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Also by this author: Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave, Her Final Confession
Series: Detective Josie Quinn #9
Also in this series: Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave, Her Final Confession
Published by Bookouture on 12th August 2020
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
Josie flinches as she takes in the faded blue sports jacket wrapped around the girl they just pulled from the water. Josie knew someone who’d once owned that jacket. He had died in her arms five years ago.
Heavy rain pours on the small town of Denton causing the riverbanks to break and the body of a young girl to float quietly to the surface. With no crime scene to examine, the odds are against Detective Josie Quinn and her team. Mercifully, the victim’s body is perfectly preserved, right down to the baseball patch on the jacket she was wearing. Josie can’t hide her devastation—her dead ex-husband, Ray, owned one just like it.
Following the trail back to her high school, Josie identifies the girl as Beverly Urban, a troubled student rumored to have been dating Ray before she left town for good. It looks like a tragic accident until the autopsy reveals a bullet in her head and the heart-breaking secret she was keeping.
Josie visits the salon where Beverly’s mother used to work, believing she was at the heart of a terrible scandal around the time her daughter’s life was taken. With the Denton wives remaining tight-lipped, Josie’s only hope is a secret meet-up with a terrified woman willing to talk. But she is murdered moments before giving Josie crucial information. It’s clear that someone is prepared to keep on killing to stop the truth from getting out.
Digging deep into memories of her own past with Ray is the only advantage Josie has on this twisted killer… but at what cost?
This is the ninth book in the Josie Quinn series, but these can be read as standalones.
I love this series so much! Josie is a character that is just so easy to root for. She is kick-ass but she also has a softer side. We saw a lot more of that softer side in this book. It was really nice to see that the indestructible Josie is human after all. Josie really goes through the wringer in this one and I wanted to just give her the biggest hug. Her whole life seemed to be crumbling around her once again and I felt like she just needed one.
This story was full of twists and turns. Lisa does a great job of building up the tension and when you think you have it figured out she pulls the rug out from under you. I love the pace. The story had me hooked from the opening page and I really struggled to put it down.
Being back in the world of Josie Quinn is a place that really does make me happy. Well as happy as crime novel does! I love all the side characters and how much they have grown since the first book. I hope that there will be another book because I don’t think I am quite done with these characters yet.
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