‘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 The Secret Admirer:
‘This is a true nail biter. Had me constantly reading to find out what was going to happen. I was hooked from the first page. It only took me a few hours to finish this. I couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This is easily a 5 star read for me and I eagerly await the 7th in the series. Keep writing Carol. My reading addiction and love of your books needs constant refuelling!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This was a fabulous, fast paced crime thriller, just as I would expect from this author. It’s captivating and emotional with plenty of secrets, lies and mistrust mixed with heart-breaking and tender moments. It will keep your eyes glued to the page for fear of missing the smallest detail and you will keep turning the pages until you find out who the killer is!… Fab, fab, fab!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘There are lots of twists and turns and shocks you don’t expect. You are really kept guessing the whole way through the book…This book left me the same way books 1-4 did, very satisfied having read an incredible crime novel and being engrossed with a fantastic detective team.’ Pink and Dizzy, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This author can do no wrong. Another fantastic instalment of a fabulous series of books. Loved it’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Another great installment in the Detective Natalie Ward series!… The story flows effortlessly and once I started reading, it was almost impossible to put down… It is an emotional and gripping story that stays with you well after its conclusion.’NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘It is once again a first class read from an author at the top of her game.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I would recommend it to anyone already hooked on this series or who wants an excellent crime novel to get lost in.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'I have been waiting for this next book with bated breath...This book does not miss a punch. Gripping from the very start, the intrigue does not stop until the very end.’ Robin Loves Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