Three Widows by Patricia Gibney / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @trisha460 

D.I. Lottie Parker #12

She kissed her daughter, turned out the light and entered her own room. Too late to run, she stood frozen as a figure stepped out from behind the door and a hand covered her mouth. Fear was a bomb in her chest ready to explode. Her children. They’d already lost their daddy; they couldn’t lose her too.When young widow Éilis Lawlor disappears in the middle of the night, with her two little children asleep in their beds, it is a chilling case for Detective Lottie Parker. Since her husband’s tragic death, Éilis is all her children have, and when Lottie sees Éilis’s house keys and phone still lying on the kitchen counter, she is terrified for the vulnerable mother’s safety.Then Éilis’s broken body is found by a nearby lake, wrapped in an unfamiliar yellow dress, her mouth sealed with duct tape – and Lottie’s worst fears are confirmed. Someone wanted this beautiful widow dead.Desperate to find the person behind this brutal crime, Lottie discovers that Éilis was a member of a support group for widows. And when Jennifer, a close friend of Éilis’s from the group, is found on a rubbish heap, wrapped in a yellow dress, Lottie vows to get justice.Lottie dives into Jennifer’s past, and learns that she had lived a reclusive life since her husband died. She hadn’t been seen at work for months and had sheltered inside her immaculate home, only emerging for meetings with the group. But when Lottie questions the other women about Jennifer’s isolation, they claim to know nothing.Lottie is certain that the remaining widows are hiding something. Can she uncover the truth before another innocent life is lost?




I like Lottie and her team a lot. They are all so different and that also means they not always like each other. When it comes to solving a crime they work like a well oiled machine even though one of them cannot seem to help themselves and has to criticize or even insult a colleague. But even when two people don’t like each other very much, they can work together when the going gets tough.

The police team seems to find bodies left, right and center and it’s pretty clear it’s a vicious killer they are dealing with. They certainly know how to hide any tracks and are very violent. 

As per usual Lottie and Boyd have some issues to deal with in heir personal life too. Will they be able to figure it out and come up with solutions everybody is happy with?

In my opinion this book was filled with suspense and I was really wondering who could be so bad and why. I kept changing my mind about who was to blame or were there maybe multiple culprits?

There was one person though I did not like and I kept thinking I would not mind if they were the bad one. 😉 Was I wrong or right? Well, I was right. 🙂

Although this book kept my attention and sucked me in from the very beginning until the end, one part of my mind was wondering about some things and was asking myself how and why like this?

Anyways, I thoroughly enjoyed this 12th part and I would say bring on number 13. 😉 4,5 stars 

Thank you


About the author

Patricia is the million-copy bestselling author of the DI Lottie Parker series. She yearned to be a writer after reading Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene and even wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. She has now grown up (she thinks) but the closest she’s come to Nancy Drew is writing crime!

In 2009, after her husband died, she retired from her job and started writing seriously. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations.

Patricia also loves to paint in watercolour and lives in the Irish midlands with her children.  


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