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Lisa Regan is the USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series as well as several other crime fiction titles. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master of Education degree from Bloomsburg University. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter, and Boston Terrier named Mr. Phillip.
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The body of a young girl lying face down in a swimming pool—white tennis shoes still on her feet, chestnut hair fanned out like a halo—is the last thing Detective Josie Quinn expects to find on an early morning visit to see her brother before class at Denton University. But when she recognizes the girl’s face as she drags her limp body from the water, there’s only one question racing through Josie’s mind: how does a champion swimmer accidentally drown?
Nysa Somers’ family is distraught. She was a model student, beloved daughter and everybody’s friend. There’s no way she would do anything reckless enough to put her scholarship at risk, let alone her life. It’s up to Josie and her team to piece together what happened in the hours leading up to Nysa’s death, and that begins with finding her missing backpack.
But the bag, discarded in the woods on the nearby campus, contains nothing more than empty food wrappers, Nysa’s phone and a cryptic calendar entry telling her to be a mermaid.
The next day, a terrible housefire envelops the nearby home of a retired fireman, nearly killing his two granddaughters. The last words the little girls heard him mutter before he set the blaze were, be a match.
As the body count rises, it’s only Josie who can see the deadly pattern forming. Can she convince her team that the wrapper found in Nysa’s bag that everyone overlooked is the crucial link they’re missing? Not while her partner, Noah, is avoiding her calls and acting so coldly towards her. Josie knows she must go it alone if she’s going to stop this silent and calculated serial killer before any more precious lives are taken.
But with the killer finally in her sights, Josie takes a deadly risk and finds herself hanging onto life by her fingernails. Can she trust her team to save her, and before it’s too late?
An unputdownable and totally gripping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.
Readers love Lisa Regan:
‘A brilliant twist… it had me well and truly hooked… a fantastic read!! I was captivated by the storyline right from the very first page and I couldn’t put the book down until I’d finished it… The story twisted and turned… I faced so many ‘what the hell’ moments as the action just kept coming!! Happily, I have to say I didn’t guess who was responsible and loved how it all cleverly fell into place! Each book of the series just keeps getting better!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Totally couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. It was full of danger, angst and turmoil and kept me guessing...
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?
Another jaw-dropping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author that will have you absolutely gripped from page one. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.
Everyone is talking about Save Her Soul:
‘Definitely the best book of the series so far!... captivating!... a brilliant twist…it had me well and truly hooked… a fantastic read!! I was captivated by the storyline right from the very first page and I couldn’t put the book down until I’d finished it… The story twisted and turned… I faced so many ‘what the hell’ moments as the action just kept coming!! Happily, I have to say I didn’t guess who was responsible and loved how it all cleverly fell into place! Each book of the series just keeps getting better!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Totally couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. It was full of danger, angst and turmoil and kept me guessing…It was great, a real page-turner…A bloody brilliant book that deserves 5 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
‘A rollercoaster of an ending. I didn’t expect that twist in the end. I knew that something was off the whole entire book but I didn’t know that is was going to be a whopper of an ending. I would’ve never guessed it in a million years…all the twists in this book made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend.
“No! Not my sister…”
Detective Josie Quinn hasn’t heard from her sister since Trinity stormed out of the house in the heat of an argument three weeks ago. So, when human remains are found at the remote hunting cabin where Trinity was last seen, Josie can only assume the worst.
Gathering her team, Josie feels a surge of relief when the dental records match a different body – that of a missing single mother from a neighboring town. But now Josie’s is not the only broken family desperate for answers.
Dusting the crime scene for prints, a name smudged into the side of a nearby car is the first in a trail of clues Trinity left for Josie. In need of a big story to save her journalism career, it seems Josie’s sister was attempting to make contact with a dangerous serial killer known for creating sculptures with his victim’s bones. And Trinity won’t stop until she’s found him, even if it means becoming his next masterpiece…
Josie is certain there’s a critical clue in the ivory hair comb delivered to Trinity just days before she went missing. But as more bones surface, each set more likely to be Trinity’s than the last, time is running out to find her alive. Can Josie’s team trust her instincts in a case that is so deeply personal? Can she find her sister without putting other innocent lives in danger?
An unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author that will have you sleeping with the light on. This gripping rollercoaster ride is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine. Prepare to be totally hooked!
Readers adore Find Her Alive:
‘What the blinking frick!!!… what a blinding book! Gosh, what else is there to say! My heart is pumping so fast from the adrenaline… it DID.NOT.STOP!!! Wow!!… her writing has blown me away. I read it in about 3 hours as the book did not let go and I had to know how it ended.’ Zooloo’s Book Diary, 5 stars
‘AMAZING… Love this author. Love this series. Love this book… I was on the edge of my seat.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Addicted as soon as you read the first chapters, and with a lightning-fast pace and an abundance of action and plot twists you will find it very hard to stop reading… a true rollercoaster ride… really packs a punch.’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars
‘Five she-knocked-it-out-of-the-ballpark stars!!! Another fantastic instalment to the Detective Josie Quinn Series… This book had it all - character development, mystery, suspense, drama… I was so enthralled… captivating, thought-provoking and well researched.
