Dec 12, 2019
The Chosen Ones
Posted by Carol Wyer

They had not been forgiven And they would never be forgotten When a doting young father is murdered and his body discovered in a cornfield for his family to see, it s a harrowing new case for Detective Robyn Carter But just as Robyn starts to investigate, a popular local doctor and young mother, is found dead outside her surgery As Robyn tries to find the link betwe They had not been forgiven And they would never be forgotten When a doting young father is murdered and his body discovered in a cornfield for his family to see, it s a harrowing new case for Detective Robyn Carter But just as Robyn starts to investigate, a popular local doctor and young mother, is found dead outside her surgery As Robyn tries to find the link between the victims, she uncovers a dark web of secrets Were these much loved members of the community as innocent as they seemed The killer has a message for Robyn and the carefully chosen victims Can Robyn get to the truth before she becomes the next target If you love Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Rachel Abbott, you ll love the latest pulse pounding thriller from Carol Wyer The Chosen Ones will keep you guessing until the very last page What readers are saying about Carol Wyer WowDouble Wow.What a book this series is getting better and better I am loving it just brilliant and looking forward to the next book Well Done Carol Wyer for another 5 big fat star book Reviewer, 5 stars Spectacular, amazing and fantastic I love this series and this didn t disappoint it was beautifully written, dark, emotional and full of twists I didn t see coming I really enjoyed this book one of my favourites for 2017 Bonnies Book Talk, 5 stars I read it in one sitting, desperate to know what was coming next a thrill a minute gripping I have no hesitation in recommending Reviewer Carol Wyer is absolutely amazing and quickly becoming one of my favourite crime authors I ve just finished the Silent Children and I now want I m gutted I read this too fast as I wanted to savour every word brilliant Sincerely Book Angels, 5 stars Brilliant gripping emotional and topical Fabulous and very highly recommended I cannot wait for her next Renita D Silva, 5 stars Thrilling I was on the edge of my seat didn t see the ending coming I highly recommend this one Reviewer You are left guessing and second guessing through this book, I thought my detective skills had kicked in once over, but oh how wrong was I thrilling I Love Reading Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 374 pages Published May 24th 2018 by Bookouture More Details ASIN B07BLK65CN Series DI Robyn Carter 5 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Chosen Ones, please sign up

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Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter May 25, 2018 Berit rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, blog tour, need to review, net galley 4 Unforgettable Stars 4Three murders one involves a cornfield one involves a screwdriver and one involves a car all are pretty brutal is there a link And if so what is the connection Robin Carter is a clever, relentless, and committed Detective this was than just a case to her and those working with her I found this case so intriguing and compelling and I loved the approach to solving it and I was truly surprised by who the guilty party was.I would give 4 Unforgettable Stars 4Three murders one involves a cornfield one involves a screwdriver and one involves a car all are pretty brutal is there a link And if so what is the connection Robin Carter is a clever, relentless, and committed Detective this was than just a case to her and those working with her I found this case so intriguing and compelling and I loved the approach to solving it and I was truly surprised by who the guilty party was.I would give this book all the stars but for one small problem I didn t feel connected to Robin throughout most of the book, although I did towards the ending and what an ending don t tell anyone this this is the first book I ve read in the series, so perhaps I would feel of a connection had I started with book one, but that s just between you and me Strongly recommend to fans of the police procedural with a strong female detective many thanks to Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this book flag 56 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 22, 2018 Carolyn rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, netgalley, netgalley 2018, thriller, police procedural In this fifth novel of the series, DI Robyn Carter finds herself investigating three murders All different but something tells her they are related First there was the young delivery driver, found posed as a scarecrow in the middle of a field, then a friend of his, killed in his garage by a sharp implement inserted through his ear, and then a local doctor knocked down and run over outside her clinic What is it that links these murders and why would someone want these three people dead It s al In this fifth novel of the series, DI Robyn Carter finds herself investigating three murders All different but something tells her they are related First there was the young delivery driver, found posed as a scarecrow in the middle of a field, then a friend of his, killed in his garage by a sharp implement inserted through his ear, and then a local doctor knocked down and run over outside her clinic What is it that links these murders and why would someone want these three people dead It s always a sign of a good thriller when it takes you most of the book to work out who the murderer is and then the rest of the book to work out why The case moves slowly for DI Carter with the clues coming slowly at first so that the links between the murders are hard to see Several possible leads involve a drug racket, a brawl between football teams and property development and there are several twists and turns until the real underlying motive becomes apparent DI Robyn Carter is a likeable cop, observant, gritty and very focused on her job, but making sure her team get plenty of RR Her private life is almost non existent as she is still not certain whether to believe that her fiance was killed in Afghanistan or has gone into hiding The ending suggests that we may find out in the next instalment which would be good so that poor Robyn can move on with her life With thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for a digital ARC of this book flag 37 likesLike see review Apr 24, 2018 Sue rated it really liked it Shelves book 5, bookouture, kindle paperwhite, mystery thriller, crime mystery, detective crime, part of series THE CHOSEN ONES is book 5 in the DI Robyn Carter series, by author Carol Wyer, a procedural crime thriller I have read the first four books in this series and loved them, so now plan to read the remaining last book in the series This book could be read easily as a standalone novel, but I would recommend that you take advantage and enjoy the whole series.There are currently 5 books in the series that include 1 Little Lost Girl2 Secrets of the Dead3 The Missing Girls4 The Silent Children5 T THE CHOSEN ONES is book 5 in the DI Robyn Carter series, by author Carol Wyer, a procedural crime thriller I have read the first four books in this series and loved them, so now plan to read the remaining last book in the series This book could be read easily as a standalone novel, but I would recommend that you take advantage and enjoy the whole series.There are currently 5 books in the series that include 1 Little