No Safe Place

Detective Lottie Parker

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There's nothing more dangerous than a familiar face...

As funeral mourners stand in silence at Ragmullin cemetery, a deafening cry cuts through the air. Lying crumpled at the bottom of an open grave is the bloodied body of a young woman, and Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. 

Knowing the body can’t have been there long, Lottie wonders if it could be Elizabeth Bryne, a young woman who vanished without trace just days earlier. And with a new boss who seems to have it in for her, Lottie is under pressure to solve both cases quickly.

As two more women go missing from Ragmullin, Lottie and her team fear there is a serial killer on the loose. And the disappearances are strikingly similar to a cold case from ten years earlier. Could history be repeating itself? 

As journalists begin to interfere with Lottie’s investigation, she fears the killer is about to strike again. Lottie is in a race against time to find the missing women, but the killer is closer than she thinks. Could Lottie be his next target?

If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love the latest pulse-pounding thriller from Patricia Gibney. No Safe Place will keep you guessing until the very last page. 

What readers are saying about No Safe Place:


'A brilliant read. Utterly captivating from the first page to the last… Everyone was so well and clearly written… A real mark of excellent and captivating character writing… I can’t over emphasize how much I enjoyed this book… it’s my read of the year so far and I think it will take some beating… Five of the strongest stars' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

'The words that first spring to mind are Bloody Brilliant! I loved it. This book had me gripped right from the start, it was fast-paced, full of energy and the action kept coming… I am going to give No Safe Place a big fat 5 stars, it really deserves it, it’s an entertaining read full of edge-of-the-seat tension that you won’t want to put down.Bonnie's Book Talk

'I found myself completely hooked right from the first chapter and literally finished it in less than a day. The writing style draws you right in and the fast pace of the plot and the many many plot twists and constant action and new discoveries will keep you on the edge of your seat. ' It's All About Books

'WOW, I just loved it. It was gritty, fast-paced… WOW, this book is just brilliant. Patricia Gibney books just get better and better. If I could give this book 10/10 I would.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

'A totally gripping and unputdownable read. Keeps you wanting more right up to the end.' I Love Reading UK 

'This one definitely didn't disappoint!!... Absolutely brilliant read… I honestly can't wait for the next one. Hurry please.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

'Shout it out loud, for everybody who loves good Police Thrillers, DI Lottie Parker is back… A compelling read that kept me turning page after page with an anticipation that bordered on addiction.Nigel Adams Bookworm

'I couldn't put down this fast-paced read… A roller-coaster of a read which I loved.' Beauty Balm 

'Gibney does it again!... I hope I don't have to wait too long for the next book.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars

'I thoroughly enjoyed No Safe Place which is a fast-paced procedural with plenty of twists and turns… [Lottie Parker] is a wonderful creation and one of the best characters in crime fiction for it. No Safe Place is a great read which I have no hesitation in recommending.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

'Excellent police procedural ...I want to know all about Lottie! Can't wait for the next book in the series!'The Book Nurse

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Mar 22, 2018
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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.

What everyone is saying about The Missing Ones:

'I had been looking forward to reading this book and I was not disappointed. I will certainly be reading more books in this series.' Angela Marsons

'This debut novel from Gibney is just EVERYTHING!!! This was THE BEST book I have read in quite some time. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would!' Butterfly's Booknerdia Blog

‘Totally riveting and 100% engrossing.’ Books From Dusk Till Dawn

'A gripping read from beginning to finish.' Deja Read

'AMAZING! Really well written and kept me itching to read the next page. It was unputdownable! Cannot wait to read book two when released.' Goodreads Reviewer

'I was immediately grabbed by the opening paragraph and was so enthralled that I read it in two sittings. I only put it down when my eyes refused to stay open!' Goodreads Reviewer

'It's one of those stories where you look at the clock and you think just a couple more chapters, and then you look again and hours have gone by. It was well worth the lack of sleep.' Goodreads Reviewer

'A phenomenal read for a debut novel – when I say good, I mean gooooooooood.' Page Turners Nook

‘Gibney definitely is a writer to watch and an exciting new voice in crime fiction.’ But Books are Better

'This story has it all, compelling characters, a strong plot, a lot of action, suspense, and tension. Reading this novel was fascinating and totally engaging.' Carol's Place

