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 Drowning Girls 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 #13
Also in this series: Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave, Her Final Confession
Published by Bookouture on 10th December 2021
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
In the thin glow of moonlight, a mess of auburn curls gleams against the rocks. A girl’s pale hand reaches from a cleft in the boulders, waving weakly. But it’s too late. A wall of raging white water crashes down, swallowing her whole…
A knock on the door late in the evening can only mean trouble for Detective Josie Quinn, but fear chokes her at the news that one of her own team is missing. No one has seen Denton PD’s Press Liaison Amber for days and, as she follows the message scrawled on the frosted windscreen of Amber’s car to a nearby dam, Josie hears a piercing scream that tells her she’s too late. But the body they pull from the freezing water is not Amber…
Josie won’t sleep until she finds a name for the beautiful girl left to drown, and the meaning of the numbers scribbled in a tattered pink diary found on Amber’s desk. She must stay strong and focused for her close-knit team. But as rumors of an argument the night Amber disappeared surface, can she even trust her own colleagues?
Cracking the cryptic numbers reveals a twisted truth about Amber’s family – did anyone really know Amber all? Finding her alive is Josie’s only chance of knowing the truth. But as a blizzard closes in, how many more precious lives will be snatched before she can?
Do you absolutely love crime thrillers that keep you up all night and leave you sleeping with the lights on? Then this gripping rollercoaster ride, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, will have you TOTALLY HOOKED!
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via NetGalley and for letting me take part in this tour. This is the 13th book in the Josie Quinn series. Josie has come a long way since that very first book. While Josie is still reckless and as badass as ever. However, she does have more regard for the rules nowadays. Josie is still carrying a lot of grief and it comes across as to just how painful that is for her. I absolutely loved the last scene of the book which really shows you how far Josie has come. It might have even brought a little tear to my eye.
When one of their own goes missing the police take it very personally and will always stop at nothing to find them. As the case progresses more and more is discovered about Amber’s past and I don’t think anyone would have guessed that the PR officer had such a dark past.
As usual, Lisa kept me right on the edge with this one. I was tense and so nervous for Amber and quite frankly all of the team. Lisa isn’t afraid to put some of our favourite characters in danger which of course stresses me out!
This was a thrilling addition to the series! Josie Quinn is one of my all-time favourite detectives and I cannot wait for her next story!
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