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Summary

She lifted up her granddaughter from the cot, clutched her to her chest, and without looking at her beautiful daughter lying dead on the floor of her bedroom, ran from the house. Only when she was outside did she let a wail escape her lips, frightening the baby who joined in her screams.

When Isabel Gallagher is found murdered on the floor of her baby’s nursery by her mother, it’s a grueling case for Detective Lottie Parker. Isabel’s pajamas have been ripped, her throat cut and an old-fashioned razor blade placed in her hand. As Lottie looks at the round blue eyes and perfect chubby cheeks of Isabel’s baby daughter, she can’t understand who would want to hurt this innocent family.

That very same day she receives a call with devastating news. Another young mother, Joyce Breslin, has gone missing, and her four-year-old son, Evan, has been abducted from daycare. Lottie is sure that the missing mother and son are linked to Isabel’s death, and when she finds a bloody razor blade in their house, her worst fears are confirmed.

Desperate to find little Evan, Lottie leaves no stone unturned as she delves into Isabel and Joyce’s pasts, and when she realizes the two women have been meeting in secret, she knows she must find out why.

But when Joyce’s body is found in a murky pond and some little bones are found on a windy hillside, it feels as if this merciless killer will stop at nothing. The bones aren’t Evan’s, but can they give Lottie the final clue to find the innocent child before more lives are taken?

This absolutely gripping crime thriller from best-selling author Patricia Gibney will leave you gasping for breath.

©2021 Patricia Gibney (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

Critic reviews

"I was gripped by this incredible book from the start. It was tense, suspenseful, darkly disturbing, creepy and at times heart-breaking, a really enjoyable read." (Fiction Vixen Reads)

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true to form another great listen, a different plot to the normal with excellent twists and turns leading to the culprit. Superbly narrated

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  • 14-10-21

lotty moan a lot !

love the story and characters
but oh ! Lotties self-centred complaining is so irritating

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disappointing storyline

predictable not her best work very disappointing could not form any empathy with characters

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Another brilliant book

Yet again another fantastic written book in the series. Brilliantly narrated. Totally gripping with twists

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another great book by pratricia Gibney

loved this book hope this is not the last Lottie Parker book really am addicted to these books

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  • Maine Knitter
  • 27-09-21

Another great Lottie Parker book

I enjoy this series. This, the tenth in the series, has a lot of moving parts and potential suspects. There is sadness and worry for a young child missing since his mother was murdered in front of him. (Not a spoiler; it’s in the publisher’s blurb.) Lottie and her team are under pressure, as always, to solve this murder and kidnapping while other crimes come to light.

This was hard to put down. The narration was enjoyable. The only negative is that now we readers have to wait for the next Book.

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  • Erica Shops
  • 26-09-21

Another great book!

Just when you think you have figured it out, Patricia Gibney throws in a twist! I love this author, she never lets me down.

Can wait for the next one!

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  • DanyelleScottSkinCare
  • 12-10-21

Love this series!

Another good book in the series. Enjoyed it much, just like all the others. Now have to wait until the next one comes out.

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