Tuesday, April 2, 2019

BLOG TOUR - The Bones She Buried

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The Bones She Buried by Lisa Regan.

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 who’s 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?

An absolutely unputdownable crime thriller that will have you up all night! If you love Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni or Rachel Caine you’re guaranteed to be hooked from page one.

Author:  Lisa Regan
Series:  Detective Josie Quinn #5
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers
Publisher:   Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  304
Date of Publication:  March 27, 2019
My Rating:  5 Stars

What a tragic beginning to a enthralling story! Stressed out, but happy to be with her partner Noah Fraley, Detective Josie Quinn is headed to his mother's for dinner. Devastatingly, thy discover Noah's mother, Colette, dead in the back garden. Shocked, weary and full of disbelief, Noah is beside himself. Josie is in full cop mode. She desperately looks for the killer.

Josie must act fast, because things look very, very bad. Upon searching through Colette's home, a hidden file is called and it is labelled "Drew Pratt". This puts a difficult layer on whatever has happened to Colette. The woman was practically a saint. However, there was a lot of damaging things turned up and it seems Colette was involved in nefarious activities.

Can Josie track down anyone related to Pratt? Unfortunately, inasmuch as they locate Pratt's daughter, she, too, has been murdered. What was Colette keeping secret? Well, these murders proved to be only the tip of the iceberg. To say more would definitely be adding spoilers.

With Josie investigating Colette's background it is no surprise that this wedges a gap between her and Noah. So, this crime thriller has a great emotional edge. All the while, secrets and lies are being exposed. I have read two of the books in this compelling series. Although it has been months, when I read the first two or three lines, I clearly remembered Josie, Noah, Gretchen and others. I felt a strong sense of connection as I moved deeper into the pages of this book.

I love Lisa Regan’s style of writing. It is sharp, It is affecting. The ending was a shocker, a true shocker. It left me wanting for more.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.

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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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