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The Stolen Girls

A totally gripping thriller with a twist you won’t see coming (Detective Lottie Parker, Book 2)

By Patricia Gibney

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The second book in the Detective Lottie Parker series by bestselling author, Patricia Gibney. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen and Helen Fields.

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 Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen and Helen Fields.

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

Biographical Notes

Patricia Gibney yearned to be a writer after reading Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene. She even wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. Now she's grown up, the closest she's come to Nancy Drew is writing crime!

When Patricia's husband died in 2009, she retired from her job and started writing seriously, winning the Jonathan Swift Short Story Award in 2015. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations. She lives in the Irish midlands with her children.

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  • ISBN: 9780751572209
  • Publication date: 14 Jun 2018
  • Page count: 464
  • Imprint: Sphere
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