Lost Girl2 Secrets of the Dead3 The Missing Girls4 The Silent Children5 The Chosen OnesIn The Chosen Ones , Detective Robyn Carter returns with her team to solve three vicious murders 1 A young father found murdered and his body discovered in a cornfield discovered by crop farmers.2 Jordan s best friend is found dead in his own garage.3 Local doctor and young mother found dead outside her surgery They had not been forgiven And they would never be forgotten A treacherous serial killer was out there, and Robyn had to find the link between the victims, amid a dark web of secrets The killer has a message for Robyn and the carefully chosen victims Can Robyn get to the truth before she becomes the next target At least in this novel, the subplot about Robyn s fianc , Davies, an intelligence agent who supposedly died two years ago, is mildly addressed again Ross Cunningham, Robyn s cousin and a private investigator has been helping her determine the validity of a photograph she received that hinted that her fianc Davies had not been killed in an ambush over two years ago But it is proving to be a difficult process going nowhere.This is a thrilling murder mystery full of twists and turns that is sure to please.Many thanks to Bookouture via NetGalley for my copy Expected publication May 24th 2018 flag 29 likesLike see review View all 31 comments May 26, 2018 Lou rated it it was amazing THE CHOSEN ONES is the fifth book in the Detective Robyn Carter series by Carol Wyer I actually have the previous four books on my Kindle waiting to be read but, as always, there are too many great books and too little time One thing that gets my goat on NetGalley is when a title that is number 2, 3, 4, etc in a series is not described as such Luckily, Bookouture seem to one of the best at making this clear, so although I hadn t read number 1, 2, and 3 I still decided to grab it I am glad I THE CHOSEN ONES is the fifth book in the Detective Robyn Carter series by Carol Wyer I actually have the previous four books on my Kindle waiting to be read but, as always, there are too many great books and too little time One thing that gets my goat on NetGalley is when a title that is number 2, 3, 4, etc in a series is not described as such Luckily, Bookouture seem to one of the best at making this clear, so although I hadn t read number 1, 2, and 3 I still decided to grab it I am glad I did, it s a fantastic ride and, as a consequence, I ve moved the rest to closer to the top of my to be read pile.The opening chapter had me excited about what the rest of the book had in store for me It manages to get its claws into you and has you turning those pages swiftly The only words I uttered from the beginning until the very end were ones that politely told the rest of my family to be quiet as I was so engrossed I am assured by those I know who have had the pleasure of enjoying the previous books that they are all as deeply engaging, I genuinely found it impossible to put down Robyn Carter is a likeable character who almost feels like a friend Her tenacity, strong female traits, and the fact that she has to operate in a male dominated profession although it is getting better than it once was makes her a very inspiring lead Wyer certainly knows how to hook you in with her excellent writing and an exciting story you can become invested in easily I appreciate the unpredictability of the plot, the twists and turns are plentiful and kept me on the edge of my seat.Bookouture are without doubt one of my favourite publishers, I am yet to find a title that is less than average from them In my opinion, they are one of the most consistent publishers out there I know that friends who also love crime fiction feel the same as I do, they are so reliable and I urge anyone into the genre who hasn t already, to give them a go I m pretty confident that you won t be disappointed.An AMAZING foray into the world of DI Carter, make no mistake, I will be back for I would like to thank Carol Wyer, Bookouture and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an ARC in exchange for an honest and impartial review flag 25 likesLike see review May 05, 2018 Sean Peters rated it really liked it Firstly, thank you to Bookouture, the author and of course Net Galley, so pleased to read another great author, and yes another great find, sits alongside an array of great detective authors including Robert Bryndza, Angela Marsons, Mel Sherratt , Patricia Gibney and Sharon Bolton.They had not been forgiven And they would never be forgotten When a doting young father is murdered and his body discovered in a cornfield for his family to see, it s a harrowing new case for Detective Robyn Carter Firstly, thank you to Bookouture, the author and of course Net Galley, so pleased to read another great author, and yes another great find, sits alongside an array of great detective authors including Robert Bryndza, Angela Marsons, Mel Sherratt , Patricia Gibney and Sharon Bolton.They had not been forgiven And they would never be forgotten When a doting young father is murdered and his body discovered in a cornfield for his family to see, it s a harrowing new case for Detective Robyn Carter But just as Robyn starts to investigate, a popular local doctor and young mother, is found dead outside her surgery As Robyn tries to find the link between the victims, she uncovers a dark web of secrets Were these much loved members of the community as innocent as they seemed The killer has a message for Robyn and the carefully chosen victims Can Robyn get to the truth before she becomes the next target A well paced, gripping, clever story filled with lots of suspects, and also a great team working with DI Robyn Carter, a very realistic character.A great shock ending, with an added climax at the end which makes this series even readable, and also tells me which I had read the first four beforehand Another series to catch up with, and another great new author to keep us with, thanks.A clear four star flag 20 likesLike see review View 2 comments Apr 12, 2018 Eva rated it it was amazing From the very beginning, the Robyn Carter series captured my heart From Robyn and her team, to the incredibly well thought out cases and all the stuff in the background involving Davies, it had me hooked and I knew this series would be special So whenever I m offered the opportunity to read the next addition, I quite happily drop whatever it is I m doing and tell the husband to take care of dinner himself because well, priorities, people.With every single book, I think this is the best one y From the very beginning, the Robyn Carter series captured my heart From Robyn and her team, to the incredibly well thought out cases and all the stuff in the background involving Davies, it had me hooked and I knew this series would be special So whenever I m offered the opportunity to read the next addition, I quite happily drop whatever it is I m doing and tell the husband to take care of dinner himself because well, priorities, people.With every single book, I think this is the best one yet and that I couldn t possibly love this series any if I tried And yet every time, Carol Wyer effortlessly proves me completely wrong Not surprising then that I think The Chosen Ones is an absolute corker and the author has knocked it out of the park once again Like way out of the park At least two cities beyond it.A young man is found murdered in a cornfield Stuff of nightmares right there but I ll let you discover that for yourself You re welcome It seems the killer is somehow trying to convey a message but will the team figure out the clues The