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Broken Souls

(D.I. Lottie Parker #7)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  48 reviews
‘She shivered, though the kitchen was warm. Icicles of foreboding trickled down her spine. With trembling hands she whipped back her hair at the nape of her neck. As she turned away from the window, she missed the shadow passing by.’

One dark winter’s morning, bride-to-be Cara Dunne is found hanging in her home, dressed in her wedding dress, with a lock of hair removed. D
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Kindle Edition, 446 pages
Expected publication: October 18th 2019 by Bookouture
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Maureen
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
When school teacher Cara Dunne is found hanging in her bathroom - a belt pulled taught around her neck, it sadly looks like a cut and dried case of suicide, however, there’s no suicide note, but what makes a suicide verdict seem more likely is the fact that she was wearing a wedding dress. A heartbroken jilted bride perhaps?

Later that day, Fiona Heffernan, a nurse at a local nursing home is found dead by a colleague, having fallen from the roof three floors up. She too was wearing a wedding dre
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Erin
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, series, netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review.


Patricia Gibney has filled up my heart with love and also broken it simultaneously. Damn she's a good writer!


Crying myself to sleep of that I have no doubt.

Oh yes, I tossed and turned last night thinking about where Patricia Gibney left off DI Lottie Parker, her family and her team. Lottie has overcome a lot, but may be faced with her toughest challenge yet as she realizes her daughters and son are grow
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Liz
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I’ve been a big fan of the Lottie Parker series since the first book. But the last book wasn’t as strong as the prior ones. So, I was anxious to see how I felt about this one.

It starts fast and furious. Two women are found dead, both in wedding dresses. They look like suicides but appearances can be deceiving. And then the young daughter of one of the women is missing.

We’re given lots of potential suspects. In fact, with every chapter, my mind lit onto another potential murderer. We hear from
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Carolyn
It's so good to see Patricia Gibney back in form, with Irish DI Lottie Parker investigating a series of murders and a missing child without any of her own family being abducted or threatened (goodness knows, they've suffered enough in the past!) Lottie's family is still important to her and part of what makes Lottie an interesting character as she tries to juggle single motherhood of teenagers with her high pressure job as a DI. The She's recently become engaged to DS Mark Boyd (but hasn't told ...more
Holly
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
*4.5 stars

She's back!! I was worried that I wouldn't like this because the last couple books have got on my nerves but I wanted to keep on to my hope that Gibney would deliver a book worthy of this series. I'm happy to say that she finally got back on track. First, and most importantly, she left her family out of the investigation. Big plus right there! The investigation was a good one too. I never like to actually go into that because I think its important to go into mysteries blind so you're s
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Adrian Dooley
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 7 in the Lottie Parker series and another excellent addition.
Book 6, although I enjoyed it, did irritate me a bit with the investigation/family overlapping into each other. Despite being a strong book, there was an element of the fantastical, even unbelievable that I didn’t care for much and there was also an element of soap opera to it.

No such worries here as we have clear separation between the two. A strong enough murder mystery element that kept me guessing until the end, the family s
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Mandy White
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Detective Lottie Parker is back again. .. book 7 in a series that is still going mighty strong. Returning to Lottie and her team is always something to look forward to and this book did not disappoint. Lottie and her family have been through a lot throughout this series and book 7 is no different.

This is a complex case for the team, with a lot going on with a lot of different characters. It keeps you guessing right up until the big reveal. There are women in wedding dresses in suspected suicides
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Steph  Sheppard
Oh my days! Where on earth do I start with this review? It was so nice to catch up with Detective Lottie Parker again, I’ve missed her and the team. This is #7 of this Irish Police Procedural series set in Ragmullin and it’s surrounding villages. I’m not sure it’s a place I’d love though as it has more than it’s fair share of psychopaths and serial killers. It’s chock a block full of the twists and turns that we have come to expect from Ms Gibney. (No pressure for #8) These really shouldn’t be r ...more
Michelle
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always get excited when another book from Patricia Gibney comes out. Broken Souls is the 7th Book in the DI Lottie Parker Series and what a great book it is.
Set again in Ragamullin and the surrounding areas. Lottie is called to Hill Point apartments to a scene of a woman, Cara Dunne hanging behind the door in her bathroom, with a belt around her neck, wearing a wedding dress, apparently a suicide. Then another body of a woman is found. Fiona Heffernan a nurse, her body broken and again in a we
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Javier
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hallelujah! After being fairly disappointed by the last two books in the series, in "Broken souls" DI Lottie Parker is (almost) back to form. Sure, she's a little bit less bitchy than in previous stories, but she still acts like everything's about her. If she keeps going that way she will alienate all the people in her life, both work and family. I have to concede that her children sometimes act like ungrateful brats, but she doesn't put much on her part to make things easier at home. I'm curiou ...more
Jacqueline Murphy
I have to say I got very excited when I saw book 7 was out in the Detective Lottie Parker series, its no secret that I love these books…..

