Her Mother's Grave: An absolutely gripping crime thriller with unputdownable mystery and suspense

· Detective Josie Quinn Book 3 · Bookouture
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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 powerhouseBest. 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 suspenseThat 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... WOWI loved the twists and turns -- If you can't tell, I loved this book!’ Annette Hartman, 5 stars


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119 reviews
Lilifer Swift ortiguesa
November 19, 2022
Hard when you read the life story love life. How u describe the first Love of your self showing your greatest love. If you read you fool of imagination no security. When you know just only. End of love at your back twisted desperate are u bo2
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Linda Strong
December 26, 2018
Detective Josie Quinn is investigating when young boys find human bones. These bones are found in the woods behind a trailer park that Josie once lived with her mother when she was a child. Imagine her surprise when the bones are confirmed belong to a young woman who was murdered 30 years ago ... Belinda Rose... who happens to be Josie's mother. So if this is the real Belinda Rose .. who is the woman who raised Josie? 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. This was an excellent addition to this series. Josie has had her share of problems over the years, but this book takes the reader back to when Josie was the child of an alcoholic, drug-riddled toxic mother. Her problem with a stalker evolves. Someone is posting her name and phone number on craigslist .. asking for those who would like a good time to call her. One man has accosted her in front of a grocery store. Her car has been vandalized ... her house broken into. There are no clues ... but who would want these things done to her? Riding a roller coaster is tamer than the action of this book. A real page turner, the twists and turns pop up when you least expect them. The chapters are divided ... the current life of Josie and then those from when she was a child. You cry for the child and wonder how she survived relatively normal. Although third of a series, this one reads easily as a stand alone. As always, I highly recommend starting at the beginning of this terrific series. Josie is a fascinating character. Many thanks to the author / Netgalley / Bookouture for the digital copy of this crime fiction. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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March 7, 2023
I am an avid reader, going through 1-2 Mystery/Crime/Psychological Thrillers per week. When I find an author I enjoy, I end up reading the entire series...and out of hundreds, The Detective Josie Quinn series STILL rises to the top of my memory, many years later! Why? The character of Josie Quinn is carefully & intricately developed over the first 5 books. You'll experience all of her emotions as you are taken back to her childhood, discovering the trauma she endured which formed the person she has become. While captured by this series, you will concurrently move through Josie's childhood trauma & her adult years ... while you are gripped by the thrill of watching her unravel the twisting layers of a fresh crime spree encountered in each individual book. Prepare to go through withdrawals once you catch up with Lisa Regan, and must wait for the next book in the series to hit publication! WARNING: Late night reading may cost you hours of sleep - this series is hard to put down!
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