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The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney
The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror.
The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. ‘I wonder which one of us will be next?’
When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how?
The trail leads Lottie to St Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.
As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?
Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice.
Fans of Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni will be gripped by this page-turning serial killer thriller, guaranteed to keep you reading late into the night.
A new Detective is in town with Patricia Gibney debut novel. Where we meet Detective Lottie Parker in this pulse racing thriller.
The story is told over nine days, with Detective Lottie Parker called in to lead an investigation. When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home. With both victims having the same tattoo. But the question is how are they connected. The case gets personal when the trail leads Lottie to St Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. With the story wrote alternating between the past and the present Lottie begins to link victims to unsolved murders decades old. In search for one hell of a twisted killer.
Firstly I must say wow. wow. wow what a cliffhanging prologue,which left me wanting more. I do love a good start to a story and this prologue is OMFG...it actually gave me goosebumps. Talk about one tense and gritty start. Loving it from the start the author takes you on one hell of a white knuckle ride.
I cannot believe this is a debut novel this reads like the author has been writing for years. It is one twisted and dark police procedural thriller with a story that is amazingly well crafted and woven together.
Lottie is one original character who is a widow with three children and works hard. She is a believable real life person that is easy to relate in one way or another.I certainly could and I am looking forward to her developing and getting to know her more in the next book.
This a shockingly amazing read which I highly recommend, giving it a well deserved 5 stars.
Thank you to Bookouture for a copy in exchange for an honest review.