case is hampered by a rich and hugely unlikeable businessman, who s entirely unwilling to cooperate and making Robyn s life a living hell However, if you know her, then you also know she doesn t give up without a fight and she ll do whatever it takes to get to the truth.Just when you re settling into the investigation, trying to look for clues so you could maybe figure things out, Carol Wyer comes up with a devilish and heartbreaking chapter and just massively sucker punches you right in the feels Killers aren t supposed to be people you feel sympathy for and yet I enjoy moments like these It makes them look human instead of just randomly psycho That makes sense in my head and maybe it will to you as well once you get to reading this book But at the same time, they re insanely vicious, yet also highly creative I almost sound as if I m admiring them I m not, in case you wondered but their murderous ways are quite something.Of course, a Robyn Carter book isn t complete without mention of Davies but my lips are sealed so tightly, I may never be able to open my mouth again There is an event vague, I know, so sorry that made me feel far emotional than I thought it would Like serious lump in throat sort of thing I may never recover.If you re a fan of this series, I promise you, this book has everything and than you could possibly ask for It s well plotted, gripping, utterly addictive, full of great characters and a total page turner In short, The Chosen Ones is an absolute corker and it will leave you begging for It gets all the stars from me and if you re not reading these, you are seriously missing out I continue to love this series fiercely and for as long as Carol Wyer keeps writing, I ll be right there at the front of the line to keep reading flag 18 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 28, 2018 Holly rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, netgalley What would you do for the ones you love This book explores that Sometimes you have no idea how far you would go.I would say this series keeps getting better but since I ve begun reading 3 books ago, I ve given each one 5 stars That s how great these books are I love Robyn and her team of investigators They are skilled and characters that are well fleshed out In each one, we get to know about Robyn Which dangles little snippets of her personal life that keep you wanting to know What would you do for the ones you love This book explores that Sometimes you have no idea how far you would go.I would say this series keeps getting better but since I ve begun reading 3 books ago, I ve given each one 5 stars That s how great these books are I love Robyn and her team of investigators They are skilled and characters that are well fleshed out In each one, we get to know about Robyn Which dangles little snippets of her personal life that keep you wanting to know As for the investigation, they are also exemplary Right away we witness the murder of a young man that is gruesome Robyn has her hands full when another murder is committed within a day of the first With no idea as to why or who is doing this, the team is kept busy until the very last chapter These are well thought out and you ll be kept on the edge of your seat trying to figure it out Carol Wyer is great at keeping you guessing Love these books so I hope she keeps writing them Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an ARC in exchange for honest review flag 15 likesLike see review Apr 17, 2018 Book Addict Shaun rated it liked it So after loving this series up until book four, The Silent Children, I ended my review of that book doubtful of whether I would continue with the series Well, what can I say, I am a sucker for a crime fiction series and couldn t resist the lure of The Chosen Ones I am mostly glad that I decided to read it The Chosen Ones is a timely read because it deals with a story that is similar to others that have been in the press recently Highly topical, sensitive and emotional cases I won t allude t So after loving this series up until book four, The Silent Children, I ended my review of that book doubtful of whether I would continue with the series Well, what can I say, I am a sucker for a crime fiction series and couldn t resist the lure of The Chosen Ones I am mostly glad that I decided to read it The Chosen Ones is a timely read because it deals with a story that is similar to others that have been in the press recently Highly topical, sensitive and emotional cases I won t allude to what they are because it would ruin the story, but it s an extremely thought provoking book that highlights what love can drive a person to do and also makes you think about what you would do in a similar situation I must award marks to Carol Wyer for keeping me guessing throughout I had no idea how things would conclude as I read and was impressed with the revelations that came out as everything started to unravel and the case came to a close The story was really well crafted I have loved Robyn as a character, or I did up until book four, but felt that the series had already started to become a bit stale Not only that but I felt that there were too many similarities with other crime series and Carol wasn t doing a good enough job making this series unique Unfortunately, the same can be said of this book We have a bolshy female detective who goes against her superiors, she is in a will she won t she situation with one of her colleagues and she spends the book fending off the local news hungry journalist It s all a little bit cliched at times and I could have been reading a story from any number of crime writers Unfortunately one character who does stand out, her PI cousin Ross, is absent for the majority of the story What I will say is that I really liked the journalist in this story, but again I felt like I was walking down a path I ve been down in countless other crime novels Also for those who are up to date with this series or who read my rather scathing review of The Silent Children , the mystery of whether or not Robyn s husband Davies is alive or not continues here And once again we are left on another cliffhanger waiting to see just whether he is alive or not Again it was a little frustrating Peter James dragged the Sandy saga out for a decade, how long is Carol Wyer going to do it here Either let Robyn move on with her life or show us where Davies is I ve got visions of reading the next five books and seeing Robyn finally getting together with Shearer, walking down the aisle to marry him only for Davies to finally burst in and go sorry to keep everyone waiting for ten books but yes I m alive Hopefully book six puts this mystery to bed once and for all flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 04, 2018 Adrian Dooley rated it really liked it 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 A lot better than book 4 but missing that certain magic of the first 3 Here we have have Robyn trying to solve 3 murders, seemingly unrelated but with imagery of biblical references for the way the bodies have been laid out, Robyn is convinced there is a serial killer at work So, after the disappointment of book 4, we do have an improvement here The story is solid enough Plenty of red herrings and you are kept guessing for a large portion of the book as to who the 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 A lot better than book 4 but missing that certain magic of the first 3 Here we have have Robyn trying to solve 3 murders, seemingly unrelated but with imagery of biblical references for the way the bodies have been laid out, Robyn is convinced