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No Safe Place

(D.I. Lottie Parker #4)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  4,099 ratings  ·  248 reviews
There's nothing more dangerous than a familiar face...

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate.

Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizab
Kindle Edition, 440 pages
Published March 22nd 2018 by Bookouture
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Cindy Canestrari It is definitely as good as her other 3 in the series. I'm not done reading it, maybe 3/4 of the way at this point. I'm really enjoying it!

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Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Dark, creepy, and intense!

Women are being abducted from the train station in Ragmullin. A body of a young woman is found buried in the cemetery. Cries of a banshee are heard late at night. These are just a few of the events that DetectiveLottie Parker and team investigate in No Safe Place.

This installment is a little different from the other books in the series. The case plays a larger role than it has in past--in other books, it has been a pretty even split between the case and Lottie’s pe
Mary Beth
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

A Woman's body is found in a cemetery in an open grave and Lottie and her team are investigating it. Lottie wonders if it might be Elizabeth Byrne, a young woman who vanished without a trace.

Other girls disappear from a train station. They find out that a ten year old cold case may have something to do with the disappearances. Lottie and her team gear there is a serial killer on the loose. There are loud screams in the middle of the night. A young woman believes it to be a wail of a b
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 Killer Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is the fourth book in the Lottie Parker series... and confession time I didn’t read the three previous books, but the good news is I still really enjoyed this book and now I want to go back and read the previous three.... police procedurals are kind of a hit or miss with me and this was an absolute hit! What I believe made the difference was Lottie herself.... I absolutely adored her flaws and all.... she kind of reminded me of a female Harry Bosch my favorite flawed dete
4.5 stars (rounded to 4 stars)

Another winner from Irish author Patricia Gibney! Over the last four years Bookouture has amassed a huge stable of crime fiction/ thriller authors. Of this large pool of writers, Patricia Gibney, in my opinion, is in the top 3 of the very best. She’s that good.

DI Lottie Parker and her team return intact. This time they take on a complex assignment involving numerous (one being a cold case) women disappearing off trains, two deaths by fire, and rape. Lottie is juggli
Mar 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

Book four in the series begins with a young woman’s body found in an open grave. Lottie is back at work after recovering from a knife wound. But her boss had just gone out on medical leave. The powers that be don’t trust Lottie to run things in his absence and have brought in someone she can’t stand. Not that Lottie can stand many people. She’s struggling with some of her staff. Things do appear slightly calmer on the home front, other than dealing with her mother, but she’s still drinking and p
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, netgalley, series
Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. As well a big shout out to author, Patricia Gibney for creating a feisty protagonist like Lottie Parker.

Highly dramatic, expertly written, and so difficult to put down. In fact, I didn't! Irish detective Lottie Parker and her crackerjack team of Boyd, Lynch, and Kirby have to solve a baffling case of murder of one woman and disappearances of two others, with a pushy interim commanding officer and an annoying journalist
NO SAFE PLACE is the fourth book in the Lottie Detective Parker Series, by Irish author Patricia Gibney. I found this was the best book in the series to date. While I think it probably works fine as a stand-alone, I recommend starting with book one for clarity and context. A fabulous read!

Set in Lottie’s home town of Ragmullin, Lottie has returned to work after recovering from a knife attack. We are immediately involved in Lottie’s personal and professional life, still drinking and popping pills
Another excellent instalment in what is proving to be a very good series. In this episode a body is found in a freshly dug grave and girl are going missing after catching the commuter train home to Ragmullin from Dublin. Detective Lottie Parker remembers a similar case from ten years ago, a missing girl, never found but last seen on the train, and wonders if a serial killer is at work. But why has he waited ten years to take another girl?

I liked that there was less focus on Lottie's family and h
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2018
Gibney does it again! After reading the 3rd book in the series I couldn't wait to read the next one. Only problem with that is now I have to wait for the 5th book!! I have no patience! These last two books have been spot on. The mystery starts off with the disappearance of a young lady that is eventually found half buried beneath a waiting grave. (Not a spoiler--happens straight away) When another young lady goes missing, tensions arise. Especially since McMahon is back as Lottie's new boss--no ...more
Adrian Dooley
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The fourth outing for Lottie Parker and I honestly think this one is the strongest in an already strong series. A brilliant, captivating read.

