Cold Heart Creek

Detective Josie Quinn

Book 7
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In the stark light of dawn, the young couple are laid out on their backs by the dying campfire, their hands clasped between them. Their eyes are open, but their hearts are cold…


When a park ranger stumbles across the bodies of Valerie and Tyler Yates by a creek in the small town of Denton, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. Still reeling from the news that her abusive mother is dying, Josie suspects this is more than just accidental poisoning, and she’s right: someone jammed a crudely carved pendant necklace down Valerie’s throat before she died.


Combing the area, Josie’s team discover a third sleeping bag indicating there could have been an extra guest around the fire that night. A lucky escape? A missing victim? Or a suspect on the run? Finding this person is the key to the entire investigation…


Trawling the couple’s photo albums for clues, Josie can’t imagine why anyone might want to harm these smiling, carefree young lovers. Until a face in one of the pictures stops her in her tracks and leads her to a farmhouse hidden deep within the forest – a special place where people go to escape, and to hide. There they meet a young girl with frightened eyes and bandaged wrists who knows more than she is saying. But the next day she’s found dead, choked with a matching necklace…


With her mother’s life hanging by a thread, Josie has an impossible decision to make. But first she must find the meaning of the pendant and catch this twisted killer before another innocent life is taken. Is she already too late?


An addictive and gripping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Readers who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and Rachel Caine will be sleeping with the lights on after this rollercoaster of a read.


Readers adore Cold Heart Creek:

OMG… WOW WOW WOW!!!! This book is just fantastic. Totally gripped me from the first page to the last. This story takes you on a cracker of a ride, a ride that I didn't want to end. I was totally immersed in the story... I love everything there is about Lisa Regan’s books. I cannot recommend highly enough this page turner of a book. 5 stars all the way. Just wish I could give it more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Amazing story… one heck of an intriguing mystery!... As soon as I started reading, I didn't want to put it down! It's like you're right there with Josie and her team and you can almost feel the same exhaustion that they do… I just love this series and I have no idea how I'm going to make it until the next book comes out! Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars


Perfect, wonderful and brilliant!!... her best one yet… astounding… everything you want in a police procedural with a whole lot more… so well written, the characters are all totally believable and none of it is ever predictable… much, much more than just a crime novel and each book is a 5 star read and more. So totally recommended. Lisa Regan you are a star, it’s a fabulous read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


You cannot think about anything else except finishing it and getting all the answers… a perfectly paced and plotted police procedural that you do not want to miss! Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow, this was a great book! I read it in one sitting. I could not put it down… There are so many twists and turns. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend this book. I give it 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


GO AND READ THIS NAIL-BITING, UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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Dec 2, 2019
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Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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Josie treads gently, careful not to disturb the pile of perfect white bones laid out in the grass by her feet. Her voice is little more than a whisper.

“No! Not my sister…”


Detective Josie Quinn hasn’t heard from her sister since Trinity stormed out of the house in the heat of an argument three weeks ago. So, when human remains are found at the remote hunting cabin where Trinity was last seen, Josie can only assume the worst.


Gathering her team, Josie feels a surge of relief when the dental records match a different body – that of a missing single mother from a neighboring town. But now Josie’s is not the only broken family desperate for answers.


Dusting the crime scene for prints, a name smudged into the side of a nearby car is the first in a trail of clues Trinity left for Josie. In need of a big story to save her journalism career, it seems Josie’s sister was attempting to make contact with a dangerous serial killer known for creating sculptures with his victim’s bones. And Trinity won’t stop until she’s found him, even if it means becoming his next masterpiece…


Josie is certain there’s a critical clue in the ivory hair comb delivered to Trinity just days before she went missing. But as more bones surface, each set more likely to be Trinity’s than the last, time is running out to find her alive. Can Josie’s team trust her instincts in a case that is so deeply personal? Can she find her sister without putting other innocent lives in danger?


An unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author that will have you sleeping with the light on. This gripping rollercoaster ride is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. Prepare to be totally hooked!


What readers are saying about Lisa Regan:


‘OMG, they said it was an absolutely gripping crime fiction and they weren't kidding. It reels you in from start to finish. There's plenty of shocks, twists and turns to keep you hooked…. I can't praise it enough and it deserves a lot more than five stars.’ Dawn Clifford, 5 stars


‘Wow wow wow. This is the book that wow was meant for. So many wonderful twists.’ Rachel Garner, 5 stars


‘A rollercoaster of a crime thriller. Stayed up till 3am to finish it. If I could I would award this book six stars. One of my favourite reads of this year so far.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I read this in three days… I was so engrossed in the story and flipping pages like a mad woman. I immediately turned back to page one to read it again when I was finished… An emotional powerhouse… Best. Book. Ever. An absolute 5-star read! Don’t start this unless you have time to finish it in one sitting because you won’t be able to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘MEGA BIG FAN of Lisa Regan's JOSIE QUINN!!! There is nothing that this book does not offer from suspense, crime, love, and characters that become a part of your life.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow, I loved this book… A must read. A wonderful book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow this book was amazing I loved it. Right from the start it was fast paced and full of action and suspense… That ending, oh wow! This is a fantastic read, I highly recommend it and don’t hesitate in giving 5 stars it was brilliant, there is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this book, I loved it.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

‘I honestly couldn't put this book down… makes the reader need to know the next part… a brilliant twist of the plot at the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

“Please,” she whispered, rocking back and forth. “I want to go home.”

When Isabelle Coleman, a blonde, beautiful young girl goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town’s darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn’t even know was missing. 

Mute and unresponsive, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Josie can get from her is the name of a third girl and a flash of a neon tongue piercing that matches Isabelle’s.

 

The race is on to find Isabelle alive, and Josie fears there may be other girls in terrible danger. When the trail leads her to a cold case labelled a hoax by authorities, Josie begins to wonder is there anyone left she can trust?

 

Someone in this close-knit town is committing unspeakable crimes. Can Josie catch the killer before another victim loses their life?

Utterly gripping crime for readers who adored Angela Marsons, Helen Fields and Robert Dugoni. You will be sleeping with the lights on once you discover the first in this unputdownable new crime thriller series.

 

What readers are saying about Vanishing Girls:

 

‘Wow this book blew my mind!... Utterly fantastic, I loved it, this is your worst nightmare come true! An explosive start to a new series. This book was scary, dark and twisted and kept me hanging on the edge of my seat unable to put it

down. A huge 5 stars for this.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘Anyone who knows me gets that I really like a strong, female, kickass main character and that’s exactly what I got in Josie Quinn… The plot motors along at breakneck speed often leaving me holding my breath. I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next instalment.’ Angela Marsons, no. 1 bestselling author of Silent Scream

 

 ‘An adrenaline pumping action thriller! It gripped me from page one and didn’t let up for… hard hitting, full of suspense and literally had me holding my breath… The twist in the book was fantastic… This book left me wanting more’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

 ‘Brilliant just absolutely brilliant!! From the minute you turn the first page you're hooked!! Such twists and turns that keep on coming right to the last page!!! Definitely a must read!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I loved this book. The plot, the main protagonist, the setting, everything… This book is brilliant. The story had me hooked from the start and kept me engrossed throughout.’ Nigel Adams Book Worm, 5 stars

 

‘It keeps you gripped page by page. It is a riveting read, I completed it in 3 days, totally absorbed.... I can't wait for the next one in the series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow what a start to a new series. From the opening page the author sucks you in to the story and as the book progresses the twist and shocking revelations keep you on the edge of your seat.’ Cindy’s Book Reviews

 

‘5 BIG Stars!!!!... This book is brilliantly paced… had me from the very first page and I could not put this book down.’ Open Book Post, 5 stars

 

 ‘This book started with a bang! and kept me reading into the night… I was captivated from the first chapter and could NOT put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A suspenseful, tense, edge of the seat roller-coaster of a thriller. Loved it from start to finish. Was racing through the pages at the same time as not wanting it to end… I am so glad I discovered this author and cannot wait for her next.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

 

‘A fantastic, edgy, fast-paced, and intensely thrilling read. I found myself racing through the pages to get to the end. Such a fantastic start to a new series that I highly recommend!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Outstanding debut!… I didn’t want it to finish. I was gripped from page one and followed the protagonist Josie Quinn through every twist and turn of the story.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Superb!! would give more than 5 stars if I could!... An action-packed, rollercoaster of a read that is thoroughly enjoyable and one you just can't put down!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Absolutely gripping… blew me away…Words can’t describe how good this book is.’ 
Heidi Lynn's Book Reviews

THE USA TODAY TOP 1OO BESTSELLER YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!

