Close Her Eyes

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Series: Detective Josie Quinn #17
Published by: Bookouture
Release Date: May 3, 2023
Pages: 352
ISBN13: 978-1837902347


The young woman lay among the rocks next to the creek like a broken doll, strands of her long dark hair covering her face. Her body was the kind of cold that only the dead can be…

A body lies beside Kettlewell Creek, the waters rushing and churning next to her broken form. When Detective Josie Quinn arrives at the scene, she finds few clues and a victim with no enemies. Nineteen-year-old Sharon Eddy was cherished by her beloved grandmother, who raised her, and her death shocks the Denton community where she worked at the local animal hospital.

When Josie is called to the morgue to hear the results of Sharon’s autopsy, the case takes a sinister turn. She is horrified to see that a mark has been burned on to Sharon’s left hip with a cattle brand: a horseshoe shot through with an arrow. Shaken and terrified, the usually cool and collected Medical Examiner Anya Feist lifts her own top to show Josie an identical mark. Ten years ago, Anya fled her hometown after her marriage to her high school sweetheart ended in terror.

But Josie can find nothing to connect Anya’s ex-husband Vance Hadlee to the murder. Her search of his family farm leads to more questions than answers.

Then another body is found. A young woman in a red coat, lying in her final resting place, her hip bearing the same tell-tale horseshoe mark. As Josie gets closer to finding the truth, the killer creeps ever closer to home, threatening the lives of those Josie loves the most. Can she put together the pieces of this terrifying puzzle before it’s too late?

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“Oh my goodness!!! Lisa never disappoints! This story had me guessing from the very beginning!...Some of the twists are heart-breaking!”
- Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“How will I ever recover from this book?... One of the ones where you can guess and guess and still end up shocked and trying to turn the pages quicker. This was so perfect – the writing, the pacing, the emotion and just ALL of it.”
- @becbingesbooks, 5 stars

“Brace yourself for an intense, action-packed and frankly shocking ride… Highly addictive and truly unputdownable.”
- It’s All About Books, 5 stars

“A devastating but enthralling read from the very first chapter and I was a total mess by the end… Worthy of far more than the five stars available.”
- Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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