We are back with Lottie in her home town of Ragmullin. A girl has gone missing and a body is found in a freshly dug grave just as a funeral is about to take place. Could this be the missing girl? As another girl goes missing and the cases shows similarities to events that happened in the town a decade ago Lottie realizes she may have a serial killer on he
Mandy White
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
I am a big a fan of this series and Detective Lottie Parker. Books 4 and still going strong. Just keeps getting better... and the endings - my goodness... give the woman a break!

This time we see Lottie and her team investigating a missing person case... that is until a body is found in a newly dug grave for a funeral the next day. This body has been dead for a while so it can't be their missing person. So who is it? At the same time there are women going missing on the trains, just like a woman
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
If you’re a regular reader of my little blog you’re probably well aware that I’m a huge fan of the Lottie Parker series and I can’t believe this is already book four! While technically you definitely could read this as a standalone I don’t recommend it as it’s such a great mix of police procedural and thriller with deeply drawn characters and you would truly be missing out on pertinent background information.

Lottie feels like an old friend at this point albeit one that’s a bit of a mess, but a l
Book Addict Shaun
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of the Lottie Parker series by Patricia Gibney and have been eagerly awaiting No Safe Place and it didn’t disappoint. Whilst it wasn’t as strong storyline wise as The Lost Child, it was still another gripping and complex tale from a very talented author. The Lost Child will take some beating just because of the emotional response it drew from me and how well the overall story was told.

Lottie really is a fantastic character. I love following along with her complicated home life a
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
There are a few things you can always count on with a Patricia Gibney novel featuring Detective Lottie Parker. Firstly the crimes get darker and twisted with each installment, and Lottie's personal life remains forever in chaos that for me at least I would not have any other way!

This time Lottie and her Team of Boyd, Kirkby, and Lynch have their skills tested when a young woman's body is found in a cemetery in an open grave. The suspicion is she is Elizabeth Bryne who disappeared a few days earl
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good Golly Miss Lottie! Another good one by Ms. Gibney. Lottie is a messed up cop, mom and lover, but you just can't help rooting for her and liking her. It's nice to get to know more about her team as these books progress. As usual, I am looking forward to the next one.
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like a fast paced police thriller story than the Lottie Parker series by Patricia Gibney might be right up your street.

The Story.

Things are going wrong in Ragmullin, again.
Girls are disappearing from the train station. Ten years have passed since the first girl went missing, could these cases be connected or is it mere coincidence? And what was the noise that came from the graveyard in the early hours of the morning, was it a banshee that Bridie McWard heard or something even more dang
Mar 20, 2018 added it
"Love can do strange things to people."

DI Lottie Parker has her hands full. A recently dead body found in an open grave, a missing girl and a stand-in boss who won't let her chase her cases in her own way. Not to mention the usual havoc on the home front -- it's not easy working full stop when you're a widow with 3 children and a new grandson. Lottie's life is very complicated and she doesn't always handle things..."a past master at burying emotional turmoil deep beneath the mundanity of everyda
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This book was an unusual read for me as it is book 4 in a series and so I was not sure if this would spoil the book as I was unaware of previous events surrounding the main character, it didn’t......but it did make me want to read the previous 3 books!!!
I really enjoyed this book, one of those books you pick up and feel at peace with as you know its well written, you love the writing and characters and you settle down to a fine read
The book is all about a murder, 2 women going missing, a 10 year
Susan Johnson
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lottie Parker is not someone I would like to sit down over coffee and chat. That's OK because she wouldn't want to visit with me either. She has time for two things, work and her kids, and that's it. A widow with three teenagers and a young grandson barely give her time to breathe let alone eat. She also helps with her mom and has recently uncovered a mess of family secrets. She is a prescription pill popper and struggles with alcohol. To her credit she is one darn fine Detective Inspector who y ...more
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hoo boy, can Patricia Gibney spin a tale or what?!

