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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2017 Patricia Gibney (P)2017 Bookouture
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3 out of 5 stars
By Lia on 03-03-18

Too Long and Too Dark

I gave three stars for two reasons. First, this book started off at a good pace, I was interested in the main character and there were enough events to keep my interest but that quickly declined. The investigation dragged and dragged....I kept checking the percentage I was at and feeling frustrated because I just wanted to be finished and felt the book could have been wrapped up much more quickly. By the end I was just annoyed. The second reason is because I was really disappointed by the ending. There is a character whom I feel has an unnecessary death that really didn't contribute to the story-line. Also, many of the characters were very flat because the author provided minimal information about them.

Michele Moran was good with the delivery of the story

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By A. Palla on 11-09-17

Lots of layers

This is a detective story with church-sponsored child abuse, murder, bribery, abuse of municipal office, extortion and blackmail with some working mother's guilt and distress sprinkled in. It kept my attention and I found myself thinking about the story too often to rate it any lower. And I highly recommend Ms. Moran's narration. Her voice is lovely and her accent and cadence do justice to the history and suffering of the Irish.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. J. Answer on 05-24-17

Gripping

Got into the story straight away and gripped me until the end.
The narration was excellent too.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-28-17

Gripping

Would you listen to The Missing Ones again? Why?

The narrator was so good, so many twists to the plot I need to listen again. I don't want it to stop

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jo Nelson on 11-21-17

Slow

This story seemed unnecessarily long and was quite slow. I listened to the entire story but it wasn’t worth it.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By LUCY on 04-20-17

Loved it

Well set story. Thrilling.
Found the narration sometimes difficult between characters voices as they weren't consistent. But generally fabulously read.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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