When a park ranger stumbles across the bodies of Valerie and Tyler Yates by a creek in the small town of Denton, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. Still reeling from the news that her abusive mother is dying, Josie suspects this is more than just accidental poisoning, and she’s right: someone jammed a crudely carved pendant necklace down Valerie’s throat before she died.
Combing the area, Josie’s team discover a third sleeping bag indicating there could have been an extra guest around the fire that night. A lucky escape? A missing victim? Or a suspect on the run? Finding this person is the key to the entire investigation…
Trawling the couple’s photo albums for clues, Josie can’t imagine why anyone might want to harm these smiling, carefree young lovers. Until a face in one of the pictures stops her in her tracks and leads her to a farmhouse hidden deep within the forest – a special place where people go to escape, and to hide. There they meet a young girl with frightened eyes and bandaged wrists who knows more than she is saying. But the next day she’s found dead, choked with a matching necklace…
With her mother’s life hanging by a thread, Josie has an impossible decision to make. But first she must find the meaning of the pendant and catch this twisted killer before another innocent life is taken. Is she already too late?
An addictive and gripping crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Readers who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and Rachel Caine will be sleeping with the lights on after this rollercoaster of a read.
Readers adore Cold Heart Creek:
‘OMG... WOW WOW WOW!!!! This book is just fantastic. Totally gripped me from the first page to the last. This story takes you on a cracker of a ride, a ride that I didn't want to end. I was totally immersed in the story... I love everything there is about Lisa Regan’s books. I cannot recommend highly enough this page turner of a book. 5 stars all the way. Just wish I could give it more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Amazing story… one heck of an intriguing mystery!... As soon as I started reading, I didn't want to put it down! It's like you're right there with Josie and her team and you can almost feel the same exhaustion that they do… I just love this series and I have no idea how I'm going to make it until the next book comes out!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Perfect, wonderful and brilliant!!... her best one yet… astounding… everything you want in a police procedural with a whole lot more… so well written, the characters are all totally believable and none of it is ever predictable… much, much more than just a crime novel and each book is a 5 star read and more. So totally recommended. Lisa Regan you are a star, it’s a fabulous read.
When seven-year-old Lucy Ross is snatched from the carousel in Denton city park, Detective Josie Quinn joins the frantic search. She’s the one who finds Lucy’s sparkly butterfly backpack abandoned by the ticket booth, a note with a devastating message stuffed inside: answer your phone, or your sweet little darling will die…
The next day, Lucy’s parents are filled with hope when they pick up a call which they think is from their babysitter – but instead it’s a chilling male voice on the line. Josie races to the babysitter’s small apartment only to find her lifeless body in a tangle of sheets on her bed.
Josie is faced with the most high-stakes case of her career as each new phone call from someone connected to the family ends with the shocking discovery of another body. This twisted killer wants revenge, and he won’t stop until the Ross family are in pieces…
Something is telling Josie that Lucy’s parents aren’t giving her the whole truth, but digging deeper into their lives will force her to confront a life-changing secret of her own. Does Josie have what it takes to crack this case? She has no choice if she’s going to bring Lucy home alive…
An absolutely unputdownable new crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Readers who love Robert Dugoni, Angela Marsons and Rachel Caine will be hooked until the final, jaw-dropping page.
Readers adore Her Silent Cry:
‘GO AND READ THIS NAIL-BITING, UNPUTDOWNABLE BOOK.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I read this book in one sitting, hooked from the first page, spent most of this read sat on the edge of my seat. In places I was shocked but kept on reading. I HAD TO KNOW… I did not want this book to end… Highly Recommended. Hell no, this is a MUST READ!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! What a thrill ride!... The reader gets sucked into the drama... The surprises keep coming. I was literally glued to the pages of this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow this book had me on the edge of my seat holding my breath… Absolutely loved it and found it very hard to put down… Her Silent Cry definitely gets 5 stars from me it was awesome.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
‘Fast pace combined with a suspenseful and twisted plot, filled with secrets… Intensity levels go through the roof... I myself was too busy flying through the pages and enjoying myself to really stand still… If you are a fan of intense and thrilling detective thrillers that pack a punch, you should definitely schedule yourself a meeting with Detective Josie Quinn soon!’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars <
When Isabelle Coleman, a blonde, beautiful young girl goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town’s darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn’t even know was missing.
