Blog Tour Review: Her Dying Secret

Posted 14th May 2024 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: Her Dying Secret

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.

Blog Tour Review: Her Dying SecretHer Dying Secret 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 #20
Also in this series: Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave, Her Final Confession
Published by Bookouture on 14th May 2024
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 393
Format: eARC
Source: from Netgalley
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She gently opens the woman’s tightly clenched fist, uncurling each finger to reveal a square of folded paper hidden in her palm. Scrawled in thick crayon, beside a child’s crooked drawing of a red flower, is one word that sends a shiver through the evening mist: HELP
It was supposed to be a routine road accident recovery, but the moment Detective Josie Quinn sees the passenger—pale and painfully thin, a sharp tool lodged in her stomach—it’s clear she was the victim of something far more sinister, and likely dead before the crash. Watching the driver taken away in an ambulance, questions spin through Josie’s mind. Where were these two women going? Was the driver trying to save a life, or hide a body? And—most heartbreaking of all—is there a child in danger, crying out for help with no reply?
Josie quickly identifies the crash survivor as Mira Summers, a singleton and animal-lover on her way home from nearby stables. Mira swears she doesn’t know who the woman in the car beside her is, or how she was injured. And when she’s diagnosed with concussion and memory loss, Josie is forced to back down.
But the discovery of Mira’s prints on the child’s drawing is all the proof Josie needs that Mira knows more than she’s letting on, and a witness saw Mira meeting with a man with a gnarled diamond-shaped tattoo at the stables. In a race against the clock to track down this elusive man, Josie faces danger from the most unexpected places. Pushed to her limit, can she stay alive long enough to catch the killer and save the life of an innocent child?
An absolutely gripping and truly unputdownable crime thriller that will have you racing through pages until the final jaw-dropping twist hits you like a train. From an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.

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Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour.

I cannot believe we are on book 20!!!! How did we get here! I remember when Lisa published the first book in this series (Vanishing Girls) back in 2018. I was just getting into reading police procedurals. I had been a long term fan of police procedural tv shows so I decided to give the books a try. Josie Quinn was quite a character to begin with and I am so glad I have been on this journey. It’s had it highs and its lows. It’s ripped out my heart and then put it back together. I am here for more than just the crime and the mystery but also for the wider story of Josie’s life. I love her sense of found family she has in this series. I hope we aren’t close to the end because I don’t want to let these characters go.

Anyway I have gushed enough about the series and must move on to this instalment. All I can say is that it made no sense. Every time we got an answer we got more questions. I really felt for Josie and the team in this one. There were just so many threads that I couldn’t work out. Lisa kept me on my toes in this one for sure.

Now I need to talk about Turner. I really hope there is some underlying story here because he is beyond useless and if there isn’t I need to speak to the Chief!

As always Lisa had me gripped from the very first page to the very last. There’s a lot going on but it all comes together in the end. It really showed you that there are some wicked people out there and some really misunderstood people too.

This was a great addition to the series and I can’t wait for more.

About Lisa Regan

Lisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime novelist. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.


Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2024 Goodreads Challenge
  • 2024 Netgalley Challenge

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