The Bones She Buried: A completely gripping, heart-stopping crime thriller

· Detective Josie Quinn Book 5 · Bookouture
89 reviews

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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 whose 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.

Read what everyone is saying about The Bones She Buried:
Loved it!!!... I could not put it down… amazing characters… twists and turns in the plot that keeps the reader turning pages to get to the end… DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS SERIES!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘I was tapping my kindle like a demented wood pecker, so many suspects and tension you could cut with a knife and as for the ending it BLEW ME AWAY!!!!!... Another addictive and gripping series that just keeps getting better. I LOVED IT!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A highly entertaining, top-notch and impossible to put down read, couple that with an intelligent, feisty female protagonist and you've got an unmissable five-star page-turner’ Reader’s Retreat, 5 stars

‘Wow this book grabbed me from the very first page… twists and turns that kept me reading page after page. Just when I thought I was on the right track, I realize I wasn't.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I tell myself I am only going to read a few chapters of before bed. Next thing I know it’s 2am and I am only a few pages away from being done!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Phenomenal… Addictive with an intense and complex… I was certain I had it all figured out on several occasions, but turns out I didn't. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the final twists… It's definitely action-packed… Prepare yourselves for another wild ride...’ Book Obsessed Introverts, 5 stars

Oh my it’s a goodie!!... The suspense just keeps mounting ending with a stunning conclusionA brilliant, compulsive and skilful police procedural.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

One heck of an entertaining and intense ride... Fast, entertaining, suspenseful and action-packed… you will find yourself flying through and it will be hard to let go before you reach the final page…Another scorcher!’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars

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89 reviews
Nazima Shaikh
April 16, 2019
This was my first read of the whole series. i am so hooked that I'm reading them all but in reverse order lol Lisa Regan knows how to spin a tale! the plot, twists and the climax definitely blew me away. i can guarantee no one reading these series will ever figure out the endings! Totally loved and thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Josie Quinn is awesome and totally messed up at the same time! Hope she continues her Legacy.
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Linda Strong
March 27, 2019
Josie Quinn is investigating a case that is close to her heart. Her boyfriend's mother is found face down in the garden... her mouth clogged dirt. There are rosary beads half buried next to her. Her house has evidently been searched ... what were they looking for? As Josie and her team searches the house, they find a hidden cache with items belonging to three different men .. 2 have been missing for years, another man found dead, also years ago. Was Noah's mother a part of these cases? What did she know about the missing men? Josie has her hands full .... trying to find a killer, Noah is completely devastated about his mother's death and Noah's sister trying to come between them ... and succeeding. As someone tries to burn down Noah's house .. with him and Josie in it ... and relatives and friends of the missing men dying sometimes moments before Josie can question them, Josie realizes the killer is one step ahead. Just how deep is Josie prepared to dig for the truth? This is an extremely well crime fiction. This is an excellent addition to the existing series. Although 5th in the series, it is easily read as a stand alone, but as usual I highly recommend starting at the very beginning. I have found this author's writing to be sharp and precise with memorable characters. It's an action-packed page turner from start to surprising ending. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the advanced digital copy of THE BONES SHE BURIED. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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Erica Hallsen
August 1, 2019
I'm so happy I stumbled upon Lisa Regan on Google Books. I have enjoyed each of Josie's adventures, and can't wait for #6!
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