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Monday, July 10, 2017

The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney

The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror.

The child in the middle spoke without turning his head. I wonder which one of us will be next?

When a woman’s body is discovered in a cathedral and hours later a young man is found hanging from a tree outside his home, Detective Lottie Parker is called in to lead the investigation. Both bodies have the same distinctive tattoo clumsily inscribed on their legs. It’s clear the pair are connected, but how?

The trail leads Lottie to St. Angela’s, a former children’s home, with a dark connection to her own family history. Suddenly the case just got personal.

As Lottie begins to link the current victims to unsolved murders decades old, two teenage boys go missing. She must close in on the killer before they strike again, but in doing so is she putting her own children in terrifying danger?

Lottie is about to come face to face with a twisted soul who has a very warped idea of justice. @goodreads 

99 cents kindle US! *Buddy Read with my lovely friend, Sarah J ❤️ My sweet friend Sarah had to run and do some stuff so she will be finishing this tonight or first thing in the morning. We have had fun with this cray of a book!


So, I'm pretty good and figuring things out in a book when it comes to mysteries. I had most of it down in this one, the usual stuff that you know is going down. But that ending! That ending broke me. I didn't see it coming and I should have seen it a mile away, there were little tidbits of clues but I never. For the love of the holy saltine cracker, this one messed me up a bit. Just when it gets in your head and your imagining what happened to the child or whatever it is. . . could be a person, an animal. I try not to think to much into that stuff, but holy crow! I'm not even going to hint at what I'm talking about, you all can read that for yourself. Not a peep about what I'm even talking about.

Lets talk about some other stuffies.

So, DI Lottie Parker has a murder on her hands. Someone gets strangled at the church. And I thought, well that was stupid as all get out because they just let themselves get killed. Then I find out why. It just keeps getting better.

Then another body and we find out the reason for that. Then we have people dropping like flies, conspiracies, development, the church, some officials, the people that have gone off their nut. I mean it's a whole slew of crazy in the book.

It took me a bit to warm up to Lottie and her partner Boyd. It was all kinda weird in the beginning at then I got used to them and just realized they are weird like me. There are some things that are kinda loose for me in the book but I still loved it. It took me a little bit there and then it got under my skin. But that ending! Okay, I will hush. It's just sad and sadistic as all get out.

Anyhoo, I enjoyed my little ride into mystery land and do have some of the author's other books on one of my 4 neverending Amazon Wish Lists. Hoorah! 




  1. WOW! This sounds intense!! Definitely adding to my TBR!

  2. I'm definitely down for a mystery with a shocking end! Like you, I usually see it coming from a mile away.

    1. I bet you will get this one! I don't know why it went over my head. Grrr =)

  3. Ohh Crap this sounds really intense and crazy, which I absolutely love books like that. This is actually the first time I heard about this book so I will be in the look out for it. Thank you so much for the awesome review and post Melissa.