Friday, March 23, 2018

Review: No Safe Place by Patricia Gibney

Title: No Safe Place
Author: Patricia Gibney
Series: Detective Lottie Parker, #4
Published: March 2018, Bookouture
Format: ARC E-copy, 488 pages
Source: Publisher via Netgalley

There's nothing more dangerous than a familiar face...As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate.

Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

As two more women go missing from Ragmullin, Lottie and her team fear there is a serial killer on the loose. And the disappearances are strikingly similar to a cold case from ten years earlier. Could history be repeating itself?

As journalists begin to interfere with Lottie’s investigation, she fears the killer is about to strike again. Lottie is in a race against time to find the missing women, but the killer is closer than she thinks. Could Lottie be his next target?

If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love the latest pulse-pounding thriller from Patricia Gibney. No Safe Place will keep you guessing until the very last page.

My thoughts: This is the fourth book in Patricia Gibney's Detective Lottie Parker series and I just love this series! I really do think it gets more involved and creepier as the series progresses and I fall more in love with the characters each time. It's one dark, crazy, twisted  crime series for sure, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

What I loved about this latest installment was that right from the beginning we are pulled into the investigation and immediately start questioning who might be behind it. There are quite a few suspicious individuals that we meet along the way that I found myself constantly wavering back and forth as to whether they were behind everything...I loved this! 

I also loved that once again not only do we have the police investigation going on, but there is plenty of character development happening. Detective Lottie Parker is one complicated gal - she has a lot on her plate at any one time and things never seem to be smooth sailing for her. Lottie is trying to figure out if there is any room in her life for a relationship and trying to juggle that with work, her children and her mother. She certainly isn't a perfect person - she's constantly struggling with her drinking, she pops pills like there's no tomorrow, she has a hard time holding her tongue to her superiors, and she can be abrasive and snarky - but she's a strong character and I enjoy reading her story!!! 

This is one intense, chilling read that will have you devouring the pages - and let me tell you, despite it's length, these books are quick reads! Once you start them, you find yourself quickly immersed in the story, and with some of the chapters coming in a page or two, you find yourself flying through them. I love that Bookouture lets me read these books ahead of time, but I hate that now I have to wait until Patricia Gibney has written the next book...I want more Detective Lottie Parker!!!

Books in this series: 
  1. The Missing Ones
  2. The Stolen Girls
  3. The Lost Child
  4. No Safe Place


  1. This book sounds very intense. Great review, Kristin!
    Have a terrific weekend.

  2. Thanks for the review. A new book for me so I appreciated the update.


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