‘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