Wednesday, May 3, 2023

BLOG TOUR - Close Her Eyes



The young woman lay among the rocks next to the creek like a broken doll, strands of her long dark hair covering her face. Her body was the kind of cold that only the dead can be…

A body lies beside Kettlewell Creek, the waters rushing and churning next to her broken form. When Detective Josie Quinn arrives at the scene, she finds few clues and a victim with no enemies. Nineteen-year-old Sharon Eddy was cherished by her beloved grandmother, who raised her, and her death shocks the Denton community where she worked at the local animal hospital.

When Josie is called to the morgue to hear the results of Sharon’s autopsy, the case takes a sinister turn. She is horrified to see that a mark has been burned on to Sharon’s left hip with a cattle brand: a horseshoe shot through with an arrow. Shaken and terrified, the usually cool and collected Medical Examiner Anya Feist lifts her own top to show Josie an identical mark. Ten years ago, Anya fled her hometown after her marriage to her high school sweetheart ended in terror.

But Josie can find nothing to connect Anya’s ex-husband Vance Hadlee to the murder. Her search of his family farm leads to more questions than answers.

Then another body is found. A young woman in a red coat, lying in her final resting place, her hip bearing the same tell-tale horseshoe mark. As Josie gets closer to finding the truth, the killer creeps ever closer to home, threatening the lives of those Josie loves the most. Can she put together the pieces of this terrifying puzzle before it’s too late?

A completely unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Gripping, page-turning and guaranteed to keep you up all night, it’s perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.


Title:   Close Her Eyes
Author:  Lisa Regan
Series:   Detective Josie Quinn #17
Publisher:   Bookouture 
Genre:   Mystery & Thrillers
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:  389
Date of Publication:   May 3, 2023
My Rating:   5 Stars

Sharon Eddy, nineteen, has been murdered. Detective Josie Quinn is pulled into the case and soon learns that the murder is connected to another case from years ago that took place in another county. There are other connections, and these involve her twin sister Trinity’s possible journalistic story, and even the medical examiner, Anya, who over the years has become a friend to Josie. 

With the body recently found, and the long ago case resurfacing, Josie, her husband Noah, and others on their team are forced to work with an officer from another town, and at first they find more questions than answers. 

In a lot of ways this case really starts with Anya and traces back to her previously abusive marriage. Her then husband left a permanent brand on her that Anya discovers on the recent murder victim. The connection is undeniable and this not only shakes Anya to her core, but also Josie, Noah, Mettner and others on the team. One of the biggest answers they are seeking is why is there a ten-year gap between the crimes, and while the suspect might seem obvious, what ties these crimes together. 

Considering that things go beyond Anya and her disturbing past, Josie is also looking into what brings Trinity into these cases and how the past and present are colliding. With breakneck speed, the shocking story begins to unfold. Most of it is beyond tragic and the sense of loss for all concerned was palpable. Lisa Regan has kept this series alive and powerful, making this as well as the previous sixteen titles incredible reads, reads that kept my heart in my throat and much more. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


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, daughter, and Boston Terrier named Mr. Phillip.
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