there is a serial killer at work So, after the disappointment of book 4, we do have an improvement here The story is solid enough Plenty of red herrings and you are kept guessing for a large portion of the book as to who the killer is and their motive The elephant in the room from the last book, Robyn s missing presumed dead husband is given air time here but annoyingly you are strung along for another novel with little progress I can see this story arc being spun through a few of these books without any real resolve when it already feels like it has outstayed it s welcome Also one of the stronger characters in the series, Robyn s cousin Ross, the private investigator is given little time in this outing and the book is poorer for it They have always had a really good dynamic and he was always an interesting character to spend time with A shame he was sidelined so far into the series Robyn herself here as well is a little two dimensional and isn t really developed any further She s just a vehicle for solving the crimes here It s in a crowded female lead detective market, she is losing her individual identity a bit for me and getting left behind a bit by much memorable and well written characters A fair but if criticism from me but it is a very solid read Slightly too long for what it is, it still held my attention and I enjoyed it overall I do worry a little bit though where this series may go and if it s running out of steam a little bit I marked it as 4 stars even though I think it just barely makes that score It s certainly better than a 3 star read from me yes 3.5 stars the ideal mark for it so I ve no problem rounding it up to 4 Many thanks to Netgalley, Bookouture and Carol Wyer for an ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 10, 2018 Kris My Novelesque Life rated it really liked it RATING 4 STARS I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY Review No on Blog This series steadily gets better with each book as the writing gets stronger I do wish there was of Ross in the book, helping to solve the case I enjoyed the story and the suspense in this book was towards how this would get wrapped up and will we find out about Robyn s husband I am looking forward to books in this series and there is a new series coming out, which I am excited about This is a great B RATING 4 STARS I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY Review No on Blog This series steadily gets better with each book as the writing gets stronger I do wish there was of Ross in the book, helping to solve the case I enjoyed the story and the suspense in this book was towards how this would get wrapped up and will we find out about Robyn s husband I am looking forward to books in this series and there is a new series coming out, which I am excited about This is a great British mystery flag 14 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 19, 2018 Mandy White rated it it was amazing Shelves net galley The Chosen Ones by Carol Wyer is book 5 in the DI Robyn Carter series After the way book 4 ended I could not wait to get stuck into this one and find out what happened next.Robyn Carter is one of my favourite female detectives at the moment She is strong, respected and well liked by her team Underneath it all she has her own demons and finally in this book she starts to feel like she can move on with her life Although, just like the rest of the series Carol Wyer leaves us on yet another clif The Chosen Ones by Carol Wyer is book 5 in the DI Robyn Carter series After the way book 4 ended I could not wait to get stuck into this one and find out what happened next.Robyn Carter is one of my favourite female detectives at the moment She is strong, respected and well liked by her team Underneath it all she has her own demons and finally in this book she starts to feel like she can move on with her life Although, just like the rest of the series Carol Wyer leaves us on yet another cliffhanger Seriously, I need book 6 now This books sees Robyn and the team called to the scene of a gruesome murder, a body of a local man is found hanging like a scarecrow in a corn field As they set about working this case locals are murdered and they begin to find links between the victims Seemingly average people are hiding dark secrets and Robyn needs to start to find the killer before they strike again.I loved this book, could not get enough of it and was sad when it was finished Easily 5 stars from me Thanks again to Bookouture and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book to read in exchange for my honest views flag 9 likesLike see review Jun 09, 2018 Monica Mac rated it really liked it I am really enjoying this series by Carol Wyer and have read every book so far This one is just as good as all the rest of them Robyn Carter has to solve some very gruesome murders There is a message in the way the bodies are positioned but it takes the collective brains of all her team and just plain, good, detective work to figure out what is going on I really like this character Robyn is a dedicated police officer but she is also a real person and the author doesn t hesitate to let us kn I am really enjoying this series by Carol Wyer and have read every book so far This one is just as good as all the rest of them Robyn Carter has to solve some very gruesome murders There is a message in the way the bodies are positioned but it takes the collective brains of all her team and just plain, good, detective work to figure out what is going on I really like this character Robyn is a dedicated police officer but she is also a real person and the author doesn t hesitate to let us know this too She is smart enough to take full advantage of her teams skills when it comes to various aspects of her cases and I like this about her After five books, I feel like I know Robyn Carter personally I am already looking forward to the next one I am giving this one 4.5 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 24, 2018 Ingstje rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley 4.5 stars rounded up to 5I genuinly love every single novel in this series Each one is a true book sized treasure trove because it never fails to surprise you when you see where the story takes you You know where it starts but boy you can never predict where it ll end So yes, I stayed up far past my bedtime to know how this one was going to be resolved.The Chosen Ones was a tad hard hitting than the previous one and that makes my reader s heart beat just a little faster The crimes commi 4.5 stars rounded up to 5I genuinly love every single novel in this series Each one is a true book sized treasure trove because it never fails to surprise you when you see where the story takes you You know where it starts but boy you can never predict where it ll end So yes, I stayed up far past my bedtime to know how this one was going to be resolved.The Chosen Ones was a tad hard hitting than the previous one and that makes my reader s heart beat just a little faster The crimes committed seemed just a little graphic and violent than usual and I quite liked the darker tone I also loved reading the snippets set in the past even if they were cruel and disturbing I was frantically searching my mind who the little boy who had to endure such unfair punishment from his pious mother could be in the present but I failed to figure out who was so mistreated as a child I can t pinpoint the moment exactly when I finally caught on but somewhere over halfway I had a pretty good idea I still didn t understand why though The author can brilliantly steer you in the right direction