Final Betrayal by Patricia Gibney (Lottie Parker #6)

51xFRTcBc3L._SY346_ Synopsis: 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.

My Rating: 3/5

My Review: I only started this series earlier in the year and it has become a series I actually want to keep up with. After breaking the series with a few other authors I really wanted to get back to Lottie so started book 6. I think the series so far has got better and I have been hugely enjoying it, however this latest book I got to the end and although thoroughly enjoyed it I feel like something needs to change.

The main story in this latest installment sees Lottie working a case of girls going missing from a nightclub. The story itself was like the other books very enjoyable, however when you read a series you become invested in the characters and Lottie is no different. I think becasue I have seen her up’s and down’s there needs to be a chnage in direction and maybe this book is the turning point.

Lottie’s colleague Boyd, well without trying to spoil it for others Lottie needs to make a decision on her colleague and we need to see a change either way. I also really like Kirby and would love to see him also take a turn in his personal life hopefully for the better. In adiditon Lottie’s half brother and sister really need to just dissapear from the series. I feel like they are holding her back and I hope that the next book will see Lottie move on to the next phase in her life. Overall an enjoyable read but really hoping we see changes afoot.

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