'I have found a new crime author to add to my must read list. I find it incredible that this is a debut novel, as it's polished, well plotted and gripping.' The Book Review Cafe

'Thrilling ... filled with twists and turns that surprise you out of nowhere; it is dark, mysterious, and gripping.' The Reading Lodge

'Wow! Thrilling and tense, with so many twists. A page-turning, unputdownable read. The suspense builds up throughout the book and the pace never lets down. And the ending - wow! I did not see it coming! I am in awe of this author. Five amazing stars.' Renita D'Silva

'If I had to describe this debut thriller in just one word, I'd choose engrossing.' Book Reviews by Monnie

'Every now and then something good comes into your life. Well in this case two things have. Detective Inspector Lottie Parker and her team; and the author Patricia Gibney who has written a brilliant page turner of a crime thriller. Let’s hope we hear a lot more from both of them.' Nigel Adams Bookworm

The boy’s body was so white it was almost transparent. But that’s not what caused the nausea to rise up her throat. He was so young. His body was unmarked, surrounded by a halo of plucked wildflowers.

 

One hot summer evening, eleven-year-old Mikey Driscoll is on the way home from playing with friends. Two days later, his body is discovered on a bed of wildflowers by some local teenagers.

 

The case is assigned to Detective Lottie Parker and this time it’s personal. The victim was a close friend of her son, Sean, from the run-down Munbally estate on the other side of town. Sean tells his mother Mikey was behaving normally before he died, but Lottie can’t help but feel that her son is keeping something from her…

 

Then days later, another boy is found dead, surrounded by wild flowers next to beautiful Ladystown Lake.

 

On the hunt for a twisted individual with a terrifying calling card, Lottie must uncover the web of secrets within Mikey’s circle of friends. Someone is hiding something but who are they protecting and can Lottie find out before it’s too late? Lottie is desperate to catch the killer before he strikes again because this time her own child could be in terrible danger…

 

If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love the latest heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Tell Nobody will keep you guessing until the very last page. 

 

What readers are saying about Patricia Gibney:

 

'A brilliant read. Utterly captivating from the first page to the last… Everyone was so well and clearly written… A real mark of excellent and captivating character writing… I can’t over emphasize how much I enjoyed this book… it’s my read of the year so far and I think it will take some beating… Five of the strongest stars' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'The words that first spring to mind are Bloody Brilliant! I loved it. This book had me gripped right from the start, it was fast-paced, full of energy and the action kept coming… I am going to give No Safe Place a big fat 5 stars, it really deserves it, it’s an entertaining read full of edge-of-the-seat tension that you won’t want to put down.' Bonnie's Book Talk

 

'I found myself completely hooked right from the first chapter and literally finished it in less than a day. The writing style draws you right in and the fast pace of the plot and the many many plot twists and constant action and new discoveries will keep you on the edge of your seat. ' It's All About Books

 

'WOW, I just loved it. It was gritty, fast-paced… WOW, this book is just brilliant. Patricia Gibney books just get better and better. If I could give this book 10/10 I would.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'A totally gripping and unputdownable read. Keeps you wanting more right up to the end.' I Love Reading UK 

 

'This one definitely didn't disappoint!!... Absolutely brilliant read… I honestly can't wait for the next one. Hurry please.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'Shout it out loud, for everybody who loves good Police Thrillers, DI Lottie Parker is back… A compelling read that kept me turning page after page with an anticipation that bordered on addiction.' Nigel Adams Bookworm

 

'I couldn't put down this fast-paced read… A roller-coaster of a read which I loved.' Beauty Balm 

 

'Gibney does it again!... I hope I don't have to wait too long for the next book.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars

 

'I thoroughly enjoyed No Safe Place which is a fast-paced procedural with plenty of twists and turns… [Lottie Parker] is a wonderful creation and one of the best characters in crime fiction for it. No Safe Place is a great read which I have no hesitation in recommending.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'Excellent police procedural ...I want to know all about Lottie! Can't wait for the next book in the series!' The Book Nurse

 

'A brilliant read. Utterly captivating from the first page to the last… Everyone was so well and clearly written… A real mark of excellent and captivating character writing… I can’t over emphasize how much I enjoyed this book… it’s my read of the year so far and I think it will take some beating… Five of the strongest stars' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'The words that first spring to mind are Bloody Brilliant! I loved it. This book had me gripped right from the start, it was fast-paced, full of energy and the action kept coming… I am going to give No Safe Place a big fat 5 stars, it really deserves it, it’s an entertaining read full of edge-of-the-seat tension that you won’t want to put down.' Bonnie's Book Talk

