Many congratulations to Patricia Gibney on the publication of ‘Final Betrayal’! I am delighted to be kicking off the blog tour with a review – many thanks to Bookouture for the tour invite and ARC.
‘She lifted the flap of the envelope and pulled out the single white page. As she opened it up she stared, open mouthed. Four words were typed on the page. I am watching you.’
When Amy Whyte and Penny Brogan leave a local nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning and don’t arrive home, their families are beside themselves with worry. Conor Dowling has just been released from prison, a man full of hatred for Amy, the girl who put him behind bars in the first place.
The case is given to Detective Lottie Parker, when the girls’ blood-soaked bodies are found, days later, in a derelict squat. Chillingly, both girls are clutching silver coins in their hands – what message is this killer leaving behind? All the signs point to Conor but his alibi is water tight.
As Lottie examines Penny and Amy’s final days alive in a desperate search for clues, two more girls are found stabbed to death in a luxury apartment complex. Caught up in what is fast becoming her toughest case yet, Lottie is unaware that somebody is watching her every move.
Then Lottie’s two daughters, Katie and Chloe suddenly disappear from the town centre. Terrified that the killer has her girls, the stakes have never been higher for Lottie.
But as Lottie puts everything on the line to find her daughters and solve the case, she’s about to find herself in terrible danger – someone has a personal axe to grind with her and they know the best way to get to her is to hurt the ones she loves the most.
What does TWG think?
Book six already? How the hell did that happen!! I seem to say this quite often when it comes to book serials, but it’s still true nonetheless – you don’t NEED to read the books in order if you’re new to the series. Each book can be read fine on their own, however, because they are all brilliant, I do suggest you read them all. That’s just me though!
Lottie Parker is back and she still hasn’t managed to bring some good luck with her! How much rubbish can one person, and one family, deal with?! In ‘Final Betrayal’, Lottie starts off feeling as though she has finally got her feet firmly on the ground and is hopeful for the future, a feeling she hasn’t felt for a very long time. You know what I’m going to say next, right? Exactly – someone comes along and bursts her bubble, and yes, she is in trouble! But is she the only one?
Patricia Gibney is outstanding at creating a suspenseful storyline which made me feel nervous from the bottom of my spine. Sounds weird, I know, but it happens! There is a lot of uncertainty to sink your teeth into in this latest installment, and the intensity gets richer with every passing page.
Full of red herrings, thrilling circumstances, and dark and devious characters; ‘Final Betrayal’ is an atmospheric, twisted read and I LOVED every second of it. Patricia Gibney is a legend!