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Oh my goodness this was a good one. Thankfully we were traveling so I could finish this in one go. I didn’t want to put it down. Great characters, intense plot, and great action/suspense. I cannot wait for the next one.

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I can't believe I am just now sharing a review for this newest installment of the Josie Quinn series! As usual Regan brings each character to life.... umm still not happy about a certain character's death, just saying! As an infertility patient this one hit very close to home and tugged at my heartstrings. Ms. Regan blended Josie and Noah's personal life seamlessly with their professional one which is something I really like as it brings the characters to life. I rarely give 5* reviews but pretty much every book in this series has come VERY close including this one. I can't wait for book 21 to see what happens with Josie, Noah and crew next!

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I recently tried to find a new book to read. I started a few, but I had to put them on pause because I just couldn't get into any of them. That's not an issue I ever have with this series. As soon as I see there's a new one, I know there's a new story that's going to grab me immediately. And that was the case with this one, whose mystery I found particularly intriguing. I look forward to the next one.

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I don't know how you do it Lisa Regan but I cannot read the Josie Quinn series books fast enough! You continue to come up with amazing storyline with the characters we love to read about! You keep writing and I'll keep reading!

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Josie and the team are tasked with solving another complicated murder and attack. Just when they think they are on the right track, another curve ball is thrown their way. Stressed out by their new partner, Kyle Turner, and the prospect of adopting a baby, Josie and Noah, along with Gretchen, race against time to save those in danger. Kept me guessing until the last minute. @NetGalley @LisaRegan

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This is probably the best book since Josie found out the truth about her past. From the very first page I was rapt. There were so many questions whirling around my head that I felt as if I had just come off a rollercoaster. There was so much tension that I had to race through this book in one sitting. Towards the end I almost forgot to breathe only to be hit with such shock it had me reeling. I just can't get enough of this series,more soon please Lisa.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC of this book

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Her Dying Secret is a well written crime thriller. This book is an edge of your seat page turner. I definitely recommend this book. I received an advance ebook from the publisher and Netgalley. This is my unbiased review.

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Whenever I pick up the latest Detective Josie Quinn installment I have a very brief but stern inner conversation with myself to pace my readying, take frequent breaks and get to sleep at a reasonable hour. Then I open the book and convince myself “just one more chapter, just five more minutes”, who am i kidding?! Then it is 4:30 a.m and I find myself waiting for the next installment to be published.

To be repetitive, Lisa Regan is one of the best crime writers that I have come across. She takes you deep into a smallish police department and lays it all out as her main character, Josie Quinn is solving another murder mystery with the help of her colleagues who include her husband and a newish “you gotta have one character you just don’t like”. Well done police procedural, great twisty thriller - just could not put it down.

Huge thanks to Bookoutre and NetGalley for a copy.

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We’re brought to book number 20 in the Josie Quinn series! What a ride! 🙌🏻

The author has outdone herself once again! This book sucks you in from the very first page and keeps you interested until the end.

Great mystery, awesome twists and turns- one story that brings you to the edge of your seat!

Can’t wait for more! Well done! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Book 20 in the series and Josie and the team are back.to investigate and what seems a simple traffic accident soon snowballs into so much more and it's a race against the clock in this one to locate other victims but first the team must makes sense of a case that seems anything but straight forward.

Turner the new edition to the team is and intriguing character, I believe there is more to him than there seems.

Another engaging instalment to this well established series.

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I have just finished absorbing the last word in the latest book in the Josie Quinn series, Her Dying Secret. Lisa Regan continues to blow me away with the thrill and suspense that flows through the pages. The characters are so richly developed and you will find yourself cheering on Josie, her husband, Noah; and Gretchen. It’s taking a little bit of adjustment to handle their new team member, Kyle. But the edge-of-your-seat drama and mind-blowing things will keep you flipping through the pages and invested in the story. One of my favorite series to read and I am always excited to see that the author has a new book that is being released. I can’t wait for the next adventure with the gang from the Denton police department.

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookoutre for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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I just love Lisa Regan and have read all 20 of the Josie Quinn Series. I just love Josie and all the characters. I love the dynamic between all of them. I am with Josie and not fond of Turner. I am just loving this series and all the different twists and turns and unexpected things going on in the book. It just keeps you wanting to hurry up and finish the book so you can find out what happened. If you haven't read any of these series you really don't know what you are missing and once you read one you will want to read all 20 of them. Thank you NetGalley!

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Josie Quinn books are my happy place. They are my comfort. I was in a reading slump, but Josie got me fired up again. That is what great writing and amazing characters do for you. I can't wait to see the journey to becoming parents unfold for Noah and Josie.

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Review for 'Her Dying Secret' by Lisa Regan.

Well, Well, Well Lisa you have done it again!!! Yet another absolute mind blowing page turner!!! I don't know how on Earth you manage to get better and better every time especially when I already LOVE your books but you absolutely blow it out of the water each and every single time!!!!