 

'I found myself completely hooked right from the first chapter and literally finished it in less than a day. The writing style draws you right in and the fast pace of the plot and the many many plot twists and constant action and new discoveries will keep you on the edge of your seat.' It's All About Books

 

'WOW, I just loved it. It was gritty, fast-paced… WOW, this book is just brilliant. Patricia Gibney books just get better and better. If I could give this book 10/10 I would.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'A totally gripping and unputdownable read. Keeps you wanting more right up to the end.' I Love Reading UK 


How far would you go to protect your darkest secrets?

When teenager Sadie Winter jumps from the roof of her school, her death is ruled as suicide – a final devastating act from a troubled girl. But then the broken body of a young boy is discovered at the same school and it’s clear to Detective Kim Stone that these deaths are not tragic accidents.

 

As Kim and her team begin to unravel a dark web of secrets, one of the teachers could hold the key to the truth. Yet just as she is about to break her silence, she is found dead.

 

With more children’s lives at risk, Kim has to consider the unthinkable - whether a fellow pupil could be responsible for the murders. Investigating the psychology of children that kill brings the detective into contact with her former adversary, Dr Alex Thorne – the sociopath who has made it her life’s work to destroy Kim.

 

Desperate to catch the killer, Kim finds a link between the recent murders and an initiation prank that happened at the school decades earlier. But saving these innocent lives comes at a cost – and one of Kim’s own might pay the ultimate price.

 

The utterly addictive new crime thriller from the Number One bestselling author – you will be gripped until the final shocking twist.

 

 

Read what people are saying about Dying Truth:

 

‘Possibly the best in the Kim Stone series yet!...Dying Truth gives us an abundance of secrets, lies and intimidation…She will have you gasping, crying and reeling in shock as she draws you in and spits you out broken at the other end! You have been warned!’ (5 stars) Chapter In My Life

 

‘Wow! What a book! Absolutely addictive and emotional. This book left me with a heavy heart… There are so many police procedurals out there…nothing has impressed me as much as this one… This will definitely be one of my favorites this year.’ (5 stars) A Sip of Book over Coffee

 

‘Just wow. This is police procedural at its best…It is complex, intriguing, and the writing hooked me in completely. I read the majority of this book in a few short hours not pausing for breath’ (5 stars) Rachel’s Random Reads

 

‘Love love love Kim Stone…I read this book in one sitting, and it just kept me guessing till the end…another 5* read from Angela Marsons.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Grabbed me from the very first page with an ingenious plot and storyline, you are on one hell of a rollercoaster ride…LOVE LOVE LOVED this fabulous novel…roll on the next in the series, I CANNOT WAIT!!!’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘5 Bloody Beautiful Stars! How can I talk about this book when my heart is in my throat???...I was captivated…Did I mention the ending? God, my palms were actually sweating as that played out.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Wow this book was bloody brilliant, I loved it.  I was on the edge of my seat hanging on to every word. It was full of tension and suspense and I couldn’t put it down.’ (5 stars) Bonnie’s Book Talk

 

‘These books just keep getting better and better!…The ending was so exciting I really had to hold my breath whilst I was reading…I am now waiting eagerly for the next book in the series!!’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘A gripping and tense read and by the end I was an emotional wreck…Without a doubt my new favourite book in the series.’ (5 stars) By The Letter Book Reviews

 

‘Addictive, fast-paced and intriguing and the storytelling is absolutely superb…As for the final few pages, well suffice it to say they hold the most unexpected and jaw-dropping twist of all.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘I am truly at loss for words with this one, meaning it was beyond brilliant and going straight to my favorites. If you have to pick one series to read, make it Kim Stone.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Dying Truth is an amazing book and definitely one of my favourites of the year so far…If you are not up to date with this series, make it a priority to catch up!’ (5 stars) Go Buy The Book

 

‘Definitely her best to date…I was completely reeling after finishing the story!!…No hesitation in giving the book 5 stars - it deserves every single one!!’ (5 stars) Donna’s Book Blog

 

‘Gripping, unputdownable, addictive, a truly brilliant read. Loved this from the opening line of the prologue to the last word of the epilogue.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer


The young woman standing on Lottie’s step was a stranger. She was clutching the hand of a young boy. ‘Help me,’ she said to Lottie. ‘Please help me.’

