyer
Title : Last Lullaby
Series : DI Natalie Ward #2
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Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : December 7, 2018

When the body of mother Charlotte Brannon is discovered by her husband Adam, in their bedroom, Detective Natalie Ward is first on the scene. The killer has left a chilling calling card: The word ‘Why?’ written on the wall in blood.

As Natalie begins to delve deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers that Adam has a dark past he’s been hiding and she’s sure that the Brannon’s teenage babysitter Inge has secrets of her own.

Then another mother is murdered on her doorstep in front of her young son, the word ‘why’ scrawled on the wall next to her.

All the key suspects have alibis and with her own marriage hanging by a thread, Natalie is struggling to stay focused on cracking her toughest case yet.


And Carol Wyer strikes again! I swear this amazing woman is a writing machine. There is just no stopping her! And if you think that means the quality is suffering, you are so wrong! As they say, the proof is in the pudding. Or in this case, in this book.

Last Lullaby is the second book in the Natalie Ward series and it’s every bit as fabulous as its predecessor. Or dare I say, it’s even better! As I’ve come to expect from this author, it is utterly gripping from the very first page. With a multitude of red herrings, dead ends and lies and deceit to wade through, this is one insanely frustrating and complex investigation and I couldn’t work it out at all. I ended up suspecting pretty much every character I was introduced to.

Once again, I really enjoyed the team dynamics but what really lit a fire in my belly was seeing Lucy taking centre stage, kicking ass and just being generally fierce! Just like in the previous book, Carol Wyer manages to create a perfect balance between the team’s personal lives and their jobs, giving the reader the opportunity to get to know them better. But more than anything, she always makes you almost sympathise with the killer and sometimes that’s even more unnerving than the actual murders they commit.

Dark and disturbing, brilliantly paced and extremely compelling, Last Lullaby will have you flipping or swiping the pages faster as you go, keeping you on the edge of your seat throughout. On top of that, we are left with a bit of a cliffhanger that has me rather impatiently awaiting the next instalment.

I’ve come to the conclusion that Carol Wyer can do no wrong in my eyes and I’ll pick up pretty much anything she throws my way. I can’t wait for the next book in the Natalie Ward series. Although I must admit, I do miss Robin. 😉

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  13 comments for “Last Lullaby by Carol Wyer | @carolewyer @bookouture

  1. December 11, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Fab review!

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  2. December 11, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Oh Eva, thank you for this amazing review! I can’t express how thrilled I am that you enjoyed it so much.
    I’m sorry Robyn still isn’t back on the scene but she will be… she’s biding her time and letting Natalie have her moment. As you rightly say, there’s a cliffhanger than needs resolving and poor old Natalie has a lot more challenges ahead!
    I am hugely grateful to you and really enjoyed reading your thoughts on Last Lullaby. Once again, thank you. x

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    • December 11, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Thank you for once again keeping me hugely entertained! I honestly don’t know how you do it but I’m super grateful for your writing talent! 😄 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  3. December 11, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Epic review eva x

    Liked by 2 people

  4. December 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    It’s torture, I have to wait a few more days before reading it!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. ChrissiReads
    December 11, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    I must try and read this soon. Awesome review.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Yvo
    December 11, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Fab review! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this one as well… Although like you I do miss her other series. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 11, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      Robyn will be back, Yvo… she’s biding her time and will be back for one final book x

      Liked by 2 people

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