Mute and unresponsive, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Josie can get from her is the name of a third girl and a flash of a neon tongue piercing that matches Isabelle’s.
The race is on to find Isabelle alive, and Josie fears there may be other girls in terrible danger. When the trail leads her to a cold case labelled a hoax by authorities, Josie begins to wonder is there anyone left she can trust?
Someone in this close-knit town is committing unspeakable crimes. Can Josie catch the killer before another victim loses their life?
Utterly gripping crime for readers who adored Angela Marsons, Helen Fields and Robert Dugoni. You will be sleeping with the lights on once you discover the first in this unputdownable new crime thriller series.
What readers are saying about USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Vanishing Girls:
‘Brilliant just absolutely brilliant!! From the minute you turn the first page you're hooked!! Such twists and turns that keep on coming right to the last page!!! Definitely a must read!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Anyone who knows me gets that I really like a strong, female, kickass main character and that’s exactly what I got in Josie Quinn… The plot motors along at breakneck speed often leaving me holding my breath. I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next instalment.’ Angela Marsons, no. 1 bestselling author of Silent Scream
‘5 BIG Stars!!!!... This book is brilliantly paced… had me from the very first page and I could not put this book down.’ Open Book Post, 5 stars
‘Superb!! would give more than 5 stars if I could!... An action-packed, rollercoaster of a read that is thoroughly enjoyable and one you just can't put down!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘An adrenaline pumping action thriller! It gripped me from page one and didn’t let up for… hard hitting, full of suspense and literally had me holding my breath… The twist in the book was fantastic… This book left me wanting more’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘I loved this book. The plot, the main protagonist, the setting, everything… This book is brilliant. The story had me hooked from the start and kept me engrossed throughout.
When the body of a young student is found on the driveway of a local Denton home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen Palmer, a dedicated member of Josie’s team, missing for the last twenty-four hours.
Working around the clock, Josie is stopped in her tracks when Gretchen hands herself in to the police. She knows that there’s no way Gretchen could ever be a killer, so why would she confess to a murder she didn’t commit?
Digging deep into Gretchen’s secretive life, Josie uncovers a link between the boy, the photograph and a devastating case in Gretchen’s past. But just when Josie thinks she has it all figured out, the bodies of a young couple surface on the other side of town. Can Josie get to the truth in time to save her friend from a life in prison or certain death?
Absolutely gripping, this unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author will leave you gasping for breath. A perfect read for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.
What readers are saying about Her Final Confession:
‘Addictive and emotional… I was gripped instantly… I was obsessed, I couldn’t stop myself from reading… when you think you have it all worked out another curveball is thrown right at you. It was an incredible read… Highly recommend to any crime thriller lover, I promise you will love this series.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘This series only gets better... Josie Quinn has to be one of my favourite female lead characters … an excellent story… I loved this book. Needless to say, Her Final Confession gets five out of five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I read past my bedtime to finish this book because I could not put it down. This series keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for Josie's next case.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Oh my gosh! This book was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Lisa Regan gets even better (which is amazing as I thought her last two books were phenomenal)… the storyline/mystery is all absorbing. So many twists and turns along the way… Most certainly one of my most favourite books of the year...’ Annette Thornton, 5 stars
‘Absorbing… will have your head spinning… One that you won't want to miss… I’m totally addicted to this series.’ The Book Nurse, 5 stars
‘Absolutely outstanding! Just wow, this book was incredible, I loved it… literally had me sitting on the edge of my seat holding my breath. The twists kept coming, all were a surprise I didn’t see coming.
Josie’s past crashes into her present when a rare dental condition confirms the bones belong to a teenage foster-child who was murdered thirty years ago. A girl named Belinda Rose…
Josie hasn’t seen her mother in years but, with an undeniable connection between her mother and the dead girl, does she dare track her down?
Just as Josie gets closer to uncovering a secret that will shatter her world forever, another body is uncovered. It’s suddenly clear that someone very close to Josie will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried forever.
As she battles the demons from her past, can Josie stop this killer before another precious life is taken?
Do you love unputdownable crime thrillers that keep you up all night? Then this gripping rollercoaster ride, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, will have you totally hooked!
