Review: Face Her Fear

Posted 14th May 2024 by Emma in Reviews / 1 Comment

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.

Review: Face Her FearFace Her Fear 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 #19
Also in this series: Vanishing Girls, The Girl With No Name, Her Mother's Grave, Her Final Confession
Published by Bookouture on 30th January 2024
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 387
Format: eBook
Source: from Netgalley
Amazon Kindle

Blood roars in Josie’s ears as they circle the tree in the deep snow. A woman lies still on the freezing ground. The howling wind lifts the last of the snow clinging to her face, exposing her lovely features, frozen in forever sleep.
Detective Josie Quinn is still recovering from the killing of a beloved member of her team when she and her husband Noah receive yet more devastating news. Close to her breaking point, Josie heads to a specialist trauma retreat, set in an isolated group of log cabins in the mountains of Pennsylvania. But fear is not far behind her.
Josie’s five fellow patients all seem to be hiding secrets darker than just the problems that brought them there and a storm is gathering, with thick snow coming down fast, isolating the cabins from the world below.
Then one morning, Meg Cleary disappears. Having spent years living in terror of a stalker, Meg had come to the retreat to try to piece her life back together. But now, her cabin is empty, no logs are burning in her fireplace, no tracks in the snow lead to or from her door. Quickly organizing a search, Josie’s worst fear is realized when she finds Meg’s body lying in the snow, the marks around her neck revealing that her death was no accident.
And this is no normal case, as Josie is stranded without her team, a phone signal or any legal authority to investigate. When she discovers that someone has placed hidden cameras inside the retreat buildings, Josie’s terror grows with the knowledge that the murderer is among them.
Then another patient goes missing. With their food supplies running low and no chance of escape, Josie knows that she in the greatest danger of her life, and that she alone has a chance to identify the killer and save the rest of the group before it’s too late…
A totally compelling and unputdownable crime thriller that will have you turning the pages late into the night, from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. 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. I am a huge fan of Josie Quinn and I have been dying to find time to catch up on this book. When I knew book 20 was coming out I decided to have a double dose of Josie Quinn. While this is the 19th book you could read it as a standalone. Lisa gives enough backstory that you won’t feel lost.

This book is slightly different to the rest of the series. Josie is stuck on a mountain without the rest of her team and must figure out who killed Meg and why. I really liked that this was different. It showed us just how good Josie is and gave us an insight into how Josie works. She had very little resources and she still managed to work out exactly what was going on.

I felt like we really got to delve into Josie’s character in this book. We got to unravel some of her trauma from the last few years and work on why she reacts the way she does. I really felt for Josie in this book. She has been through so much in her life and doesn’t seem to catch a break.

The twist in this one was quite something. I was definitely kept guessing for a long time. The fact that they were all stranded with very little signal and no rescue in sight made this story all the more tense. This was another fantastic addition to the series and I immediately picked up book 20.

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.


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