Detective Josie Quinn #15
Through swirling dawn fog, they follow the trail of discarded items at their feet: a tube of glittery lip gloss; a cell phone; a cracked make-up compact, broken chunks of ivory powder spilling into the grass. Then the mist parts—just for a second—to reveal a beautiful young girl on the ground, her pale lips frozen forever in a silent scream…On a winding mountain road into the small town of Denton, Pennsylvania, Detective Josie Quinn finds the body of a local teenage girl, Dina Hale. The sight of plum-colored bruises gathering around the girl’s neck pierces Josie’s heart, but the discovery of a second girl’s empty purse in the dirt nearby gives her a flicker of hope that one person, at least, made a lucky escape.Dina’s parents are grief-stricken as the town rallies together in a desperate search for the second girl, Alison Mills, who waitressed with Dina at a local hotel. The two best friends were on their way to a shift when they were attacked. Josie was too late to save Dina, but she won’t rest until Alison is home safe.Hitting a dead-end with interviews, Josie thinks she’s on to something when a photo surfaces suggesting Alison was romantically involved with one of the hotel staff. But when Josie arrives at the man’s house to find a bullet in his head, and the house ransacked, the case comes crashing down.Evidence of frantic searching at both crime scenes has Josie convinced a twisted killer is on a hunt for something very personal and precious. And that they won’t stop until they find it. But how many innocent lives will be destroyed before Josie can uncover the missing piece at the heart of this deadly puzzle? And what sacrifices will she have to make to find Alison alive?
Josie Quinn,… One of these days you are going to be the end of me!! 😊 (but I still love you 😉)
OMG, being a detective is a great job and a hard one at the same time.
On the one hand you want to save lives and sometime this means taking risks. Risks that could easily get you hurt or even killed. I guess that is something you know from the beginning but still hats off to all those brave men and women who try to keep us safe each and every day.
On the other hand sometimes it’s maybe better to wait for backup in order to keep yourself and colleagues from getting in some precarious situations…
Often though you don’t get a lot of time to decide what to do and you just go with what seems best.
One guess in which of both categories Josie Quinn can be found. 😊
No baddy is safe in Denton. They can squirm their way through the meshes of the net. Josie keeps going after them. The meshes of her net are becoming smaller and smaller until they cannot get through anymore. She releases her catch in an aquarium called prison.
Sometimes you wonder: are there still honest people out there? Are there still people left without an agenda? Are there still people who care about anybody else but themselves?
The author has given me a few hours of very thrilling reading pleasure as per usual. 😊
Book 15 and this series is still amazingly good. Am I looking forward to book 16? You bet I am. 5 stars
About the author
Lisa Regan is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series. Lisa is a member of Sisters In Crime, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S. with her husband and daughter and Boston Terrier named Mr. Phillip.
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