 

The high chair lay on its side, a toy elephant and a crumpled green blanket scattered across the floor beside it.

“She had a baby? Is it—?”

“The baby’s gone.”


When Detective Josie Quinn is called to a large house on the outskirts of the small town of Denton, she’s horrified by the viciousness of the attack – smashed glass, splintered furniture and blood spattered across the floor. The owner, a single mother, is fighting for her life, and her newborn baby is missing.

A beautiful young woman caught fleeing the scene is Detective Josie Quinn’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from or why she’s so terrified…

Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim?

As Josie digs deeper, a letter found hidden in the house convinces her the attack, the missing child, and the nameless woman are linked to a spate of killings across the county, and Josie is faced with a heart-breaking decision...

 

Should she risk the life of one child to save many others? Or can she find another way to stop this killer before any more innocent lives are taken?


Nail-biting, twisty and impossible to put down. If you love gripping thrillers from Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be absolutely hooked!

 

What readers are saying about The Girl With No Name:

 

‘Absolutely brilliant … A story like no other … gripping and emotional … I was wrapped up in this story from beginning to end, shocked by every twist … blown away by so many secrets.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow … a total rollercoaster ride of emotions … had me on the edge of my seat hanging on to every word, turning page after page totally engrossed … intense, full of action and had plenty of twists … a bloody good read!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘Blooming heck (or words to that effect) what a fantastic story and rollercoaster ride that was … to say I was addicted to the book from start to finish is something of an understatement … it knocks the breath out of you!’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars

 

‘Fast paced and full of punches all the way through … twisted and turned so much it left me gasping for breath … I literally could not put it down … an absolute corker of a book … I absolutely loved it!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘5/5 absolutely brilliant… I was wrapped up in this story from beginning to end, shocked by every twist and blown away by so many secrets.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I love this series. I read this in one sitting. Josie Quinn is great binge-reading material.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I read this book at breakneck speed. I had just downloaded it and next thing I knew I had finished it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I could not put it down!  Seriously, I was hooked from page one. Reading this was like being on an emotional roller coaster ride!’ Open Book Post, 5 stars

 

‘Loads of twists, but that ending though........absolutely brilliant!! I would highly recommend it. Definitely worth 5 stars, if not more!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Excellent book, that I read in 24 hours, it is that good… So many twists and turns. The characters and story are so real feeling it is like you are right there.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I loved this book… had me hooked from the start and I could not put it down. …If you are looking for a book that you won't be able to put down be sure to pick up The Girl With No Name because it will not disappoint.’ Sarah's Cozy Book Nook, 5 stars

 

 


When two young boys discover human bones buried beneath a tree in a trailer park, Detective Josie Quinn races to join her team at the scene. She used to play in those woods as a child, happier outside and away from her abusive mother, Belinda Rose.

 

Josie’s past crashes into her present when a rare dental condition confirms the bones belong to a teenage foster-child who was murdered thirty years ago. A girl named Belinda Rose…

 

Josie hasn’t seen her mother in years but, with an undeniable connection between her mother and the dead girl, does she dare track her down?

 

Just as Josie gets closer to uncovering a secret that will shatter her world forever, another body is uncovered. It’s suddenly clear that someone very close to Josie will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried forever.

 

As she battles the demons from her past, can Josie stop this killer before another precious life is taken?

 

Do you love unputdownable crime thrillers that keep you up all night? Then this gripping rollercoaster ride, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, will have you totally hooked!

 

What readers are saying about Her Mother’s Grave:

‘Wowzer, what an incredible read!...Totally captivating from beginning to end… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘OMG, they said it was an absolutely gripping crime fiction and they weren't kidding. It reels you in from start to finish. There's plenty of shocks, twists and turns to keep you hooked…. I can't praise it enough and it deserves a lot more than five stars.’ Dawn Clifford, 5 stars

 

‘Wow wow wow. This is the book that wow was meant for. So many wonderful twists.’ Rachel Garner, 5 stars

 

