Patricia Gibney is a crime thriller writer living in Mullingar. In 2009, after her husband died, Patricia retired from her job and found writing therapeutic for her grief. It was through this writing, that she started writing full time. She is best known for her crime series involving Detective Lottie Parker. Her first book, The Missing Ones was published in March 2017 and is a bestseller worldwide, selling 100,000 copies in its first month. The latest book in the series, Final Betrayal was published in April 2019. She has gained nomination at both The Irish Book Club Awards and The Dead Good Read Award.