Regular price: $24.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Buy Now for $24.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Add to Library for $0.00

By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

They placed me in here and threw away the key. I look down at the gown they've put on me. I want my own clothes. I don't know how long I've been here.
An elderly woman is found murdered in her own home, and Detective Lottie Parker and her partner Detective Boyd are called in to investigate. When they discover that the victim's daughter is missing as well, they start to fear for the safety of the whole family....
Two days later, as a nearby house is set on fire, and with the body count rising, Lottie and her team begin to unpick a web of secrets and lies, as the murders seem to link back to a case investigated by Lottie's father before he took his own life.
With little knowledge of what really happened to her father, Lottie knows this is a case that could give her some answers. But how much does she want to know? And how far is Lottie prepared to dig to uncover the truth?
The Lost Child is a thrilling pause-resister from the best-selling author of The Missing Ones and The Stolen Girls that will have you guessing right to the very last minute. Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons, and Robert Dugoni.
©2017 Patricia Gibney (P)2017 Bookouture
Show More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-21-17

A great engaging tale!

Believable characters with enough interesting twists to keep me guessing from beginning to end ... very enjoyable :)

Read More Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Carolhxx on 04-23-18

Incomplete Story

This story was not as bad as the last. At least Lottie Parker seemed a bit more intelligent and had better detecting skills. The most annoying thing about this book, however, is that it left a number of storylines unfinished. I waited to listen to the next book in the series and nothing was even mentioned about those unfinished threads. Also, Ms Parker really does need to get a better grip on her life. Her character is a bit tiresome.

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa Ince on 11-17-17

Never Disappointed - Lottie Parker is Number 1!!

I have listened to all 3 books in quick succession and this is probably the best! Maybe its because i feel i know Lottie Parker by now, maybe its because so many of things she thinks or says I can absolutely relate to, or perhaps its because i never, ever, know whats coming next. I am a massive fan of crime books and there are a wealth of good woman characters out there but Lottie is heads and shoulders my favourite. I've loved every single one and confess i am feeling slightly despondent because i can't load up my next one. Come on Patricia, hurry up with the next instalment, because there HAS to be one. Oh and never let anyone but Michele Moran read them to me plse, coz that would be, well just wrong. Thank you!!

Read More Hide me

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Iscalady on 11-10-17

A fantastic twist, I didn’t see that coming

I like this writer, very dark stories but very human characters. Some shocking exposures of an old Ireland and its ways, hopefully long gone. Lottie Parker is a loving mother, committed policewoman and a woman on the edge. Not a winning combination but somehow you route for her, she is an old fashioned cop, with right on her side and a taste for the hard stuff. A great read.

Read More Hide me

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Peter Hawkins on 11-09-17

Best crime series in a long time.

I could not put this book down. Gripingly realistic, absolutely 100% believable, characters are 3 dimensional and on point as you could wish. No cliches, no tricks no slight of hand, just full on damn good story telling at it's best. I quietly hope this is the last in the seies as it just can't get any better. At the same time its so good you want more. 6 stars.

Read More Hide me

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jan Richardson on 03-18-18

fabulous read

The lost child was the third in the series of inspector Lottie Parker I loved this book has a great twist at the end looking forward to the next book

Read More Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all Reviews