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The Stolen Girls

Detective Lottie Parker, Book 2
Narrated by: Michele Moran
Series: Detective Lottie Parker, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (525 ratings)

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Summary

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?

The Stolen Girls is a gripping thriller that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Karin Slaughter, and Robert Dugoni.

©2017 Patricia Gibney (P)2017 Bookouture

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A fabulously intricate story, and great narration

Loved the first book, adored the second. Ms Gibney is proper good at this story weaving malarkey. Great characters with depth and flaws. Plenty of 'he's behind you' pantomime type moments to keep you shouting randomly in the street with your headphones on. Also thank you for a wonderful performance Ms Moran. Could listen to you read the phone book!

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Fantastic listening

Great! Totally gripping. Great story line had me guessing all the way with a great twist at the end.

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Brilliant

Second book from this author. Both brilliant, great reader. Recommend. Lottie Parker and Boyd's chemistry make it even better.

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a brilliant book

this book kept me hook all the way .a real twister of a story but easy to follow.the narration was good too ,a voice so easy too sit and listen to .I have to say I enjoyed this story more than book 1 but both were worth a read

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Excellent

Excellent. Brilliant narration which brings the book alive. Can't wait for the next Lottie Parker adventure!

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yet another griping addictive story

a well told story with lots of twists and turns. I would highly recommend it.

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Gripping Crime Fiction

I have just finished the second book by Patricia Gibney and can't wait for the third! Some of the best crime fiction I have read in some time. Up there with Anne Cleaves and Peter May. Brilliant!

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Wow

These characters are so engaging. I'm really looking forward to no.3. There were times where I just couldn't stop listening, even when I was tired. I've barely seen any tv over the last few days. The promise of the debut has been built on. I love a gripping, tense, psychological thriller and Patricia Gibney delivers - but she's made her own stamp on the genre.

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Gritty murder mystery

What made the experience of listening to The Stolen Girls the most enjoyable?

The characters who we got to know in book1. The story is great. It has all the hallmarks of a great book. Very well researched . Very real drama .

What did you like best about this story?

All of it. Great story . Great momentum. Great narrator.

Have you listened to any of Michele Moran’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Always excellent .

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Without a doubt I want to listen to end. Wanted to get to end but when I did I was disappointed because I now have to wait until next book.

Any additional comments?

I love this series . Lottie Parker and her family are great family with all the dramas that happen in real life. I love the way the author has made all the characters so real for me. Long Live Lottie Parker

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Loved this just as much as the first

I’m addicted to the D.I Lottie Parker audio books. Patricia is such a brilliant author keeping you on your toes and guessing the next twist. Read exceptionally well by Michele Moran. Just fantastic

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  • Bexdvm
  • 25-07-17

Another chilling novel

A suspenseful take with many twists and turns. There is investigation of horrific murders of young women found in town construction sites.
Lottie has just returned to work and her family is still dealing with the post traumatic stress from book one. One character Andre is a young man from Kosovo who witnessed and experienced firsthand unimaginable war crimes. He keeps finding the bodies of women who were stolen for the sex trade. The victims also had a kidney surgically removed presumably to be sold on the black market for organ transplants.
We learn more about her husband Adam who was involved in peace keeping missions in Kosovo before he died of cancer. And we experience some of the heartache her children are having after the events of book one.
Boyd's not yet ex Jackie has returned to town with her surly criminal boyfriend. It's complicated...and the narrator is amazing.

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  • green ice cream garden
  • 22-11-17

Quickly becoming a fave series

First the negative. The narrator is SLOW, but on 1.25 works great. Also, I'm not sure how tired I am with cases (not just in this series but in others) involving the lead's family/friend/lover but I'm close to being over it. Why can't a lead just have family/friends/lovers that just exist and not be haunted by the plot line.

That said I really like Lottie Parker and her gang. It's filled with suspense, complicated relationships, police procedural, and action - I say it's a perfect mix. I can't wait to read the next one.

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  • MCubed
  • 20-08-17

Great Story concept... bad execution

I like this series, and the dynamics of these characters. but i have a couple areas that really had me irritated while listening to this second book:
1. while we may say this depicts real life scenarios of troubled home life....i can't help but think; I know you need money, but seriously, your home is all but destroyed, all 3 children are truly messed up (psychologically)... how in the world can you possibly be a detective saving others lives while your own is SO MESSED UP. not just a little, but WAY OVER THE TOP. AND SHE'S hooked on meds herself. what human being could truly withstand her story, loss of spouse, everything from book one that messed up her kids, she's a recovering alcoholic on meds. I would seriously bench her to a desk job until she got herself squared away. it's not safe for any of them? 2. for them being detectives and studying clues, I knew much of what was coming...and found myself talking back to the book saying saying "seriously... you are going there, saying that, overlooking that...wth? wake up" going back to point #1... she's way too distracted for her job. Detrimentally so. have the character go on medical leave for a year, her her family and head back in the game, clearly 4 months did nothing for any of them?
3. maybe it's just me, but the relationship with Boyd seems good for her, though she's the boss or they are colleauges, so they shouldn't be involved...but i don't like how she's always telling him to F....-off! in a serious tone or manner. when he's telling her something she doesn't like. That's not playing, flirting or hard to get... that's just disrespectful to a human being.
overall, not a bad story, but seriously, the author needs to help her characters out a little. it's hard to worry about the facts of the case, when you're thinking about the main character just needing a major overhaul in her OWN life, but too busy trying to Save the world one lost child at a time OTHER THAN HER OWN. Why don't you start there Lottie!

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  • Sarah xXXXXx
  • 21-07-17

Loved book ll

I enjoyed the storyline as well as the narrator. I especially like that the author keeps every one on the same page. No pun intended. There isn't a single twist in the story that isn't explained. I enjoyed it very much.

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  • Michael
  • 18-03-20

Two book in, and ...

So far the plot lines of the series have been enough to hold my attention. However, I’m already tired of the subplot w/ her three angst ridden kids.

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  • Ann
  • 12-06-19

DOUBLE KUDOS

Thoroughly enjoyable. Michele Moran, the narrator, is top-notch. Kudos to the author for making the story flow seamlessly from beginning to end in this well-thought-out mystery.

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  • Sonja
  • 20-02-19

Great book!

I would highly recommend this book. I can’t wait to start the next book in the series.

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  • Gene
  • 04-01-19

Not a bad follow up

This was a good story line. It was nice to get to know the main characters a little deeper. there were a few plot twists that I enjoyed. I found myself wondering a few times just how much more tragedy could this main character's family endure! Overall I am not disappointed with the purchase.

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  • rachel hand
  • 17-12-18

Bravo!

A gripping story and an awesome performance! I had the hardest time turning it off! Starting the 3rd book right away!

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  • Brittany Williams
  • 11-11-18

fast paced and gripping

This was another good story from Patricia Gibney. My only objection was how much darker this novel was from her first. The subject of human trafficking is central to the plot of the novel, so for those with sensitivity to the subject, this may be one to skip. Some parts were difficult to listen to. Overall a great book.