The Guilty Girl: An utterly gripping and unputdownable serial killer thriller

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32 reviews

About this ebook

Something whistling through the door behind her caused her to turn. A shadow spread across the opening. She clasped a hand to her mouth, stilling the fear that was rising. The menacing shadow was followed by a face that sent a cold shiver down her spine…


When the call comes in about Lucy, a seventeen-year-old girl murdered after the secret party she held in her parents’ home, Detective Lottie Parker is first on the scene. As she picks her way through the smashed glasses and the blood spatter on the perfect cream carpet, she is horrified to see Lucy’s angelic face, silvery-blue eyes forever closed.


As Lottie breaks the news to Lucy’s heartbroken parents and the devastated partygoers, she discovers that hours before her death Lucy had revealed a terrible secret about her friend Hannah. And when Lottie finds Lucy’s bloodstained clothing hidden in Hannah’s bedroom, she has no option but to bring the shy, frightened girl into custody.


But Hannah claims to have no memory of the night Lucy died and Lottie begins to question her guilt. Then a fifteen-year-old boy who also attended the party is pulled from the canal. And as Lottie investigates, she discovers something shocking. Her own son Sean was at the party. Why did he lie to her? Is her beloved child a witness or a suspect… or is he now in the killer’s sights?


If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be hooked by this heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. The Guilty Girl will have you gripped until the very last page.

What everyone is saying about The Guilty Girl:


‘Amazing! Could not put it down and read until my eyes couldn’t cope anymore. 10/10 and would recommend to anyone who loves a good page turner.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘One of the best books I have read this yearDark, intense and definitely not what I was expecting. The Guilty Girl had me sat on the edge of my seat, this book is definitely my type of book. My advice to readers is switch off your phone, order a takeaway and tuck into this fantastic five star read from one of my favourite authors.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Patricia Gibney is the Gold Standard for crime fiction… This page-turning, and deeply tragic story is her best story yet - one that will surely blow your mind!!... Sublime crime thriller, gripping until the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh the web she weaves. Patricia has again delivered a story full of suspense… This is a story that delivers on mystery, having you guessing who it might be, but not fully putting all the pieces together til the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Loved this amazing book. Yet again Patricia Gibney thrills me with the latest instalment. Beautifully written, interesting plot made this unputdownable! Massive 5 stars - loved it.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Excellent!!! One of the best series out there! Can't wait for the next book!!’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Another amazing 5 star book in the Lottie Parker series. I have read and enjoyed every one and this was no exception. Fast paced and unpredictable as is the norm with this author, I was gripped from the first to the last page… I can’t wait for the next instalment.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

First book I have read of this author, but it won't be my last. Totally gripping, didn't want to put it down… Totally recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘I had my stomach doing somersaults…I loved this book.’ B for Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


'I was hooked on this story from page one… I look forward to the next book in the series.’ Netgalley reviewer

Ratings and reviews

32 reviews
Kirsty Whitlock
July 5, 2022
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'Guilty Girl' by Patricia Gibney. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Patricia Gibney, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 10th June 2022. This is the second book I have read by this author. It is also the eleventh book in the 'Detective Lottie Parker' series but can be read as a standalone. I have previously read book 10 in this series 'Little Bones' and would highly recommend it! I was originally drawn to this book by its stunning eye catching cover and intriguing sounding synopsis and title. I am a huge fan of Patricia and if this is even a quarter as good as 'Little Bones' it is guaranteed to be an absolute page turner!! The synopsis stated that 'If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be hooked by this heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney.' I am a huge fan of Karin Slaughter so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I must admit I was also biased due to th
Duchess Sarah Ferguson
June 16, 2022
The Guilty Girl is the 11th in Patricia Gibney's excellent D.I. Lottie Parker series, set in Eire (Ireland). It's another action-packed and engrossing read, though also somewhat troubling, drawing as it does on themes of adolescent discontent, drug rings and organised child sex abuse. I'd recommend The Guilty Girl to any reader who enjoys complex, well-plotted contemporary crime-thriller fiction with well-developed characters and plenty of unexpected twists and turns.
tracey campion
September 25, 2022
excellent read

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