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Final Betrayal

(D.I. Lottie Parker #6)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  1,086 ratings  ·  142 reviews
‘She lifted the flap of the envelope and pulled out the single white page. As she opened it up she stared, open mouthed. Four words were typed on the page. I am watching you.’

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 releas
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Published April 18th 2019 by Bookouture
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Apr 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

Final Betrayal is a solid, but not great, addition to the DI Lottie Parker series.

Young women are being killed in pairs in the small town of Ragmullin, Ireland. Lottie Parker and team are on the case. At the same time, Lottie’s newly discovered crazy half-sister has escaped from custody and is out for revenge against Lottie’s family.

What I struggled with : The murder mystery didn’t grip me. In fact, I found it boring. I didn’t pick up on the identity of the killer until I was more t
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley

3.5 stars, rounded down

I’m a huge fan of the Lottie Parker series and have been from the very first book. This book, not so much.

Two young women disappear after an evening out. Their bodies are found in an abandoned house with silver coins in their hands. It doesn’t take long for another pair of young women to be found dead. As if Lottie didn’t have her hands full enough with work, her half brother arranges for her half sister to be given a day’s pass from the insane asylum and then manages to
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, netgalley, series
Happy Publication Day
Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review

Okay, I went into the sixth book of the series with trepidation. I saw "final" in the title and was worried that it was the end. So, let me assure everyone that in the author's note Patricia Gibney does state there will be a book seven. Thank goodness because Lottie as per usual leaves her partner, her best friend, and my fictional soul mate, Detective Mark Boyd, hanging once again
Mandy White
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Final Betrayal is book 6 in the Detective Lottie Parker series, a series that I thoroughly enjoy. I do recommend that you read this series in order. By book 6 there is a lot of history and you will want to know it all to enjoy this one. Lottie is a tough nut, she loves her family and her work and her life is very complicated. But she never lets anything get in her way of solving the case and locking up the guilty. Her personal life is pretty much non existent. She isn't always the most likeable ...more
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
So I have a little confession to make. This is the first of the authors books I have read. Shocking I know! I usually try to always read books in a series in order but sometimes for some reason this goes out the water and you start quite a bit into it instead.

Having not read any other books in the series I did worry that it may spoil my enjoyment somewhat but I needn’t worry. The author gives enough background so I knew what I needed to know from previous books but I will warn you that as soon a
Sean Peters
May 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Firstly of course I must thank Net Galley, The author and my favourite publisher Bookouture, who seem to have a collection of great authors.

Final Betrayal , number six in the Detective Inspector Lottie Parker series.

hen 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
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
I loved this series at the beginning but the last couple hasn’t been up to par. The main problem I’m having is Lottie. She’s really become annoying. She has problems which make her relatable but nothing is getting solved. She’s not growing as a character, so we’re hearing the same things over and over again with her. Another issue is that her family is ALWAYS involved in the drama of her investigations. Can’t Gibney give that a rest? That entire family needs therapy! There’s nothing new or fresh ...more
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Detective Lottie Parker is back in the sixth instalment of this gritty, suspenseful series. She's called in as lead investigator when a gruesome and grisly crime scene is discovered. There's plenty at stake in Lottie's most difficult case yet and the book crackles with tension. Fraught with danger this is a thoroughly gripping, twisted story with many surprises and plenty to throw you off the scent. Gibney once again shows that she knows what her readers want and gives it to us in spades. Final ...more
Adrian Dooley
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
The 6th outing for Lottie Parker and while i did enjoy it I have to say it wasnt my favourite in the series.

Two girls are found murdered in a derelict house, both having their throats slit and a plain silver coin left beside them. Could the killings be connected to recent release of a prisoner who has returned to Ragmullin after spending the last decade in prison?
Lottie and her team are on the case and when two more bodies turn up they are convinced that the ex con is their man. But are there o
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Final Betrayal is the 6th instalment in the Lottie Parker series. Which, I have loved from the very first page.
This story starts again in the Irish town of Ragmullin. Two women (and friends) are found dead with their throats cut and with a metal disk found on their possession. They straight away suspect Conor Dowling, that has been recently released from prison after 10 years. Which he claims he was wrongly convicted, and he is innocent. The two dead women gave statements at his trial that he wa
Book Addict Shaun
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Lottie Parker series just gets better and better with each book released and Final Betrayal was just another amazing and gripping read. The town of Ragmullin is one of my favourite settings and I love how vividly Patricia Gibney brings it to life, though I’m not entirely sure it’s a place I’d want to live.

