The Drowning Girls: A totally addictive crime thriller and mystery novel packed with nail-biting suspense

· Detective Josie Quinn Book 13 · Bookouture
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Freaking awesome! OMG!… I am obsessed!Totally addictive… I cannot find the right words to say. All I know is that everyone should get this book… Just awesome!MagpieReviews


In the thin glow of moonlight, a mess of auburn curls gleams against the rocks. Hands bound, the girl’s fragile body is limp and still. Seconds later, a wall of raging white water crashes down, swallowing her whole…


A knock on the door late in the evening can only mean trouble for Detective Josie Quinn, but fear chokes her at the news that the one of her own team is missing. No one has seen Denton PD’s beautiful Press Liaison Amber for days. Sweet-natured and totally dedicated to the job, she’d never let her colleagues down. A message scrawled on the frosted windscreen of Amber’s car leads Josie to a nearby dam. But the body they pull from the water is not Amber…


Josie won’t sleep until she finds a name for the innocent girl left to drown, and the meaning of the numbers scribbled in a tattered pink diary found on Amber’s desk. But when the trail leads her to a twisted truth about Amber’s family, Josie wonders if anyone really knew her at all?


Her team crumbling around her, Josie must stay strong and focused to get the job done. But as prime suspects start going missing, and rumors of an argument the night Amber disappeared surface, could one of her own staff be to blame?


Finding Amber alive is Josie’s only chance of knowing the truth and stopping a dangerous killer in their tracks. But as a blizzard closes in, how many more precious lives will be snatched before she can?


An absolutely astounding crime thriller that will keep you up all night and leave you sleeping with the lights on. This gripping rollercoaster ride, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, will have you TOTALLY HOOKED!


Everyone is talking about The Drowning Girls:


“Literally kept me guessing right up until the enda twist I never in a million years saw coming!!... unputdownable!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


“Fantastic... Heart thumping... Twists, turns and family betrayal have you turning the pages late into the night.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


“WOWcaptivated from the very first page… Perfect!” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


“Buckle Up!... a wild ride!... absolutely fantasticLoved it!!! m45, 5 stars


WOW! A ~page-turning~ nailing-biting read!” Linda Strong Book Reviews


“Absolutely brilliant…This is one fantastic book. All I can say is brilliant from page one right to the end!! And bring on the next one!!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Readers adore Lisa Regan:


“BUCKLE UPnever-ending twists and turns. You think you know what to expect… and then BAM she hits you with something so out of the blue that you can’t help but gasp.” Katie Mettner Books, 5 stars


Absofrickenloutly amazingfantastic start to finish… one of those books that you stay up way too late to readpick up this book ASAP… be prepared to be hooked.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


“I. Don’t. Know. How. She. Does. It… My heart pounded in my chest, my pulse raced, I shed some tears, and my hands shookabsolutely incredible.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Mind-blowingly brilliant!! I read it in a day… just blew me away!!… Worth 10 stars if possible. A must read.” NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


***CRACK*** Lisa Regan has knocked it out of the ballpark yet again, and I could not be happier!!!… I devoured this book… twists and turns galore in addition to a HUGE amount of emotion… Whew!I LOVED IT!I was glued to the pages from the very first page. She had me guessing, she had my heart pounding, she had me pleading “no, no, please no”Read, read, read this book!Open Book Posts, 5 stars

Ratings and reviews

52 reviews
Judy Odom
December 10, 2021
Josie Quinn you are my hero!! The cases you solve would make Sherlock Holmes proud. Josie, Noah and team are frantically looking for their co-worker who has disappeared and foul play seems more than likely. When Josie tries to rescue who she thinks is Amber, she soon finds out that the victim although she resembles Amber is not her. The race is on. The book takes place just before Christmas, the snow is flying you can feel the cold as the mystery unravels. Just when I thought I knew the main suspect another major twist and I was wrong again. Josie Quinn is one my favourite detective series and I can't wait for Book 14 .
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Pam Obrien
December 10, 2021
I'm a huge fan of Lisa Regan's Josie Quinn mystery series. The latest installment "The Drowning Girls" is my favorite so far! The story starts as Josie's colleague Mettner stops by her house to enlist Josie's help in discovering what has happened to his girlfriend Amber who seems to be missing. Amber is also the press liaison for the police department. What follows is a well crafted and intricate plot that takes you on a wild ride. Josie and her team realize that the secret to finding Amber before it's too late is to unravel the mystery of Amber's past which is dark to say the least. Added to the mix, is the presence of an Evangelist minister and his megachurch. How will they fit into the mystery of Amber's disappearance? Again, the BEST Josie Quinn novel to date!!!!
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Linda Strong
December 10, 2021
A knock on the door in the middle of the night does not portend anything good. In this case one of Josie's own detectives is reporting that the Police Department's Press Liaison, Amber, is missing. Just hours later she receives a call that she is to report to the nearby dam ... a woman's body has been found. But the body pulled out of the water isn't Amber. Who is the victim? Where is Amber? The more they investigate, the more questions they have. What were the number etched on Amber's car windows? What is the list of numbers found hidden in her desk? Who is the dead woman? And why doesn't her boyfriend, a detective himself, not know anything about Amber although they've been dating for a year? Why does everything that Amber did scream secrets and lies? Josie and her team are going all out to find Amber, find who took her ... and hopefully keep anyone else from losing their lives. As all books in the series, this is a well-written crime fiction/police procedural. The character development shows the reader a credible, realistic protagonist with emotional depth. The author's characters never disappoint. The plot is somewhat complex, intriguing, and the story line is riveting. The conclusion was explosive ... unexpected and surprising. Although 13th in the series, this is easily read as a stand alone. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the digital copy of this crime fiction. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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