‘A rollercoaster of a crime thriller. Stayed up till 3am to finish it. If I could I would award this book six stars. One of my favourite reads of this year so far.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I read this in three days… I was so engrossed in the story and flipping pages like a mad woman. I immediately turned back to page one to read it again when I was finished… An emotional powerhouse… Best. Book. Ever. An absolute 5-star read! Don’t start this unless you have time to finish it in one sitting because you won’t be able to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘MEGA BIG FAN of Lisa Regan's JOSIE QUINN!!! There is nothing that this book does not offer from suspense, crime, love, and characters that become a part of your life.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow, I loved this book…  A must read. A wonderful book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow this book was amazing I loved it.  Right from the start it was fast paced and full of action and suspense… That ending, oh wow! This is a fantastic read, I highly recommend it and don’t hesitate in giving 5 stars it was brilliant, there is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this book, I loved it.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘I could not put this book down! Read it in one day -- I just had to keep going... WOW … I loved the twists and turns -- If you can't tell, I loved this book!’ Annette Hartman, 5 stars

 

Watching her friend dragged away in handcuffs, Josie couldn't believe for one second that Gretchen had killed that poor boy. Confession or not, someone else was involved. She would find out who…

When the body of a young student is found on the driveway of a local Denton home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen Palmer, a dedicated member of Josie’s team, missing for the last twenty-four hours.

Working around the clock, Josie is stopped in her tracks when Gretchen hands herself in to the police. She knows that there’s no way Gretchen could ever be a killer, so why would she confess to a murder she didn’t commit? 

Digging deep into Gretchen’s secretive life, Josie uncovers a link between the boy, the photograph and a devastating case in Gretchen’s past. But just when Josie thinks she has it all figured out, the bodies of a young couple surface on the other side of town. Can Josie get to the truth in time to save her friend from a life in prison or certain death? 

Absolutely gripping, this unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author will leave you gasping for breath. A perfect read for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. 

What readers are saying about Her Final Confession:
‘Addictive and emotional… I was gripped instantly… I was obsessed, I couldn’t stop myself from reading… when you think you have it all worked out another curveball is thrown right at you. It was an incredible read… Highly recommend to any crime thriller lover, I promise you will love this series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This series only gets better... Josie Quinn has to be one of my favourite female lead characters … an excellent story… I loved this book. Needless to say, Her Final Confession gets five out of five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I read past my bedtime to finish this book because I could not put it down. This series keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for Josie's next case.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Oh my gosh! This book was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Lisa Regan gets even better (which is amazing as I thought her last two books were phenomenal)… the storyline/mystery is all absorbing. So many twists and turns along the way… Most certainly one of my most favourite books of the year...’ Annette Thornton, 5 stars

‘Absorbing… will have your head spinning… One that you won't want to miss… I’m totally addicted to this series.’ The Book Nurse, 5 stars

‘Absolutely outstanding! Just wow, this book was incredible, I loved it… literally had me sitting on the edge of my seat holding my breath. The twists kept coming, all were a surprise I didn’t see coming. There were so many wow moments, I was totally engrossed and couldn’t put the book down… 5 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

‘Seriously people, you need to get on board the Josie Quinn train if you haven't already!!! … fantastic and addictive. Josie Quinn is such a strong, likeable and fun character… had me wanting one more chapter even when the chapters ran out!!... This ending had me stunned... it was brilliant!! Bring on book 5!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Oh my God! This book was so good!... This is one of the best books I've read this year… Very, very highly recommended!’ Dana, 5 stars

In this prequel novelette to the novels Dies Irae and Elegy in Scarlet, crime consultant Scott Drayco and “the world’s most diminutive defense attorney” Benny Baskin find themselves on the Eastern Shore of Virginia fighting for the innocence of Baskin's client, who's jailed for the murder of his business partner. Against the backdrop of the Wallops Island rocket launch facility, Drayco soon discovers that the motive for the man's murder might just be out of this world.

The Scott Drayco mystery series has been honored by the American Independent Writers, Maryland Writers Association, named Best Mystery in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and been a finalist for the Shamus and Silver Falchion Awards.

The complete chronology of the Scott Drayco novel series for those who enjoy reading in order is:

Played to Death
Requiem for Innocence
Dies Irae
Elegy in Scarlet

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PRAISE FOR BV LAWSON’S SCOTT DRAYCO SERIES:

“BV Lawson has created a memorable character in Drayco, a concert pianist turned FBI agent, turned crime consultant. He also has the fascinating condition of synesthesia, which not only adds a mysterious depth to his character it is integral to the plot.”  - Big Als Books & Pals

“The storyline here is nicely structured, and creatively ties together two murder mysteries, which occurred decades apart. The small town setting is ideal, the lead character engaging, and the supporting cast interesting and diverse. Overall, a solid start to this series.” - Omimystery News

