Last Night

It’s the early hours of the morning and Rose Denton wakes up behind the steering wheel of her car. She’s off the road, through a hedge and in a field. It’s dark and she isn’t hurt. No injury. No blood.

However when she steps out of the car, a bit groggy and unstable, she finds blood on the hood and windshield of her car. No damage to the car. Nothing lying dead or injured on the ground. Just blood on the car. But just how did she get here? The last thing she remembers is going to bed in a hotel where she had a business meeting.

Deciding to just go home, no matter the hour, when she sees a call from her husband, Dan saying their daughter hasn’t come home.

After cleaning up her car and seriously questioning her sanity, she finds out her daughter’s boyfriend is missing. And then odd things keep happening.  This was a pretty good case of gaslighting!

I really felt sorry for Rose. Trying to separate from a man she doesn’t even have feelings for. Re-living past tragedies, Rose will have to face her own past head on before she loses everything.

A nail biter to the end!

NetGalley/Bookouture March 28, 2018

The Lost Child by Patricia Gibney

The Lost Child (Detective Lottie Parker, #3)

They placed me in here and threw away the key. I look down at the gown they’ve put on me. I want my own clothes. I don’t know how long I’ve been here.

An elderly woman is found murdered in her own home, and Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd are called in to investigate. When they discover that the victim’s daughter is missing as well, they start to fear for the safety of the whole family…

Two days later as a nearby house is set on fire and with the body count rising, Lottie and her team begin to unpick a web of secrets and lies, as the murders seem to link back to a case investigated by Lottie’s father before he took his own life.

With little knowledge of what really happened to her father, Lottie knows this is a case that could give her some answers. But how much does she want to know? And how far is Lottie prepared to dig to uncover the truth?

This is the third book in the series with DI Parker. Lottie. Lottie has more issues than Vogue. With three kids and one grandson at home and Lottie working crazy cop hours and her husband dead, drinking and popping pills is just one of the many things in her life she is trying to get under control. And she is trying.

When she and Boyd catch this case nothing about it makes sense. There are so many twists and turns and What?? moments in this one I’m surprised I didn’t get whiplash!

Once I started this one I had to finish it. I had to find out if we are finally going to get to see Lottie with her head on straight, the truth about her father’s death, maybe a little romance along the way. And I was not disappointed. Shocked? Oh yes!

This one will keep you on the edge and trying to figure out who is a killer and who is just plain crazy.  And as it goes in life, secrets kept always come to light and Lottie may not want to know some of these secrets.

Well Done!

Netgalley/Bookouture  October 27, 2017