‘She shivered, though the kitchen was warm. Icicles of foreboding trickled down her spine. With trembling hands she whipped back her hair at the nape of her neck. As she turned away from the window, she missed the shadow passing by.’
One dark winter’s morning, bride-to-be Cara Dunne is found hanging in her home, dressed in her wedding dress, with a lock of hair removed. Detective Lottie Parker is first on the scene. Looking at Cara’s bruised and battered body, she wonders who could have hated her enough to kill her at the happiest time of her life.
The case takes a darker turn that afternoon with another shocking discovery – the broken body of a second young woman, pushed from the roof of the hospital where she worked. Fiona Heffernan was also due to be married, and her body is clad in a wedding dress, a lock of her hair cut off.
The killings seem so personal that Lottie is convinced the girls have been killed by someone they knew. When she goes to break the news to Fiona’s family, she’s on the alert for anything suspicious. But then she makes a discovery that causes her blood to run cold – Fiona’s eight-year-old daughter Lily didn’t return home from her dance recital that afternoon. Terrified that Lily will be the next victim of a twisted and dangerous individual, Lottie takes the case into her own hands, risking her life when she comes face-to-face with the killer…
If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be hooked by this heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Broken Souls will keep you guessing until the very last page!
Read what everybody is saying about Broken Souls:
‘Brilliant as always and totally addictive and I loved it!!… This is a thrill a minute police procedural that just doesn’t let up, so many twists and lots going on it really is unputdownable but that comes as no surprise as every book in this series has been a 5 star read … Patricia Gibney as always writes a superb story never letting up on the action and once more providing us another 5 star read and highly recommended. ‘ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I love the twists and turns in the plot that keep you guessing right to the end. And that ending! My heart was breaking. I cannot wait for the next one!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I absolutely love this series with Lottie Parker and was so looking forward to reading this. It was as brilliant as all of the other books in this series. A great storyline with all the usual twists and turns we expect from Patricia’s writing but a few red herrings in there. Just as I think I have it figured out a spanner is thrown into the works and I have to think again. I couldn’t put it down. Bring on the next book, I can’t wait!!’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A fabulous mix of thrills, mystery, psychological mind twists and a clever, thick plot … a gripping page-turning, riveting book. Highly recommend Broken Souls.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘What an amazing book. I couldn’t put it down. had my attention from start to finish. plenty of suspense and twists and turns. just when i thought i had it figured out i was proven wrong. will definitely recommend. can’t wait for more.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I have to say I got very excited when I saw book 7 was out in the Detective Lottie Parker series, it’s no secret that I love these books… How much can one woman take… Another great police procedural twisty mystery to get your teeth into, I cannot fault these books ever, it has it all… Murder, love drama, family dramas…. How Lottie Parker is still a sane woman is beyond me!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