I am absolutely delighted to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for Final BBetrayal. My review is written with thanks to Kim Nash at Bookouture for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via Netgalley.
‘She lifted the flap of the envelope and pulled out the single white page. As she opened it up she stared, open mouthed. Four words were typed on the page. I am watching you.’
When Amy Whyte and Penny Brogan leave a local nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning and don’t arrive home, their families are beside themselves with worry. Conor Dowling has just been released from prison, a man full of hatred for Amy, the girl who put him behind bars in the first place.
The case is given to Detective Lottie Parker, when the girls’ blood-soaked bodies are found, days later, in a derelict squat. Chillingly, both girls are clutching silver coins in their hands – what message is this killer leaving behind? All the signs point to Conor but his alibi is water tight.
As Lottie examines Penny and Amy’s final days alive in a desperate search for clues, two more girls are found stabbed to death in a luxury apartment complex. Caught up in what is fast becoming her toughest case yet, Lottie is unaware that somebody is watching her every move.
Then Lottie’s two daughters, Katie and Chloe suddenly disappear from the town centre. Terrified that the killer has her girls, the stakes have never been higher for Lottie.
But as Lottie puts everything on the line to find her daughters and solve the case, she’s about to find herself in terrible danger – someone has a personal axe to grind with her and they know the best way to get to her is to hurt the ones she loves the most.
If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Abbott, you’ll be hooked by this heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Final Betrayal will keep you guessing until the very last page.
It should be no secret by now that I absolutely love the Lottie Parker series. When we catch up with Detective Inspector (DI) Lottie Parker, she’s moving into a new home following the fire that devastated her house previously in the series. She’s kicked her dependence on alcohol and drugs, so I was a little worried that the Lottie we know and love would start making rational decisions. I needn’t have feared: she still finds herself in plenty of dangerous situations and often sails a little close to the wind with her boss. This creates a lot of tension as she works to solve the murders. The team around her has also seen some changes. We don’t see a lot of Sergeant McKeown but what we did see suggests he will work well in Lottie’s team and I look forward to following his progress.
There are lots of characters involved in the investigation and from the prologue, my interest was piqued. There are so many twists and turns and red herrings that at times, I found it difficult to see how everything would fit together. However I had faith in Gibney to make it work and it absolutely does. I did not guess the ending and I was kept on my toes until the end!
Final Betrayal ends on a HUGE cliffhanger and I can’t believe that Gibney has left us in this much suspense! I can’t wait for book seven.
Final Betrayal is available from Amazon
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