With all of the history surrounding Lottie and these characters, whilst it can be read as a stand-alone I do recommend reading the entire series beforehand, not only are they some of the b
Susan Johnson
Apr 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
3.5 stars

I have liked this series from the beginning. Lottie is a character that is full of flaws that has evolved and grown throughout the series. She has also been to hell and back and certainly marches to her own drummer. She is also very good at her job.

This, unfortunately, is a weak addition to the series. I think the main spoiler is the story line of the half brother who is a police officer from New York who somehow manages to get a criminally insane woman who is kept handcuffed out on a
Apr 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Two young women are murdered after a night out. It so happens that someone they both knew had just been released from prison -- Conor Dowling -- and they were the ones who'd identified him and secured his conviction for assault and robbery ten years ago. Is this revenge? Then two other young women are found dead.

Meanwhile, Detective Lottie Parker of the Ragmullin guard and her team are pulled this way and that by other events and complicated situations. Not only with her job, but Lottie is also
Elaine Tomasso
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of Final Betrayal, the sixth novel to feature DI Lottie Parker of An Garda Síochaná, Ragmullin.

Ragmullin is unusually quiet but that changes when Councillor White reports his daughter, Amy, missing. She was last seen at a club on Saturday night and it’s now Tuesday. Superintendent McMahon makes it Lottie’s number one priority although it’s not long before Amy and her friend Penny Brogan are found murdered in a derelict cottage. A
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is already book 6 in the series but only my second one. I was utterly captivated by the previous part and this one was a nail biting, chills down the spine running, nailing to the chair kind of book. This story was not filled to the brim with suspense. Oh no, it was overflowing with suspense!

Lottie Parker is a very interesting character. She does not always follow the rules, but she certainly delivers.

I like the relationship between her and Boyd, but I think he must be a saint sometimes. Ev
Mar 10, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a decent read and I must say, I love this series. There's something about Lottie Parker that makes you want to know more about her and her life. I don't think she's actually a great detective but she does, in her own bumbling way, solve cases. I love her team, and I am sure that they are responsible for a lot of those solved cases.
This novel starts with the murder of two girls, shortly after two more girls are murdered. Lottie and the team have no idea where to start and the investigati
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for an ARC of this book, in exchange for an honest review.

This sixth book in the Detective Lottie Parker series is the first I've read of the series. The story is fast-paced and suspenseful, but it was obvious from the get-go that there were mistakes made in past cases that influenced the present. The main character is very likeable, but her detecting skills... seemed all over the place. The phrase "round up the usual suspects" kept crossing my mind, because
Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: April 11th 2019

"Her subconscious was telling her she had made a mistake all those years ago. Her conscious self told her she hadn't. Which was correct?"

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Julie Lacey
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast paced crime thriller that I couldn’t put down.
This is book 6 in the series and I’ve devoured all of them, but this could be read as a stand-alone as Lottie’s past is explained in this book.
Two girls are reported missing and soon their bodies are discovered in an abandoned building.
Each girl has a silver disc near their bodies but Lottie and the team do not know what significance this has.
The girls were witnesses at a trial and now Conor is out, he’s prime suspect for their murd
Lel Budge
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“The body was heavier than he’d thought it would be. How could one so young and thin weigh so much?”

Well I was hooked from that first line…..Lottie Parker has just moved into her new home with her son Sean, daughters Katie and Chloe and her grandson, Louis….a fresh start for them all….