 

One Monday morning, the body of a young pregnant woman is found. The same day, a mother and her son visit the house of Detective Lottie Parker, begging for help to find a lost friend.

 

Could this be the same girl? 

 

When another victim is discovered by the same man, with the murder bearing all the same hallmarks as the first, Lottie needs to work fast to discover how else the two were linked. Then two more girls go missing.

 

Detective Lottie Parker is a woman on the edge, haunted by her tragic past and struggling to keep her family together through difficult times. Can she fight her own demons and catch the killer before he claims another victim?

 

The Stolen Girls is a gripping and page-turning thriller that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni.

 

What people are saying about The Stolen Girls:

 

‘THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN A LONG, LONG TIME! If I could have given it ten stars I would have!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘A thrilling mystery with great characters and a dark and disturbing plot.’ Deja Read

 

‘A highly engrossing and very emotive story, tension which will keep you on the edge of your seat and not just chewing but chomping at those finger nails.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews

 

‘I absolutely, totally and utterly blinking loved reading The Stolen Girls and I can’t wait to read more.’ Ginger Book Geek

 

‘Patricia has written another un-putdownable police procedural which is fast-paced and a page-turner of epic proportions.’ Sweet Little Book Blog

 

‘This is Patricia Gibney’s second novel, following her amazing debut, The Missing Ones.  I gave The Missing Ones 5 stars, and I liked this one even better, but alas, Goodreads won’t let me give it 6 stars.’ Dark Twisty Books

 

‘What a book … Not once is there a lull in the action. Not once did I want to put it down.

Bring on the next Lottie Parker book.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm

 

‘Brilliant! Patricia Gibney has done it again! This author delivers every time, with every story!’ Renita D’Silva

 

‘A non-stop thrill ride! You won't want to get off!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I didn't think this could keep me as hooked and book one but by heck it did! Amazing, fantastic writing. I didn't want it to end!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Excellent book. Great storyline and characters. A real page turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘I absolutely blitzed through this book. The style of writing makes it hard to put down and I vowed “just one more page” at least a hundred times. Another fantastic book from Patricia.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘You seriously do not want to miss it.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘This author is one to follow.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Had my brain rattling in my head!… genius… Sometimes my mouth fell open and a few OMG’s escaped… I loved it!’ B for Bookreview, 5 stars

 

On a damp October day, a body is found in an abandoned hospital, too burnt to be identified, but Detective Alex King knows that every victim is someone’s daughter or son.

 

Pushing aside her own troubles, Alex puts everything into finding the killer, but when someone else is found dead, she begins to suspect that the body in the hospital was just the first of many.

 

Just as Alex uncovers a heartbreaking link between the victims, she finds her own safety under threat. Is this a figure from her past hell-bent on revenge, or could the murderer be even nearer than she thinks? 

 

Alex is running out of time. Can she catch the killer before they take another life, or will they get to her first?

 

A completely unputdownable detective thriller that will keep you up all night. Readers of Robert Bryndza, Karin Slaughter and Angela Marsons will love this. 

 

What readers are saying about Nobody’s Child:

‘Bam! Straight out of the starting gate this had me totally hooked… Fast paced all the way through, hit after hit of tension, excitement and horror… I don’t hesitate in giving this 5 stars, it had me captivated and on the edge-of-my-seat.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

 

‘Cor! Talk about a gripping crime story! WOO! What a corker!… had me on the edge-of-my-seat… left me utterly reeling!… That ending nearly broke me… insanely compelling and addictive.’ Novel Deelights, 5 stars

 

‘I loved the twists and turns in this book and the different story lines playing out at the same time which kept up the interest.  I loved that the chapters were short which kept me saying “just one more” way into the night! A great read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘The legend at the top of the book says unputdownable, so did it live up to the gumph? Oh yes. What a great story.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars

 

‘I was hooked from page one!!... It's a race to solve…  plenty of twists!!!... Can't wait for the next one!! Can't recommend it highly enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A flawless thriller which will have you hanging off every page, how do you do it Victoria?… it’s an absolute must to read.’ Sweet Little Book Blog, 5 stars

