The Bones She Buried: A Completely Gripping, Heart-Stopping Crime Thriller

Detective Josie Quinn, Book 5
Narrated by: Kate Handford
Series: Detective Josie Quinn, Book 5
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (656 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Josie works until her arms ache, until the paramedics arrive and pull her gently away from the woman’s cold, fragile body. Noah’s voice cracks beside her as he calls the time of death for his own beloved mother. 

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 dig to reach the truth?

An absolutely gripping 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 the very first moment.

©2019 Lisa Regan (P)2019 Bookouture

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Way too many mispronounced words! Obviously the performance is not reviewed or edited before going into post production. Takes away from overall enjoyment.

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Thriller to the end

I was once again swept up by this mystery thriller. The people are realistic and have the same issues most of us have. Highly recommend

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love this series

I'm addicted to this series of books. I love Josie's character and hope there are more books to come in this series!

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really like this book!

so glad she changed the narrator! makes all the difference! I think this is a great series, my only complaint was the narrator of the 1st 3 books was terrible but from 4 on is great!

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👍 Great, Story from beginning to end

Love it 😀 Hope to get the next in series soon
Thanks again for the great work

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Twists and turns

I really enjoyed this book. Finished it in a day. All characters well defined. It held me from beginning to end. I recommend it to all who done it readers.

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Overall Good Book

Generally a good book. I like the narrator, which is very important to me. Parts are annoying and the book should get an award for the most annoying people in one book. Noah is a big crybaby, his sister Laura needs to be bitchslapped, and Josie, the lead character, should eliminate that entire family from her life. Noah's her honey, but he whines, fusses, acts like a child. Laura, his sister, is bitchy, and Noah should have kicked her pregnant butt for the way she treats Josie. Why would Josie, a police detective, put up with this crap?

Wait, as I listen, maybe Noah is going to get out of her life.....I won't spoil it for you. Don't think I want to read/listen to any more of Regan's books that has these characters.

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Bones she buried

It was a good mystery. I never guessed the outcome. However it had a pleasant ending

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The bones she buried

Excellent book matter of fact I stayed in so I could finish it. Love her

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certainly NOT gripping or heart stopping

This book was just okay. Very listenable, but none of the characters had any true development or dimension so it was difficult to care what happened to any of them. I guessed who the antagonist was about halfway through the book. I really cannot recommend this book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-03-19

great crime thriller

Lisa Regan writes a good story of murder, greed entwined with apparently loyal but controlled people. Good people murdered for no apparent reason. A great page turner if I was reading it instead of listening to it while walking the dogs.

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  • Mrs CJ
  • 06-29-20

Love this series

I really love this series, the characters, the amazingly complicated plots, the narrator. A perfect listen.

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  • Angie howes
  • 08-27-19

Wow. Brilliant as always.

Kept me hooked from start to finish. Great story with a great twist. Narrator was excellent as always.

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  • Julie Ferreday
  • 04-29-19

Disappointing American fiction

I don't like American crime on TVs but thought the book would be different. It wasn't! It was too long and drawn out too many characters that had no relevance to the story. I go
It very bored with it,

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  • dizzydawn
  • 04-27-19

YES!!!

Brilliant. Can't put it down. Never expected the ending. I was gobsmacked. Absolutely got hooked from chapter one

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  • Mr. S. M. Elliott
  • 04-15-19

Further development

The story keeps growing. The development of the characters is a constant throughout the series. The story is of the same standard of the rest, twists and turns. As with the others the whole is only let down by the immaturity of the characters in emotional situations. But the relationship of Josies developing family is a very engrossing and keeps you invested.

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  • Gerri Brown
  • 01-01-20

Narration

While the story is good The narrator can,t seem to get the main character,s name right. One minute it is Josie and the next it is Jesse?? Very confusing NO????