 “... Kept me guessing until the very end. I’d recommend this book to experienced mystery readers who enjoy wrestling with skillfully placed hints that don’t easily reveal their secrets.” - Long and Short Reviews

“Lawson’s book was so good, I read it twice from beginning to end...The citizens of Cape Unity are as diverse and multi-layered as any person living in the large cities, and Lawson portrayed them splendidly.” - Reader's Favorite Reviews

“Now this story was close to brilliance ... The writing was fluent and the story intriguing, and I loved the end.” - IHeartReading Reviews

“A nice tight mystery in a realistic setting. Totally enjoyable.” - Terrie Farley Moran, author of the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries

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Katie focuses her mind, trying to keep another anxiety attack at bay. The victim’s long brown hair is slick and wet, her body rigid in the grass. She looks more like a mannequin than the woman Katie had spoken with only yesterday, the woman she had promised to protect…


When a cold, naked body is discovered by a couple on a jog through the lush woodlands of Pine Valley, California, new recruit Detective Katie Scott is stunned to discover the victim is Amanda Payton – a much-loved local nurse and the woman at the heart of an unsolved case she’s been investigating whilst getting a grip on her crippling PTSD.


Weeks earlier, Amanda had run, battered and bruised, out into the headlights of a passing patrol car. She claimed to have just escaped a kidnapping, but with no strong evidence, the case went cold. The Pine Valley police made a fatal mistake…


Katie is certain the marks on Amanda’s wrists complete a pattern of women being taken, held captive and then showing up dead in remote locations around Pine Valley – and she won’t let someone die on her watch again.


But then a beautiful office worker with a link to the hospital where Amanda worked goes missing. With only days before the next body is due to show up, can Katie make amends for her past by saving this innocent life?


Totally gripping crime fiction for fans of Lisa Regan, Rachel Caine and Melinda Leigh. Nothing will prepare you for this nail-biting roller-coaster ride…


Everyone is talking about Her Last Whisper:

‘Brilliant! Brilliant! Absolutely freaking brilliant!!... Fantastic and so real.’ Shalini’s Books & Reviews, 5 stars


‘Amazing… I couldn't put it down. Had my attention from start to finish. Plenty of suspense and twists and turns. Just when I thought I had it figured out, I was proven wrong. Will definitely recommend. Can't wait for more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I just couldn’t stop reading. I had to know how the story panned … One hell of a scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with several twists and turns along the way. On more than one occasion I almost had to read through my fingers as I feared what was going to happen next… got the adrenaline pumping, the blood pressure rising and sent my heart rate through the roof… I was gripped by the story and on the edge of my seat throughout. Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars


‘An excellent, exhilarating read. I had to keep reading just another page, another page, as everything raced towards a high tension ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A twist at every page!... Absolutely loved this book… so engrossed, read it in 2 days… well written and enthralling. Couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Gripping… plenty of excitement, drama, twists and turns, and a few red herrings… I finished it in twenty-four hours.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars


‘Fantastic… had me glued to the pages and I didn't want to put it down… so gripping and suspenseful and wonderfully paced… hit me with some captivating misdirection and planted a few red herrings. A brilliant, nail-biting and highly recommended read.’ Brianne’s Book Reviews, 5 stars


‘THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS PUTTING THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!!... I was literally holding my breath… I HAD TO KNOW!!!!! As for the explosive ending WOW definitely not what or who I was expecting.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Josie treads gently, careful not to disturb the pile of perfect white bones laid out in the grass by her feet. Her voice is little more than a whisper.

“No! Not my sister…”


Detective Josie Quinn hasn’t heard from her sister since Trinity stormed out of the house in the heat of an argument three weeks ago. So, when human remains are found at the remote hunting cabin where Trinity was last seen, Josie can only assume the worst.


Gathering her team, Josie feels a surge of relief when the dental records match a different body – that of a missing single mother from a neighboring town. But now Josie’s is not the only broken family desperate for answers.


Dusting the crime scene for prints, a name smudged into the side of a nearby car is the first in a trail of clues Trinity left for Josie. In need of a big story to save her journalism career, it seems Josie’s sister was attempting to make contact with a dangerous serial killer known for creating sculptures with his victim’s bones. And Trinity won’t stop until she’s found him, even if it means becoming his next masterpiece…


Josie is certain there’s a critical clue in the ivory hair comb delivered to Trinity just days before she went missing. But as more bones surface, each set more likely to be Trinity’s than the last, time is running out to find her alive. Can Josie’s team trust her instincts in a case that is so deeply personal? Can she find her sister without putting other innocent lives in danger?


An unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author that will have you sleeping with the light on. This gripping rollercoaster ride is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. Prepare to be totally hooked!


What readers are saying about Lisa Regan:


‘OMG, they said it was an absolutely gripping crime fiction and they weren't kidding. It reels you in from start to finish. There's plenty of shocks, twists and turns to keep you hooked…. I can't praise it enough and it deserves a lot more than five stars.’ Dawn Clifford, 5 stars


‘Wow wow wow. This is the book that wow was meant for. So many wonderful twists.’ Rachel Garner, 5 stars


‘A rollercoaster of a crime thriller. Stayed up till 3am to finish it. If I could I would award this book six stars. One of my favourite reads of this year so far.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘I read this in three days… I was so engrossed in the story and flipping pages like a mad woman. I immediately turned back to page one to read it again when I was finished… An emotional powerhouse… Best. Book. Ever. An absolute 5-star read! Don’t start this unless you have time to finish it in one sitting because you won’t be able to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘MEGA BIG FAN of Lisa Regan's JOSIE QUINN!!! There is nothing that this book does not offer from suspense, crime, love, and characters that become a part of your life.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow, I loved this book… A must read. A wonderful book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Wow this book was amazing I loved it. Right from the start it was fast paced and full of action and suspense… That ending, oh wow! This is a fantastic read, I highly recommend it and don’t hesitate in giving 5 stars it was brilliant, there is absolutely nothing negative I can say about this book, I loved it.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

Three absolutely gripping crime thrillers from Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Lisa Regan. A detective on the run from a haunting past, Josie Quinn is a strong, feisty and completely unforgettable heroine you’ll instantly adore.


Her Final Confession: When the body of a young boy is found on the driveway of a local home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen, a dedicated member of Josie’s team who could never be a killer, so why would she confess to his murder?


The Bones She Buried: Josie works until her arms ache, until the paramedics arrive and pull her gently away from the woman’s cold, fragile body...


Finding her boyfriend’s mother lying lifeless in the backyard, her mouth clogged with soil, Josie is shaken and confused. Could this gentle and kind woman have been involved in something sinister? And will Josie’s new relationship survive the accusation?


Her Silent Cry: When a little girl is snatched from the carousel in Denton city park, Josie is faced with the most high-stakes case of her career. She’s the one who finds the abandoned butterfly backpack, a note with a devastating message stuffed inside: answer your phone, or your sweet little darling will die…


These three nail-biting thrillers are packed full of suspense and guaranteed to keep you up all night. Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and Rachel Caine.


Readers absolutely adore Lisa Regan:


‘GO AND READ THIS NAIL-BITING, UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Absolutely outstanding! Just wow, this book was incredible, I loved it… literally had me sitting on the edge of my seat holding my breath. The twists kept coming, all were a surprise I didn’t see coming. There were so many wow moments, I was totally engrossed and couldn’t put the book down… 5 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars


‘Anyone who knows me gets that I really like a strong, female, kick-ass main character and that’s exactly what I got in Josie Quinn… The plot motors along at breakneck speed often leaving me holding my breath. I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next instalment.’ Angela Marsons, no.1 bestselling author of Silent Scream


‘Addictive and emotional… I was gripped instantly… I was obsessed, I couldn’t stop myself from reading… when you think you have it all worked out another curveball is thrown right at you. It was an incredible read… Highly recommend to any crime thriller lover, I promise you will love this series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Best. Book. Ever. An absolute 5-star read! Don’t start this unless you have time to finish it in one sitting because you won’t be able to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘An edge-of-your-seat nail-biter, and my most favorite Josie novel to date!! A great read!! Love, LOVE, LOVE this series!!... I LOVED it!!’ Tropical Delusions, 5 stars


‘5 stars plus for this great read!! I couldn't swipe the pages fast enough. I tried to put Her Silent Cry down and get some sleep – that didn't happen!!! Light was back on in 5 minutes, I just had to know what happened… Twists and turns to make your head spin… Don’t miss this series!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘OMG... I can’t say enough good things about this book… an emotional rollercoaster… so many twists and turns… The ending definitely threw me for a loop. I would’ve never guessed it in a million years… such a shocking twist.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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