A group of women have formed a self help group following the loss of their husbands, either by death or them just leaving the marriage
Women who at the start of their loss are at their most vulnerable
It’s only a small group and when one of them goes missing it leaves a big hole. When a second goes it must just be a coincidence.
The last thoughts of one of them when they are taken is how unfair it is on her children, they’ve only just lost their Dad.
When the body of the first woman to go missing turns up DI Lottie Parker and her team are given the task of investigating.
Lottie was widowed young and has been a single Mom to young children. She starts to feel the anxieties that may throw her off her “A” game.
One of the murdered women has been living reclusively, hardly leaving the house. But the rest of the group didn’t know that, in fact what did they know about the young widow Éilis.
It’s not long before Parker begins to think there is more to the Grieving Woman’s group than meets the eye.
The Lottie Parker series is now at book 12 and doesn’t show any signs of losing its impact.
This story, like the others, is a hard hitting Police Procedural, wrapped up in a psychological thriller.
Parker is one of the best Police characters on todays book shelves. I’ve said it before but Patricia Gibney puts a lot of herself into these books.
You can’t write books as good as these purely based on research. The policing side, yes. The crimes, yes. But the emotions and feelings have to come from the heart
I always recommend this series to people who want to know why I get hooked on crime fiction. And it’s going from strength to strength.
Pages: 507. Publisher: Bookouture Available now.