Paula Maguire

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 188 ratings

The Lost Summary

The start of an exciting new series featuring forensic psychologist Paula Maguire. Not everyone who's missing is lost. When two teenage girls go missing along the Irish border, Paula Maguire has to return to the hometown she left years before. Swirling with rumour and secrets, the town is gripped by fear of a serial killer. But the truth could be even darker.

Not everyone who's lost wants to be found. Surrounded by people and places she tried to forget, Paula digs into the cases as the truth twists further away. What's the link with two other disappearances from 1985? And why does everything lead back to the town's dark past - including the reasons her own mother went missing years before? Nothing is what it seems. As the shocking truth is revealed, Paula learns that sometimes, it's better not to find what you've lost.

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  • Book 1

    • The Lost

    • Paula Maguire, Book 1
    • By: Claire McGowan
    • Narrated by: Joanne King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Not everyone who's missing is lost. When two teenage girls go missing along the Irish border, Paula Maguire has to return to the hometown she left years before. Swirling with rumour and secrets, the town is gripped by fear of a serial killer. But the truth could be even darker. Not everyone who's lost wants to be found. Surrounded by people and places she tried to forget, Paula digs into the cases as the truth twists further away. What's the link with two other disappearances from 1985? And why does everything lead back to the town's dark past - including the reasons her own mother went missing years before?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Some good points, some less so

    • By Odilon on 14-05-13

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    • The Dead Ground

    • Paula Maguire, Book 2
    • By: Claire McGowan
    • Narrated by: Joanne King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    A month before Christmas, and Ballyterrin on the Irish border lies under a thick pall of snow. When a newborn baby goes missing from hospital, it's all too close to home for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire, who's wrestling with the hardest decision of her life. Then a woman is found in a stone circle with her stomach cut open and it's clear a brutal killer is on the loose. As another child is taken and a pregnant woman goes missing, Paula is caught up in the hunt for a killer no one can trace, who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great plot

    • By j on 21-12-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 3

    • The Silent Dead

    • Paula Maguire, Book 3
    • By: Claire McGowan
    • Narrated by: Joanne King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Victim: male. Mid-30s. Five foot seven. Cause of death: hanging. Initial impression - murder. ID: Mickey Doyle. Suspected terrorist and member of the Mayday Five. The officers at the crime scene know exactly who the victim is. Doyle was one of five suspected bombers who caused the deaths of 16 people. The remaining four are also missing, and when a second body is found, decapitated, it's clear they are being killed by the same methods their victims suffered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very enjoyable read

    • By Imogen on 04-12-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • A Savage Hunger

    • Paula Maguire 4
    • By: Claire McGowan
    • Narrated by: Joanne King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Victim: female. Twenty-two years of age. Reason for investigation: missing person. ID: Alice Morgan. Student. Last seen at a remote religious shrine in Ballyterrin. Alice Morgan's disappearance raises immediate questions for forensic psychologist Paula Maguire. Alice, the daughter of a life peer in the Home Office, has vanished along with a holy relic - the bones of a saint - and the only trace is the bloodstains on the altar.

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 5

    • Blood Tide

    • Paula Maguire, Book 5
    • By: Claire McGowan
    • Narrated by: Joanne King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    When ravaged by storms, remote Irish islands become inaccessible...and inescapable. Two scientists inexplicably disappear from remote Bone Island during a vicious storm, and suspicions are quickly raised about foul play. With her own pressing personal issues and the possibility of her mother still being alive at the forefront of her mind, Paula has other concerns but is determined to help.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Blood Tide

    • By Graham King on 31-12-17

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 6

    • The Killing House

    • Paula Maguire, Book 6
    • By: Claire McGowan
    • Narrated by: Joanne King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns in The Killing House, the sixth novel in Claire McGowan's series. When a puzzling missing persons' case opens up in her hometown, forensic psychologist Paula Maguire can't help but return once more. Renovations at an abandoned farm have uncovered two bodies: a man known to be an IRA member missing since the '90s and a young girl whose identity remains a mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic finale!!!

    • By Mariclare on 12-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99