Monday, June 01, 2020

Review: Buried Angels by Patricia Gibney

Title: Buried Angels
Author: Patricia Gibney
Series: D.I. Lottie Parker, #8
Published: May 2020, Bookouture
Format: ARC E-copy, 451 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher

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.

My thoughts: This is the 8th book in Patricia Gibney's Detective Lottie Parker series and this series is just so darn good! Yes, it's dark and not for everyone, but I do love my crime fiction and this detective series is one of my favorites!

One of my favorite parts of this series is that we are pulled right into things. Between the cases that the team gets called into and what is going on in Lottie's life, nothing is ever easy. But somehow Lottie manages to juggle it all, though someone on the team isn't too happy with how she is juggling it and is watching her. Will there be trouble down the road for her? Oh and let's not forget that Lottie has a new boss and that is never an easy transition.

As is always the case, we have some sections where we hear from the killer and some of this is done in the past, which just makes it so hard to put the pieces together. I love these sections, as chilling as they tend to be, because I always try to find little clues to see if I can figure out who this person might be, but I've yet to figure it out.

This book is addicting, fast-paced and completely binge-worthy. Things happen with our characters, development-wise, that has me so anxious for the next book. This is why I love this series - you connect with the characters and need to know what is going on with them and having to wait until the next book comes out is agony!!!

Have you started reading this series? If you like police procedurals with good character development, I highly recommend this series.

Books in this series:    

  1. The Missing Ones
  2. The Stolen Girls
  3. The Lost Child
  4. No Safe Place 
  5. Tell Nobody 
  6. Final Betrayal 
  7. Broken Souls
  8. Buried Angels


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