Her Dying Secret

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Series: Detective Josie Quinn #20
Published by: Bookouture
Release Date: May 9, 2024
Pages: 348
ISBN13: 978-1835254721


She gently opens the woman’s tightly clenched fist, uncurling each finger to reveal a square of folded paper hidden in her palm. Scrawled in thick crayon, beside a child’s crooked drawing of a red flower, is one word that sends a shiver through the evening mist: HELP

It was supposed to be a routine road accident recovery, but the moment Detective Josie Quinn sees the passenger—pale and painfully thin, a sharp tool lodged in her stomach—it’s clear she was the victim of something far more sinister, and likely dead before the crash. Watching the driver taken away in an ambulance, questions spin through Josie’s mind. Where were these two women going? Was the driver trying to save a life, or hide a body? And—most heartbreaking of all—is there a child in danger, crying out for help with no reply?

Josie quickly identifies the crash survivor as Mira Summers, a singleton and animal-lover on her way home from nearby stables. Mira swears she doesn’t know who the woman in the car beside her is, or how she was injured. And when she’s diagnosed with concussion and memory loss, Josie is forced to back down.
But the discovery of Mira’s prints on the child’s drawing is all the proof Josie needs that Mira knows more than she’s letting on, and a witness saw Mira meeting with a man with a gnarled diamond-shaped tattoo at the stables. In a race against the clock to track down this elusive man, Josie faces danger from the most unexpected places. Pushed to her limit, can she stay alive long enough to catch the killer and save the life of an innocent child?

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“10 out of 10 stars!!! What a thrill ride this was...I can't express enough how on the edge of my seat this book kept me!! I had no clue who the villain was until the big reveal, I had my guesses and not a single one of them was right!! Lisa continues to grow and expand Josie's world and make us feel like the characters are our friends/colleagues. Her great world building continues, new characters to learn to love...one in particular is going to take awhile...Continues the mythos of Josie Quinn in an amazing way...readers will NOT be disappointed with this series!!”
-Chris W., NetGalley Reviewer

“The twists and turns in Her Dying Secret kept me on the edge of my seat and my mind churning from beginning to end! I don't know how Lisa Regan keeps Josie Quinn and her team's adventures so vividly real, but I hope she never stops!”
– Melissa K., NetGalley Reviewer

“Overall, Her Dying Secret by Lisa Regan is a riveting narrative that captivates readers with its unforgettable characters, intricately twisting plot, and engaging storyline, enriched with descriptive and relevant details that paint a vivid picture of the investigative case. This book will keep readers in suspense and eager to turn every page as they are kept on the edge of their seats throughout the unfolding events. Lisa Regan masterfully concludes the story with a mind-blowing ending, skillfully tying up all the loose ends and answering lingering questions, leaving the reader satisfied and eagerly anticipating the next Detective Josie Quinn installment.”
– Tambi B., NetGalley Reviewer

“I don’t read a lot of series because so many run out of steam or become formulaic – NOT THIS SERIES! I can’t believe this is #20 and I still love every book by Ms. Regan; who managed to stump me completely this time!! I kept turning the pages and the last quarter had me holding my breath!”
-Dorie S., NetGalley Reviewer

“Lisa Regan's latest installment in the Detective Josie Quinn series, "Her Dying Secret," had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Seriously, if you're a fan of gripping crime thrillers that keep you guessing until the very end, this one's for you! The plot twists in "Her Dying Secret" had me second-guessing myself at every chapter. Lisa Regan's writing is so immersive, it's like you're right there alongside Josie, racing against the clock to catch a killer before it's too late.”
–Kristin M., NetGalley Reviewer

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