Book Review: Tell Nobody by Patricia Gibney

June 3, 2019 Book review 0 ★★★★★

Tell Nobody by Patricia Gibney is book 5 in the Lottie Parker series. And I feel this series has gone from strength to strength. I find the mysteries to be compelling and very tricky to work out in advance. And they definitely keep me listening to the audiobooks every chance I get. 

Book Review: Tell Nobody by Patricia GibneyTell Nobody by Patricia Gibney
Published by Bookouture on 2018
Pages: 350
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The boy’s body was so white it was almost transparent. But that’s not what caused the nausea to rise up her throat. He was so young. His body was unmarked, surrounded by a halo of plucked wildflowers.
One hot summer evening, eleven-year-old Mikey Driscoll is on the way home from playing with friends. Two days later, his body is discovered on a bed of wildflowers by some local teenagers.
The case is assigned to Detective Lottie Parker and this time it’s personal. The victim was a close friend of her son, Sean, from the run-down Munbally estate on the other side of town. Sean tells his mother Mikey was behaving normally before he died, but Lottie can’t help but feel that her son is keeping something from her…
Then days later, another boy is found dead, surrounded by wild flowers next to beautiful Ladystown Lake.
On the hunt for a twisted individual with a terrifying calling card, Lottie must uncover the web of secrets within Mikey’s circle of friends. Someone is hiding something but who are they protecting and can Lottie find out before it’s too late? Lottie is desperate to catch the killer before he strikes again because this time her own child could be in terrible danger…
If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love the latest heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Tell Nobody will keep you guessing until the very last page. 

!@#$ addictive AUDIOBOOK Murder Mystery

My thoughts on Tell Nobody by Patricia Gibney

At this stage the State Pathologist might as well move to town, and be done with it. So you have to allow a little artistic licence as regards the body count for a small Irish town, but just go with it. 

To be honest I rarely listen to a series back to back, the way I have done this one. So I think that alone shows how addictive I find these books.

Things I’m loving

  • Lottie and Boyd’s romance. All the tension, all the potential and I love the smouldering chemistry between them.
  • -The unexpected departure of a character I was really enjoying. Well I didn’t love that, but it did make me feel very emotional.
  • The involvement of Lottie’s family in her cases. I love how her personal life and profession life weave together, and everything is intertwined.
  • The cases are dark, the baddies are nasty, the details are gory. And it can make for grim reading at times, but I’d rather embrace my dark side via fiction and not reality. So this works for me!
  • The weather gets mentioned all the time. How more Irish can you get, we love to bring the weather into every conversation.
Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: five-stars

Overall I’m LOVING this series. Please keep them coming Ms Gibney!

Who should read Tell Nobody by Patricia Gibney?

Highly recommended to all those who enjoy complex characters, a journey through dark themes and Irish settings. Fans of Cara Hunter’s DI Frawley series should also enjoy this one and I’d also recommend it to fans of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and With Our Blessing by Jo Spain.

About Patricia Gibney

Patricia is the million-copy bestselling author of the DI Lottie Parker series. She yearned to be a writer after reading Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene and even wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. She has now grown up (she thinks) but the closest she’s come to Nancy Drew is writing crime! In 2009, after her husband died, she retired from her job and started writing seriously. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations. Patricia also loves to paint in watercolour and lives in the Irish midlands with her children.


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