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.The Bones She Buried 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 #5
Also in this series: Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave, Her Final Confession
Published by Bookouture on 27th March 2019
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
Josie works until her arms ache, until the paramedics arrive and pull her gently away from the woman’s cold, fragile body. Noah’s voice cracks beside her as he calls the time of death for his own, beloved mother.
Arriving with her partner Noah for dinner at his family’s immaculate countryside home, Detective Josie Quinn is devastated to find Noah’s mother, Colette, lying lifeless in the back garden, her mouth clogged with soil.
Searching the house for answers, Josie’s team don’t know what to make of the rosary beads buried in the dirt near the body, or the hidden file labelled “Drew Pratt”, the small town of Denton’s most famous missing person.
As she delves deeper into Pratt’s case, Josie quickly discovers he had a brother who’s body mysteriously washed up on the banks of a river. There’s also a diary entry suggesting that Colette may have met him on the last day he was seen alive. Can Josie believe the unthinkable, that a kind old soul like Colette might have been involved in their murders? And, will Josie’s new relationship with Noah survive the accusation?
Josie’s only hope lies in tracking down Pratt’s daughter. But when she arrives at her home to find she’s been murdered just minutes before, Josie knows the real killer is one step ahead and won’t stop until Colette’s secret is buried forever. With many more innocent lives on the line, how deep is Josie prepared dig to reach the truth?
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I have been following Detective Josie Quinn since her first book Vanishing girls. I just love her character.
In the previous books, we have learnt about the background of different main characters. In Her Mother’s Grave, we learnt all about Josie and her life before this series. In Her final Confession, we learnt about Gretchen and her past. This book was all about Noah. While these books do feature the same characters they can be read as standalones.
When we first met Noah in Vanishing Girls I thought he was a bit of a wet fish but by the end of that book, he was a firm favourite. As the series progressed I have fallen more and more for Detective Fraley. It was very interesting to learn more about Noah and his family. I found his sister infuriating! She kept trying to drive a wedge between Josie and Noah and that is something I am not okay with! I wanted to hug Noah in this book and tell him everything will be okay, even though quite clearly things were far from okay.
This story took many twists and turns and for such a long time, like the detectives, I could not work out how all these deaths were connected. Lisa did an excellent job of reeling me in and investing me in this story.
As always I am looking forward to more of Josie Quinn and her gang.
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