#Review: Buried Angels by Patricia Gibney @bookouture

Buried Angels (Detective Lottie Parker Book 8)

by Patricia Gibney

Publisher: Bookouture

Published on: 26/05/20

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Police Procedural


Bubbles of cold sweat trickled down Faye’s spine. The hole wasn’t empty. Before she could turn and run, she caught the two sightless eyes staring up at her. Only then did she scream.

When Faye Baker discovers a fragile child’s skull behind the walls of her new home, Detective Lottie Parker is called to investigate. The house has been owned for years by the family of Faye’s boyfriend Jeff, so when Jeff starts acting suspiciously, Lottie wonders what he might be hiding…

Lottie doesn’t have long to dig deeper before a child’s bones are found by eleven-year-old Gavin on nearby railway tracks. The bones don’t match the small skull behind the walls, but Lottie can’t ignore the coincidence. Someone out there must be missing their loved ones and it’s up to her to put right a terrible wrong.

Unable to shake a feeling of foreboding, Lottie goes to speak to Faye, and discovers that she hasn’t turned up for work. When Faye’s body is found stuffed in the back of her car, Lottie needs to find out who wanted her to keep quiet.

As Lottie hunts for Faye’s killer, the case takes a darker turn when Gavin goes missing. Faye and Gavin are connected only by the grisly body parts they discovered. But who are these little victims and why has their killer come back? Can Lottie find the answers before another precious life is taken?

This thrilling new novel from bestselling author Patricia Gibney will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. If you like Lisa Regan, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll love Buried Angels.

My Thoughts

*I received a free review copy of Buried Angels from the publisher through Netgalley in return for an honest review*

I really enjoyed this book from the very first page to the very end one. This thriller was super addictive and engaging and most importantly there was not a single moment in this book where I felt bored, or I felt like I should put this book down and read something else. This story was just so damn good. I did have some issues with this book that is why I couldn’t give it full 5 stars. But it was a very enjoyable read and I would definitely recommend this book.

Why I loved this book

This book turned out to be totally different from what I expected from the synopsis. Totally would be wrong, I guess, because it is a thriller so I had no clue what was going to happen, but what I am saying is that the path this book took was not a simple one but a really twisted path. It introduced a lot of characters and each character had their own little story. Some characters are connected to the crime from the beginning but other’s connection we discover later. So there were quite a few parallel story lines going on here and I love love parallel story lines. This is one of the main reason why I loved this book so much.

Another thing I really liked about this book was that a lot of other police people were also involved. I have seen that most police procedural are one-man army, Lottie was definitely the main focus, but there were other police too who did significant work. Not much but we also get to see the dynamics of the people of Lottie’s team both within themselves and also with Lottie herself, this is something I really liked and I really wanted a bit more of.

Another main reason I loved this book was because I was totally clueless for 80% of the book. I didn’t even have any theories. I was completely blank. I seriously don’t remember the last time I read a thriller where I was this blank.

There were quite a few twists and turns in this book, but the end twist, was the one that was the main hero of this show, it was just awesome, mind blowing, any other adjective you want to add here it was that. If you know me then you know how much I love a shocking main twist and the twist in this book was really shocking.

And this book can be read as a standalone. There is obviously a continuing larger story line that is Lottie’s personal life but there were no cliffhangers in the crime part. It is all neatly tied up in the end. Look I don’t like cliffhanger especially when dealing with crime so I had to add this point into why I loved this book.

Why I didn’t give this book 5 stars
There were I think 2 places in this book where I thought that the detective work was just a bit too sloppy to be true. I can’t go into details here because of the spoilers, so I will leave it at that. This sloppy detective work thing happened in 2 places only as much as I remember, so it is nothing much, but still it bothered me a bit so I deducted 0.5 for it. The another 0.5 I deducted was based solely on my personal enjoyment of this book as a whole and totally not because of the plot.

I loved this police procedural. The story was great, the characters were great and twist was great. What else do you need in a thriller. Buy this book right now, I promise you won’t regret it.

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3 thoughts on “#Review: Buried Angels by Patricia Gibney @bookouture

  1. Great review. 🙂 🙂 And I think I’ll enjoy this one as well. I like thrillers and mysteries that involve police procedural or courtroom drama. It’s the very first genre I’ve fallen in love with when I was a kid.

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