Patricia Gibney: Three Widows

Today I’m joining the blog tour for Three Widows. My review is written with thanks to the team at Bookouture for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.


She kissed her daughter, turned out the light and entered her own room. Too late to run, she stood frozen as a figure stepped out from behind the door and a hand covered her mouth. Fear was a bomb in her chest ready to explode. Her children. They’d already lost their daddy; they couldn’t lose her too.

When young widow Éilis Lawlor disappears in the middle of the night, with her two little children asleep in their beds, it is a chilling case for Detective Lottie Parker. Since her husband’s tragic death, Éilis is all her children have, and when Lottie sees Éilis’s house keys and phone still lying on the kitchen counter, she is terrified for the vulnerable mother’s safety.

Then Éilis’s broken body is found by a nearby lake, wrapped in an unfamiliar yellow dress, her mouth sealed with duct tape – and Lottie’s worst fears are confirmed. Someone wanted this beautiful widow dead.

Desperate to find the person behind this brutal crime, Lottie discovers that Éilis was a member of a support group for widows. And when Jennifer, a close friend of Éilis’s from the group, is found on a rubbish heap, wrapped in a yellow dress, Lottie vows to get justice.

Lottie dives into Jennifer’s past, and learns that she had lived a reclusive life since her husband died. She hadn’t been seen at work for months and had sheltered inside her immaculate home, only emerging for meetings with the group. But when Lottie questions the other women about Jennifer’s isolation, they claim to know nothing.

Lottie is certain that the remaining widows are hiding something. Can she uncover the truth before another innocent life is lost?

An absolutely gripping and totally addictive thriller that will keep you racing through the pages all night long. Fans of Robert Dugoni, Rachel Caine and Karin Slaughter will devour Three Widows in one sitting!


It’s hard to believe we’ve reached the twelfth book in the series, but here we are, and Three Widows is just as good as the instalments before it. I love catching up with Lottie Parker and her team, and I love how Patricia Gibney always gives Lottie something new to deal with even after all this time. I enjoyed these aspects of the plot just as much as the investigation itself as they add a more emotional element to the story. 

Patricia Gibney’s writing is brilliant. Three Widows is an incredibly fast paced novel, despite the fact that it takes Lottie and her team some time to find some convincing leads. I was really invested in the investigation and I was just as keen as Lottie and her team to find the answers! 

The investigation in Three Widows is complex, so it did take me some time to get to grips with who was who and how they were connected to each other. The threads between each line of enquiry and the relationships between the people of interest are so cleverly constructed and I loved how the author brought everything together.

I can’t wait to see what happens next in the series!

Three Widows is available from Amazon.

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