** advanced copy received via publisher **
It is my absolute pleasure to join the blog blitz for The Lost Child by Patricia Gibney today! Many thanks to Kim Nash for the opportunity to join the tour and the advanced copy, which I received via Netgalley.
Author : Patricia Gibney
Title : The Lost Child
Series : DI Lottie Parker #3
Pages : 483
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : October 27, 2017
An elderly woman is found murdered in her own home, and Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd are called in to investigate. When they discover that the victim’s daughter is missing as well, they start to fear for the safety of the whole family…
Two days later as a nearby house is set on fire and with the body count rising, Lottie and her team begin to unpick a web of secrets and lies, as the murders seem to link back to a case investigated by Lottie’s father before he took his own life.
With little knowledge of what really happened to her father, Lottie knows this is a case that could give her some answers. But how much does she want to know? And how far is Lottie prepared to dig to uncover the truth?
I’ve loved this series from the first book and could barely contain my excitement when I got my grabby hands on this new addition. The Lost Child is the third book in the DI Lottie Parker series and really, I don’t know how Patricia Gibney does it, but she has once again raised the bar and delivered her best book yet!
An elderly lady is found dead, her daughter has gone missing and a few days later, a cottage burns to the ground claiming more victims. Lottie Parker and her team are in for a very busy week. When it looks like the investigation is somehow connected to her father, things get pretty personal for Lottie. Will she finally be able to discover the truth about his death?
I have to say that Lottie got on my nerves quite a bit this time around and I often felt like slapping her. But most of the time, as I sat reading, the words coming out of my mouth were along the lines of “holy crap, what the hell is going on?!”. I didn’t have a clue because one thing Patricia Gibney does extremely well, is create an intriguing background story with its roots firmly in the past that seemed to grab me by the throat and not let go. Once again, it’s the most heartbreaking, dark and disturbing story with devastating consequences and it had me utterly hooked!
The Lost Child is insanely gripping and compelling and I stayed up way too late in a desperate attempt to finish it. Absolutely worth the zombie look I’m displaying today. This series keeps going from strength to strength, as does the author’s writing. With an intricate and complex plot and amazing character development, Patricia Gibney has delivered another absolute corker.
If you’re not reading this series, do yourself a favour and start right now! From the beginning, people, or you’ll be missing out on a lot of important background information! In the meantime, I will sit here and impatiently await book number four.
The Lost Child is out now!
Patricia lives in the midlands of Ireland. She is an avid crime reader so naturally she found herself writing in the crime genre.
A life changing experience in 2009, with the death of her 49 year old husband, meant she had to give up her career, and over the following few years, she rekindled her love of art and writing.
Initially Patricia wrote and illustrated a children’s book, but her real ambition was to write a novel. And she did!
In January 2016, she joined with Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau Literary Agency. In July 2016, Patricia signed with Bookouture for four DI Lottie Parker crime novels.
The Missing Ones (Book 1) published in March 2017 and to date has reached a high of number 2 in Amazon UK Kindle charts and number 6 in the US. It also achieved number 1 in all its categories. It is a bestseller in UK, US, Canada and Australia.