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Title: Silent Voices
Series: DI Lottie Parker #9
Author: Patricia Gibney
Published: February 5th, 2021
This is a crime thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat turning the pages. It is the ninth book in the DI Lottie Parker series, but I believe it will also work well as a standalone.
The story starts with a variety of memories, snapshots of past and present events which impinge on the whole story. I admit I got a little confused to start with but it is definitely worth persevering as it soon starts making sense. It relates events occurring in the week leading up to the wedding day for Detective Lottie Parker . . . a week packed with murders, mystery, death, danger and wedding preparations – thank goodness Lottie has Boyd working with her in all aspects of her life but that won’t keep both of them safe!
It has great characters many of whom are members of dysfunctional families. The story has so many surprising revelations as everything progresses and the finale is an explosive conclusion to a great read. No one escapes unscathed from a dramatic crime thriller like this!
My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
The words blurred as she read the note. She could feel her blood turning to ice. ‘Before you make the biggest mistake of your life, meet me. If you don’t, her blood will be on your hands.’
When Beth Mullen returns home, expecting to find her twin Rachel waiting for her, the silent house sends a shiver down her spine. She races upstairs to find her beautiful beloved sister cold in her childhood bed, her sparkling blue eyes closed forever, the morning after attending a glittering party…
Newly engaged Detective Lottie Parker knows that Rachel has been murdered the minute she enters the bedroom. Rachel’s neck is bruised and a shard of glass placed in her throat. Confronted with such a horrifying killing, Lottie wastes no time in pursuing every clue.
While interviewing the partygoers, Lottie discovers that Rachel’s handbag and keys are nowhere to be found. But as she is searching for them, a brilliant young doctor is found murdered with glass in her throat. The doctor was nowhere near the party and Lottie is forced to question everything. Two beautiful young women with the world at their feet have been brutally silenced. Why did the killer need them to die?
Desperate to find proof of what really happened to Rachel that night, Lottie gets close to the hostess of the party, whose two daughters were friends with Rachel. But Lottie’s hunt for the truth is getting under the killer’s skin, and when Lottie’s fiancé Boyd goes missing, will she be able to find him before it’s too late? Or will he too be silenced forever?
An unputdownable crime thriller from bestselling author Patricia Gibney, with an ending that will blow your mind. If you like Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine you’ll be totally hooked by Silent Voices.
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.