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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.
Detective Lottie Parker Book 4
Well, well, I can't believe it's book 4 all ready. It's great to be back with the dysfunctional Lottie Parker.
Her home life is chaos, her whole life is chaos. What a brilliant character she is.
Ragmullin is the setting, and a young woman has gone missing. Then a body is found in the cemetery, as a funeral about to take place.
We then have another girl go missing, it's a race against the clock for Lottie and her team to get to grips with what the hell is going on.
Alongside this we have Lottie's private life, to put it mildly it's a bit crazy.
I feel this is what helps the character of Lottie stay real. I love the relationship she has with her partner Boyd, the banter between them and honesty with each other is great. Everyone needs someone that they can trust to work with.
I really do love this series of books, each one seems to get better with a bigger story.
A totally gripping and unputdownable read. Keeps you wanting more right up to the end.
Patricia Gibney certainly knows how to write a page turner. Personally I would say read the other books first, but I also think this would be fine as a standalone.
About The Author
Patricia lives in the midlands of Ireland. She is an avid crime reader so naturally she found herself writing in the crime genre.
A life changing experience in 2009, with the death of her 49 year old husband, meant she had to give up her career, and over the following few years, she rekindled her love of art and writing.
Initially Patricia wrote and illustrated a children’s book, but her real ambition was to write a novel. And she did!
In January 2016, she joined with Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau Literary Agency. In July 2016, Patricia signed with Bookouture for four DI Lottie Parker crime novels.
The Missing Ones (Book 1) published in March 2017 and to date has reached a high of number 2 in Amazon UK Kindle charts and number 6 in the US. It also achieved number 1 in all its categories. It is a bestseller in UK, US, Canada and Australia and has sold over 600,000 copies and has now also been published by Hachette Ireland in paperback.
Book 2 in the series, The Stolen Girls, published on July 6th, 2017.
Book 3, The Lost Child, was published on October 27th, 2017.
The Lost Child: A gripping detective thriller with a heart-stopping twist (Detective Lottie Parker Book 3)
They placed me in here and threw away the key. I look down at the gown they’ve put on me. I want my own clothes. I don’t know how long I’ve been here.
An elderly woman is found murdered in her own home, and Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd are called in to investigate. When they discover that the victim’s daughter is missing as well, they start to fear for the safety of the whole family…
Two days later as a nearby house is set on fire and with the body count rising, Lottie and her team begin to unpick a web of secrets and lies, as the murders seem to link back to a case investigated by Lottie’s father before he took his own life.
With little knowledge of what really happened to her father, Lottie knows this is a case that could give her some answers. But how much does she want to know?
The killer has already made his next move. Can Lottie face her own demons and uncover the truth before another life is taken?
The Lost Child is a thrilling page-turner from the bestselling author of The Missing Ones and The Stolen Girls that will have you guessing right to the very last page. Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons and Robert Dugoni.
The Lost Child is book 3 in the Lottie Parker series. A series well worth reading. And as I always say the series is better when read in order, but that again is just my opinion.
It's not so long ago I read the first book by this very talented story teller, and here I am reading book 3. It's safe to say, each book get's better and better, as we learn more about the characters it really helps build up the stories.
I'm loving the character of Lottie Parker. This is one of those stories though that it could be so easy to say to much about the story. I'm worried of giving to much away so will just keep it brief.
When Tessa Ball is found murdered, its down to Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd to investigate. They soon discover that the victim’s daughter is missing as well, they start to fear for the safety of the whole family.
The investigation takes them on huge journey, and it turns up a lot more along the way.
Lottie certainly puts in the work, a mother and a Detective this is one busy woman. How she copes is not ideal and Lottie really does have some serious issues, this I find makes her a much more realistic character.
We also learn a lot more in this book about Lotties mother and father, and the back history of what has happened is thrilling.
This is another great read, and I really do feel that this series of books will become huge, the more we get to know the characters, the more interesting the books seem to be.
Title - The Stolen Girls
Author - Patricia Gibney
Format - Kindle
Source - Netgalley
Published 6th July 2017 by Bookouture
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 a second 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.
The Stolen Girls (Detective Lottie Parker #2)
I have started book 2 pretty much as soon as I finished book 1 as I was lucky enough to grab an early copy of this book via Netgalley. So big thanks to Bookouture for allowing me the chance to read this.
Well, right back into the thick of things is Lottie Parker. After having some time off work following the events of her previous case. (Book 1, so I won't put any spoilers)
Lottie now has work to do, and her first case is ready for her. A woman's body has turned up when a contractor for digging the roads, discovers it on one of his digs.
It's again a race for finding out the truth, and how this body got here. It's also a race before any more bodies turn up. And yes it's not long before another is found.
Pressure on Lottie and her to team to find a link.
I don't want to give to much away regarding the story line, and feel if I say anymore it might spoil it for readers, and we all hate spoilers, don't we?
So what I will say is this is another brilliant read, intresting and keeps you wanting to read more. I think any crime fan's should give these books a go and find yourself a new series of books to read.
There are so so many new authors bringing books out at the moment, it's hard sometimes to decide weather to stick with what you know or dive in and try something new, with these two books I can safely say i'm glad I dived in. I think Patricia has done a great job so far with the first two book. I love the fictional town of Ragmullin, I love the name. lol.
I really do like the characters, Lottie while struggling to work and bring up 3 teenage children, seems to manage (just about) Sometimes she's just winging it and needs to maybe take a closer look at what is going on under her nose. I think there is a great balance between the characters doing their work, and the characters personal lives. I really feel I got to know Lottie and Boyd a little more in this book along with Lottie's family and I really am looking forward to more from this author.
Title - The Missing Ones
Author - Patricia Gibney
Format - Kindle
Source - Bookouture via Netgalley
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 a great start to what can only be a very promising series. I love finding new authors, and Patricia Gibney is certainly going to be an author to look out for. I was amazed when I realised this was Patricia's Debut novel. You would never believe that when reading it.
We are introduced to Detective Lottie Parker, and I have to say right away I liked her. A single mother of 3 teenagers and working a very stressful job, what isn't to like. Add to that the fact she also gets things wrong then she's going to be a brilliant character to follow.
Alongside her is Boyd and their working partnership as well as their personal one needs working at, lol. I loved the banter between them, and the way they interacted with each other.
Some great characters, that are going to be interesting as we go further into the series and each character develops.
It's a tough story to cover but covered very well.
A very interesting read, something to get your teeth into. Well worth giving it a go, I'm lucky enough to have the next one to start right away, and I'm looking forward to it.
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