Book Review: Buried Angels by Patricia Gibney

July 15, 2020 Book review 1 ★★★★

If you have been following my reviews for any length of time, you’ll know I rave about the Lottie Parker series. So I was delighted to sink my teeth into the latest instalment – Buried Angels by Patricia Gibney – book 8 in this addictive crime series.

Thanks to Bookouture for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: Buried Angels by Patricia GibneyBuried Angels (Detective Lottie Parker Book 8) by Patricia Gibney
Published by Bookouture on May 26, 2020
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars

Bubbles of cold sweat trickled down Faye’s spine. The hole wasn’t empty. Before she could turn and run, she caught the two sightless eyes staring up at her. Only then did she scream.
When Faye Baker discovers a fragile child’s skull behind the walls of her new home, Detective Lottie Parker is called to investigate. The house has been owned for years by the family of Faye’s boyfriend Jeff, so when Jeff starts acting suspiciously, Lottie wonders what he might be hiding…
Lottie doesn’t have long to dig deeper before a child’s bones are found by eleven-year-old Gavin on nearby railway tracks. The bones don’t match the small skull behind the walls, but Lottie can’t ignore the coincidence. Someone out there must be missing their loved ones and it’s up to her to put right a terrible wrong.
Unable to shake a feeling of foreboding, Lottie goes to speak to Faye, and discovers that she hasn’t turned up for work. When Faye’s body is found stuffed in the back of her car, Lottie needs to find out who wanted her to keep quiet.
As Lottie hunts for Faye’s killer, the case takes a darker turn when Gavin goes missing. Faye and Gavin are connected only by the grisly body parts they discovered. But who are these little victims and why has their killer come back? Can Lottie find the answers before another precious life is taken?

!@#$ addictive CRIME Murder Mystery

First Line of Buried Angels by Patricia Gibney

“Afterwards, the detective would say he had never seen anything like it in all his years on the force.”

5 Things I loved about Buried Angels

  • Lottie. Unpredictable, impulsive, chaotic Lottie just being herself. I love how flawed she is, but she has also had huge character growth over the entire series and she feels like an old friend now. One where you roll your eyes at her antics, but then think that’s just Lottie!
  • The dynamics between the the characters. Especially those in the Garda Station, I’m so invested in their personal lives, and their little rivalries.
  • The gristly crimes that had me scared to open my own freezer, as the images of what I just read about were way too vivid.
  • The rocket fast pace, they go from 0 to 60 in one paragraph flat, and had me gasping like a Jane Austen heroine.
  • I can never solve the plots. NEVER. Which keeps me reading furiously until I unravel everything.

As you can tell I fangirl over this series, and make no apology for that. I hope there are lots more books to follow, as I just love the mixture of the setting, the characters and the dark twisty plots.

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Rating Report
Characters
four-half-stars
Setting
four-stars
Pace
four-stars
Did I feel it?
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

Who should read Buried Angels 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.

four-stars

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One Response to “Book Review: Buried Angels by Patricia Gibney”

  1. Katherine

    I do love a fast paced read that keeps me guessing and this definitely sounds like a good one. I need to give this series a try.

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