Then two young women go missing…..their bodies are found and an investigation begins…what is the significance of the silver coins?……Conor Dowling is just one of the suspects, newly out of prison and holding a grudg
I read on one blogger's review where the blogger felt this series had run its course and I heartily disagree. If anything, to me, it is getting better and picking up steam now that Lottie has a potential love in her life. It took me awhile to get into Lottie and there are still times when I think she is too harsh with her partner, Boyd In this novel, I did feel more of a connection with her three children which I hadn't felt before. I listened to the audio version of this and did enjoy the voice ...more
Cathy Geha
Apr 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Final Betrayal by Patricia Gibney
D.I. Lottie Parker #6

Lottie has moved out of her mother’s home into a new abode. She seems happier now that the past has literally been burned up and tangible memories of her past with a spouse now deceased five years all ashes. She has a relationship with a colleague that provides a bit of fun outside work and being a mother and grandmother and she seems to be moving forward with her life. And yet...she still seems a bit at loose ends and unable to commit to mu
Jacqueline Murphy
YES.... back to Ragmullin we go for another crime thriller to be solved by Lottie Parker, I just love this series! Lottie is on the case when two local girls are murdered and found in a doss house with their throats slit and plain round silver coins left under their bodies, the killer's calling card perhaps?.... one of those girls is the daughter of the local councilor so as always the pressure is on Lottie.

In the meantime, Conor Dowling who was found guilty of aggravated burglary and sentenced
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
First things first: I absolutely love Lottie Parker. She is, by far, my favourite literary detective and this book series contains some of my favourite detective novels.

While I really like detective fiction and mysteries, it is a difficult genre for me to enjoy, mostly because, while in many cases the mystery part of the book is good, I don't really like the protagonists. For instance, Dan Brown is a hugely successful author (though I would class his books more as thrillers as opposed to mysteri
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have devoured all of Patricia Gibney's Lottie Parker books from the very first one but I must admit that I found this one a bit disappointing.

Two girls never return from a night out. The families are distraught & as the father of one of them is a local councillor there is a lot of pressure from the 'high ups'. They are found in a squat with their throats cut & with two blank silver coins. Suspicion falls Connor Dowling , a man who has just been released from prison & it was the tes
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fantastic read from an amazing series by a brilliant author. I was so excited when it landed in my inbox. Travelling back to Ragamullin to find out what is happening to Lottie Parker and Boyd. I am glad to say that this is another page turner which had me reading late into the night.
Two young women, Amy Whyte and Penny Brogan leave a night club and are found two days later in a derelict building, they have had their throats cut. Next to the bodies are found some silver coins. As usual L
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well the fabulous Patricia Gibney has created a sure fire hit here with book six of this amazing series featuring DI Lottie Parker and it’s a belter of a read. Right from page one we are plunged headlong into missing girls, an old case and Lottie’s very disturbing past coming back to haunt her and oh boy it really does this time with Leo Bellfield and the crazy Bernie Kelly on the loose !! Lottie struggles with her old demons and the irritating and decidedly pompous Superintendent McMahon who ce ...more
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-x
WoW.......WoW..............Final Betrayal is the 6th book in the Detective Lottie Parker series by Patricia Gibney. I am a big fan of this series and just have just loved every book. If you want a series to get stuck in and enjoy............Detective Lottie Parker is the one for you. But you don't need to read from the first book as everything is explained. But you will want to read them all, as they are so addictive! You will not regret it. You'll be hooked and want more of Patricia's books.
marjorie hall-venmore
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Another absolutely awesome book of Detective Lottie, Parker. I am blown away once more with Lottie, with children of her own being a single mum. Life has not been kind in many ways, yet Lottie somehow holds things together, in this book, with 2 of her own children having gone missing. With Lottie already investing a case where children have been mudered. You know she doesn’t want to believe it could happen to her children, yet the reality of the situation she also kn
Debbie Oxier
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
First time reading this author and I really enjoyed it. Lottie, along with her partner, Mark Boyd, don't just work together. They are also involved romantically. Lottie has three children (her husband is deseased) and one grandchild. When two young women go missing then turn up dead, Lottie's chief suspect is Conor Dowling, a man just released from prison. One of the victims was responsible for putting Dowling away for his crime when she testified against him. Unfortunately, he has an airtight a ...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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D.I. Lottie Parker (6 books)
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  • The Stolen Girls (Detective Lottie Parker, #2)
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