Hope you’re having a fabulous Friday and gearing up for a weekend full of fun and reading!
Thrilled to share with you today my review for this wonderful fifth installment in the DI Lottie Parker series… A huge thank you to Kim for my invitation and to Patricia Gibney for this fabulous series🧡
The boy’s body was so white it was almost transparent. But that’s not what caused the nausea to rise up her throat. He was so young. His body was unmarked, surrounded by a halo of plucked wildflowers.
One hot summer evening, eleven-year-old Mikey Driscoll is on the way home from playing with friends. Two days later, his body is discovered on a bed of wildflowers by some local teenagers.
The case is assigned to Detective Lottie Parker and this time it’s personal. The victim was a close friend of her son, Sean, from the run-down Munbally estate on the other side of town. Sean tells his mother Mikey was behaving normally before he died, but Lottie can’t help but feel that her son is keeping something from her…
Then days later, another boy is found dead, surrounded by wild flowers next to beautiful Ladystown Lake.
On the hunt for a twisted individual with a terrifying calling card, Lottie must uncover the web of secrets within Mikey’s circle of friends. Someone is hiding something but who are they protecting and can Lottie find out before it’s too late? Lottie is desperate to catch the killer before he strikes again because this time her own child could be in terrible danger…
If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love the latest heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Tell Nobody will keep you guessing until the very last page.
This is a suspenseful intense read that will keep you on the edge of your seat…
This is the fifth book in the DI Lottie Parker series… The thing I love about this series is even though it is a police procedural it is very character driven…Lottie’s complex personal life is a central part of the series… along with the more personal relationships her team has with one another…. this really allows you the reader to feel a strong connection with the characters, and for me this just adds another layer and dimension to the story…
This book starts out with the murders of three children, one of them just a baby… even more terrifying these murders are way too close to home… with one of the victims being Lottie’s son Sean‘s friend Mikey… so who is killing young boys and leaving their bodies posed with wildflowers? Is it the same murderer? Is it a copycat? What could the possible motive be? Convinced that her son Sean and friends have some secrets they are not sharing, and worried he could possibly be the next victim, Lottie immerses herself fully into this case…
Lottie is a likable character even though her life is quite a hot mess… living with her mother after a fire is forcing her to repair that relationship… she is still on again off again with Marc, hoping there is some resolution with this in the next book? And she continues to piss off the higher ups! Not to mention all the bickering and conflict within the team…. and Lottie is still self-medicating, Lottie needs a good talking to buy a good friend! As much as I adore Lottie for who she is, a little character growth in the next book would be fabulous! This is a series that you read for the mystery and stay for the characters!
An intriguing captivating installment in this series with a tragic and heartbreaking end! Absolutely recommend two fans of the series, and if you have not read the series yet, what are you waiting for?
About the Author
Patricia lives in the midlands of Ireland. She is an avid crime reader so naturally she found herself writing in the crime genre. To date, (July 2018) Patricia has sold over ONE MILLION COPIES in the LOTTIE PARKER series.
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.
Book 2 in the series, The Stolen Girls, published on July 6th, 2017.
Book 3, The Lost Child, is on pre-order and is published on October 27th, 2017.
Book 4, NO SAFE PLACE was published in March 2018
Book 5, TELL NOBODY is published on 3rd October 2018
Thank you for stopping bye! Berit☀️✨