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The Missing Ones Audiobook

The Missing Ones: Detective Lottie Parker, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Irene Renkas 05-01-17
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    "The missing ones"

    Ok did not like this book at all. It dragged on and on an d hard to like any of the characters. I would not recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel 04-15-17
    Laurel 04-15-17

    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!

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    "Missing but never Forgotten"

    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.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    6catz 04-05-17
    6catz 04-05-17 Member Since 2008

    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.

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    "I like Lottie"

    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.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer BRIDGEPORT, TX, US 04-11-17
    Amazon Customer BRIDGEPORT, TX, US 04-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"

    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.

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    Kitty Lagorio Western Pennsylvania 05-02-17
    Kitty Lagorio Western Pennsylvania 05-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Gibney's research lacking"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I stopped listening when I got to the place where Lottie (the main character) the detective doesn't call the police when she's attacked. It makes no sense. The attacker could've dropped something to provide a clue. She was attacked. Her children were threatened and she doesn't call for help? The story stopped making sense for me.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Oh, the narrator was quite good.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. The story started out and I was invested. But when I hit that moment that had me leave the story to say, "What the heck? Why didn't she call for help?" I had no desire to forgive and go back to the story.


    Any additional comments?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Renata Brooks CALERA, ALABAMA, US 05-02-17
    Renata Brooks CALERA, ALABAMA, US 05-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "edge of your seat"

    edge of your seat with suspense. This will keep you guessing right until the end.

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    becky hoffman 04-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    ok once it got started. Did show some of inside story of scandals with abuse and cover up in Catholic church.

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    Margaret 04-15-17
    Margaret 04-15-17
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    "Best listen I've had in a while."

    Really great performance of a very compelling story. I can't wait to read more from this author.

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    Irene 05-22-17
    Irene 05-22-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Great read"
    What made the experience of listening to The Missing Ones the most enjoyable?

    This was a book which should have not needed to be written , but with the terrible acts of Child abuse it was . Patricia Gibney wrote with passion .Just could not stop listening


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    Melanie Kiley 05-21-17
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Story line excellent and kept me guessing right until the end. Great narration too!

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    5/19/17
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    "Brilliant story"

    A really gripping story, brilliantly read. I couldn't stop listening and wanted it to last longer

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  • Alva Brough
    5/8/17
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    "Gripping"

    a good read, distressing, leaves you aware that children are still being harmed by evildoers today

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  • Vee
    5/7/17
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    "Modern crime horror worthy of Netflix series"

    Excellent. Has everything you want in an unputdownable detective novel. Excellent audible narration. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

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  • KayCoop
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    "Brilliant book."

    It is a great storyline that keeps you hooked to the end. I would read more from this author.

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  • Amazon Customer
    4/30/17
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    "Good story line"

    The story was good , I think the characters have a chance to develop in future books.
    The narration was performed well .

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  • Lorna
    Killucan Westmeath Ireland
    3/25/17
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    "Had me hooked from the first page"
    Would you listen to The Missing Ones again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Missing Ones?

    The whole book is pretty memorable.


    Which character – as performed by Michele Moran – was your favourite?

    I like the Lottie and Boyd but the whole cast seem to have a story to delve into


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Murder Suspense with a little family drama


    Any additional comments?

    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 .

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma
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    3/27/17
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    "A slow burner"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    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,


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was fine, i think the irish accent threw me a bit,


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    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!!


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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