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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review: The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney

The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Publishes 3/16/17
Debut novels are always so fun to read - especially ones that are well done.  While there were a couple of hiccups that made me rate this at a 3.5, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to those who love thrillers (and who doesn't love a good chase?!)

Bookouture puts out amazing books - even their rom-coms are fantastic! I highly suggest you check this publisher out - they were just acquired by Hachette books (congrats to Bookouture!), but I expect the books to still be just as high quality as they always were.

Stay tuned for #CJSReads2017 collective thoughts on publishing day!

Detective Lottie Parker has a lot to contend with - she's a single mother with 3 children she can't seem to control, nor is home a lot due to her career. She feels she needs to prove herself in her career from a past incident where the victim really got to her. She won't allow herself to open up to any man since her husband died, thinking this will be better for her children and for her own emotions. Then bodies start to pile up and it's clear that they are connected to each other and to a children's home where her own family has history. Can Lottie take this case on without making it too personal and balance the rest of her life somehow in the process?

Bookouture really knows how to pick them. I have yet to read a thriller by them that I haven't liked. As a debut novel, this is fantastic. I rate it as a 3 1/2 star only because it felt about 150 pages too long. I found myself zoning out a few times in repetitive areas and didn't feel myself full invested until about 60% of the way in. The author does a great job of building Lottie so you get a full sense of who she is, but I felt there needed to be a little more balance on the antagonist's side as well to get a full, well rounded story. I can only see the series getting better from here and I do look forward to continuing Lottie's story since this is the first in the series.

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