Los niños desaparecidos
Cuando descubren el cuerpo sin vida de una mujer en la catedral y, más tarde, encuentran a un hombre ahorcado en un árbol, la policía asigna el caso a la inspectora Lottie Parker. Los fallecidos trabajaban juntos en el ayuntamiento de Ragmullin y, además, tienen el mismo extraño tatuaje en la pierna. La cone...more
SWEET BABY JESUS
So, I'm pretty good and figuring things out in a book when it comes to mysteries. I had most of it down in this one, the usual stuff that you know is going down. But that ending! That ending broke me. I didn't see it coming and I should have seen it a mile ...more
Years ago St Angela’s had been a home for wayward children, where families would drop off their children when they could not, or simply chose not to care for them. Se ...more
The Missing Ones is an outstanding debut thriller from Irish author Ms. Patricia Gibney. It is book one of the Detective Lottie Parker series, and I am excited to hop aboard and ride along with Lottie and her team in future installments.
What an engaging read this was! By the time I read through the chilling prologue and the stomach-churning first chapter, two murders had been committed, 39 years apart. From that point on, I was hooked and blazed through this 518 pager. It seemed more li ...more
I don't think the characters were developed very well and am hoping they will be develop ...more
A series of murders occur in a small town in Ireland and the Catholic Church is what ties them together. Detective Lottie Parker, her partner Boyd, and team are called to investigate. What they discover leads them to uncover years of horrific sexual and physical abuse taking place at a home for or ...more
I'm beginning to see a pattern with a lot of books... but not sure if I'm in a book rut/slump but this book just didn't have the depth I was looking for.
I honestly struggled to finish this book. I was fighting to connect to this one and was thinking dang all my good reads friends rated 4 and 5 stars.... so it should start picking up. Yeah.... I was waiting awhile..eeek
I was bored and in my opinion it was wayyyyy to ...more
The subject matter is both graphic and disturbing in nature, and not for the faint-hearted. Some passages are hard to read, but are critical to the story.
“The hole the ...more
This is a highly disturbing and graphic story, had I known where the plot would go prior to reading it, I'm certain I never would have picked it up. I'm torn at how to rate something that was well done, but EXTREMELY outside of my comfort zone.
The police procedural and mystery aspects were very strong and well researched; this is the beginning of what will be an exciting series, I have no doubt. I felt elements of Robert Galbraith's (aka ...more
The main plot really had me hooked. You could tell this was going to be dealing with a horrible, dark subject matter early on, and it didn't lighten up. Sad ...more
We start off with in the past with three small children huddled at an upstairs window looking down on two men burying s child's body. As they huddle together one of them utters "I wonder which one of us will be next?"
Present day and a woman is murdered in a church and shortly afterwards a man is found hanging from a tree in his garden. Detective ...more
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?’
I am not a fan of crime novels or police procedurals and picking up The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney didn't really appeal to me, but a recommendation that this was entertaining and intriguing was my push to give this one a try. The story starts o ...more
This book introduces us to Detective ...more
Lottie's life is so very noir! Her family just loves sculking around those skeletons sticking around their lovely cupboards. Not of their own doing, of course, but still - open discussion would probably have helped Lo ...more
The 1970's :-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?’
Now present day :-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 Par ...more
Both bodies have a tattoo on their inner thighs ..and a lead takes her to St. Angela's. St Angela used to be be a children's home run by Catholic nuns and priests. It's also a lead to a missing boy from 40 years ago ... a personal connection to Lottie.
Lottie and her team piece together clues, one by one with all roa ...more
That's right, I'm taking out the coveted five star rating. This debut novel set in Ireland kept me up until the wee hours of the morning. Patricia Gibney's Lottie Parker is quite similar to many of the female protagonists we see in police procedurals today. Dedicated to the job, ruffles the feathers of the higher ups, a widowed mom trying to do right by her kids, but her personal life is a bit of a mess! I really loved her character! Her c ...more
If I had to describe this debut thriller in just one word, I'd choose "engrossing." From the beginning, when three young children in a home for orphaned and abandoned children witness acts almost too horrific for them to understand, I thought I might have trouble putting it down. And as the often-gruesome story unfolded, I knew I was right.
This is the first in a series featuring small-town Ireland detective Lottie Parker, who gets the call to investigate when a murdered woman is found i ...more
When a woman's body is found in a Cathedral and a few hours later a man is found hanging from a tree at his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to investigate. Both bodies have the same tattoo. So how are they connected?
This is a gripping, fast paced, well written book. Before I had f ...more
WHAT HORRORS ARE HAPPENING AT ST ANGELA"S church!!
Susan Sullivan was found murdered at St Angela's Chu ...more
I enjoyed Patricia Gibney's debut thriller. Unfortunately, I had most of it figured out from early on (except for 1 final little twist with one character) and while I don't mind that because I'm generally pretty good at figuring things out, it kept me from making this a 4 star read.
What I enjoyed:
I really liked Lottie - she is real and flawed and so very emotional. All great qualities in a main character for me. I also really enjoyed Boyd and found myself roo ...more
I liked Lottie - with all of her flaws and insecurities on raising her children. Her and her partner, Boyd, seem to be a good match. This engrossing story pulls you in from the beginning and keeps you turning the pages with a good plot, s ...more
I think it was just me, because most of the reviews I saw, they had given it 4 or 5 stars. It didn’t work out for me as I expected. It was soooo boring without any excitement! Even when I read half of it I hadn’t any interest to continue or to know the ending!
Oh my giddy aunt I think I have found a new crime author to add to my “must read” list. The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney has the makings of an outstanding crime thriller series. I find it incredible that this is the authors debut novel, as it’s polished, well plotted and gripping.With a disturbing prologue and a “heart in your mouth” first chapter (which chilled me to the bone) I found myself absorbed in this dark and disconcerting ta ...more
Filed Under: Church will kill you.
My endless struggle to catch up on NetGalley arcs continues with this book I received in January of 2017.
Seriously I’m just the fucking worst. Please don’t leave me!
The Missing Ones wasn’t the worst. But it wasn’t great either…
First of all, it’s way too long considering the substance of the story which is pretty typical and occasionally flat, albeit mixed with moments that were kind of disturbing. Consider this your warning for baby murder ...more
Lottie Parker is a Detective Inspector in Ireland. She is a widow with three teenage children. She is at odds with her domineering mother and her boss. She had sex with her co-worker and partner, Boyd and she doesn't seem to like her other two cops on her team. She has a new case just after Christmas where a woman is found strangled and there are no clues to who this woman really was. Next the murdered woman's co-worker turns up dead and they must be related. Ther ...more
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance reader copy of this book.
You can find my review on both Goodreads and Amazon. On Goodreads from today under Karen Whittard and on Amazon under k.e.whittard from publication date.
People who find things easily disturbing and people who are faint hearted really should stay away from this book. It covers some dark scenes in this book that are both dist ...more
This opens with one hell of a jaw dropping prologue; three children watch in horror as another child is buried and they wonder, which one of us will be next? Absolutely chilling and it sure pulled me in right away. The prologue is set in the seventies then we switch to present day and inside the life of Lottie Parker, a detective in a small town in Ireland. She’s widowed and the mother to three teenagers, and she’s struggling to find a balance ...more
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