The Lost Children (Detective Lucy Harwin, #1) by Helen Phifer

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For decades, The Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But ever since a scandal forced its closure, the abandoned building has cast an imposing shadow. Until now – when an elderly man is found dead, his body strapped to an ancient gurney...

Detective Lucy Harwin, still reeling from a previous case that ended in the devastating murder of a mother and her child, finds herself on the trail of a killer ruthlessly fixated on avenging the asylum’s wrongs.

What disturbing secrets lie within the asylum’s walls? Together with her partner Detective Mattie Jackson, Lucy begins to unearth its terrible history, and the horrors endured by the vulnerable children.

As the attacks escalate and a woman is murdered on her own doorstep, Lucy is forced into a terrifying game of cat and mouse with a twisted individual. But can Lucy stop a murderer with nothing left to lose?

An absolutely terrifying and gripping thriller that will chill readers of MJ Arlidge, Angela Marsons and Rachel Abbott to the bone.

Title : The Lost Children (Detective Lucy Harwin, #1)
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ISBN : 178681174X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Dash fan rated it ★★★★★

April 22, 2017

The Lost Children got my senses awakened from the very first page. It was dark and creepy and made my hairs stand on end. I knew from the first chapter I was in for a thrillingly creepy read and I wasn't disappointed! The opening scene is at the children's Moore Asylum set in 1975  It's night time a...

Louise rated it ★★★★☆

March 15, 2017

Detective Lucy Harwin is still trying to recover from her last case where a mother and her child were murdered. She is now on the trail of a killer who's fixated on avenging the asylums wrongs. The Moore Asylum was home to the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. A scandal forced its closure. Then...

Amy rated it ★★★★☆

March 24, 2017

All of my reviews can be found on This one opens with a dark, sinister prologue that instantly reels you in. It’s 1975 and there are children locked up in an asylum and things are happening that will make your hair stand on end. We then flip to present day and are introduced to...

Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books) rated it ★★★★★

March 30, 2017

In the mid 70s, 9 year old Lizzie can’t stand her younger baby brother. He’s stolen her parents attention and all he does is cry. She decided to take matters into her own hands, and smothers him with a pillow. Unable to stand looking at their daughter, her parents send her to The Moore, an insane...

Elaine rated it ★★★★★

March 25, 2017

This is a fast paced, action packed thriller which had me riveted to the very end! It truly is a gripping thriller with superb believable characters brought to life in this enthralling story which is full of unexpected twists and turns. This is definitely a winner to me – I suggest you go read th...

Sue rated it ★★★★☆

March 24, 2017

THE LOST CHILDREN is the debut detective novel by author Helen Phifer, a police procedural series set in the coastal town of Brooklyn Bay featuring DI Lucy Harwin. I found myself totally absorbed in the believable characters and the story. Another winner for Bookouture and this talented writer! Lu...

Chloe rated it ★★★★☆

July 27, 2017

The Lost Children is a debut detective novel by Helen Phifer , featuring DI Lucy Harwin On DI Lucy first day back from work she comes across a heinous murder committed in an asylum that has been closed down for many years. The asylum was a place for troubled children and horrible crimes were comm...

Adrian rated it ★★★★☆

March 17, 2017

Another excellent debut female detective story. I'm on a bit of a role at the moment with these. The Lost Children introduces us to Detective Lucy Harwin and her team. We meet her as she is just returning to work after being on extended leave after an operation went horribly wrong. She is straigh...

Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 30, 2017

I really, really wanted to like this book, but for me were there just too many things that bothered me to truly enjoy reading this book. The Lost Children started off great, with the discovery of a dead body in the old asylum and I enjoyed the flashbacks during the books progress to 1975 when you...

Linda rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2017

For decades, The Moore, housed the children who were disabled, had mental problems, some were just unwanted by their parents. Horrendous experiments were carried out on some of theses youngsters ... you'd have to count the cemetery stones behind the hospital to know just how many. Thankfully, the...

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