Josie works until her arms ache, until the paramedics arrive and pull her gently away from the woman’s cold, fragile body. Noah’s voice cracks beside her as he calls the time of death for his own, beloved mother.
Arriving with her partner Noah for dinner at his family’s immaculate countryside home, Detective Josie Quinn is devastated to find Noah’s mother, Colette, lying lifeless in the back garden, her mouth clogged with soil.
Searching the house for answers, Josie’s team don’t know what to make of the rosary beads buried in the dirt near the body, or the hidden file labelled “Drew Pratt”, the small town of Denton’s most famous missing person.
As she delves deeper into Pratt’s case, Josie quickly discovers he had a brother whose body mysteriously washed up on the banks of a river. There’s also a diary entry suggesting that Colette may have met him on the last day he was seen alive. Can Josie believe the unthinkable, that a kind old soul like Colette might have been involved in their murders? And, will Josie’s new relationship with Noah survive the accusation?
Josie’s only hope lies in tracking down Pratt’s daughter. But when she arrives at her home to find she’s been murdered just minutes before, Josie knows the real killer is one step ahead and won’t stop until Colette’s secret is buried forever. With many more innocent lives on the line, how deep is Josie prepared dig to reach the truth?
After finishing each book by this author I have read up till now, I was left gobsmacked. This one had the same effect on me. I don’t know how she does it, but she manages it over and over again.
I love Josie Quinn. Her background makes her an even more interesting person and that adds some extra pizzazz.
The prologue of the book already turned my blood cold. The author keeps you waiting for a very long time before she reveals what happened, because during the biggest part of the story you wonder how and where it fits in. I like that very much. It certainly makes sure you are alert 🙂
One of the characters really got on my nerves because of the way he acted. I was very pleased to find out that he was one of the culprits. Way to go, Lisa LOL.
In my opinion the author has created a great series and I hope she is not ready to say goodbye to the Denton police department for a very long time. I most certainly am not.
I will be counting the days until book 6. 5 stars.
Thank you, Lisa Regan, Bookouture and Netgalley.
About the author
Lisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime novelist. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Find out more at her website:
Social Media Links: