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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five-stars

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
Characters
five-stars
Setting
five-stars
Pace
five-stars
Did I feel it?
five-stars
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

My name is Patricia Gibney and I’m from Mullingar, County Westmeath. Right in the heart of Ireland. Surrounded by lakes, Mullingar is damp and wet most of the year but when the sun shines it is a little piece of heaven on earth. I’ve lived here all my life. I’m widowed, seven years in May, but was married to Aidan since 1982. I’ve three children who keep me sane, or maybe keep the madness at bay, just a little bit! I say that because I am an artist and a writer. I started writing, for therapy, when Aidan died. I self-published a children’s picture book, called Spring Sprong Sally.

A few years ago, I decided to get serious about it. I joined The Irish Writers Centre. Started doing courses. I love reading crime thrillers so it was obvious to me to start writing in the crime genre. And let me tell you, it is not easy. A crime novel needs to be tightly plotted and plotting is the bane of my life. I prefer to write straight off the top of my head. Oh, Oh. Feels good when writing but then comes the editing.  I lost 20,000 words in the process. But at least I am proud to say I got it done.

My debut Novel, The Missing Ones was published on March 16th 2017 followed by The Stolen Girls on July 6th 2017 and The Lost Child on October 28th 2017.

The Missing Ones has been a bestseller in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. And it has sold over half a million copies worldwide.


five-stars

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