but still take its time to let all the puzzle pieces fall into place and it wasn t any differently here.The plotline went this way and that and the unwillingness of the first victim s father to disclose his whereabouts at the time of death of his son certainly raised my suspicions but I also knew that it wouldn t just be as simple and straightforward as that Carol Wyer never makes it easy and it s always deeper and complex so I was anticipating an extraordinary resolve and I wasn t disappointed at all, she delivered another brilliant whoddunit.Even with the killer s revelations, I have to admit the biggest shock for me in this novel came from an entirely other direction How the, why the I literally gasped and luckily nobody was around to see my state of distress I couldn t quite believe my eyes about what was happening and what she d written but it was seriously jaw dropping It s very daring what she did and I love the author for that, what a bold move It made me suddenly love someone I grew to hate.The Chosen Ones can be read as a standalone, but there s a subplot running from book 1 all through the rest of the series, which is addressed in this novel again right at the end, giving another big jolt of excitement The author just gave us a finger though and I m ready to grab her whole hand now I hope she ll reveal in the next novel because the details about what happened with her husband Davies and how she ll carry on now are really killing me I was hooked from the first novel in the series, Little Girl Lost, but The Chosen Ones is definitely standing out in the whole series because it made me FEEL It s wonderfully mistifying Overall it s a cracking crime novel that I can highly recommend flag 5 likesLike see review May 07, 2018 michelle rated it really liked it The Chosen Ones by Carol Wyer and is the 5th novel in the Detective Robin Carter series.The story starts when the body of Jordan Kilby, trussed up on a scarecrow pole, with crows pecking at him is found in a corn field Jordan is the son of wealthy business man Nathaniel Jones Kilby who is responsible of several redevelopment projects, including the field that Jordan had died in.DI Robyn Carter leads the investigation and discovers that Jordan wasn t well liked by his work colleagues and footbal The Chosen Ones by Carol Wyer and is the 5th novel in the Detective Robin Carter series.The story starts when the body of Jordan Kilby, trussed up on a scarecrow pole, with crows pecking at him is found in a corn field Jordan is the son of wealthy business man Nathaniel Jones Kilby who is responsible of several redevelopment projects, including the field that Jordan had died in.DI Robyn Carter leads the investigation and discovers that Jordan wasn t well liked by his work colleagues and football team mates Not only because of his father but they thought he was quite weird due to him be into Marvel comics and figurines, he was always under the thumb by his girlfriend Rebecca but, he was also mad about cycling They thought his death was due to rivalry but, when they find his friend Owen dead as well, DI Robyn Carter knows that she has a serial killer on her hands.I have read and enjoyed all books in this series and this was another thought provoking, gripping fast paced thriller, with lots of red herrings to keep you guessing throughout But I didn t think it was intense as the others and I kind of guessed who dunnit before we found out who it was The cliff hanger was a bit samey So because of this I give it 4 stars.Thank you Bookoutre and Netgalley for a copy of this book for an honest review flag 5 likesLike see review Jun 04, 2018 Lisa rated it it was ok Shelves net galley Right from the get go I was absorbed in this story The murder was gruesome, just the way I like it It took me about 2 hours to get to the 40% mark Which is really a record for me But nearly halfway through, I had been reminded 2 or 3 times that this wasn t a t.v show, and lab tests don t take an hour or less to come through This is not C.S.Iobviously Really Gosh, I was so confused.Dear Ms Wyer, most readers aren t imbeciles who need to be spoon fed We know these facts alread Right from the get go I was absorbed in this story The murder was gruesome, just the way I like it It took me about 2 hours to get to the 40% mark Which is really a record for me But nearly halfway through, I had been reminded 2 or 3 times that this wasn t a t.v show, and lab tests don t take an hour or less to come through This is not C.S.Iobviously Really Gosh, I was so confused.Dear Ms Wyer, most readers aren t imbeciles who need to be spoon fed We know these facts already If you wish to say something that we, as readers already know, then fine But to repeat it again, just in case we idiot readers didn t get it through out thick skulls the first time is downright insulting I don t read author s who talk down to their audience, and I won t be reading anything from you My thanks to Bookoutre, and Netgalley for letting me read this for the price of a review flag 5 likesLike see review May 31, 2018 Alison rated it it was amazing I think the whole world probably knows by now I have a mega girly crush on DI Robyn Carter, in my eyes she can do no wrong As soon as I have finished one book I m counting down the days until the next in the series is available One huge benefit of being a blogger is the benefit of getting the books early so we can review So while all the books in this series are special The Chosen Ones will forever hold a special place in my heart because it is dedicated to me What bigger thrill could there I think the whole world probably knows by now I have a mega girly crush on DI Robyn Carter, in my eyes she can do no wrong As soon as I have finished one book I m counting down the days until the next in the series is available One huge benefit of being a blogger is the benefit of getting the books early so we can review So while all the books in this series are special The Chosen Ones will forever hold a special place in my heart because it is dedicated to me What bigger thrill could there be settling down to open the book and begin reading and spot the hallowed dedication spot is to me Of course this in no way altered my opinion of the story.If you have read the Robyn Carter series you will know what to expect, but with The Chosen Ones you can triple that expectation and still not reach the giddy heights of suspense Put on your big girl panties and hold on tight for the ride of your life I can not express how much I enjoyed The Chosen Ones, in most thriller books there is an element of disgust when something I dislike occurs, no spoilers but if you have a phobia about birds, in particular big, dark scary ones you might want to peep through your fingers when you read those parts.As per previous books there are a few murders and Robyn is up against the clock to uncover if they are related while hunting down the killer, plenty of characters to get your teeth into while attempting to solve the mystery yourself I always pride myself that I can fathom out what is going on but it s still a thrill if I have picked the culprit.Carol is the queen of dark twisty tales that make you want to keep the light on at night For those who have read the entire series if you are anything like me you will be itching to find out if Davies makes a comeback, while holding my breath I realised I had come to the end of the book and once again Carol has provided a smashing climactic finish that I wasn t expecting.I always feel a remendous sadness when I have finished one of these books and it takes a while to be able to settle