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The Bones She Buried

USA Today Bestselling Author Lisa Regan is out with book 5 in the Josie Quinn Series on March 27! I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing this book early, and while I normally save my review for release, I decided to share it now. That gives you time to preorder the book and have it on your Kindle on March 27! If you haven't read the series, then you also have time to grab books 1-4! I'll link my reviews to those books here: Vanishing Girls ~ Book 1 The Girl With No Name ~ Book 2 Her Mother's Grave ~ Book 3 Her Final Confession ~ Book 4


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 labeled “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?

Once again, Lisa Regan blows you out of the water with The Bones She Buried. When I saw the premise for this book, I was hesitant. I didn't want anyone messing with my precious boy, Noah, but oh boy, was he, and Josie, messed with. In true Lisa Regan style, she took them apart piece by piece before putting them back together again. 

When Noah and Josie discover Noah's mother, Colette, dead in her flower garden, Noah's life begins to unravel. Everything he believed to be true about his mother, the saint, suddenly came into question. Who was Colette Fraley? What was she hiding? What was her killer looking for? There were more questions than answers, and it was up to Josie to find her killer before anyone else died.

But then someone else dies. And someone else, and someone else. Following the pathetic trail of clues with her detectives Mettner and Palmer, she soon discovers that the killer, or killers, are hellbent on covering up the sins of the past. 

As you read The Bones She Buried, you'll be certain several different times that you have this all figured out, but the reality is, you don't. You won't until the explosive end when family secrets, and sins, come to light. Sit down, buckle up, and prepare to take another wild ride with Josie, Noah, Gretchen, and Finn as they unravel, outrace, and outsmart the killers after their loved ones. 

I give The Bones She Buried Five Smoking Hot Stars!

Lisa Regan was born in Philadelphia, a product of two large Irish Catholic families whose roots run deep in her neighborhood. From the moment she was able to put words onto the page, she was writing: poems, stories, and even novels. At age eleven, her parents bought her a typewriter, on which she wrote her first full-length novel. By the time she was eighteen, she had written four terrible young adult novels. Between eighteen and twenty-two, she had a crisis of confidence and although she kept writing, she was unable to finish any novel-length projects. She spent her time working in bookstores while completing college. She spent two years at the Community College of Philadelphia before transferring to Bloomsburg University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master of education degree. To make ends meet, she worked as both a certified nurse assistant and a karate instructor. In 2002 she finally finished her first adult novel, which remains on a flash drive in her nightstand. In 2006, she finished what would become her first published novel: Finding Claire Fletcher. After being passed over by more than 150 agents and then more than a dozen publishers, her first novel was published in December 2012, followed by her second novel, Aberration, in June 2013.
Finding Claire Fletcher won Best Heroine and was runner-up for Best Novel in the 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards. It was a finalist for the Kindle Book Review's Best Kindle Book Awards in 2014. In December 2013, the novel reached number one on Amazon’s Bestselling Kidnapping Crime Fiction list; in the same month, her second novel, Aberration reached number one on Amazon’s Serial Killer Crime Fiction Bestseller list. Lisa currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter where she works full time and works on her future novels while waiting in line at the local post office.

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