Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BLOG TOUR - Buried Angels


Today I am very pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Broken Souls by Patricia Gibney. An extended review of the first seven books in this series is here.

Title:   Broken Souls
Author:  Patricia Gibney
Series:  D.I. Lottie Parker #8
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers
Publisher:  Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   451
Date of Publication:  May 26, 2020
My Rating:  4 Stars

DESCRIPTION:

Bubbles of cold sweat trickled down Faye’s spine. The hole wasn’t empty. Before she could turn and run, she caught the two sightless eyes staring up at her. Only then did she scream.


When Faye Baker discovers a fragile child’s skull behind the walls of her new home, Detective Lottie Parker is called to investigate. The house has been owned for years by the family of Faye’s boyfriend Jeff, so when Jeff starts acting suspiciously, Lottie wonders what he might be hiding…


Lottie doesn’t have long to dig deeper before a child’s bones are found by eleven-year-old Gavin on nearby railway tracks. The bones don’t match the small skull behind the walls, but Lottie can’t ignore the coincidence. Someone out there must be missing their loved ones and it’s up to her to put right a terrible wrong.


Unable to shake a feeling of foreboding, Lottie goes to speak to Faye, and discovers that she hasn’t turned up for work. When Faye’s body is found stuffed in the back of her car, Lottie needs to find out who wanted her to keep quiet.


As Lottie hunts for Faye’s killer, the case takes a darker turn when Gavin goes missing. Faye and Gavin are connected only by the grisly body parts they discovered. But who are these little victims and why has their killer come back? Can Lottie find the answers before another precious life is taken?


This thrilling new novel from bestselling author Patricia Gibney will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. If you like Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll love Buried Angels.  


PURCHASE LINKS:

Amazon: https://bit.ly/2zTH9T3
Apple: https://apple.co/2Zjp2Am
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2Xgk0C6
Google: https://bit.ly/2ZniMYG


MY THOUGHTS:

In this intense 8th book in the D. I. Lottie Parker the case Lottie is on begins with Faye Baker finding a child's skull in the walls of a home that was owned by her boyfriend Jeff. In short order, more bones are discovered by an eleven-year-old boy named Gavin and then Faye's body is discovered. Lottie is positive that all three cases are tied together, and Faye's boyfriend Jeff is one of the suspects.

Having read all seven of the previous books in this series has prepared me for the grittiness that comes with the cases that Lottie is working on. The fact that children are among the victims increase the chilling tension in this book tenfold.

Meanwhile readers are reminded of Lottie's difficult and painful past and what she is dealing with Boyd's cancer treatments. Her husband died of cancer, so now that her lover Boyd is suffering with the brutal disease is taking its toll on Lottie. Furthermore, even though Boyd isn't well, he is trying to offer support to his sister Grace.

I absolutely love this series by Patricia Gibney. In every story readers get to see how the strong, resilient Lottie, along with her team, solve difficult cases. And, at the same time, her vulnerabilities show, and this makes her a very well-rounded character. As I have felt after reading each book in this series, I am looking forward to seeing more of Lottie in future cases, as well as to see where her future with Boyd lies.

Many thanks for Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Patricia is the million-copy bestselling author of the DI Lottie Parker series. She yearned to be a writer after reading Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene and even wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. She has now grown up (she thinks) but the closest she’s come to Nancy Drew is writing crime! 

In 2009, after her husband died, she retired from her job and started writing seriously. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations. 


Patricia also loves to paint in watercolour and lives in the Irish midlands with her children.



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7 comments:

  1. I need this series in my life, great review

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  2. This is another new name for me, you find such interesting reads!

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  3. This is my kind of story. Another book to add to my TBR.

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  4. This series sounds good. I will have to go and look for the first one.

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  5. I have this book. Maybe some day I cna get to this series.

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  6. This book sounds fab. Great review.

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  7. a new author for me.. and that cover looks good.. the series sounds interesting too

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