'WOW, WHAT AN AMAZING BOOK!!!!... From the very start to the last page you're hooked!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
'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 victim is left without her 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 Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen and Helen Fields, 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
In 2009, after her husband died following a short illness, Patricia had to retire from her job and found that writing helped her cope through her grief. She then started to write seriously. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations and ideas.
Patricia lives in the Irish midlands with her children.
Gripping . . . palpable tension from the very start to its electrifying twist — Irish Independent on THE MISSING ONES
An atmospheric page-turner — Irish Examiner on THE MISSING ONES
Excellent . . . fast-paced, gritty — Irish Independent on THE STOLEN GIRLS
Gibney expertly ratchets up the tension, making this exceptionally hard to put down . . . you won't be able to help rooting for our flawed heroine (Read of the Week) — Heat on THE STOLEN GIRLS