 

‘WOW!... another brilliant investigation from Alex, Chloe and the team. I hope this series continues for a long time to come.’ Have Books Will Read, 5 stars

 

‘I found myself getting more and more hooked into the storyline and by the end I seriously could not put it down!...  The twists and turns were fantastic and kept the suspense building right through to the end.’ Stardust Book Reviews

 

‘A rollercoaster ride of danger and twists as the truth is uncovered… thrilling and gripping crime thriller… plenty of twists and suspense to keep the reader turning pages.’ Dash Fan Book Reviews

 

‘Thrilling, gripping and will have the reader totally hooked! I loved it. An unexpected outcome! A real page-turner.’ Between the Pages Book Club

 

‘Wow! Wow! Wow! The book was off the hook! There were so many stories going on in here with characters and crime all over the place. I was like WTF is going on?…  And the jaw dropping ending will have you going "No Way!!"’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘What a fast-paced story. Boy did I get the chills more than once… This book was incredible. Simply said. I could not put it down…I read the first 61% in less than a couple hours, and it took no time to finish the rest of the book.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars

The boy’s body was so white it was almost transparent. But that’s not what caused the nausea to rise up her throat. He was so young. His body was unmarked, surrounded by a halo of plucked wildflowers.

 

One hot summer evening, eleven-year-old Mikey Driscoll is on the way home from playing with friends. Two days later, his body is discovered on a bed of wildflowers by some local teenagers.

 

The case is assigned to Detective Lottie Parker and this time it’s personal. The victim was a close friend of her son, Sean, from the run-down Munbally estate on the other side of town. Sean tells his mother Mikey was behaving normally before he died, but Lottie can’t help but feel that her son is keeping something from her…

 

Then days later, another boy is found dead, surrounded by wild flowers next to beautiful Ladystown Lake.

 

On the hunt for a twisted individual with a terrifying calling card, Lottie must uncover the web of secrets within Mikey’s circle of friends. Someone is hiding something but who are they protecting and can Lottie find out before it’s too late? Lottie is desperate to catch the killer before he strikes again because this time her own child could be in terrible danger…

 

If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love the latest heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Tell Nobody will keep you guessing until the very last page. 

 

What readers are saying about Patricia Gibney:

 

'A brilliant read. Utterly captivating from the first page to the last… Everyone was so well and clearly written… A real mark of excellent and captivating character writing… I can’t over emphasize how much I enjoyed this book… it’s my read of the year so far and I think it will take some beating… Five of the strongest stars' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'The words that first spring to mind are Bloody Brilliant! I loved it. This book had me gripped right from the start, it was fast-paced, full of energy and the action kept coming… I am going to give No Safe Place a big fat 5 stars, it really deserves it, it’s an entertaining read full of edge-of-the-seat tension that you won’t want to put down.' Bonnie's Book Talk

 

'I found myself completely hooked right from the first chapter and literally finished it in less than a day. The writing style draws you right in and the fast pace of the plot and the many many plot twists and constant action and new discoveries will keep you on the edge of your seat. ' It's All About Books

 

'WOW, I just loved it. It was gritty, fast-paced… WOW, this book is just brilliant. Patricia Gibney books just get better and better. If I could give this book 10/10 I would.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'A totally gripping and unputdownable read. Keeps you wanting more right up to the end.' I Love Reading UK 

 

'This one definitely didn't disappoint!!... Absolutely brilliant read… I honestly can't wait for the next one. Hurry please.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'Shout it out loud, for everybody who loves good Police Thrillers, DI Lottie Parker is back… A compelling read that kept me turning page after page with an anticipation that bordered on addiction.' Nigel Adams Bookworm

 

'I couldn't put down this fast-paced read… A roller-coaster of a read which I loved.' Beauty Balm 

 

'Gibney does it again!... I hope I don't have to wait too long for the next book.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars

 

'I thoroughly enjoyed No Safe Place which is a fast-paced procedural with plenty of twists and turns… [Lottie Parker] is a wonderful creation and one of the best characters in crime fiction for it. No Safe Place is a great read which I have no hesitation in recommending.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'Excellent police procedural ...I want to know all about Lottie! Can't wait for the next book in the series!' The Book Nurse

 

