Book Title: The Missing Ones
Author: Patricia Gibney
Publication Date: March 16th 2017
Genre(s): Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)
Format Received: ARC (eBook)
Goodreads: 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?’
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 Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how?
The trail leads Lottie to St Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.
As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?
Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice.
My Review: I would like to thank Patricia Gibney, Bookouture and Netgalley for allowing me the opportunity to read an ARC of The Missing Ones. I can confirm that I chose to read this ARC and all opinions in this review are my own and are completely unbiased.
The Missing Ones is a phenomenal read, and for a debut novel – when I say good, I mean gooooooooood.
There is a lot of detail, but normally where I would shy away from too much detail, when reading The Missing Ones this was not the case. The ‘too much detail’ is what grabbed me and had me hooked. It was almost like the book needed that extra detail because without it, the story wouldn’t have worked.
There is a really strong storyline throughout with a believable plot and character set. Whilst reading it, it kept reminding me of Unforgotten staring Nicola Walker and believe when I say if you haven’t watched Unforgotten, please go and do so; the two series that have been on ITV so far has been blindly magnetic – it’s like dynamite and this is how The Missing Ones has left me feeling.
Overall, as you can tell, I enjoyed The Missing Ones and with the storyline jumping between the past and present; the past had me desperate for more as each chapter ended and the next one begun, and the present was so enthralling I felt like I was a part of the storyline.
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