The body of a young woman is found in a grave that was most definitely not meant for her. Could this be Elizabeth Byrne, who never made it home after a day's work in Dublin? DI Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. It soon looks as if there may be a connection to a ten year old cold case. But with a new boss, who clearly has it in for her,  breathing down her neck and a journalist on a mission, will Lottie Parker be able to focus enough to s
Elaine Tomasso
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of No Safe Place, the fourth novel to feature DI Lottie Parker of the Ragmullin Gardaí.

Lottie and the team are thinking about looking for 25 year old Elizabeth Byrne who may have disappeared from the train station when Bridie McWard reports hearing screams from the graveyard two nights before. Lottie is the only one taking it seriously but even she doesn't expect to find an extra dead body in a grave, just as they are lowering th
Monica Mac
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit to a soft spot for Lottie Parker. She is a mother to three teens/young adults, she has a difficult mother and a demanding job. She is also very real and in each book, the author lets us know that Lottie has hardly had an easy time of it in the past and she battles her demons every day. That makes me like her character even more.

There is so much going on in this book, I don't even know where to start. It can easily be read as a standalone but it is much better when the series is r
Renita D'Silva
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another heart-racing, nail biting, suspenseful crime thriller from this incredible author! She never fails to deliver and with each book gets better and better. She is definitely one of the best crime writers of today and one of my personal favourites. Loved this page turning, stupendously plotted, fast paced story and I am waiting impatiently for the next in this brilliant series.
Diane Hogg
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first thing I want to say is go Buy, Buy, Buy, if you haven’t read any of the Detective Lottie series what are you waiting for, your missing out, its a series which will leave you wanting more, desperation will set in while waiting for the next instalment. Okay that the desperation may just be me, I just love the writings of Patricia Gibney.

The day that I found out that No Safe Place was the next Lottie book was bloody memorable, I literally was happy dancing around the internet, the anticip
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Argh, I'm in full catch up mode now, so short reviews for books I read a while ago. We've had a house full of people including 2 very young grandchildren so its been a bit chaotic.

This book was enjoyable although I agree with some other reviewers that it wasn't quite as suspenseful as the earlier books. Apart from the case (intriguing), Lottie's personal life is the usual train wreck and I wish she'd get it together. Nevertheless, all the characters are great and its a great series. Roll on book
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the 4th instalment in the Lottie Parker series and what a cracking read it is. I have read all the books in the series and they just get better and better.
The story continues with Lottie Parker and her team investigating the disappearance of Elizabeth Byrne that got off a train from Dublin and an incident where Traveller Bridie McWard reports that she hears a woman screaming from the cemetery next door. Other people thinks she is hearing things but, Lottie is the only one taking her rep
Julie Lacey
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate.”
This is another great Lottie Parker book.
I love this series and it just gets better and better.
Lottie, Boyd and the team are trying to work out who has murdered the woman in the grave when another body turns up and has shocking implications for a cold case
Greta Halliday
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This gripping and complex storyline kept me engrossed from the very first page. Having not read the previous books in the series I was not sure of what to expect but I was not disappointed. Fast paced and full of suspense this was a brilliant read.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Another strong plot driven police procedural. 4th in this series and the author here repeats her formula for this series set in Ragmullin in the Midlands of Ireland.
Patricia Gibney is a fine and original writer who puts her main protagonist, Lottie Parker through the mill. There are pressures from both home and work while her work colleague Boyd would like a more lasting partnership.
In this instalment an unsolved missing person case, coming up to its 10th anniversary is brought into more immedia
Alison Eden
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had not read the first three books in this series but it was perfectly easy to read as a standalone. There were obvious references to things that had happened in previous books for example Lottie getting stabbed, her finding out about her families past and her relationship with Father Joe. Knowing more about these things may have enhanced my reading but it really didn't spoil anything. A great crime read with many sub plots that kept me gripped enough to stay up into the middle of the night to ...more
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My name is Patricia Gibney and I’m from Mullingar, County Westmeath. Right in the heart of Ireland. Surrounded by lakes, Mullingar is damp and wet most of the year but when the sun shines it is a little piece of heaven on earth. I’ve lived here all my life. I’m widowed, seven years in May, but was married to Aidan since 1982. I’ve three children who keep me sane, or maybe keep the madness at bay, ...more

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