So many October books that they’re spilling into the first of the month!
Thanks so much to Netgalley and Bookouture for the advanced ebook copy in exchange for my honest review.
THE LOST CHILD by Patricia Gibney (released October 27th, 2017)
This is book three in the Detective Lottie Parker series
My Thoughts: 4.5/5 stars!
This was a book I had to read! This is book three in the Lottie Parker series by Patricia Gibney. I will say this, if you haven’t read books one and two (THE MISSING ONES and THE STOLEN GIRLS) then you’ll definitely be missing out on a lot of the character development. Don’t worry, they’re all ones you’ll fly through!
When an elderly woman is found murdered in her home, Detective Lottie Parker and her partner, Detective Boyd, are on the case. The soon discover that the woman’s daughter is now missing – is the whole family in danger? To make things worse, two days after the murder, a house down the block is set on fire and the pressure is on Parker and Boyd as the body count rises.
Digging deeper and deeper into the case Lottie quickly realizes that these murders are linking back to a cold case that her father was investigating (just before he took his own life). As she and her team try to unravel this web of lies and secrets she gets closer and closer to the reasons why her father took his life. Does she want to continue down this road?
In this installment Lottie is reverting back to her old ways. As the stress of the cases and her denial over the feelings she has for her partner begin to grow she starts drinking again. I love how flawed and real Lottie is – as with the other two books the reader can really connect with her. There was also a portion of the chapters that were from an unknown narrator. From the information gathered, you can assume this person is in an asylum, but we aren’t sure exactly why. Those were interesting chapters to see unravel and how they ended up connecting.
It amazes me how Gibney can consistently have solid thrillers throughout this series. Most of the time the series kind of drops off or the other books aren’t as strong as the first, but not in this case! Each case is even more thrilling than the last. I’m hoping for a book 4!
Overall, if you want a great psychological thriller and new detective crime series, then I’d highly recommend picking up the DI Lottie Parker books. You won’t be disappointed.
What are some of your favorite crime series?