Lottie is called to the scene of an apparent suicide of a woman found hanged in her bathroom wearing a wedding dress but when her and Boyd arrive, they feel like something is off, did this woman, Cara do this to herself? Lottie is working on the presumption that they may have a murder on their hands, then a few days later, the body of another woman is reported
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Kat
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant as always and totally addictive and I loved it !!
So here we have the next instalment of this wonderful series featuring DI Lottie Parker and her team and this is thrill a minute police procedural that just doesn’t let up, so many twists and lots going on it really is unputdownable but that comes as no surprise as ever book in this series has been a 5 star read in my opinion.
Lots of tension going on the storyline as suspected suicides turn out to murders, a missing child and to add to
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Audrelyn
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a huge huge fan of Patricia Gibney. I feel like I’ve known Lottie Parker for years and I’m rooting for her...... I loved this book. The perfect continuation of her story. So many twists and turns ..... no clue where the book is heading until the end.
This is my all time favourite series.... if you haven’t read Patricia yet you’re in for a treat as you have 7 books to read. Highly recommend!!!!!
Joan
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the seventh bracing novel in the Detective Lottie Parker series and it seems to pose more questions than answers for Lottie, her trusted sidekick Mark Boyd and her loyal, talented and determined team. I’ve read all the books in this series in sequence, but I am sure they can still be read as fabulous standalone novels as well, so there is no need to worry that you would be out of your depth stating with her current, soon to be published novel. This is definitely one not to be missed.
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Kath
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So, we are now at book seven and, after finishing book six, I had given up on ever warming to Lottie as a person/character. Well, blow me down, about half way through this book I actually started to like her. Don't get me wrong, I'm not about to invite her over for coffee and a chat, but I am starting to understand her a little bit more. This could also be due to the fact that, in this book, her family take more of a back seat than in previous. Something that gets my goat a bit tbh. I also got a ...more
Denise
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
"They had to die too. They were breakers of hearts. Breakers of promises."

Two young women are found dead in wedding dresses on the same day. Although both originally are thought to be suicides, it's discovered that they were murdered. Evidence is produced that indicates there may be another linked death that was also ruled a suicide. The weather is awful in December in Ragmullin and DI Lottie Parker and her team have their hands full with a long list of suspects. And, then the 8-year-old daughte
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Melissa Suslowicz Bartz
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, wow I really loved this book. This is the first book I read by this author and I’m so happy I did. This book is number 7 of the Detective Lottie Parker series but could be read as a stand alone and does not take away from the main story line.

This book was about a female detective who needs to find a serial killer before there are more bodies added on to the death list. She is also searching for a missing girl who lost her mom to this serial killer. The clock is ticking and this detect
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Elaine Tomasso
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of Broken Souls, the seventh novel to feature Detective Lottie Parker of the Ragmullin Garda.

When Cara Dunne is found hanged in her bathroom something doesn’t seem right about it and a post-mortem confirms she was murdered. That afternoon Fiona Hefernan is thrown off a building and her 8 year old daughter, Lily, is missing. With the bodies piling up and Lily still missing Lottie and her team work overtime to solve the case.

I thor
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Robin Loves Reading
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Killings are happening and there is a common thread. D.I. Lottie Parker is trying to determine what wedding garb has to do with the bodies that are being found. Then when Lottie discovers that one of the victim's eight-year-old daughter has gone missing, she works feverishly from all angles to find the missing child while solving the murders.

As per usual in this progressive and incredibly effective series, there is a lot to offer readers. There are always the cases Lottie an
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Sarah
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
Even though the novel is set in the run up to Christmas, this is a story that chilled me in more ways than just the weather!

Lottie, well things don’t get any easier for her. More than a few times I wanted to reach in to the story and give her a hug. I really felt for her with the constant struggle between motherhood and her job. I have to admit to feeling a wee bit sad for her kids as lets be honest, they do seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to Lotties career.

