If you are a parent that has had children who have already passed through teenage years, this book will bring back memories of all the fears and trepidations you felt.
Patricia Gibney is particularly good at tapping into raw emotions. Her books always seem to come from the heart, and be laid on foundations of experience that brings a reality which is unrivalled when it comes to the angst and emotions of the characters.
This book is no exception. In fact it stands out as a brilliant book, in what is already a brilliant series.
The angst of youth. Wanting to be a part of everything, whilst being torn between what is right and what is wrong.
The dangers some youths are exposed to in their hunt for acceptance, or their version of “the dream”
The vulnerability of youth, hidden by the false shield of the hard exterior.
Lottie Parker is called to a murder. A young girl held a house party at her parents house, the next day she is found dead amongst the detritus of the party.
Why was Lucy killed.
Another girl Hannah is hiding something, and Lucy seems to have found out about it.
Parker starts to uncover disturbing evidence that indicates that somebody is taking advantage of young girls.
Evidence starts to stack up, and then one boy, who should know better admits he was at the party, Parker is infuriated.
The story in this book is so current it’s frightening. It’s frightening to realise that things like this are going on. We all read about these crimes in the newspaper, online, or hear about them in the news, but Patricia Gibney makes them so much more relevant to us by adding the emotions of the victims, witnesses, and investigators.
I look forward to every book in this series and have never been disappointed. This one lifts the bar again, I can’t wait to see where she takes us in the next one.
Print Length: 507 pages (according to Amazon). Audio book 14 hours 38 minutes Narrator Michele Morgan. Published 15th June 2022