Title: No Safe Place
(Detective Lottie Parker #4)
Author: Patricia Gibney
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
First published: March 22nd 2018
Finished reading: March 3rd 2018
“Sometimes it was better to remain silent. Sometimes, but not always.”
*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***
!! Happy publication day !!
I’ve been hooked to the Detective Lottie Parker series ever since I read the first book, reading each one as soon as it’s available. There is just something about this series that makes you want more. And I think this has a lot to do with both the writing style, the setting in Ragmullin (a town that feels authentic even though it doesn’t really exist) and of course the plot, it’s many twists and the main characters. Sure, things can be said about Lottie Parker’s broken personality and complicated past being a cliche, since most detectives out there have the same description, but she has really grown on me and I like her style. The books of this series have been consistently solid and No Safe Place is no exception to this. I found myself completely hooked right from the first chapter and literally finished it in less than a day. The writing style draws you right in and the fast pace of the plot and the many many plot twists and constant action and new discoveries will keep you on the edge of your seat. As always, the plot of No Safe Place was complex and well developed, having many different layers and little hints and twists that will have you guessing until the very end. Because while I had some vague ideas about what could be going on, the ending still came as a surprise and I definitely didn’t see a lot of the twists and details of the case coming. I also really liked the mix of the official investigation with things that were happening in Lottie’s personal life; it makes the story more human and easier to relate. The final reveals definitely left me wanting for more! I will be looking forward to book five to learn more… No Safe Place was without doubt another highly successful and intense detective thriller.
WARNING: Possible spoilers! Please don’t read this summary if you haven’t read the first three books yet. I’ll keep the summary super short but it’s impossible to keep it completely spoiler-free…
Nothing worse than trying to have a funeral for your loved one, and finding out their grave is already occupied with another body… But that is exactly what happened as the funeral mourners at the Ragmullian cemetery discover the body of a young woman at the bottom of an open grave. Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate, and wonders if the woman could be Elizabeth Bryne, who has been missing for the last couple of days. With a new boss, she is under a lot of pressure to solve both cases quickly. But then things get worse and another woman goes missing… Are the cases linked and could they have a serial killer on the loose? And what about the similarities with a cold case ten years ago?
If you are looking for a well written, fast-paced and intense detective thriller series with a consistent quality and complex and well developed plots, Detective Lottie Parker will be a perfect fit for you. No Safe Place has another intense and complex investigation with many layers and twists to keep you guessing and entertained. I had my guesses, but didn’t find out the full truth until the very end and I was wrong in many occasions. I just love it when a story is able to mislead me! No Safe Place was another excellent detective thriller and I will already be looking forward to the next book.