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.
©2017 Patricia Gibney (P)2017 Bookouture
I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
Good characters keep this dark tale of murder and abuse chugging along to a satisfying conclusion. Would certainly read another in the expected series to follow. Thumbs up.
I am a retired teacher who listens because she is vision impaired and can no longer read. I love history, a touch of fantasy, and mystery!
I am eager for the next in the series. Story was well enough written to build relationships and empathy for the characters. Their problems and struggles were real world enough to draw me in and not so overwhelming that i finished without hope. No easy solutions but confidence that they can overcome - encouragement I need from my readings. There was some sadness which at one point I almost decided I would just rewrite in my own version of the book - but ultimately made my peace with.
I don't typically write audible book reviews, but as this is a new series, i felt compelled to make sure people know what a good start to a series this is. I really liked the main, what appear to be recurring, characters, and the narration was perfect for the characters and story. I cannot wait to see what happens next in the series.
I loved loved loved it! I love that the narrator was Irish made the story being in Ireland that much better. The story was great sad but still good.
This takes place in Ireland. Wasn't sure about this story at first ..but after reading a few chapters, it became a very interesting tale. Characters to hate and feel sympathy for.. especially the main character of Lottie.
Love to get a book that I can't stop reading. I love page turners
At first it was hard to get into. Wasn't keen on the narrator but got use to her. Story was twisted. If your close to the church beware of creepy Bishops and church heads.
The content was offensive and more about perversion than mystery.
All of the offensive ones
I wish there was a warning on books of this type.
Interesting long story. But a lot of dissension in the Irish police.it made me wonder why a woman would be willing to endure such a poor system. It paints a very disturbing picture of the catholic church. Again it makes people into blind sheep. Just one person's opinion.
"Had me hooked from the first page"
I just finished The Missings ones and I am entralled with the characters. I want more so until the nest one comes out I will listen again. There is alot going on in this book incase I missed something.
The whole book is pretty memorable.
I like the Lottie and Boyd but the whole cast seem to have a story to delve into
Murder Suspense with a little family drama
This book is a must listen. FRom the opening chapter , It had me captured. I invested in the characters ,Just did not want to stop listening. The book flows .No sign this is a first time author. From the get go I liked Lottie Parker . Gibney has created a wonderful drama with descriptive language that I could see it all. I am hooked. Michelle Moran did an incredible job too. All in all a great listen. Roll on No.2 .
"A slow burner"
i think i am a bit fussy with books, there was nothing wrong with the story, it just didnt grip me right from the beginning it took a while for me to get in to it,
i liked the chemistry between the main characters, DI Parker and her work partner Boyd, i hope this gets developed more in upcoming books in the series.
The narration was fine, i think the irish accent threw me a bit,
it made me smile in places, gave me goosebumps in others, and made me angry in some parts, so overall a bit of a whirlwind emotional book!!
This was an enjoyable book once it got going. it did get a little confusing in parts but is worth a read, i will read the other books in the series
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