Losing Leah Holloway

Pub Date   |   Archive Date 31 Oct 2017

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This is book two in the Claire Fletcher series. Although the focus is not solely on Claire in this book, I would still highly recommend starting with book one - Finding Claire Fletcher, before diving into this one. A seemingly ordinary mother, Leah Holloway, drives off a bridge with a car full of children. Now it’s up to Detective Connor Parks to investigate and dig into the life of this woman. How exactly does a woman who displayed no warning signs do something so horrific? What went so wrong in her life to make her take such a drastic step? Claire takes somewhat of a back-seat in this book. Which for me was unexpected. Maybe in the future I need to take a closer look before I...

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4.5 stars!! Wow - this was a fantastic follow up to Finding Claire Fletcher! This book captured my FULL attention from page one and didn’t let it go until the very last sentence. It was an intense, unique, gripping, heart-pounding, addictive, fast-paced, highly entertaining thriller. I really enjoyed meeting the main characters, Claire and Connor, in the first book and my love for them grew even deeper through this engrossing story. The author, Lisa Regan, did a fabulous job further developing these characters. I really liked how this story was presented through multiple time frames and various characters’ perspectives. There were several pages that made me gasp and pause...

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LOSING LEAH HOLLOWAY (Claire Fletcher & Detective Parks Mystery #2) picks up 5 years after the first installment in this series, Finding Claire Fletcher. Finding Claire Fletcher was the book that brought the Traveling Sisters together and how we started our reading group for our blog. We were extremely excited to get an advanced copy of this book. For Losing Leah Holloway our group grew to six of us reading and discussing this one together. One of our sisters did not read the first one but the rest of us have. For this special read, I have taken some of Norma’s review and combined it with my sister review. Losing Leah Holloway is a captivating, tense, and a fast-paced exciting...

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Really enjoyed this story about finding the link between a woman who committed suicide and a serial killer in the area.
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3.5 Missed the first one featuring these characters but the author did a good job filling in without interrupting the plot nor repeating herself endlessly. I was quite caught in the web of this mystery, indeed this story starts with a terrible tragedy, and goes on from there. Seems a women who everyone thought they knew so well had some dire secrets that came back to haunt her big time. A serial killer targeting soccer mom's brings Conner, a police detective back into the frame. Reunites he and Claire as well. Second chances so to speak. Will they get it right this time? The writing involving the mystery storyline was very well done. Did think the relationship dialogue between Claire and...

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Enjoyed this book! Lisa Regan continues her detective series! Another great read!
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LOSING LEAH HOLLOWAY (Claire Fletcher & Detective Parks Mystery #2) by LISA REGAN is a tense, suspenseful, thrilling, and a fast-paced novel with some really good twists that grabbed my attention right away and had me totally engaged and curious throughout this whole book. Losing Leah Holloway picks up 5 years after the first installment in this series, Finding Claire Fletcher and I was extremely excited to get an advanced copy of this novel. I thought it was just as good if not better than the first book in this series. LISA REGAN delivers an action-packed story here that was thrilling and exciting to read from start to finish. The storyline was interesting, extremely good, tied...

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A terrific follow-up to Finding Claire Fletcher. I think it's even a little better, and that's saying something. It's more of a companion novel, so you'd be able to enjoy this book and follow along just fine if you haven't read the first book. ...Still read the first book, because it's great and deserves to be read. Lisa Regan is a fantastic author. She managed to make me feel sympathy for a character I seriously doubted I could and kept me completely immersed in this novel, caught in the tangled web she wove. Claire Fletcher knows something about darkness. She lived there for years. She was abducted when she was fifteen, but never gave up. She's been free for five years, but still...

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The first thing I asked myself when I saw Claire Fletcher #2 was, how is Lisa Regan going to do this? You see, Claire Fletcher was the victim in book one. How much trouble can Lisa Regan inflict on this poor girl? I, for one, had to know. Don’t be fooled by Lisa Regan, sure, she may look all sweet and innocent, but somewhere inside of her thrives a dark, twisted mind that brings to life some of the most shocking crime books I’ve found. Losing Leah Holloway is filled with dark secrets, so many that I have to wonder how Regan comes up with these scenarios, what is her inspiration? Losing Leah Holloway starts off with a bang, then Regan leads us on a winding road to discover the why...

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This is a well done thriller with two good lead characters- Claire and Connor- working to solve two mysteries. Long time secrets and lies abound, both for Leah, the woman Claire watches drive in a lake, and for the serial killer of soccer moms. You will root for both of the to answer the questions, as well as to put their own relationship back together. This is the second in a series but you don't need to have read the first to appreciate this, as you get the essence of the critical part of the Claire-Connor back story- her captivity and recovery. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. Try this if you like a page turner.
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I hadn't read the first Claire Fletcher book, and I was concerned that missing the first book would affect my enjoyment, but that was definitely not the case. The mystery of why a seemingly perfect soccer mom would drive her SUV off a bridge with a car full of kids was only part of what kept me turning the pages in this book. It didn't take me long to become invested in Claire and her relationship with Connor Parks and I wanted to know the outcome of their relationship, not just the result of the investigation. The story here feels very realistic, which made it all the more thrilling for me to read. You can easily imagine these characters in your every day life. I plan to go back...

