Today I am delighted to be on the blog tour for The Stolen Girls, the brilliant new book by Patricia Gibney. You must scroll down for my review below- this is definitely a book you DO NOT want to miss!!!
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?
I read Patricia’s previous book (The Missing Ones) and loved it so much I put it right at the top of my books read in 2017… so naturally my biggest question when I started this one was whether she could do it again… well all I can say is oh my goodness, yes she can – this is a cracking book!! Again, as with her first book, this book covered a number of really tough subjects but I have to say that it was brilliantly written and had so much compassion. The pace was spot on, I loved the descriptive nature and it really drew me in and made me feel like I was living the story with Parker and Boyd right from the start. I love Lottie as a main character, she has so much baggage I can’t help but feel for her as she battles for those who cross her path, I really need a third book already!! I can honestly say that I think that Patricia Gibney is my favourite author at the moment and my best find of the year – this book was fantastic and I cannot recommend it highly enough. The links to grab your copy are below – enjoy!!!
Patricia yearned to be a writer after reading Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene and even wanted to be Nancy Drew when grew up. She has now grown up (she thinks) but the closest she’s come to Nancy Drew is writing crime!
In 2009, after her husband died, she retired from my job and started writing seriously. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations.
Patricia also loves to paint in watercolour and live in the Irish midlands with her children.