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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)

The USA TODAY top 100 best-seller 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! 

©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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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.

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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.

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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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Mispronounciations

I was very disappointed that the narrator frequently mispronounced words. Her accent sounded Canadian not like someone from Pennsylvania. I found those two items distracting to the story.

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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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Good story, poor narration

Enjoyed the story but the narration was distracting. Numerous mispronunciations . I would love to listen to other Lisa Regan novels but will check who is narrating before purchase.

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Who is the Father?

The author did an excellent job of creating tthe characters , and being able to feel you knew them..at times , there were too manycharacters and itgot confusing. I !istened to the audio book, and if reading it , it might not have been confusing. The parrts where the mystery of pregnancy, who was the father, was the father certinly held my attention. One of the main characters started out with me thinking he was the antagonist, but at the end, he had turned out to have gained some of my respect, but wasn't a person of character.
The book is a good read, unlike many books, not a lot of profanity, nor sex.
I would recommend reading it.

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Narrator is terrible

Gosh, what kind of accent does the narrator have? She doesn’t pronounce words properly. So annoying! If the story wasn’t good I would NEVER listen to this narrator. Please Lisa Regan, hire someone else!!

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OK story😏

The story held together pretty well
BUT—-the narration was the WORST. It’s one thing if she was trying to give the characters a local slang. But she mispronounced so many words I started to laugh. But then it was so distracting it was difficult to actually make it to the end.

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The narrator mispronounced too many words!<br />

It was very distracting listening to the many mispronounced words given by the narrator :(

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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.