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I've read every book that Lisa Regan has published and I'm going to tell you that, truthfully, this is my favorite of all of them now-- replacing the dark and thrilling Aberration as #1 for me-- though all her books were must-reads for me and so worthwhile! I'd read the first in the series, FCF, several years ago so I'd forgotten a few details, but that did nothing to hamper my reading pleasure because this story stands alone on its own merit, and what a story it is! The first chapter will pull you in and you won't be able to put it down because the action starts on the very first page. From there, Ms. Regan takes us through the behind the scenes investigation of Leah Holloway's life and we...

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Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for providing a free copy of LOSING LEAH HOLLOWAY in exchange for my honest review. Oh my, how I loved this book! A serial killer is on the loose and Claire and her sister witness a woman trying to kill herself and her children. How the two stories intertwine is what they need to figure out. Let me preface this review by saying I have not read the first book in the series, but I have all intent in doing so now. Second, I live near Sacramento, which is the setting for this book and it made it feel that much more real. So, now I will tell you that I read this book at home, in the dark, alone at night, and I was officially freaked out. My pulse...

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*thank you to Thomas & Mercer Publishers and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review* 3.5 stars. Book 2 in the Claire Fletchers series, was just as good as book 1. I really enjoyed this and it held my attention really well, but I do think if id only enjoyed it a little bit better then id have given it the full, 4 stars. There wasnt anything lacking, it was good and kept me wondering what had happened the whole way through. But I took of half a star making it 3.5 stars because I did not like the adult themes at all. Still, I would recommend it.
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When I was a kid and a movie had an implausible story line I'd always complain about WHY someone would write that. In response I was frequently reminded that there wouldn't be a movie otherwise. Really, there could still be a movie, just with a better story. That's how I felt about this book. I just had a hard time buying the coincidence that all this messed up stuff would happen AGAIN to a woman that has been victimized by a sexual predator and deviant. I would have liked this story better if they kept Connor on the path of pursuing the Strangler, had a new character rescue the children from the car, and had Claire as a like-able, supporting character delving into her recovery. Given that...

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"There's a secret. To surviving. To living after." "Care to share?" "Ordinary moments are the miracles in life." Leah Holloway drives her car into the river. She isn't alone. The car also carried her kids and her neighbor/best friend's twin daughters. Claire is at the scene when the car makes a dive into the river and manages to save the kids.Claire tries to save Lead but a look at Leah's face (while she's drowning) makes Claire realize that she is terrified and wants to end it all. Five years after Claire's successful extraction from her abductor, Claire faces another situation which brings all those memories back. The fear gripping her while watching someone die. She is helpless...

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W.hy would a seemingly perfect mother and wife attempt to kill herself and a car full of children? The sense of frustration felt by the police interviewing all who knew her was very strong, coupled with the burden of investigating this whilst searching for a prolific serial killer. Claire's fragility if overworked could have become tiresome but the love story element was enough to add to the story.
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As a note, a review copy of this novel was provided on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way. Thank you! Lisa Regan effortlessly pens a second installment to her delightfully painful and thrilling Claire Fletcher series. As you would suspect, it comes with just as much tension and suspense as the previous chapter. While I enjoyed Losing Leah Holloway--and this new mystery--I did prefer the first book in the series in terms of pacing. Five years after escaping her personal terror, recovering from years in captivity, Claire Fletcher takes a chance in rescuing a car full of five children after a mother drives them off a bridge. Losing Leah...

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This book draws you in quickly and it's really hard to put down. The characters are interesting, and described well enough to really get into them. The author did an ok job with moving the timeline back and forth, although by the end of the book I was a bit impatient with the "several months ago" part of the story and was more keen to just see how it would get wrapped up. Things I liked: the premise, the characters, the pacing, the twists in the story Things I didn't like: the repetition on Claire's fear of never having a normal sex life (seriously - how many times do we have to be told!!!), Continuity issues - in one spot it describes the ultimate bad guy as having blue eyes and...

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Losing Leah Holloway A Claire Fletcher and Detective Parks Mystery, Book 2 by Lisa Regan Thomas & Mercer General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 17 Oct 2017 I am reviewing a copy of Loosing Leah Holloway through Thomas Mercer and Netgalley: Claire sees a car full of children go into a river, and she hurries to the rescue. Leah Holloway the mother and driver refuses to be rescued. Claire and her Ex Detective Connor Parks finds that something is fishy. What could drive this successful woman with two young boys, and a good career to go into the water? Things are not always as good as they seem and when they investigate her death more, secrets come out...

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