Her Final Confession

Detective Josie Quinn

Book 4
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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 absorbingSo 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 momentsI 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

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Nov 28, 2018
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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?

An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will have you up all night! If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni or Rachel Caine you’re guaranteed to be hooked from page one.

What readers are saying about Amazon, USA Today and Wallstreet Journal bestselling author, Lisa Regan:
‘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, 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

‘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 Confessiongets 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

‘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
‘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.’ 
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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

 

‘Captivating and thrilling… the twists kept coming… leaving me hanging onto every word rapidly turning pages hungry for more, reading late in to the night… Go and buy this book you won’t regret it!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

When a young woman’s body found hanging upside-down from a crucifix in an abandoned church, Detective Lucy Harwin is plunged into a case that will test her to her very limits.

 

Before Lucy even has time to get started, another body is found. And this time it’s someone Lucy and her team consider one of their own; the chief’s mother. Her body too is hanging upside-down, so Lucy fears there’s a serial killer stalking the streets of her small coastal town.

 

Lucy knows the chief is a good man. She trusts him, but can’t pin down his alibi. Just as she’s beginning to suspect the worst, she pushes for a test on some animal hairs, and uncovers a link to an old unsolved murder.

 

Lucy knows she’s getting close, and works around the clock to catch this killer before he strikes again. But then the trail leads her to the church where her teenage daughter volunteers. Can Lucy prevent a tragedy that will tear her world apart again?

 

An addictive and unputdownable crime thriller that will hook fans of Patricia Gibney, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons from the very first page.

 

What readers are saying about Last Light:

‘Explosive straight out of the gate… I loved everything about this book… This is a seriously good book… in my top 5 of my favourite books of 2018, I loved it, it was really good. If I could give it more stars I would.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘Brilliant… A must-read book, twisty, gripping and one hell of a read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I was captivated… kept me engrossed from start to finish… if this is the first DI Lucy Harwin book you read, I can guarantee you will read the rest of the series and wait for the next instalment as eagerly as me.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars

 

‘Honestly, I will read anything by Helen Phifer. She didn’t disappoint with her latest book. There were amazing twists and turns.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A first-class read, fast-paced, well-constructed and with believable characters… Recommend it highly.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Another non-stop read for me. Very tightly paced and great, great characters… that's what makes these books "must reads" for me.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow! What a brilliant read!… I finished Last Light in just a few hours.’ Booking Good Read, 5 stars

 

‘A real page-turner, I read this book in one sitting. This is a book you can't put down. I was hooked from the first page… OMG what a case… I honestly had no idea who the killer was until it was revealed. This is a real rollercoaster of a read… will get your heart pumping. I absolutely loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Outstanding... More ups and downs than the big dipper.... Lots of twists and turns and I was up several nights late desperate to find out what happened. Cannot wait to read more books in this series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Fabulous … a real unputdownable read which I just ploughed through. This author can really write one heck of a good plot and I hope the next book won’t be too long in coming so if you want a terrific read well here you have it look no further it’s brilliant!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Oh my goodness... What a book! I devoured this book this afternoon, I could not stop reading it. I love Ruby Preston and her team... Absolutely 5 stars all the way.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

To catch a killer, you must first think like one...

 

A serial killer is playing a twisted game of life or death with married women. After he captures them, a countdown begins. He marks the time by sending three disturbing images to their husbands: alive, tortured, dead.   

 

When Detective Ruby Preston receives a new photograph of a terrified victim, she must try and work out where she is, before it’s too late.

 

But this isn’t the first time the police have seen such a sickening crime. The notorious Lonely Hearts Killer, Mason Gatley, was put behind bars ten years ago for murdering six women in exactly the same chilling way.

 

Desperate for more information, Ruby persuades her boyfriend, Nathan Crosby, to set up a dangerous meeting. But will the dark and charming Mason Gatley really help her catch the killer before someone else dies? Or will Ruby be the next victim?

 

An utterly addictive and unputdownable crime thriller, packed with twists until the final page. If you love reading Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Peter James you’ll be hooked by this book.

 

What readers are saying about Murder Game:

 

‘OMG fantastic thriller by Caroline Mitchell…This story had me hooked from start to finish, kept my attention as we race to find the killer before he strikes again… A page turner that kept me riveted with the twists and turns that awaited me…’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow! Every time I finish one of Caroline Mitchell's books I'm aware that I've spent the most part on the edge of my seat, mouth hanging open in shock and my heart hammering away! This was a real page turner with such a captivating plot…’ Claire Loves to Read, 5 stars

 

‘One word: brilliant! … totally blew my mind. Talk about chills running up and down your spine. Murder Game is one dark and intense ride and had me guessing until the end.’ Novel Deelights, 5 stars

 

‘Wow! Caroline Mitchell really outdid herself here! I wasn't able to guess who the killer was until Mitchell had it flashing on a sign for me at 92%, but of course, that wasn't all... she threw a massive twist in on top of it!’ Next Book Review, 5 stars

 