'A brilliant read. Utterly captivating from the first page to the last… Everyone was so well and clearly written… A real mark of excellent and captivating character writing… I can’t over emphasize how much I enjoyed this book… it’s my read of the year so far and I think it will take some beating… Five of the strongest stars' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'The words that first spring to mind are Bloody Brilliant! I loved it. This book had me gripped right from the start, it was fast-paced, full of energy and the action kept coming… I am going to give No Safe Place a big fat 5 stars, it really deserves it, it’s an entertaining read full of edge-of-the-seat tension that you won’t want to put down.' Bonnie's Book Talk

 

'I found myself completely hooked right from the first chapter and literally finished it in less than a day. The writing style draws you right in and the fast pace of the plot and the many many plot twists and constant action and new discoveries will keep you on the edge of your seat.' It's All About Books

 

'WOW, I just loved it. It was gritty, fast-paced… WOW, this book is just brilliant. Patricia Gibney books just get better and better. If I could give this book 10/10 I would.' Goodreads Reviewer, Five Stars.

 

'A totally gripping and unputdownable read. Keeps you wanting more right up to the end.' I Love Reading UK 


The young woman standing on Lottie’s step was a stranger. She was clutching the hand of a young boy. ‘Help me,’ she said to Lottie. ‘Please help me.’

 

One Monday morning, the body of a young pregnant woman is found. The same day, a mother and her son visit the house of Detective Lottie Parker, begging for help to find a lost friend.

 

Could this be the same girl? 

 

When another victim is discovered by the same man, with the murder bearing all the same hallmarks as the first, Lottie needs to work fast to discover how else the two were linked. Then two more girls go missing.

 

Detective Lottie Parker is a woman on the edge, haunted by her tragic past and struggling to keep her family together through difficult times. Can she fight her own demons and catch the killer before he claims another victim?

 

The Stolen Girls is a gripping and page-turning thriller that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni.

 

What people are saying about The Stolen Girls:

 

‘THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN A LONG, LONG TIME! If I could have given it ten stars I would have!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘A thrilling mystery with great characters and a dark and disturbing plot.’ Deja Read

 

‘A highly engrossing and very emotive story, tension which will keep you on the edge of your seat and not just chewing but chomping at those finger nails.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews

 

‘I absolutely, totally and utterly blinking loved reading The Stolen Girls and I can’t wait to read more.’ Ginger Book Geek

 

‘Patricia has written another un-putdownable police procedural which is fast-paced and a page-turner of epic proportions.’ Sweet Little Book Blog

 

‘This is Patricia Gibney’s second novel, following her amazing debut, The Missing Ones.  I gave The Missing Ones 5 stars, and I liked this one even better, but alas, Goodreads won’t let me give it 6 stars.’ Dark Twisty Books

 

‘What a book … Not once is there a lull in the action. Not once did I want to put it down.

Bring on the next Lottie Parker book.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm

 

‘Brilliant! Patricia Gibney has done it again! This author delivers every time, with every story!’ Renita D’Silva

 

‘A non-stop thrill ride! You won't want to get off!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. I didn't think this could keep me as hooked and book one but by heck it did! Amazing, fantastic writing. I didn't want it to end!’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘Excellent book. Great storyline and characters. A real page turner.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘I absolutely blitzed through this book. The style of writing makes it hard to put down and I vowed “just one more page” at least a hundred times. Another fantastic book from Patricia.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘You seriously do not want to miss it.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘This author is one to follow.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘WOW, WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK!!!!… From the very start to the last page you're hooked!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Let me out! Please …’ My tiny fists pound the door, but my voice reverberates off the stone walls and hangs in the air as if suspended by spider’s webs. No one comes...

 

Years later, a woman is found face-down in a pool of blood. Detective Lottie Parker is called to the remote farmhouse in the bleak Irish countryside. Inside, she finds a scene that speaks of uncontrollable rage: glasses smashed, chairs ripped apart, the woman’s body broken.

 

A black rain jacket makes Lottie think she knows the killer’s identity, but then she finds a disturbing clue: is the murder linked to an old case at St Declan’s asylum? A case investigated by her own father, just before he took his life.

 

When another body is left without its tongue on the hospital steps, and a young girl goes missing, Lottie knows she has to act fast. Can she face her own demons and uncover the truth before another life is taken?

