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:
`I was gripped by this incredible book from the start. It was tense, suspenseful, darkly dusturbing, 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 knowthe kind of book where it ramps up into one impossible situation on top of another and another and anotheruntil 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,
What everyone's saying about Patricia Gibney:
`This was THE BEST book I have read in quite some time. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would! absolutely riveting. Once I started reading, I was unable to stop this story was just pure genius! took everything I THOUGHT I knew and threw it right out the window!' Butterfly's Booknerdia Blog,
`AMAZING, BRILLIANT, THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN A LONG LONG TIME!!! It's not often I've been left speechless after reading a book but this time I was!!! From the very start I was gripped and couldn't put it down!!! If I could have given it ten stars I would have!!!' Goodreads reviewer,
`Hoo boy, can Patricia Gibney spin a tale! The opening chapter alone i