my mind onto something else My thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for my copy which I read and reviewed voluntarily.5 big shiny stars from me flag 4 likesLike see review Apr 18, 2018 Steph Lawrence rated it it was amazing I love Carol Wyer s dark side A very clever story, very intriguing, and very well put together Lots of verys there but all necessary There are some really gruesome murder scenes, which I visualised all too realistically And the crows, I have a bird phobia and they really creeped me out There was story from the past running alongside the main plot I really tried to work out who the people were and how they fitted into the main story but I didn t succeed Robyn s team are great They are a ni I love Carol Wyer s dark side A very clever story, very intriguing, and very well put together Lots of verys there but all necessary There are some really gruesome murder scenes, which I visualised all too realistically And the crows, I have a bird phobia and they really creeped me out There was story from the past running alongside the main plot I really tried to work out who the people were and how they fitted into the main story but I didn t succeed Robyn s team are great They are a nice bunch who I feel like I ve got to know well over the series There was a race against time as the body count rose What was the connection Robyn s boss was ready to throw her off the case if she didn t come up with a suspect quickly.Amy Walters, a local investigative journalist, has had numerous run ins with Robyn before and is sticking her nose in again She s writing a book about serial killers and is after all the info she can get She does some digging herself, and had written a piece on the first victim, Jordan Kilby, in the past She s also written about Jordan s property developer father, Nathaniel Jones Kilby.I liked the setting in Staffordshire and felt like I knew the area as it was all so well described.Robyn s cousin Ross had only a bit part this time, and I really like him He is a private investigator, and an ex copper She calls on him to help her out sometimes on the side.The cliffhanger from the end of book three is still ongoing and not resolved I didn t mind to be honest, as the storyline in this book had me so engrossed I do hope we find out before the end of the series I can t believe this is book five already, it s gone so fast.Well paced and great writing A pleasure to read I look forward to the next one Thanks to Carol Wyer and Bookouture for the review copy in which I give my honest opiniontps steflozbookblog.wordpress flag 4 likesLike see review Apr 24, 2018 Joyce rated it really liked it 4 starsDetective Inspector Robyn Carter gets called out to the scene of a man crucified in a farmer s field He was twenty three year old Jordan Kilby He was the son of a very famous businessman who was not well liked After interviewing his mates with whom he visited a pub the evening of his death, they find out that they didn t care much for Jordan They thought him odd with his Marvel heroes and his cycling He played footie with them and that was mostly the reason he was tolerated His girl 4 starsDetective Inspector Robyn Carter gets called out to the scene of a man crucified in a farmer s field He was twenty three year old Jordan Kilby He was the son of a very famous businessman who was not well liked After interviewing his mates with whom he visited a pub the evening of his death, they find out that they didn t care much for Jordan They thought him odd with his Marvel heroes and his cycling He played footie with them and that was mostly the reason he was tolerated His girlfriend Rebecca was not liked, either Rebecca s recollections about Jordan don t seem to tally with everyone else s either Robyn s team interviews the villagers, Jordan s father and those who even knew him as an acquaintance When Jordan s only visible friend Owen is murdered, the police begin to speculate Motive What is going on AS the forensic evidence begins to become available, the investigation widens.Dr Lucy Harding is run down with her own car outside of her surgery one evening She was the single mother of a five year old son Is this murder related to the other two Robyn thinks it is Robyn also has a pesky reporter named Amy who is constantly harassing her for information It only adds another dimension of stress to the investigation Slowly, very slowly, Robyn and her team are making progress At the 80% mark on my Kindle, it all becomes clear Now the reader must wait for the police to catch up The killer s identity comes as little surprise, but the fun was getting there And there is a very interesting subplot about drugs and bad boys doing bad things When the police figure out who the killer is, the story picks up at a breakneck speed Suddenly they are rushing not only to catch a killer, but unknown to them to save the pesky reporter Amy This book is well written and plotted, even if the story did seem to move slowly at times The few minor typos are not too bad The suspense begins right away with the murder of Jordan The tension continues throughout the story as the police become very frustrated at not being able to solve the crimes and are inundated with seemingly inconsequential clues and side trips The book tells the story of a painstaking police investigation with all its inherent details the weapons, the crime scene, the forensics and all of the various personalities involved Robyn s team gets along pretty well, but Robyn herself seems a little high maintenance I understand about her personal loss and am very glad that she got a cat for company The killer is a very interesting character well drawn and played The description of the book listed is not all that accurate I wouldn t describe Jordan as a doting father or much loved and His body wasn t left in the cornfield for his family to see Oh, I could go on It stayed in the back of my mind as I read the book, and then I decided that it irritated me I would like to thank NetGalley and Bookouture for forwarding to me a copy of this good book to read, enjoy and review flag 3 likesLike see review May 25, 2018 Denise added it I m a little miffed because the synopsis on the book information page is so misleading and I ve found this to be a disturbing trend I often wonder if the person who writes the descriptions has any true knowledge what the book is about.This is the 5th in series that features DI Robyn Carter and her team out of Stafford The investigation involves the murders of 3 different people connected to the nearby town of Coltron Jordan Kilby, age 23, is found strung up like a scarecrow in a local farmer I m a little miffed because the synopsis on the book information page is so misleading and I ve found this to be a disturbing trend I often wonder if the person who writes the descriptions has any true knowledge what the book is about.This is the 5th in series that features DI Robyn Carter and her team out of Stafford The investigation involves the murders of 3 different people connected to the nearby town of Coltron Jordan Kilby, age 23, is found strung up like a scarecrow in a local farmer s field Owen Falcon is a football buddy of Jordan s and he s found dead in his garage, the victim of a gruesome murder The final death is Dr Lucy Harding, a GP just starting out at the local clinic How are these 3 linked Who is killing them in such particularly savage ways and why The investigation sort of plods along as Robyn, Mitz, Anna and David try to figure out if there is a message in the murders There are many additional characters to keep track of and plenty