What readers are saying about USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Her Mother’s Grave:
‘Wowzer, what an incredible read!...Totally captivating from beginning to end… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘OMG, they said it was an absolutely gripping crime fiction and they weren't kidding. It reels you in from start to finish. There's plenty of shocks, twists and turns to keep you hooked…. I can't praise it enough and it deserves a lot more than five stars.’ Dawn Clifford, 5 stars
‘Wow wow wow. This is the book that wow was meant for. So many wonderful twists.’ Rachel Garner, 5 stars
‘A rollercoaster of a crime thriller. Stayed up till 3am to finish it. If I could I would award this book six stars. One of my favourite reads of this year so far.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I read this in three days… I was so engrossed in the story and flipping pages like a mad woman. I immediately turned back to page one to read it again when I was finished… An emotional powerhouse… Best. Book. Ever. An absolute 5-star read! Don’t start this unless you have time to finish it in one sitting because you won’t be able to put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘MEGA BIG FAN of Lisa Regan's JOSIE QUINN!!! There is nothing that this book does not offer from suspense, crime, love, and characters that become a part of your life.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow, I loved this book… A must read. A wonderful book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow this book was amazing I loved it. Right from the start it was fast paced and full of action and suspense… That ending, oh wow! This is a fantastic read, I highly recommend it and
THE USA TODAY TOP 1OO BESTSELLER YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!
The high chair lay on its side, a toy elephant and a crumpled green blanket scattered across the floor beside it.
“She had a baby? Is it—?”
“The baby’s gone.”
When Detective Josie Quinn is called to a large house on the outskirts of the small town of Denton, she’s horrified by the viciousness of the attack – smashed glass, splintered furniture and blood spattered across the floor. The owner, a single mother, is fighting for her life, and her newborn baby is missing.
A beautiful young woman caught fleeing the scene is Josie’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from or why she’s so terrified…
Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim?
As Josie digs deeper, a letter found hidden in the house convinces her the attack, the missing child, and the nameless woman are linked to a spate of killings across the county, and Josie is faced with a heart-breaking decision...
Should she risk the life of one child to save many others? Or can she find another way to stop this killer before any more innocent lives are taken?
Nail-biting, twisty and impossible to put down. If you love gripping thrillers from Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be absolutely hooked!
What readers are saying about The Girl With No Name:
‘Absolutely brilliant… A story like no other… gripping and emotional… I was wrapped up in this story from beginning to end, shocked by every twist… blown away by so many secrets.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow… a total rollercoaster ride of emotions… had me on the edge of my seat hanging on to every word, turning page after page totally engrossed… intense, full of action and had plenty of twists… a bloody good read!’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars
‘Blooming heck (or words to that effect) what a fantastic story and rollercoaster ride that was… to say I was addicted to the book from start to finish is something of an understatement… it knocks the breath out of you!’ Ginger Book Geek, 5 stars
‘Fast paced and full of punches all the way through… twisted and turned so much it left me gasping for breath… I literally could not put it down… an absolute corker of a book… I absolutely loved it!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘5/5 absolutely brilliant… I was wrapped up in this story from beginning to end, shocked by every twist and blown away by so many secrets.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I love this series. I read this in one sitting. Josie Quinn is great binge-reading material.
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 whose 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 to 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.
Read what everyone is saying about The Bones She Buried:
‘Loved it!!!... I could not put it down… amazing characters… twists and turns in the plot that keeps the reader turning pages to get to the end… DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS SERIES!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I was tapping my kindle like a demented wood pecker, so many suspects and tension you could cut with a knife and as for the ending it BLEW ME AWAY!!!!!... Another addictive and gripping series that just keeps getting better. I LOVED IT!!!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A highly entertaining, top-notch and impossible to put down read, couple that with an intelligent, feisty female protagonist and you've got an unmissable five-star page-turner’ Reader’s Retreat, 5 stars
‘Wow this book grabbed me from the very first page… twists and turns that kept me reading page after page. Just when I thought I was on the right track, I realize I wasn't.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I tell myself I am only going to read a few chapters of before bed. Next thing I know it’s 2am and I am only a few pages away from being done!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Phenomenal… Addictive with an intense and complex… I was certain I had it all figured out on several occasions, but turns out I didn't.
Armed with little more than a theory as to who murdered Sydney, Jocelyn tries to lure a killer into the open. But unraveling the mystery means facing off against a cunning psychopath whose ruthlessness knows no bounds. When more bodies start to pile up, Jocelyn has to decide just how far she’s willing to go to catch a cold-blooded killer.
After years as a patrol cop, detective Jocelyn Rush is almost immune to the depravity that stalks the meaner streets of Philadelphia…almost. After saving her three-year-old daughter from a carjacking, she ends up in the emergency room—and discovers that Anita, a former prostitute and acquaintance from her old days on the beat, has been hideously mutilated in a brutal assault.
With the help of her partner and Philadelphia’s Special Victims Unit, Jocelyn discovers that Anita isn’t the first victim of these attacks and it looks like she won’t be the last. When the violence hits closer to home, Jocelyn knows she must do whatever it takes to stop the sadistic attacker—even if it means confronting a terrible secret from her painful past.
Award-wining author Lisa Regan’s Hold Still is a captivating thriller that crackles with intensity.
Revised edition: This edition of Hold Still includes editorial revisions.