I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Close Her Eyes by Lisa Regan
Also by this author: Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave, Her Final Confession
Series: Detective Josie Quinn #17
Also in this series: Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave, Her Final Confession
Published by Bookouture on 3rd May 2023
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
The young woman lay among the rocks next to the creek like a broken doll, strands of her long dark hair covering her face. Her body was the kind of cold that only the dead can be…
A body lies beside Kettlewell Creek, the waters rushing and churning next to her broken form. When Detective Josie Quinn arrives at the scene, she finds few clues and a victim with no enemies. Nineteen-year-old Sharon Eddy was cherished by her beloved grandmother, who raised her, and her death shocks the Denton community where she worked at the local animal hospital.
When Josie is called to the morgue to hear the results of Sharon’s autopsy, the case takes a sinister turn. She is horrified to see that a mark has been burned on to Sharon’s left hip with a cattle brand: a horseshoe shot through with an arrow. Shaken and terrified, the usually cool and collected Medical Examiner Anya Feist lifts her own top to show Josie an identical mark. Ten years ago, Anya fled her hometown after her marriage to her high school sweetheart ended in terror.
But Josie can find nothing to connect Anya’s ex-husband Vance Hadlee to the murder. Her search of his family farm leads to more questions than answers.
Then another body is found. A young woman in a red coat, lying in her final resting place, her hip bearing the same tell-tale horseshoe mark. As Josie gets closer to finding the truth, the killer creeps ever closer to home, threatening the lives of those Josie loves the most. Can she put together the pieces of this terrifying puzzle before it’s too late?
A completely unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Gripping, page-turning and guaranteed to keep you up all night, it’s perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Negalley. This is the 17th book in the Detective Josie Quinn series but they can all be read as standalones.
This case hits the team hard as it relates to one of their own, medical examiner Dr Feist. Not only that Sharon Eddy’s grandmother reminds Josie and the team of her beloved Grandmother who she misses dearly.
The team work like a well oiled machine these days. They can know with just a look what one of them needs. I loved catching up with all the side characters such as Trinity and Misty too.
The case is slow moving to begin with very little leads. This is extremely frustrating for the team. The book is well paced and the action picks up later on just as it’s needed.
This is another must read from Lisa.
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