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 gruelling case for Detective Lottie Parker. Isabel’s pyjamas 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 realises 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 and unputdownable crime thriller from bestselling author Patricia Gibney will leave you gasping for breath. A perfect read for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.
What everyone’s saying about Little Bones:
‘Wow ! Wow ! Wow ! Just Brilliant !!! This book is a REAL kick in the belly !! A disturbing and heartbreaking story that you won't soon forget ! Loved it and highly recommend !’Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Patricia Gibney’s books never disappoint and this one is a really gripping story. The suspense builds and builds until the shocking conclusion, I don't think I drew breath for the last couple of chapters.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Twisty and fast paced and had me guessing throughout…I found the story absolutely gripping. Highly recommend.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I couldn’t put it down. I finished it in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Another brilliant book in the Lottie Parker series. I don’t know how Patricia does it but each book is just as amazing as the previous one in the series… I recommend this book and series 1000% you won’t be disappointed. Hope we don’t have to wait too long for the next book in the series.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow ladies and gentlemen! This is definitely one that shouldn't be missed! It’s an over-the-top adrenaline rush of a book. You know…the kind of book where it ramps up into one impossible situation on top of another and another and another…until you realize you haven’t actually been breathing for a page or two. A definite must read of 2021!’ Avid Reader, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Yet another fantastic read in this series. Lottie Parker, her family and team are the absolute stars in these books, but the plots are also fabulous. I love police procedurals and this series is amongst the best around.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