Happy Friday, guys! I hope you are having a great time at the end of the working week. Today is my stop for Patricia Gibney’s blog tour for her latest book The Stolen Girls.
The story is written with several stories connected with each other. A boy witnesses the rape and harvesting organs of his mother and sister in Kosovo in 1999. A young woman with a small child in her arms is looking for help at the asylum in UK just to become a victim of human trafficking. A woman detective is trying to hold her family together while everything is falling apart after her husband’s death. And on top of that, dead bodies of young women with missing kidneys start to appear. Ragmullin is not a safe place anymore.
Detective Lottie Parker is a widow with three children, her now dead husband worked at the military base during the war in Kosovo. One day when she gets ready to work, a young woman with a child appears on her doorstep. The young woman in a bad English language is trying to ask for help from Lottie. She mostly speaks Albanian. She asks for help for her missing friend Kaltrina. She has Lottie’s husband’s badge. How does she have it?
When Lottie arrives at work, there is a case waiting for her and her partner, Boyd. A body of a young woman is found. The person who found it, is from Kosovo. The body is missing one kidney. Her bone structure says she is from Eastern Europe or Balkans.
Everything is connected to Kosovo.
Another body appears. The same person finds it, also missing kidney.
What the hell is going on?
This is my first book from Patricia Gibney, but boy, definitely won’t be the last. From the very first page I started reading, I said, “Oh, My God”! A real rollercoaster! A story into story, a crime into crime! I finished reading it in one single day, and I went to work! Some of the scenes are creepy and very violent, but I couldn’t stop finishing the story! I haven’t read the first book in the series, but this one can perfectly stand alone. Great story for human trafficking and war immigrants. Sadly, stories like these are very mush true. I enjoyed reading, it kept me on the edge till the last page. And if you ask me for a recommendation, I will definitely recommend it!
Patricia yearned to be a writer after reading Enid Blyton and Carolyn Keene and even wanted to be Nancy Drew when grew up. She has now grown up (she thinks) but the closest she’s come to Nancy Drew is writing crime!
In 2009, after her husband died, she retired from my job and started writing seriously. Fascinated by people and their quirky characteristics, she always carries a notebook to scribble down observations.
Patricia also loves to paint in watercolour and live in the Irish midlands with her children.