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The Girl with No Name

Detective Josie Quinn, Book 2
Narrated by: Eilidh Beaton
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (371 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Absolutely gripping… blew me away… Words can’t describe how good this book is." (Heidi Lynn's Book Reviews)

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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! 

©2018 Lisa Regan (P)2018 Bookouture

Critic Reviews

"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, best-selling author of Silent Scream)

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My Book Review

The story and details were great, but the narrator needs to learn to pronounce words correctly.And if she's using local colloquialisms, they absolutely need to be correct. I have lived in rural western PA for over 20 years, and my son went to camp near Emlenton, so I'm familiar with that area of the state.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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English

The story was very good. The narrator needs to learn the English language. She mispronounced words by dropping vowels and sometimes just mispronouncing them. It was annoying.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Horrible Narration

The storyline was interesting but I had to flip to reading as much as possible. I cannot continue this series with the same distracting narration.

She cannot pronounce her words. Just a sampling (I started writing them down for kicks). The first word is her pronunciation, the second word is the actual word:



Halster holster
Bean Been
Eastrogen estrogen
Toosled tousled
Pratest protest
Enything anything
Linth length
Holf half
Figger figure
Scrawling scrolling
Enythin anything
Transfurred transferred
Arer area
Noaher Noah
Shawn shone
Ider idea
Lunch launch
Awthority authority
Cocky khaki
Et ate

The narrator almost became the story.

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Seeet Jesus, this narrator again

She pronounced “backhoe” “black hoe” and “custody” “custordy”. I love dessert as much as anyone else, but, being in jail in much different than enjoying dessert. Earth moving equipment is completely different than being a racist jerk. “Et” instead of “ate”, OB/GYN sounded out in syllables rather than the letters. No. That’s not how it’s done. Ffs. I cannot express in simple typeface how ignorant this person sounds. It’s. So. Bad.

However, the book is awesome. I like the writing. I just wish this narrator would not read all of the books.

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The narrator is horrible

This narrator is so poor with her mispronouncations and absurd accents that it really detracts from the story. I find myself disliking the lead character because the narrator makes a sheriff sound whiny. there is a 3rd book in this series, I think I will read it instead.

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  • Jan Harris
  • San Antonio, TX, United States
  • 08-27-18

Distracting pronunciations - good characters

I started counting and negatively reacting to the narrator pronouncing “ate” as “et” and “anything” as “enah-thin” and “nineteen” as “niteen”. It distracted me from the content.

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This one is OK for me.

Let me start by complimenting Eilidh Beaton on her narration of the story. She takes the reader on an exciting ride. Her voice works for the characters. I enjoyed her performance.

The story

Like the first book in this series, there are aspects of this story that I love. Lisa Regan is an excellent writer who builds tension and suspense. For that reason, I expected to like the story more than I did. I love a good dark character and Josie Quinn fits that bill. She is flawed and trying to figure things out.

I'm crazy about good support characters with many layers. Ms. Regan delivers there. Josie Quinn is continuing as chief. ( I wonder why the series is Detective Josie Quinn.) She is building an interesting new police force. Gretchen Palmer, a new detective has a lot of promise. I love Noah. He is developing into a great partner and friend to Josie.

What turns me off is the direction that the author is taking Luke. This decision isn't what I expected and I can't wrap my head around the author's decision here. I get that Josie isn't in the relationship 100% but this isn't the Luke we met in book1. It is the reason my rating is 3 stars instead of 4 or higher.

There are returning characters that I didn't expect, Misty for one. I didn't like her in book one and I like her less in this story. That isn't a negative for me because I enjoy a story that has characters that I love to hate.

In summary, Lisa Regan does an excellent job pulling me into the story. Ms. Beaton does an excellent job making the story and characters come to life. I'm not sure where Ms. Regan is going to take the series in general, and Josie in particular so I am going to stick with the series, at least for the next book to see if we see character growth.

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Narrator's mispronunciation of words jarring

The story was fairly predictable. The narrator's mispronunciation of words would remove me from the story telling too frequently. It reduced the enjoyment of the book for me.

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Tired of the narration reviews!

Normally a person would start with book one in a series. Using this logic why are people purchasing another book narrated by the same person if they hated it? For all who wrote negative reviews for narration do us all a favor and don't buy anymore from this performer. I am tired of weeding through the nonsense. I want to actually read what the story is about.

I love this series. It's not a "in the end they went off into the sunset together" type of series. I have already bought books 3 & 4 and hopefully there will be more to follow.

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dissapointing

story was weak, the lines simplistic, and the narrator mispronounced way too many words.
done with this author.

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  • Roxylu40
  • 06-11-18

Thoroughly enjoyable!

I was hooked from the start of the book. There are many twists and turns and a lot of characters involved to complete the story. I listened on Audible and the narration was very easy to follow. I look forward to reading the next book by this Author.

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  • Anne
  • 04-25-18

many twists and turns

enjoyed the story, a new author for me. Good plot, lots of characters with interlinking stories. Looking forward to more from this author. book brought to life by the narrator.

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  • Mr. S. M. Elliott
  • 03-28-19

A steady character development.

With this book the main characters are further developed and filled out. The underlying childishness of the main character, is still my biggest problem with the series, but there is a underlying quality to the story.