Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for Her Final Confession by Lisa Regan.
Watching her friend dragged away in handcuffs, Josie couldn't believe for one second that Gretchen had killed that poor boy. Confession or not, someone else was involved. She would find out who…
When the body of a young student is found on the driveway of a local Denton home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen Palmer, a dedicated member of Josie’s team, missing for the last twenty-four hours.
Working around the clock, Josie is stopped in her tracks when Gretchen hands herself in to the police. She knows that there’s no way Gretchen could ever be a killer, so why would she confess to a murder she didn’t commit?
Title: Her Final Confession
Author: Lisa Regan
Series: Detective Josie Quinn #4
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of pages: 292
Published: November 28, 2018
My Rating: 5 Stars
OMG! Boy, was my heart in my throat reading the first chapter of this book! When I thought who might the victim in this story, I must admit that I was devastated. Why? Because I read Her Mother’s Grave back in July. I don’t quite get it, I have read over 150 books since then, but I remember the characters and developed a fondness for some of them. Thanks Lisa Regan for yanking me into this story by my neck!
When we start this book, detectives Josie Quinn and Noah Farley are finally getting to know one another a little bit better. But they get a phone call and are dispatched to a crime scene immediately. As mentioned, it was rather terrifying to me as a reader to see how Josie and Noah would deal with approaching fellow detective Gretchen‘s home, which is the scene of a homicide. Who is the victim? What’s more, where is Gretchen? She has gone completely off the grid.
At first it is of very serious concern to Josie and her team as to whether not Gretchen was in danger. Unfortunately, as things turned out, Gretchen ends up with a warrant for her arrest. She becomes the main person of interest in the murder that took place on her property. All the while Josie relies on her incredible gut instincts to get to the bottom of the matter. This puts her at odds with Noah and her chief.
This is an incredibly sad and chilling story. The memories that were relayed through the chapters of this book was so intense that at times I had to put the book down for a few moments to stall a lump in my throat and the chills that I had gotten.
Her Final Confession is a shocking and incredible page turner. I have to admit that I cried for Gretchen. My heart was broken, but at all times I was very intrigued as to wondering what was happening while Gretchen was missing, but also caught up in the story as it was relayed. They were chapters devoted to past situations, so it was very interesting to see how it would connect to the cases at hand. There were several storylines here, but what I really enjoyed is how everything came together.
I read the previous book in the series and really enjoyed it. I will say that this book blew that one away. I honestly think it is one of the best books that I read this year. I was thoroughly captivated and could not put this book down. Lisa Regan is in exceptional writer and has developed a compelling story with a conclusion that was absolutely riveting.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
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: www.lisaregan.com.
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