Brenda’s review and rating: 4 of 5 stars
Once again Lisa Regan had Kaceey, Susanne and I lost in the untamed dense woody coulee while we were reading the second book to the Detective Josie Quinn series The Girl With No Name. She pulled us deep into the woody area and we hid from life to read this fast-paced story that grabbed us right from the start to the very end.
We grew to love Detective Josie Quinn even more in this story. In the first book to the series Vanishing Girls, it took us awhile to warm up to Josie and really connected to her character. It was her relationships that won us over. We were happy to see Josie still connected to the relationships we became invested in and we see her dealing with the some of the fallout of Vanishing Girl. This allowed us to see her as a more realistic character.
We were intrigued right from the start when Josie is called to a crime scene and we realize the victim has a connection to her from Vanishing Girl. As Josie digs deeper she finds a connection to her fiance and the story became even more interesting for us as we tried to piece together the crime.
Lisa Regan took us down another intense heart pounding fast paced road again with twists and turn and an ending we didn’t see coming. We highly recommend both books to this series.
Josie, the interim sheriff is called to a scene of a possible home invasion. The female victim is now in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Compounding her troubles, her newborn baby is nowhere to be found.
Eventually, the investigative trail leads too close to home for Josie. Her problems nearly run parallel to that of this latest victim. Josie’ fiancé Luke is missing and an unknown woman is found in his home with no memory of who she is or why she was there.
As the case begins to unfold, deeply-held secrets may be uncovered that would change her life forever.
A lightning-fast read that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the action. I adore the detectives working with Josie! Noah is fast becoming a new favorite character for me. (Book crush!) Hoping his role will be even bigger in the next installment!
I’m quickly becoming a huge Lisa Regan fan. I enjoyed the first book in the series The Vanishing Girls but this one was just that much better! The third book in this series Her Mother’s Grave is to be released in July 2018. I’m already standing in line! Keep them coming Lisa!
One Heck of a Page Turner!
Josie Quinn is back and this time she’s in charge. When Detective Noah Frawley calls Chief Quinn to the scene of the crime where a woman has been found, beaten almost to death, her hours old newborn having been torn from her, Josie can’t imagine things getting any worse. Then, inevitably they do: Luke, her fiancé, goes missing. The evidence leads to a mystery woman who claims amnesia and just happens to have been found in Luke’s home, wearing his clothes.. This mystery woman was also at the crime scene when the battered woman gave birth. It simply can’t be a coincidence. As the investigation continues, Josie can’t help but wonder how Luke ties into all of this – finding out the answers to that question terrifies her, though not as much as the idea of not finding him at all.
With time slipping away, and Luke and the newborn baby’s life hanging in the balance, Josie and Noah are in overdrive and neither can slow down for a second or all will be lost.
“The Girl With No Name” is a drama-filled mystery with crazy twists and turns, some of which were a little out there and some of which kept me on my toes. It is one mystery/suspense whose pages I couldn’t swipe through fast enough to get to the end. This being the second book in the Josie Quinn Detective series, I am now fully invested and have high hopes for this series and for Josie. Lisa Regan sure knows how to write intriguing female characters as is evident by Josie Quinn and my personal favorite, Claire Fletcher (whose character and series I miss, and hope to see again one day soon).
Thank you from all of us to NetGalley, Bookouture and Lisa Regan for an ARC of this book to read and review.