Today I have the pleasure to review book number 6 in Detective Lottie Parker Series by one of my favourite writers, Patricia Gibney. Shame on me, this is my third book from these fabulous series. I had a really great time reading it, so here is my review.
Ten years ago, one man goes to jail for attack and robbery. Two young girls testify against him. Now, one girl after another, the two girls are found dead with their best friends. Two couples of young women are found dead with silver coins in their hands. Brutally murdered. And the man they testified against, is outside of the jail, free. With a very weak alibi.
Detective Lottie Parker works on the case. Mother of three, grandmother of one, she tries to manage her family life and the long working hours. A new house, new life, new beginning. She also tries to manage her relationship with her long lost half brother and sister. But what she is not aware of, is that someone is watching her every move. And her daughters’. When she finds silver coins in her grandson’s stroller, she finds it all connected. And she is scared. Scared for her daughters, for her family, for not being able to protect them. Unless she solves the case and puts the right culprit behind bars.
Can she find the real killer?
I liked Lottie Parker as a character from the very first book I read from the series. I like her attitude, her kindness, her love for her family, the way she is devoted to her job and her family at the same time. She grows as a person through the series coping with the loss of the husband and raising three children as a single mother. Reading this book, I liked the tension in the story, the thrilling mystery around the murders and the creepiness connecting her family with the case. Patricia Gibney is one of my favourite writers of police procedurals. I totally recommend Final Betrayal!