Her job though is
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Meredith
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Progress--Finally!

Multiple suicides have the small Irish town of Ragmullin on edge. When Detective Lottie Parker examines one of the crime scenes, she begins to suspect that there is more going on than meets the eye. As she and her team dig deeper into the the suicide victims' pasts, they uncover a dark web of lies and twisted minds.

Lottie Parker is back and better than ever. Sure she’s investigating horrible murders, her kids constantly remind her that she is never there when they need her, a
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Susan Johnson
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lottie has a lot on her plate and it is taking everything she has to keep sober. She and Boyd are finally engaged but they are not telling anyone. Boyd starts making trips to Galway supposedly to help his mother but Lottie is suspicious. The girls decide to go to NYC for Christmas taking Louis with them and their newly discovered uncle.

If the home life wasn't stirred up enough there are two dead bodies both disguised as suicides and both dressed in wedding dresses. One of their young daughters
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Susan Johnson
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Lottie has a lot on her plate and it is taking everything she has to keep sober. She and Boyd are finally engaged but they are not telling anyone. Boyd starts making trips to Galway supposedly to help his mother but Lottie is suspicious. The girls decide to go to NYC for Christmas taking Louis with them and their newly discovered uncle.

If the home life wasn't stirred up enough there are two dead bodies both disguised as suicides and both dressed in wedding dresses. One of their young daughters
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Suzanne Ryan
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lottie and the gang are back with a bang!!! The story starts off with an apparent suicide, a young woman is found hanging in her apartment wearing a wedding dress. Something feels off about it to Lottie so she calls in the pathologist to investigate. A few days later another victim turns up, also wearing a wedding dress. What is happening? How are they connected? And then it is discovered that the 2nd victim has a little girl that cannot be found. More victims turn up, there is a lot of suspects ...more
Hanlie
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's the first time I've read this author and I will definitely read more of her books! Broken Souls is book 7 in the series and is a solid mystery thriller that is well written and keeps you guessing until the end! It is set in a fictional town called Ragmullin in the Irish Midlands. I find the main character Detective Inspector Lottie Parker very likeable as well as believable. She is just an ordinary person with her own issues.

"Is there ever a good day to die?"
Two women commit suicide but i
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Judy Odom
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Broken Souls and they are indeed broken souls is the 7th book in the Lottie Parker series

How I love Lottie Parker and her team of detectives ! As the pages turn, in my mind I am trying to solve all these murders along with them, but I cant compete with the team.

One of the things I love about Lottie is you feel you know her: she is much more than just detective, she is a mother, a daughter, sister , fiancee. She has so many human sides and above all she cares for all those broken souls and is de
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Judy Odom
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Broken Souls and they are indeed broken souls is the 7th book in the Lottie Parker series

How I love Lottie Parker and her team of detectives ! As the pages turn, in my mind I am trying to solve all these murders along with them, but I cant compete with the team.

One of the things I love about Lottie is you feel you know her: she is much more than just detective, she is a mother, a daughter, sister , fiancee. She has so many human sides and above all she cares for all those broken souls and is de
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Gia
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A woman dressed in a wedding dress is found hanging by a belt in her home. Later the same day, another woman in a wedding dress is found dead from a fall off a hospital building with a terrifying discovery: her little girl has gone missing.

Detective Lottie Parker is back on the scene in the little village of Ragmullin and is convinced the murderer is someone the victims knew. But as days go by, she and her team are running into dead ends everywhere and no closer to solving these grisly crimes.
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Aleana Harris
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC copy of this book from the Publisher via Netgalley and voluntarily leaving my review.

Detective Lottie is called to the scene of woman name Cara who is found hanging in her home and she wearing her wedding dress as she and her team are investigating who will want to kill this woman on suppose to be her happiest time in her life they tumble on into a another crime when a women name Fiona who was push from a hospital roof.

As she tries to found a common link to these crimes that se
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Bailey Forsyth-Blower
I can’t get enough of Lottie Parker. Just when I think the things going down in Ragmullin can’t get any worse....surprise!
I love reading a series where I am constantly checking to see when a new book is to be released. I recognize I’ll be waiting a bit for #8. As I know I’ve said in previous reviews the character development and storylines are top notch. You feel everything with the team. You cringe when certain characters enter the scene and can’t wait for others to reappear. Reading a series
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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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