Today it’s my turn on the blog tour celebrating the publication of Patricia Gibney’s TELL NOBODY. Book 5 in the DI Lottie Parker series.
I’ve been a big fan of this series since the first book was published.
Patricia Gibney spins some serious multi-layered crime thrillers, with a remarkable set of characters living out some very realistic crimes.
Each book has had me hooked from the first pages and this one is no exception.
I recently recommended the series to a friend who was looking for some books to read on holiday. When they got home his wife gave me a hard time because he’d had his head buried in his Kindle for most of the holiday. He like me was hooked.
The fact that he’s a Policeman can only be a testament to just how good the stories are, and just how realistic the crimes and characters are.
Here’s my original blog, written a few weeks ago.
TELL NOBODY Patricia Gibney
Patricia Gibney has a way of hooking me from the very start of each book.
This one starts with an unknown woman running away from something or someone. She is in terrible pain and blacks out.
The story cuts to a boys football match, a final, everybody should be happy, but not everybody has a caring and loving family to support them.
Mikey Driscoll had scored the winning goal in the Cup Final, as he is on his way home he is picked up and given a lift. Two days later his body is found.
What comes next is a story that follows DI Lottie Parker and her team as they investigate Mikey’s murder. Then more bodies start to be found, and the pressure is on to find the killer.
But that is far too simplistic a description of the book.
This book doesn’t just look at the murders. Patricia Gibney looks at family dynamics, and how not everything in the family is how it seems to somebody looking in from the outside.
Latch key kids, bingo moms, single men and women bringing up families, teenage angst, unlikely friendships, all play a big part in the story.
And it’s not just the victims and criminals that are having a hard time.
Lottie, her son, two daughters and grandchild, are all living with her Mom, and its driving her crazy.
Her home had been destroyed in a fire and she is renovating her new house. But even that comes at a cost, to her and somebody close to her.
At work, her boss has it in for her, and would like nothing more than to see her fail.
The chemistry between Lottie and her DS is still bubbling along, but she is terrified to take comfort in his arms.
This series of books is great. The attention to detail that Patricia Gibney gives to the stories make them amongst the most realistic books I’ve read.
As well as the crimes in the books there is the ongoing story of Lottie, her family, and her team, and for me, that’s where she has the edge over most Crime Writers these days.
I love these books, and look forward to each new one that’s published.
This is the 5thin the DI Lottie Parker series set in the mid-Ireland City of Ragmullin.
Although it can be read as a stand-alone novel to get the best out of it I would recommend reading the series in order. Follow Lottie her family and her team as Patricia develops and grows the characters and their relationships.
Believe me it’s worth it.