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. Detective Lottie Parker is first on the scene. Looking at Cara’s bruised and battered body, she wonders who could have hated her enough to kill her at the happiest time of her life.
The case takes a darker turn that afternoon with another shocking discovery – the broken body of a second young woman, pushed from the roof of the hospital where she worked. Fiona Heffernan was also due to be married, and her body is clad in a wedding dress, a lock of her hair cut off.
The killings seem so personal that Lottie is convinced the girls have been killed by someone they knew. When she goes to break the news to Fiona’s family, she’s on the alert for anything suspicious. But then she makes a discovery that causes her blood to run cold – Fiona’s eight-year-old daughter Lily didn’t return home from her dance recital that afternoon. Terrified that Lily will be the next victim of a twisted and dangerous individual, Lottie takes the case into her own hands, risking her life when she comes face-to-face with the killer…
If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be hooked by this heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Broken Souls will keep you guessing until the very last page!
Read what everybody is saying about Broken Souls:
‘Brilliant as always and totally addictive and I loved it!!... This is a 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 every book in this series has been a 5 star read … Patricia Gibney as always writes a superb story never letting up on the action and once more providing us another 5 star read and highly recommended. ‘ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I have to say I got very excited when I saw book 7 was out in the Detective Lottie Parker series, it’s no secret that I love these books… How much can one woman take… Another great police procedural twisty mystery to get your teeth into, I cannot fault these books ever, it has it all… Murder, love drama, family dramas…. How Lottie Parker is still a sane woman is beyond me!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘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!!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I am a big fan of this series so was delighted to get an ARC of this book. As always there is a good balance between the personal life of the main characters and the crimes they are investigating… I really enjoyed this book and look forward avidly to the next one.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read what everyone is saying about Patricia Gibney:
‘AMAZING, BRILLIANT, THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN A LONG LONG TIME!!! It's not often I've been left speechless after reading a book but this time I was!!!… From the very start I was gripped and couldn't put it down!!!… If I could have given it ten stars I would have!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The body of college student Chrissie Lowe lies curled into a ball – long red cuts along her arms suggesting how she had met her death. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.
Purplish bruising on Chrissie’s upper arms and thighs make Jenna believe there is more to Chrissie’s death than others suspected, and she soon finds herself following the trail of the student’s last few moments, leading her to the scene of a party that had ended just hours before Chrissie’s body was found.
When Jenna hears reports that Chrissie was seen going into the bedroom of a college football star, she knows that finding out what went on behind that closed door could be the key to finding out how Chrissie ended up dead. But then another partygoer dies in an apparent accident at the campus gym just hours later, and Jenna is convinced the deaths are connected.
Facing a wall of silence from the student population, Jenna has to act fast to find the killer, but soon another student is found dead on the campus. As Jenna sends in one of her deputies undercover, she prays that she hasn’t just sealed his fate. Can she find the killer before any more lives are taken?
Fans of Lisa Regan, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott will love this totally gripping page-turner from bestselling crime author D.K. Hood. You won’t be able to put it down!
What readers are saying about D.K. Hood:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow!!! I read this book in one sitting… Gripping… I was swept away.’ Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!... From literally the first page you’re hooked and gripped!! Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. I just couldn’t put it down… My new all time favourite author!!... I just wish I could’ve given it more than five stars!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Wow, this book was amazing… totally thrilling and had me hanging on to every word… Leaves you wanting more… Well worth 5 stars, in fact I wish I could give it more.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a great series and gets better and better. Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I absolutely love D.K. Hood… An amazing author!!... A book that I absolutely devoured!’ Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Oh my flipping goodness!!... kept me guessing until the very last page… I cannot fault this book at all.’ The Writing Garnet
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I did not want this book to end! But it was so good that I was reading faster and faster!’ Musings of a Tired Mummy
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I LOVED it. It was BRILLIANT!! I was gripped from the start to the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The twists and turns kept me interested until the very end, and I read this in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I was riveted. And I simply had to know how it would all end. I’d read the author again in a heartbeat!’ Goodreads Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘From the beginning this book was intense!... I was on the edge of my seat!... Make sure to keep the lights on!’ Touch My Spine Book Reviews
The Story: Jim Richards, has to admit he has become a senior citizen, reluctantly. Richards, receives an email from a childhood sweetheart asking for help, but by the time he reaches her, she has been murdered. His life turns around and he is pulled into the murders of women from his high school who he hasn't seen in forty years. A killer is now stalking and killing his old female classmates (while they are under police protection) for unknown reasons and Jim, along with his only friend Buck, a big, mustachioed biker, are trying to stop the killer before he gets to one woman Jim has rekindled a high school crush with and before the class of '67 has lost any more of it's female alumni.
ARC readers' reviews
What an amazing premise...the ghosts of the murdered, coming back to help a cold case detective solve their murders. Great side effect? Our detective finds redemption in more ways than one. The dark humor is perfectly placed, and our hero is flawed in a very real way. Once again, Bob Moats has me on the edge of my seat, tapping my fingernails and waiting for the next book to come out! – Pamela Cooke Moore-O'Brien.
I went into this thinking it was an interesting concept but not completely sold on the idea. Although, I really enjoyed the humor in this book. Nothing like having an annoying partner that is always around. You never know when he's going to pop in. Especially since he's a ghost. I couldn't put the book down. I never would have thought that I would enjoy a paranormal ghost crime story. This was a fun and humorous, quick read. I hope to see more from Russ and Wes. - Lisa Keller
Bob, I think this is the best book ever. Love the team especially Wes. Please don't stop! I so enjoyed it. I enjoy reading Ed McBain but you give something special. - Shirley Alverez
I love the Genre with the Ghost Squad solving cold case Murders, I particularly enjoyed that awaiting ghosts need cases solved to move along in the nether world. It looks Like Bob Moats has found an interesting concept in Mystery Writing that will peak the interest of readers looking for a change of Pace. The characters become developed as the story progresses and relationships build leading very interesting exchanges between the lead and his wispy side kick. Things progress at a very satisfying rate with cases solved and deceased moving along in the hereafter. I believe this will be a hit among the readers. The police Procedural is spot on and lend credence to the story as it progresses. Russ and Wes make a great team and my hope is to read more adventures bring resolution to interesting cold cases. A must have for both Bob Moats fans and Those looking for an unique story line in the Mystery/ Police Procedural Genre. Thanks Bob Keep up the Good work!! - Russ Holthaus