Author: Brian McGilloway
Series: DS Lucy Black
Midwinter. A child is found wandering in an ancient woodland, her hands covered in blood. But it is not her own.
Unwilling, or unable, to speak, the only person she seems to trust is the young officer who rescued her, Detective Sergeant Lucy Black. Soon afterwards, DS Black is baffled to find herself suddenly moved from a high-profile case involving the kidnapping of another girl, a prominent businessman's teenage daughter.
Black's problems are not only professional: she's caring for her increasingly unstable father, and trying to avoid conflict with her frosty mother - who also happens to be the Assistant Chief Constable. As she struggles to identify the unclaimed child, Black begins to realise that her case and the kidnapping may be linked by events that occurred during the grimmest days of the country's recent history - events that also defined her own troubled childhood.
Little Girl Lost is a devastating crime thriller about corruption, greed and vengeance, and a father's love for his daughter.
McGilloway is new to me, but I must say I'm impressed! I must say I will be reading more. It is a very well written mystery that has a lot going on. Lucy's life is a mess to say the least and it just adds to the story. I love the great descriptions of Ireland. I felt like I was there with Black trying to solve the kidnapping and mystery of the lost girl. This was a great read that pulls you into Lucy's world. A world of mystery, a mother for a boss, a dad with dementia, and trouble at work, it was easy to get caught up in. I can't wait to read more of McGilloway's work.