How could I possibly follow ‘that’ ending in THE BLOSSOM TWINS? Well, you are about to find out…

Today, I am super-excited to reveal the latest in the DI Natalie Ward series, THE SECRET ADMIRER which will be out April 2nd but can be pre-ordered by clicking HERE. 

The book will be available in paperback and audio on April 2nd 2020.

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‘I tried to talk to you today but you snubbed me and walked away. It wasn’t wise to give me the brush-off, Gemma. I can be a truly good friend but I also make the perfect enemy.’

Sasha’s eighteen-year-old daughter Gemma was all she had in the world. Sasha fell pregnant with Gemma when she was still at school, and the two are as close as sisters. So when Gemma’s burned and broken body is found, Sasha’s world ends. What kind of person would want her beautiful daughter dead?

Leading the case is Detective Natalie Ward, scarred by her own recent tragedy. When she finds a note in Gemma’s diary from ‘a secret admirer’, she moves quickly, determined to un-mask them. But interviews with Gemma’s devastated ex-boyfriend, and her charismatic teacher, who has been seen embracing his student far away from the classroom, don’t give Natalie the answers she’d hoped for…

And then the case takes a devastating, personal twist. CCTV footage reveals Natalie’s estranged husband David followed Gemma home every evening the week before she died.

Natalie is forced to put personal feelings aside and follow procedure, even though she can’t believe David could be guilty. But when Gemma’s housemate is found murdered, Natalie thinks the killer could still be at large. Is she right to trust her instincts about David and can she discover the truth before another precious life is taken?

Grippingly fast and nail-bitingly tense, The Secret Admirer will have you flying through the pages long into the night. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Karin Slaughter.

Readers are totally gripped by Carol Wyer:

Absolutely nail biting!… From the first page, I was hooked; I could not put this book down… Halfway through the book, once everything clicked, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor… I would start to read it on a day where you have no other commitments; you won’t want to put this one down!’ Clues and Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘OMG this book had me hooked from the first to very last page… It’s impossible to put down, I was falling asleep about 3 in the morning with my kindle still in my hands!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Absolutely stunning!… wow it blew me away. Totally my favourite book so far of 2018… I loved everything about it… Amazing… 5 stars, although it is a shame I can’t give it more, it’s easily worth a 7.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Oh my god what a brilliant book you have to read it… This book grabs you from the first page right till the last page with so many twists and turns you do not know what is coming next… If I could give it more than 5 stars I would.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐



  1. Counting down the days to get my eyes into this. Carol’s writing is outstanding. Every book draws you straight in and unable to put down. My Author of the year for 2019 without a doubt.

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    1. Oh Jacqui, you know how to make me blush to the very roots of my greying hair! Thank you for such effusive praise and in all seriousness, it is thanks to readers like you that I keep going and going and going. x


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