In the thin glow of moonlight, a mess of auburn curls gleams against the rocks. Hands bound, the girl’s fragile body is limp and still. Seconds later, a wall of raging white water crashes down, swallowing her whole…
A knock on the door late in the evening can only mean trouble for Detective Josie Quinn, but fear chokes her at the news that the one of her own team is missing. No one has seen Denton PD’s beautiful Press Liaison Amber for days. Sweet-natured and totally dedicated to the job, she’d never let her colleagues down. A message scrawled on the frosted windscreen of Amber’s car leads Josie to a nearby dam. But the body they pull from the water is not Amber…
Josie won’t sleep until she finds a name for the innocent girl left to drown, and the meaning of the numbers scribbled in a tattered pink diary found on Amber’s desk. But when the trail leads her to a twisted truth about Amber’s family, Josie wonders if anyone really knew her at all?
Her team crumbling around her, Josie must stay strong and focused to get the job done. But as prime suspects start going missing, and rumors of an argument the night Amber disappeared surface, could one of her own staff be to blame?
Finding Amber alive is Josie’s only chance of knowing the truth and stopping a dangerous killer in their tracks. But as a blizzard closes in, how many more precious lives will be snatched before she can?
An absolutely astounding crime thriller that will keep you up all night and leave you sleeping with the lights on. This gripping rollercoaster ride, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, will have you TOTALLY HOOKED!
Author: Lisa Regan
Series: Detective Josie Quinn Book 13
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 391
Date of Publication: December 10, 2021
My Rating: 5 Stars
Not fully recovered from a family tragedy, Josie is floored when a member of her team goes missing. Clues lead her to raging waters when she tries to save press liaison Amber’s life. Devastation when she fails to save her is quickly replaced by shock when it is discovered that the victim is not Amber.
Josie learned about Amber’s disappearance from Finn Mettner, another member of her team. He is currently dating Amber but tells Josie that they recently had a fight. Could he be responsible for both the woman found dead in the water and to whatever possibly happened to Amber?
Josie had a very disturbing past and she cannot stop worrying about what Amber could be going through. Josie has very few clues to work with but she pushes through with relentless determination. When anther murder happens it is clear that there is a connection to whatever is going on.
The scene of the first murder soon leads to events of a dozen years ago. Was Amber keeping secrets from all of them? Is Mettner lying to Josie and her team as they seek answers? I have truly loved this series and while this thrilling book could be read as a standalone I must say that getting to know Josie was pivotal when it comes to understanding her drive when it comes to solving even the most heinous crimes. Her past, her marriage, her relationship to her team - it all comes together when it comes to understanding Josie and her passionate work ethic. And the fact that it is a cherished team member pushes Josie even harder. Lisa Regan definitely hit it out of the park with this 13th book in this stellar series.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
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.