Little Bones

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Author: Patricia Gibney

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9781408728543

RRP: $34.99


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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?

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, FIVE STARS

‘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, FIVE STARS

‘Twisty and fast paced and had me guessing throughout...I found the story absolutely gripping. Highly recommend’ Netgalley reviewer, FIVE STARS


An addictive crime series . . . Her skilfully plotted narrative is driven by the brilliantly complex, utterly relatable Lottie Parker who is the beating heart of all Gibney’s novels – Irish Independent

An action-packed, twisty tale of murder – Sunday Independent

Gibney expertly ratchets up the tension, making this exceptionally hard to put down . . . You won’t be able to help rooting for our flawed heroine – Heat

An atmospheric page-turner – Irish Examiner

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