Sunday, August 16, 2020

BLOG TOUR - Save Her Soul


Josie flinches as she takes in the faded blue sports jacket wrapped around the girl they just pulled from the water. Josie knew someone who’d once owned that jacket. He had died in her arms five years ago.

Heavy rain pours on the small town of Denton causing the riverbanks to break and the body of a young girl to float quietly to the surface. With no crime scene to examine, the odds are against Detective Josie Quinn and her team. Mercifully, the victim’s body is perfectly preserved, right down to the baseball patch on the jacket she was wearing. Josie can’t hide her devastation—her dead ex-husband, Ray, owned one just like it.

Following the trail back to her high school, Josie identifies the girl as Beverly Urban, a troubled student rumored to have been dating Ray before she left town for good. It looks like a tragic accident until the autopsy reveals a bullet in her head and the heart-breaking secret she was keeping.

Josie visits the salon where Beverly’s mother used to work, believing she was at the heart of a terrible scandal around the time her daughter’s life was taken. With the Denton wives remaining tight-lipped, Josie’s only hope is a secret meet-up with a terrified woman willing to talk. But she is murdered moments before giving Josie crucial information. It’s clear that someone is prepared to keep on killing to stop the truth from getting out.

Digging deep into memories of her own past with Ray is the only advantage Josie has on this twisted killer… but at what cost? 


Title:  Save Her Soul
Author:  Lisa Regan
Series:  Detective Josie Quinn #9
Genre:   Mystery/Thrillers
Publisher:   Bookouture
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   285
Date of Publication:  August 12, 2020
My Rating:  5 Stars

Flooding is rampant in Josie Quinn's town. She spies a tarp and is sure there is a body underneath it. Risking life and limb, she struggles to grab it despite the sudden danger facing her. It is a body and Josie is utterly shocked when a jacket wrapped around the body of a girl is a jacket she knows quite well - it is the jacket of her dead ex-husband Ray. Either that or it is way too similar.

While rain and flooding show no signs of letting up, Jodie digs into the apparent murder. Josie is forced to look at her past - some good times, and some very bad times. As I have read all the previous books in this series, I have gotten to know Josie quite well. However, there are aspects of her life that come to light in this story. Josie must work backwards - all the way back to high school to track the jacket in order to try and find out who killed the girl. 

While Josie contemplates her past, readers are reminded of her tragic history, the effects of her difficult marriage to Ray, and how her family is a strong part of her life. now. Meanwhile, Josie's relationship with Noah Fraley, a fellow officer, is going strong. 

Josie often hits a brick wall in this case. There is a trio of women who have secrets and it is these very secrets that might hold the key for Josie solving this heinous crime. However, this presents danger to Josie, which is something that she is far too familiar with.This is a thrilling book for a wonderful series. I am hoping we have much more of Josie going forward.

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


Lisa Regan is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal bestselling author and 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:

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