Patricia Gibney: Buried Angels

Today I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for Buried Angels. My review is written with thanks to Sarah and the team at Bookouture for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via Netgalley.

Blurb:

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.

Review:

I am a huge fan of this series, and I was delighted to be back with Lottie and her team. With Boyd on sick leave and a new Superintendent, the dynamic this time around is slightly different, but Lottie is still the maverick detective I have come to know so well. Her family still feel as though they could be my own family and I love the new glimpses we get into their lives with each new addition to the series.

Buried Angels has more twists and turns than an attraction at Alton Towers and I loved trying to unpick it all to figure out what was happening. As the death count rises, the investigation seems to involve more and more people, and I was crossing my fingers that everyone would be safe. I couldn’t go to bed until I had got to the bottom of this complex story.

Gibney is brilliant at creating characters that get under the reader’s skin. Through the characters involved in the investigation, she is able to explore important issues. In this novel, we learn more about social media and influencing, and domestic violence. Gibney portrays these issues very realistically and they add an extra layer to an already rich novel.

Buried Angels is available from Amazon.

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