Book Review: The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney

May 29, 2019 Book review 4 ★★★★½

The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney is book 2 of the brilliant Lottie Parker series. One thing you have to know is that I’m in LOVE with this series. I’ve been reading them back to back in audiobook format, and I’m quite possible obsessed. One night I even found myself thinking what would Lottie Parker do! So if you are looking for a dark, disturbing and very addictive series to add to your reading life, then I highly recommend this series.

FYI I do recommend reading them in order.

Book Review: The Stolen Girls by Patricia GibneyThe Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney
Published by Bookouture on July 6, 2017
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural, Women Sleuths, Thrillers, Crime, Suspense, General, International Mystery & Crime, Hard-Boiled
Pages: 384
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

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 another 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?
 

addictive AUDIOBOOK BOOKLOVE Murder Mystery Page-Turner

5 thoughts On The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney

  • Detective Kirby was a creep in this one. He needs to work very very hard to redeem himself in my eyes.
  • Lottie and Boyd are my ultimate will they/won’t they couple. I’m dying for them to get their act together. But I’m a sucker for the tension between them too.
  • I love Lottie but she’s a nightmare of a boss and won’t be winning mother of the year anytime soon. I don’t care, her flaws make her more human and her heart is always in the right place.
  • The mystery is very complex. I had to read the ending twice to get all the characters and main players straight. Then I drew a family tree to visually see it all too.
  • This series is the BOMB! I read them out of order, and I’m on book 5 now, and feeling a bit sad that I’ve only one full book left to read. Thankfully book 7 is on the way later this year.
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Rating Report
Characters
five-stars
Setting
four-half-stars
Pace
four-half-stars
Did I feel it?
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

Who should read The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney

I’d HIGHLY recommend this series to you, (and urge you to run and get your hands on it asap), if you love Irish settings, dark topics, complex mysteries, and a page turner that you won’t want to put down. Fans of authors such as Liz Nugent, Shalini Boland and Jo Spain should also enjoy.

About Patricia Gibney

My name is Patricia Gibney and I’m from Mullingar, County Westmeath. Right in the heart of Ireland. Surrounded by lakes, Mullingar is damp and wet most of the year but when the sun shines it is a little piece of heaven on earth. I’ve lived here all my life. I’m widowed, seven years in May, but was married to Aidan since 1982. I’ve three children who keep me sane, or maybe keep the madness at bay, just a little bit! I say that because I am an artist and a writer. I started writing, for therapy, when Aidan died. I self-published a children’s picture book, called Spring Sprong Sally.

A few years ago, I decided to get serious about it. I joined The Irish Writers Centre. Started doing courses. I love reading crime thrillers so it was obvious to me to start writing in the crime genre. And let me tell you, it is not easy. A crime novel needs to be tightly plotted and plotting is the bane of my life. I prefer to write straight off the top of my head. Oh, Oh. Feels good when writing but then comes the editing.  I lost 20,000 words in the process. But at least I am proud to say I got it done.

My debut Novel, The Missing Ones was published on March 16th 2017 followed by The Stolen Girls on July 6th 2017 and The Lost Child on October 28th 2017.

The Missing Ones has been a bestseller in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. And it has sold over half a million copies worldwide.

four-half-stars

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