Absolutely thrilled to welcome you all to my stop on the blog blitz for the latest Lottie Parker book, No Safe Place, by Patricia Gibney. My thanks to Kim Nash at Bookouture for the opportunity and my review copy!
Author : Patricia Gibney
Title : No Safe Place
Series : DI Lottie Parker #4
Pages : 488
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : March 22, 2018
As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate.
Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.
As two more women go missing from Ragmullin, Lottie and her team fear there is a serial killer on the loose. And the disappearances are strikingly similar to a cold case from ten years earlier. Could history be repeating itself?
Hoo boy, can Patricia Gibney spin a tale or what?!
The body of a young woman is found in a grave that was most definitely not meant for her. Could this be Elizabeth Byrne, who never made it home after a day’s work in Dublin? DI Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. It soon looks as if there may be a connection to a ten year old cold case. But with a new boss, who clearly has it in for her, breathing down her neck and a journalist on a mission, will Lottie Parker be able to focus enough to solve these cases?
On top of all of that, Lottie has quite a lot going on at home as well. Katie would like to take her son to see his grandfather in New York and Chloe is being your typical teenager. There is Lottie’s complicated relationship with Rose and someone she didn’t expect to see again returns to the village. Quite frankly, with a few secret vices as well, it’s a miracle she’s functioning at all.
This is one of those series that hooked me right from the start and with each new addition, it just keeps getting better and better. The investigations are always fascinating and gripping with realistic and incredibly well-developed characters all around. This case here is a rather disturbing tale of jealousy, prejudice and forbidden love with its roots fixed firmly in the past, as I’ve come to expect from Patricia Gibney.
There is so much going on in this story, my head was spinning. There are various layers and threads that may or may not be connected. I couldn’t figure it out at all, especially as there is a rather long list of despicable characters I’d quite happily have throttled myself and each and every one of them makes for a viable suspect. Very little pleases me more than a story that keeps me guessing until the end.
Thoroughly enjoyed this gripping instalment and I can’t wait for the next book! If you’re not reading these, you definitely should be. Now if only Lottie could just get her act together, that’d be grand. 😄
Patricia lives in the midlands of Ireland. She is an avid crime reader so naturally she found herself writing in the crime genre.
A life changing experience in 2009, with the death of her 49 year old husband, meant she had to give up her career, and over the following few years, she rekindled her love of art and writing.
Initially Patricia wrote and illustrated a children’s book, but her real ambition was to write a novel. And she did!
In January 2016, she joined with Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau Literary Agency. In July 2016, Patricia signed with Bookouture for four DI Lottie Parker crime novels.
The Missing Ones (Book 1) published in March 2017 and to date has reached a high of number 2 in Amazon UK Kindle charts and number 6 in the US. It also achieved number 1 in all its categories. It is a bestseller in UK, US, Canada and Australia.