 

An absolutely gripping page-turner from the bestselling author of The Missing Ones and The Stolen Girls. If you love Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons or Robert Dugoni, you’ll be completely hooked.

What people are saying about The Lost Child:

‘Wow… I couldn't put this book down. Easily in my top 5 favourite books for 2017 … A big fat 5 stars – you have to read this book!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

‘I need to catch my breath, calm my heart and recover my senses … Patricia Gibney has floored me … and all I want is more.’ Sweet Little Book Blog

‘I totally loved this book. One of my top 5 reads of 2017!!’ Orchard Book Club

‘Gripping, heart-stopping, and frantically insane in the best way possible!’ Chocolate n Waffles

‘If you're looking for a suspense-filled thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and turning pages far past your bedtime, The D.I. Lottie Parker series are the perfect books for you!’ Butterfly’s Nooknerdia

‘Oh my goodness this book was fantastic!!’ Donna’s Book Blog

‘A slow build of suspense that ratchets up throughout the whole book, culminating in a shocking twist that will leave you breathless.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘It's action packed right from the off, not letting up until the very last page.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Oh my goodness! I could not put this book down once I started it. ... This book has it all.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Lots of suspense and heart stopping moments.’ Stardust Book Reviews

‘Epic! Absolutely epic! … Seriously, straight into my top 5 favourite reads this year.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘An utterly riveting read!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘A real page-turner, I couldn't put this book down ... A big fat 5 stars – you have to read this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Oh my Lordie!!!! This Detective Lottie Parker series gets better and Better! Wow, what a book!’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Holy jumpin' catfish, Batman, what an ending! The jaw-dropping moments just kept a-comin'. Goodreads Reviewer

‘Beautifully written, packed with suspense, another spine-tingling story that I couldn't put down.’ Renita d’Silva

‘The book twists and turns to a fantastic final chapter, which is the biggest surprise I’ve had reading a book for a long time.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm

‘Boy, Ms. Gibney, you are good! Not only did you engage me lock, stock, and barrel, but you beat me when I was so sure I had it all figured out.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘This book took me on a thrilling ride with so many twists and turns, it left me reeling.’ Goodreads Reviewer

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.

What everyone is saying about The Missing Ones:

'I had been looking forward to reading this book and I was not disappointed. I will certainly be reading more books in this series.' Angela Marsons

'This debut novel from Gibney is just EVERYTHING!!! This was THE BEST book I have read in quite some time. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would!' Butterfly's Booknerdia Blog

‘Totally riveting and 100% engrossing.’ Books From Dusk Till Dawn

'A gripping read from beginning to finish.' Deja Read

'AMAZING! Really well written and kept me itching to read the next page. It was unputdownable! Cannot wait to read book two when released.' Goodreads Reviewer

'I was immediately grabbed by the opening paragraph and was so enthralled that I read it in two sittings. I only put it down when my eyes refused to stay open!' Goodreads Reviewer

'It's one of those stories where you look at the clock and you think just a couple more chapters, and then you look again and hours have gone by. It was well worth the lack of sleep.' Goodreads Reviewer

'A phenomenal read for a debut novel – when I say good, I mean gooooooooood.' Page Turners Nook

‘Gibney definitely is a writer to watch and an exciting new voice in crime fiction.’ But Books are Better

'This story has it all, compelling characters, a strong plot, a lot of action, suspense, and tension. Reading this novel was fascinating and totally engaging.' Carol's Place

'I have found a new crime author to add to my must read list. I find it incredible that this is a debut novel, as it's polished, well plotted and gripping.' The Book Review Cafe

'Thrilling ... filled with twists and turns that surprise you out of nowhere; it is dark, mysterious, and gripping.' The Reading Lodge

'Wow! Thrilling and tense, with so many twists. A page-turning, unputdownable read. The suspense builds up throughout the book and the pace never lets down. And the ending - wow! I did not see it coming! I am in awe of this author. Five amazing stars.' Renita D'Silva

'If I had to describe this debut thriller in just one word, I'd choose engrossing.' Book Reviews by Monnie

'Every now and then something good comes into your life. Well in this case two things have. Detective Inspector Lottie Parker and her team; and the author Patricia Gibney who has written a brilliant page turner of a crime thriller. Let’s hope we hear a lot more from both of them.' Nigel Adams Bookworm

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