‘Gripped me from the start. I loved every minute of it… And the ending wow I wasn’t expecting that at all.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘What a dizzying roller-coaster ride! Now that I've finished this book, I can finally take some deep breaths and allow my heart beat to return to normal. The author took me through twists, turns and an intricate and fast-paced plot…The ending just made me gasp.’ Relax and Read reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Murder Game is the gritty new thriller from Caroline Mitchell and it’s guaranteed to have you hooked from the very first page… I couldn’t put it down…’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘The plot is fast paced very much like the investigation, and I'm sure my heart was pounding as Murder Game reached its dramatic conclusion… the perfect crime thriller read.’ The Book Review Café, 5 stars

 

​‘This book was a first class gripping read. I absolutely loved it.’ I Love Reading UK, 5 stars

 

‘Absolutely love this Ruby Preston series. I couldn't put this book down as the killings and the plot escalated. I was certain I had fathomed who the killer was. But, oh, how wrong I was. Brilliant book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Brilliant fast paced and gripping story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Ruby is fast becoming my favourite detective.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Once again Caroline Mitchell delivers an amazing book. With twists and turns throughout. Right to the end I was kept on the edge of my seat.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Gripped from the start… twists and turns throughout the book... with an ending you will not see coming… a thrilling roller coaster ride…’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘[A] scorchingly good thriller’ – Lisa Hall, bestselling author of mega-hit Between You and Me

‘A tantalising and taut thriller with more twists and turns than a corkscrew. Red herrings swim all the way through it. An excellent page turner’ – Sally (Goodreads)

Emily Klein doesn’t know she has killed her husband until the day of his funeral.

At first, signs point to a tragic accident. Yet, as Emily pieces together the events before his death – events which led to her own memory loss – she begins to suspect that her husband’s death may have been the result of more than a terrible twist of fate...

But the accident is only the beginning. Because while Emily’s physical scars will heal, the trauma of the accident has awakened old ghosts. She hears strange sounds, catches things that can’t possibly be there in the corner of her eye. Before long, everywhere she looks, she seems to see her husband.

And suddenly, Emily finds herself asking the most dangerous question of all.

Can she really trust herself?

Reviewers love Those Who Lie:

‘This is a must read for anyone who lives to delve into psychological thrillers!’ – Linda Strong, Netgalley

‘With brilliant main characters and a wonderful plot, this book is a real page turner. I would highly recommend this book.’ – Stephanie Collins, Netgalley

‘I absolutely adored this book’ – Lu Dex, Netgalley

‘Great book.. keeps you guessing!! If you love twists and turns then this book if for you!’ – Diane Merrit, Netgalley

‘With twists and turns that will wrong-foot you all the way, a dash of dark humour and a strong emotional punch, this is an excellent debut that more than earns its place within the genre.’ – S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood

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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?

An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will have you up all night! If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni or Rachel Caine you’re guaranteed to be hooked from page one.

What readers are saying about Amazon, USA Today and Wallstreet Journal bestselling author, Lisa Regan:
‘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, 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

‘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 Confessiongets 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

‘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
‘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

WOW...Double WOW...What a fantastic book...I could not put it down…twists and turns throughout and what a brilliant ending...a big fat 5* for this brilliant book.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

 

The woman’s face was pale and waxy. Her milky, partially open eyes stared into the distance. There were drag marks in the grass; she’d been placed here and posed. Who did this to you and why have they left you like this? 

 

When a woman’s body is found on a lonely patch of scrubland, Detective Lucy Harwin is called to the scene. The victim’s clothes have been wrenched to expose her, and her feet are bare. 

 

Lucy and her team have only just started investigating who could have wanted local mother Melanie Benson dead, when a young woman is discovered strangled in a dark alley. As more bodies appear in the run-down seaside town, the small community is gripped by fear, and the pressure to solve the case becomes unbearable. But with each victim dying in a different way, Lucy struggles to find a link between the murders. Are these random killings, or part of the same plan? 

 

Just as she thinks she’s getting close, Lucy starts to suspect the killer is watching her. Can she find the murderer before they strike again, or will she be next?

 

An absolutely gripping serial-killer thriller that will have your heart pounding as you race through the pages. If you love Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter or Robert Dugoni, Dying Breath will have you hooked. 

 

 

Read what everyone is saying about Dying Breath:

 

‘Loved this book so much. I read it in one sitting, it’s such a page turner. It’s a fast paced thriller with plenty of twists in the plot, that keeps you guessing to the end...I would give it 10 stars if I could.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

 

'It hooks you right from the start and doesn't let up until the very end when you are left completely stunned...I was totally shocked and definitely didn't see that coming.' (5 stars) Always With a Book

 

‘I found myself sitting for hours glued to the screen of my Kindle…Helen Phifer has written another great book that has kept her in my top authors list.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm

 

‘AMAZING book…really pulls you in with every page…this is a MUST READ.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

 

'Right to the very last few pages we are kept in suspense! I honestly did NOT see that coming!! One that just has to be read!' (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Kept me hooked all the way through; full of twists…An explosive storyline and really likeable characters provide a great read and I can't recommend this book highly enough.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Captivating and thrilling; this one was a hard one to put down. It was extremely well written, it was dark, suspenseful and the twists just kept coming.’ Bonnies Book Talk

 

‘Its twists, turns and very likeable protagonist kept me enthralled from start to finish and I read it in one sitting.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

 

‘It was exciting, it was full of suspense and just plain awesome…Basically, I loved it.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

 

‘I could not put this book down!...A great story with gruesome murders that twists and turns right until the end.’ (5 stars) Goodreads reviewer

 

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

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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

 

 


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