The nail-biting new book in the beloved Detective Lottie Parker series by million-copy bestseller Patricia Gibney. When Lottie takes a case into her own hands the consequences are more deadly than she could have ever imagined . . .
'Lottie Parker is one of the most compelling characters in Irish detective fiction' LIZ NUGENT, bestselling author of Our Little Cruelties
She shivered, though the kitchen was warm. Icicles of foreboding trickled down her spine. With trembling hands she whipped back her hair at the nape of her neck. As she turned away from the window, she missed the shadow passing by.
One dark winter morning, bride-to-be Cara Dunne is found hanging in her home, dressed in her wedding dress, with a lock of hair removed. Detective Lottie Parker is first on the scene. Looking at Cara's bruised and battered body, she wonders who could have hated her enough to kill her at the happiest time of her life.
The case takes a darker turn that afternoon with another shocking discovery; the broken body of a second young woman, pushed from the roof of the hospital where she worked. Fiona Heffernan was also due to be married, and her body is clad in a wedding dress, a lock of her hair cut off.
The killings seem so personal that Lottie is convinced the girls have been killed by someone they knew. When she goes to break the news to Fiona's family, she's on the alert for anything suspicious. But then she makes a discovery that causes her blood to run cold; Fiona's eight-year-old daughter Lily didn't return home from her dance recital that afternoon. Terrified that Lily will be the next victim of a twisted and dangerous individual, Lottie takes the case into her own hands, risking her life when she comes face-to-face with the killer.
If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you'll be hooked by this heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Broken Souls will keep you guessing until the very last page!
Read what everybody is saying about Broken Souls:
'Totally addictive and I loved it!! . . . This is a thrill a minute police procedural that just doesn't let up, so many twists and lots going on it really is unputdownable, but that comes as no surprise as every book in this series has been a 5-star read' Goodreads Reviewer, FIVE STARS
'I love the twists and turns in the plot that keep you guessing right to the end. And that ending! My heart was breaking. I cannot wait for the next one!' Goodreads Reviewer, FIVE STARS
'It was as brilliant as all of the other books in this series. A great storyline with all the usual twists and turns we expect from Patricia's writing but a few red herrings in there. Just as I think I have it figured out a spanner is thrown into the works and I have to think again. I couldn't put it down. Bring on the next book, I can't wait!!' Netgalle
Gripping . . . Palpable tension from the very start to its electrifying twist
- Irish Independent on THE MISSING ONES
Gibney expertly ratchets up the tension, making this exceptionally hard to put down . . . You won't be able to help rooting for our flawed heroine (Read of the Week) - Heat on THE STOLEN GIRLS
An atmospheric page-turner - Irish Examiner on THE MISSING ONES
Excellent . . . Fast-paced, gritty
- Irish Independent on THE STOLEN GIRLS
Patricia Gibney is the million-copy bestselling author of the DI Lottie Parker series. She always yearned to be a writer but between her full-time work and raising a family she could never find the time or commitment to fulfil that ambition. However, tragedy was to intervene which caused a major shift in her life.
In 2009, after her husband died following a short illness, Patricia had to retire from her job and found that writing helped her cope through her grief. She then started to write seriously. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations and ideas.
Patricia lives in the Irish midlands with her children.