We've added this item to your cart.
Your $5 CREDIT has been applied
YOU CAN GET $5 off YOUR FIRST PURCHASE

More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.
itemsitem
Ratings and Book Reviews (9 12 star ratings
9 reviews
)

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5
12
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star
7 4 1 0 0

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

Complete your review

All Book Reviews

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Second in Series, a good read

    This is book two in the DI Carrie Flynn series. I read the first one a few months ago when it first came out and remembered there had been a back story that was briefly mentioned. In this book we learn more about the kidnap and murder of Carrie’s sister Hattie, twenty years earlier, Carrie had seen the face of the kidnapper, but she had blocked everything out from what happened back then. Two families move to the island Pomona, both for different reasons, you would think your children would be safe on an island, wouldn’t you? So when eleven year old Melanie goes missing, DI Carrie Flynn is in charge, but it brings back memories for her, whenever a child goes missing she thinks of her sister. There are quite a few threads in this story which all come together, although at times they are a little unbelievable, but then this is fiction, at times it’s quite complex. I wasn’t keen how the book seemed to rush to a quick ending, that sort of spoilt the whole thing for me. I know you want to tie up all loose ends. But that’s not always how life works. The story is pretty well plotted and written, I like that the characters are starting to bond a bit more as we gradually get to know them. So look forward to book number three. Thank you to #netgalley and #bookouture for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest, fair and unbiased review.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Superb!

    What a perfect and brilliant continuation to what is proving to be a great series! In this second instalment, following on from the first book - The Night Caller, Detective Carrie Flynn has a case involving a missing eleven-year-old named Melanie Wilson, and she is reminded of a tragic time in her childhood when her little sister, Hattie went missing when they were children. The face of the man who took Hattie is a blank in Carrie’s memory. The culprit was never found and as a result, Carrie swore she would become a detective. Twenty years later, Carrie is awash with memories of her lost sister. Searching for Melanie, Carrie finds footage of the young girl with her parents at a harbour, boarding a boat. Carrie realises they have headed for a deserted wasteland, the river island Pomona. Then the police receive a mysterious message from another woman, calling from the same docks where Melanie vanished. Carrie is sure Melanie and her family are in terrible danger and something in the voice of the messenger sounds horrifyingly familiar. It may be unconnected with her lost little sister, but she would never ignore a plea for help. This type of novel is right up my street - a tense psychological thriller about relationships and hidden feelings, as well as overcoming frustrations and those dark and negative thoughts. It also touches on the issue of paedophilia but without any graphic detail. With a chunk of police procedural to savour, the complex, multi-layered plot was well thought-out and I very much appreciated JM Hewitt's superb and varied characterisation, even though some of the realistic and believable characters weren't particularly personable. Although this is the second book in the series, The Quiet Girls can be read as a stand-alone, but you would be missing out if you didn’t read The Night Caller first. I absolutely relished reading The Quiet Girls, which I can highly recommend without any hesitation. Gripping until the very end, I can't wait to read more of Detective Carrie Flynn! I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel, at my own request, from Bookouture via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    The series is improving

    3.5 stars The Quiet Girls by J.M. Hewitt is a psychological thriller, the second in the Detective Carrie Flynn series. First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.    Series Background:    (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books) DS Carrie Flynn lost her sister Hattie, when she was a child.  Hattie was abducted, and never found.  Their mother has spent the last two decades in a nursing home, not speaking, not really there.  Carrie spent years in foster care.  She has become a very independent woman, who doesn't really let people in.  She needs to be in control at all times, so stays away from booze and drugs.  She is partnered with DC Paul Harper. My Synopsis:   (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions) The police have received a message from a distraught caller stating that they had provided information in the past, and nothing was done.  It looks like the caller is now going to take matters into their own hands.  Carrie wants to follow up, insisting that the caller is a victim, while Paul looks at the caller as a perpetrator. Three girls enter a house and one of them is attacked by a pedophile.  One of the girls, 11-year old Melanie Wilson, gets the other two girls out.  Later, she ends up missing, along with her parents. Another family, mother, father, and twin 15-year olds also go missing. There is something about these cases that are stirring up Carrie's memories of her missing sister.  After 20 years, Carrie still aches for Hattie.   My Opinions:   I enjoyed this second book in the series much more than the first.  We got to know a lot more about Carrie, as we explored what happened to her sister.  This really helps to involve the reader.  I think I may have let this series go by the wayside if the author had not done this.  I like how Hewitt told both Carrie's story and the active case in alternate chapters.  I do, however, believe that the tie-in between the two was a little far-fetched. The plot was good, and it moved quickly.  It is a very fast read.  The characters were interesting, and as they book moved along, the strength of some increased, while others fell off.   The author created survivors! The book explores the idea of living off-the-grid, and the reasons it would or not appeal.  To me....no...I have to have somewhere to charge my e-reader! Overall, I enjoyed the book.  
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Couldn’t put it down!

    What a great read! The twists in the plot had me from the start and I found it really hard to put down. A great mystery.
  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Thanks for your feedback!

    A must read

    I was going to rate The Quiet Girls 4.5 but after thinking about the book and its ending I give The Quiet Girls a solid 5. This book will stay with me for a long time. The Quiet Girls is several stories within the one, each with their own twists and turns. You learn more about Carrie and what happened to her when her sister was kidnapped and murdered. Carrie has blocked out what happened that day. Two families move to a deserted island ; each for different reasons. Harry just wants to keep his daughter safe but its too late for that as Melanie knows too much about the predator in town. I don,t want to give anything away but the stories merge, the pages fly by. Twists and turns you won't see coming. I can't wait for book 3 in the series. I will be first in line to buy it. Please take time to read the author's notes at the end of the book. Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for letting me spend time in Carrie's world.
12

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • TABLETS
  • WINDOWS