This was such a great read, but you expect nothing less from Patricia's books. Cant put them down. Cant wait for book 6.
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Back to Ragmullin in Book Five of the series. I'm glad I read the previous books and kept up with the series. This book has wrung me out emotionally. It's unsettling. The themes are loaded. It's fast-paced, sharp and packed with action all the way through. DI Lottie Parker continues to be sarcastic and tetchy, but she is a dedicated detective. After a fire at her home in the last book, she and her children are squashed in at her mother's house. She seems to subsist without much food, sleep or that elusive "me-time.". The rest of the team are smart and likeable, especially Mark Boyd. There are two cases running parallel. It's an involved plot and requires a lot of unravelling. A dead new-born baby turns up, and the mother has vanished. Then, Mikey Driscoll goes missing and is eventually found dead. DI Lottie and her team face a dilemma. As the bodies of young boys keep appearing and the suspects mount up Lottie and her team are as foxed as me. Events spiral out of control, and Lottie scarcely knows which way to turn. Towards the end, there is a crushing, emotional part, which tore me apart. While I was reading, I couldn't help turning over in my mind the alarming thought that predators are lurking purposely on the lookout for unaccompanied children. If you delve back into the mid-1960's this was how Myra Hindley found the victims for her and Ian Brady to torture and kill. Later, the same with Rose and Fred West. Do we never learn? Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture.
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