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Save Her Soul ~ Lisa Regan

It's book release day for Lisa Regan and book 9 in her Josie Quinn series! Save Her Soul is out on all major retailers and you don't want to miss this extremely suspenseful read!

Josie flinches as she takes in the faded blue sports jacket wrapped around the girl they just pulled from the water. Josie knew someone who’d once owned that jacket. He had died in her arms five years ago.

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?

Josie Quinn is a bada** and so is Lisa Regan! When book 9 opens, Josie is thrown into the action immediately, and quite literally! While floodwaters are taking over Denton, it's all hands on deck, including the detectives that are usually too busy solving murders. Josie has one chance to save an elderly woman in the water, but it's what she sees after the rescue that has her jumping back into the churning water to save. A blue tarp. Josie and Gretchen are convinced it's a body. The rescue boat driver is just mad she put their lives at risk for a tarp.

Spoiler alert: It's a body.

Whose and why it was buried under a house is the task that Josie, Gretchen, Noah and Mett are tasked with figuring out. To add to their problems, they have a feuding group of highfalutins over at the Quail Hallow Estates where the two mayoral candidates live. They're 'borrowing' city emergency resources to protect their homes while the rest of the city is underwater. The detectives and the chief are being pulled in a thousand different directions, but Josie is laser-focused on one: the fact that the dead body she found in that tarp was wearing her ex-husband's letterman jacket from high school.

As with ALL Lisa Regan books, giving spoilers is easy to do and that makes reviewing her books extremely hard. She weaves that thread so expertly through the storyline from the very first sentence that you don't finish unraveling it until the very last page. That makes giving an extensive review difficult at best. Kind of like trying to save an injured woman from flood waters and you're wearing nothing but underwear. (I PROMISE that will make sense if you read this book)

Josie is in the throes of a lot of issues in this book, though. She is faced with so many memories, both good and bad, from her past that she hasn't dealt with. She's still dealing with the aftermath of the case with her sister just a few months before, and she has very little emotional reserve left as she's watching her entire town be swallowed up by the river. When you add in lack of sleep, a decades-old murder, being shot at, and other such Josie Quinn danger moves, she's not doing too hot. She's coming apart at the seams and it's going to take Gretchen and Noah to keep her on track, especially when her grandmother drops another bombshell on her already broken shoulders. I wasn't sure she was going to hold it together this time, but when the moment arrived for Josie to stand up and fight for her family, her life, her town, and two women without a voice, she did so with all of her usual dedication, even if her voice shook while she did it.

Book 9 of the Josie Quinn series will give you more insight into who Josie was as a teenager and who she is now, and what she CAN become in the future if she starts trusting that who she is, is in fact, a bada**.

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?

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 Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers’ Association, and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter and Boston Terrier named Mr. Phillip.

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