Face Her Fear

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Series: Detective Josie Quinn #19
Published by: Bookouture
Release Date: January 24, 2024
Pages: 338
ISBN13: 978-1837909483


Blood roars in Josie’s ears as they circle the tree in the deep snow. A woman lies still on the freezing ground. The howling wind lifts the last of the snow clinging to her face, exposing her lovely features, frozen in forever sleep.

Detective Josie Quinn is still recovering from the killing of a beloved member of her team when she and her husband Noah receive yet more devastating news. Close to her breaking point, Josie heads to a specialist trauma retreat,set in an isolated group of log cabins in the mountains of Pennsylvania. But fear is not far behind her. Josie’s five fellow patients all seem to be hiding secrets darker than just the problems that brought them there and a storm is gathering, with thick snow coming down fast, isolating the cabins from the world below.

Then one morning, Meg Cleary disappears. Having spent years living in terror of a stalker, Meg had come to the retreat to try to piece her life back together. But now, her cabin is empty, no logs are burning in her fireplace, no tracks in the snow lead to or from her door. Quickly organizing a search, Josie’s worst fear is realized when she finds Meg’s body lying in the snow, the marks around her neck revealing that her death was no accident.

And this is no normal case, as Josie is stranded without her team, a phone signal or any legal authority to investigate. When she discovers that someone has placed hidden cameras inside the retreat buildings, Josie’s terror grows with the knowledge that the murderer is among them.

Then another patient goes missing. With their food supplies running low and no chance of escape, Josie knows that she is in the greatest danger of her life, and that she alone has a chance to identify the killer and save the rest of the group before it’s too late…

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“The tension builds masterfully as the protagonist grapples with limited resources and the realization that the killer is within their midst. Regan's writing is sharp, keeping readers on the edge of their seats with every twist and turn. Face Her Fear is a page-turner that showcases Regan's prowess in crafting suspenseful narratives. The intricate plot, well-developed characters, and the relentless pace make it a must-read for fans of the genre. This installment reaffirms Lisa Regan's status as a top-notch thriller author, delivering a compelling and gripping addition to the Detective Josie Quinn series.”
-Tanya M., NetGalley Reviewer

“I loved how this book took Josie out of her element, without her team and in an unfamiliar place. If you love locked room mysteries, well-defined characters, a story that is so well-written you can’t stop reading, and shocks galore, don’t miss this book! It’s my favorite Josie Quinn book (so far) and will be one of my top reads this year.”
– Julie K., NetGalley Reviewer

“This is the best book yet in the series - I was pleased that PTSD was shown to be a complex condition, one not easily labelled and treated with respect.”
– Ann S., NetGalley Reviewer

“This was a complete change of pace from what I have become accustomed to with the Josie Quinn series and I'll openly admit that to start with I wasn't 100% sure if I was going to enjoy it but I can now hand on heart say 'round of applause'. What a brave decision to make and follow through with, pure respect to LR.”
-Janine H., NetGalley Reviewer

“Lisa Regan weaves a suspenseful tale that’s part whodunit, part survival thriller, and a dash of Josie Quinn’s signature badassery. It’s like Criminal Minds met Survivor in the snowy wilderness. So, if you’re into heart-pounding suspense, a touch of winter chill, and a detective who won’t back down, “Face Her Fear” needs to be on your reading list, ASAP. Trust me, you won’t be putting this one down until you know who’s behind the chilling mayhem. And, if you’re like me, you’ll never piece it together.”
–Kristin M., NetGalley Reviewer


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