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.Watch Her Disappear 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 #14
Also in this series: Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave, Her Final Confession
Published by Bookouture on 12th April 2022
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
ying on the ground, the girl’s prom dress, the color of champagne, shimmers in the dying light. A corsage of wilting pink sweetheart roses decorates her wrist. She is perfectly still, like a delicate china doll, trapped forever in a sleep from which she will never wake…
When a call comes in about a young girl found dead at a high school prom—her life drained away from a fatal stab wound—Detective Josie Quinn drops everything to attend the scene. Taking in the girl’s neatly braided hair, Josie feels a flicker of recognition. But no one comes forward to identify this innocent child, murdered on what should have been the happiest night of her life.
Trawling missing persons files, Josie realizes where she has seen the girl before. Gemma Farmer disappeared a few months ago, shattering her family. But why would her body appear now, on her sixteenth birthday? Josie’s only clue is the five neat little cuts on Gemma’s pale arm. Days later, another missing girl shows up, tucked neatly into her bed on the morning of her birthday, her favourite teddy beside her, her skin as cold as ice—and the autopsy reveals scars on her arm matching Gemma’s.
Her head spinning, Josie’s fears the marks are a serial killer’s twisted way of counting his victims. How many other innocent lives have already been lost, and how many more could follow? The case takes a terrifying turn when a local girl goes missing just days before she turns sixteen.
Clock ticking, Josie turns the town upside down in search of answers. But when her own chief comes forward with the missing piece of a devastating puzzle spanning decades, will it be enough to get inside the mind of the most unexpected and elusive killer she has ever encountered, or will another precious life be taken?
I am a long-standing Josie Quinn fan. This woman has been through some of the worst things imaginable and somehow still keeps going. She is quite the inspiration. This book however is more about Chief Chitwood.
Chief Chitwood has been at the department for a while now but he’s been a bit of a closed book. In this instalment, we get to see how Bob Chitwood became the man he is. I really felt for the Chief in this book. Up to now, he’s just been a bit of a pain for Josie and the team but here we really get to see who he is and how proud he really is of the team. He may be hard on them at times but he just wants to make sure they do things right.
Lisa, as always does an excellent job of hooking you right in. This book is fast-paced and so easy to read. I managed to read half the book in pretty much one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down. I would have read all night if I wasn’t still recovering from COVID.
This book is another excellent addition to the series and I’m already eagerly awaiting the next! Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour
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