of red herrings but most readers will figure out the who quickly but the why takes a bit longer for the reveal.I liked this well enough but it was sort of slow There was a narrative written in italics that hinted at the genesis of the motives for the killings, or at least an attempt to explain the psychopathology involved in the making of the murderer This was not particularly suspenseful and not a thriller per se, mostly a standard police procedural Again, Robyn s personal life is tangentially addressed with no resolution there either and this has gone on for several of the books in series It s getting old I just wonder why female detectives can t have normal, healthy, and dare I say it somewhat happy lives and families Will I read a 6 Probably, because now I m a little invested in these people so I hope that none of the characters go the way of other stories in this genre and get killed off willy nilly Anyway, in this outing, and this is not a spoiler, Robyn and her team catch the killer and tie up the loose ends as expected Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for this e book ARC to read and review flag 3 likesLike see review May 25, 2018 Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, net galley I love the Robyn Carter series each one just seems to get better She gets great results from her team investigating some horrific crimes They have to investigate a spate of murders and find out how they are connected Her local journalist makes things difficult when she wants to steer their questioning and in turn risks causing big problems for the team.I love the characters and the mystery in the books They are real page turners as you try to guess who is responsible for the gruesome cr I love the Robyn Carter series each one just seems to get better She gets great results from her team investigating some horrific crimes They have to investigate a spate of murders and find out how they are connected Her local journalist makes things difficult when she wants to steer their questioning and in turn risks causing big problems for the team.I love the characters and the mystery in the books They are real page turners as you try to guess who is responsible for the gruesome crimes.I ve read that there is a new series coming up soon which is so exciting I hope we still return to Robyn in the future flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 14, 2018 Vicki I Love Reading rated it it was amazing Shelves read 2018 oh my dayzzI enjoyed that bloody brilliant.full review to follow flag 3 likesLike see review May 09, 2018 Betty rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 arcs Review coming soon flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 17, 2018 Elaine Tomasso rated it it was amazing I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of The Chosen Ones, the fifth novel to feature DI Robyn Carter of Stafford police.Robyn and the team are called out to a gruesome murder scene Jordan Kilby has been killed and his body displayed on a scarecrow frame When murders occur they realise they are looking for a serial killer but links between the victims are elusive and therefore so are suspects.I thoroughly enjoyed The Chosen Ones which is a fast paced read with I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of The Chosen Ones, the fifth novel to feature DI Robyn Carter of Stafford police.Robyn and the team are called out to a gruesome murder scene Jordan Kilby has been killed and his body displayed on a scarecrow frame When murders occur they realise they are looking for a serial killer but links between the victims are elusive and therefore so are suspects.I thoroughly enjoyed The Chosen Ones which is a fast paced read with no dull moments and plenty for the reader to ponder I always enjoy a procedural as I like the initial sense of floundering as the team gathers information, not knowing what will be relevant, and gradually winnows it out until they are able to identify a suspect There is much to winnow in this novel as secrets and incidental crimes are uncovered I followed it all and still had no idea about the perpetrator so I was glued to the pages from start to finish It is an absorbing read and I admire Ms Wyer s ability to maintain such a high standard across both this novel and the series as a whole.The subplot about Robyn s fianc , Davies, an intelligence agent who apparently died in Marrakech two years ago but maybe didn t moves on slightly in the novel I must admit that I find the developments in this starting to get tedious It s too long and drawn out Let Robyn move on one way or the other.Robyn is a good protagonist, smart, tenacious and supportive I like her determination to get justice and her smart instincts in getting there.The Chosen Ones is another exciting, very readable addition to a good series which I have no hesitation in recommending flag 3 likesLike see review Apr 13, 2018 Jean rated it liked it Shelves bookouture, netgalley The Chosen Ones is the 5th book in the DI Robyn Carter series I just finished The Silent Children so I was eager to continue the series I have to say I was a little disappointed with this one I liked it well enough but it was a bit slow for me and the plot was just ok And enough with the whole Davies tease Either tell us whether he is dead or alive and lets move on.Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for a copy of Carol Wyer s The Chosen Ones in exchange of an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 11, 2018 Julie Novel Thrills Chills rated it it was amazing To read all of my reviews head over to novelthrillsandchillsreview.wordpress.Just when I think Wyer can t top herself, she proves me wrong again This novel is drop dead exciting and that ending was SHOCKING I think I say this every time I write a blog for Carol, but if you have yet to pick up the DI Robyn Carter series, I suggest you do it today Her writing is full of suspense, crime, passion and cliff hangers It s everything I want and need in a story I read this novel as a buddy read w To read all of my reviews head over to novelthrillsandchillsreview.wordpress.Just when I think Wyer can t top herself, she proves me wrong again This novel is drop dead exciting and that ending was SHOCKING I think I say this every time I write a blog for Carol, but if you have yet to pick up the DI Robyn Carter series, I suggest you do it today Her writing is full of suspense, crime, passion and cliff hangers It s everything I want and need in a story I read this novel as a buddy read with my bestie Megan over at Coffee By the Novel This read took us a little while to get through due to our own personal issues NOT due to the book itself.I was waiting for this novel to give me ALL the answers from thee extremely huge cliff hanger I was left with in The Silent Children and I am still not any closer to knowing the big event than I did in the last book I need to know what happened to Davies The Chosen Ones was perfectly written to keep readers on their toes by second guessing characters, feeling heartbroken for characters and for almost making them want to cry or maybe that was just me Wyer is the master when it comes to creating characters Inside the pages of this novel, she creates her villain so readers can identify their pain I related to this villain and felt extremely sorry for this person until the end that is I love that she made this character a real human being rather than some psycho killer who had past issues.From the beginning, when I picked up Little Lost Girl, Wyer had sunk her claws into me and I m so glad that this series is not finished yet because I m not ready for her or DI Carter to let me go just yet Don t forget to look for her new novel coming soon The Birthday releasing September 27, 2018.Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Carol Wyer for letting me read this advanced copy for my honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 16, 2018 Maggie rated it it was amazing I have enjoyed the previous books in this series so it was nice to catch up with Robyn Carter her team.A young man is found strung up like a crucified scarecrow in field being attacked by crows He was a bit of a loner but he has left behind a grieving fiance her young son He also happens to be the estranged son of local millionaire property developer who makes it quite clear he has no intention of speaking to Robyn and her team.Within a short period of time, his friend is als I have enjoyed the previous books in this series so it was nice to catch up with Robyn Carter her team.A young man is found strung up like a crucified scarecrow in field being attacked by crows He was a bit of a loner but he has left behind a grieving fiance her young son He also happens to be the estranged son of local millionaire property developer who makes it quite clear he has no intention of speaking to Robyn and her team.Within a short period of time, his friend is also found murdered in a very grisly fashion A young doctor is also brutally killed what is the connection The only one the team can find is the way they are killed seems to mimic deaths in the Bible but what is the meaning behind it Robyn struggles to find answers whilst trying to fend off a curious journalist the lack of cooperation from her superior.This a great fast moving story with lots of red herrings to keep the reader guessing in my case wrongly Thanks to Netgalley the publisher for letting me read review this book can t wait for the next one flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 22, 2018 Julie Lacey rated it it was amazing This is a gripping read and my favourite in this series so far I know Carol is writing another series but with the cliffhanger at the end of this book, I hope it s not too long before we get another DI Robyn Carter book The book starts with a gruesome murder where they leave the body trussed up to a pole in a field, like a scarecrow Jordan s body is discovered by the owner of the land and soon two murders occur, and Robyn is struggling to find the connection with the victims Amy is as p This is a gripping read and my favourite in this series so far I know Carol is writing another series but with the cliffhanger at the end of this book, I hope it s not too long before we get another DI Robyn Carter book The book starts with a gruesome murder where they leave the body trussed up to a pole in a field, like a scarecrow Jordan s body is discovered by the owner of the land and soon two murders occur, and Robyn is struggling to find the connection with the victims Amy is as persistent as ever and despite initially helping Robyn, the journalist soon drops her in it If you read the previous book you ll know Robyn and Ross were trying to work out if the photo of Davies was genuine, and you ll be pleased to know some parts of that mystery are solved in this book This is a fantastic series and I highly recommend it Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book flag 2 likesLike see review May 12, 2018 Els rated it it was amazing What can I say I was totally hooked I had never read a book from this author before and after reading this one, I deeply regret this I liked the way the story was constructed The actions happening in the present were mixed with fragements of the past of the killer and the author was able to keep me in the dark for a very long time A lot was going on, but it was never confusing and it attacted my attention the whole time.For me it was an unputdownable book and the least I can say is that she What can I say I was totally hooked I had never read a book from this author before and after reading this one, I deeply regret this I liked the way the story was constructed The actions happening in the present were mixed with fragements of the past of the killer and the author was able to keep me in the dark for a very long time A lot was going on, but it was never confusing and it attacted my attention the whole time.For me it was an unputdownable book and the least I can say is that she went out with a bang.Thank you, Carol Wyer you gained a fan , Bookouture and Netgalley flag 2 likesLike see review May 10, 2018 Renita DSilva rated it it was amazing I love this author s books and this series is one of my favourite crime series ever, so I was eagerly awaiting this book And what a book it is From the first page to the last this is a gripping, tense, fast paced and mind bending, heart racing roller coaster of a read I could not put it down I just had to keep turning the pages, everything else forgotten as I raced to the end This author gets better with every book and I absolutely cannot wait for her next flag 2 likesLike see review Apr 29, 2018 Sandra rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley, kobo e reader Copy provided by Netgalley This series gets better with each book I love Robyn and her team and I especially love Robyn s cousin and his wife This novel starts off with a dead man hanging from a scarecrow pole in the middle of a field How did he get there Why is he there There are a lot of suspects and a lot of speculation and murders How are they connected This is Robyn s case and her and her team have to figure it out It s now an easy case but none are and Robyn keeps on looking Copy provided by Netgalley This series gets better with each book I love Robyn and her team and I especially love Robyn s cousin and his wife This novel starts off with a dead man hanging from a scarecrow pole in the middle of a field How did he get there Why is he there There are a lot of suspects and a lot of speculation and murders How are they connected This is Robyn s case and her and her team have to figure it out It s now an easy case but none are and Robyn keeps on looking I kind of figured it all out about halfway through the book but that didn t stop me from reading I wanted to know all they whys and hows I really hope that in future books Robyn gets some answers about her husband, Davies This is the only part of her story that I don t really care for I understand that a mystery like this keeps readers coming back for but I would read this series without the mystery, so just end it already.All in all, a good read and worth the time it took to read it flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed The DI Robyn Carter series has earned her acclaim as a crime writer and the first book in the series, Little Girl Lost, shot to the 2 best selling spot on Kindle 9 Carol E Wyer, who also writes as 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.The DI Robyn Carter series has earned her acclaim as a crime writer and the first book in the series, 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.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.Carol is a signed author with Bookouture part of the Haschette Group Canelo and Delancey Press Other books in the series DI Robyn Carter 5 books Books by Carol Wyer More Trivia About The Chosen Ones No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 345, 212, 68, 10, 3 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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  • Title: The Chosen Ones
  • Author: Carol Wyer
  • ISBN: DI Robyn Carter #5
    • The Chosen One