‘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.
This is the sixth book in the Lottie Parker series and I have loved being able to read and follow the series. I was genuinely delighted to see that there was a new release coming out – this book, Final Betrayal and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy!!
I have to say that I loved this story and it was a brilliant way to escape for me. I loved being able to catch up with the characters and see what the author had for them to deal with this time. I love their different personalities and how she really brings them to life and she has created a couple of excellent characters in this one.
I love this author’s writing style, it really works for this genre and I thought that this book was brilliantly written (as I have come to expect from this author), she always tells a gripping story and this one had me hooked right to the very end, there were a few twists but it was all in keeping with the story and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
It is 4.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – I am very much looking forward to seeing what the author releases next!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A life changing experience in 2009, with the death of her 49 year old husband, meant she had to give up her career, and over the following few years, she rekindled her love of art and writing.
In January 2016, she joined with Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau Literary Agency. In July 2016, Patricia signed with Bookouture for four DI Lottie Parker crime novels.