The storyline was very fast paced, absolutely nerve-racking and heart racing and kept me consistently on the edge of my seat. I was biting my nails and turning the pages until I finished it in one sitting. Lisa's fantastic evocative writing skills ensures you are sucked deep into the storyline with the events and atmosphere coming to life around you along with the larger than life characters. I have no idea how the amazing Lisa can create 20 books in a series and continue to make my heart pound and come up with unique crime scenes and situations every single time while getting better and better but she absolutely smashes it each and every time!!!! This book is ram packed with drama, murder, tension, red herrings, suspense, action, romance, abuse, secrets and absolutely everything you could ever ask for in a page tuner!! This book has everything and more that you want in a crime thriller. It is unique and realistic as well as being fast paced. There was constantly something happening and it left me questioning myself throughout the book. It was soo tense throughout the book and my heart was absolutely pounding, I don't think there's much left of my nails now either lol!!! It is also an emotional rollercoaster ride that will have you flying through the pages from beginning to end. This is one of those fantastic books that I promise myself that i will just finish one more chapter and then definitely go to bed. Alas, Lisa just would not allow me to do this as each and every time a chapter ended it left in a way that I just had to find out what was going to happen next. This continued throughout the book until, before I knew it, I had completely devoured the book in one sitting several hours later and THAT ladies and gentleman is a true sign of a blooming good author!!! I was absolutely mind blown by the twists and would never have seen that one coming in a million years!! I also never did guess who was involved so a huge congratulations Lisa!!! It is getting harder and harder to surprise me but you had me hook, line and sinker!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on all previous and future books of yours!!!

Clear your schedules before picking this up as you will not be able to put it down!!!

I absolutely loved meeting all the characters again and it really felt like I was meeting up with old friends I have got to know them so well in each and every book and it seems that every time I pick up one of these fantastic books I learn at least one more thing about each of them. they have genuinely grown on me like friends and each time I come to the end of any of Lisa's books I am absolutely devastated that I have to say goodbye to them and wait untile the next extraordinary addition to this addictive series comes out. Please, please tell me I wont be waiting too long Lisa!! I miss them already and I have only just closed the book!! This just shows how fantastic Lisa's writing skills are when the characters come to life every turn of the page and they feel so realistic that they start to feel like friends that you look forward to seeing and your heart pounds faster and faster every time they are in danger, which is most of the time!!! I absolutely love Josie's down to earth personality. Josie has suffered a horrific loss and instead of being the type or person to let it either overwhelm her or the type who completely gets on with life and forgets she is in the middle. Not only is Josie a strong female lead but Gretchen is also a fantastic female model and I love the bond between the two women. Every single character in this book "played their parts" perfectly to make an absolutely fantastic and memorable team who I love meeting every time I pick up one of Lisa's books.

Congratulations Lisa Regan on yet ANOTHER absolutely fantastic action packed book and this is why your in my top 5 female author list and why this series is in my top 5 list!! Looking forward to the next episode in this amazing series 🥂

Overall a heart racing, page turning, addictive and unputdownable fast paced crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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This is still such a fantastic series 20 books in. Although they can be read on their own I recommend reading them in order to understand the full depth of the characters and how the team works. Speaking of the team I love to hate the new guy, Turner. He makes me want to punch him in the face but I can’t wait to see more of him and how or even if he settles into the team. He’s definitely an interesting addition.

The hunt for the killer and a potential missing child was tense and I had no idea how it was going to end. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you hooked as well as a baffling set of clues.

I also really enjoy seeing more of Josie and Noah’s personal life and although I have no idea how they are going to fit a child into their hectic life I am really rooting for them. I look forward to seeing how their lives develop.

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I have been not very successful in tracking this author down. The few I’ve read are intense, this one too.

A routine traffic accident one woman dead, the other concussed with memory loss. The dead woman has been literally starved to death. She clutches in her hand a piece of paper with a child’s drawing with the word HELP. The driver of the car says she doesn’t know the woman, and how she got to be a passenger in the car. Nothing adds up and Detectives have to hold back till the driver recovers to talk and they to reconstruct the story and find the child before its too late.

The detective story and the careful unraveling of the mystery is just one aspect. The other is the work life balance of Detective Josie and the antagonism faced at work and how to deal with it. The book is a page turner and did not disappoint.

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Her Dying Secret is the twentieth book in the Detective Josie Quinn series by best-selling American author, Lisa Regan. Josie and Noah are preparing their home study for adoption when Josie is called out to a traffic accident where it becomes apparent that one of the casualties, a passenger, was dead before the collision. The driver, Mira Summers bears stab wounds to her arms, claims to have no memory of the accident and denies knowing the passenger.

The unidentified passenger is emaciated, shoeless and with stained clothing, hair roughly hacked, and with a tool impaled into her groin. In her hand, a child’s drawing and the word “HELP”. When she is eventually identified, it turns out she’s been missing for a year. How she came to be in the car, where she has been held and by whom are mysteries. But it’s the possibility that a child might be in danger that worries Josie even more.

Tracking the car’s journey back reveals that Mira had recently been at Tranquil Trails, a horse-riding anxiety therapy centre, which points the Denton PD towards a man loosely associated with the place, but it turns out that a number of people who might know his whereabouts are determined to protect this likely perpetrator.

With few leads and information only slowly trickling in, Josie spends time speculating, grasping at straws to try to understand what has happened to the two women and where the child might be. Not helping her state of mind is their newest team member, Detective Kyle Turner, whose attitude belies his effectiveness, and who apparently delights in intentionally irritating his colleagues.

As well as kidnapping, a conspiracy theorist, some tangled relationships, and several twists and turns, this instalment has a dramatic hostage stand-off involving a knife and guns. It does drag in places and is a bit repetitive, with a rather rushed resolution, but the developments in the protagonists’ lives hold the reader’s interest. An addictive series.
This unbiased review is from an uncorrected proof copy provided by NetGalley and Bookouture

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Her Dying Secret by Lisa Regan is book number twenty in the Detective Josie Quinn series. Once, Regan delivered a gripping tale that weaves a complex web of secrets and lies. Prepare for a wild and suspenseful ride while following Josie and her team as they face danger while trying to unravel the puzzling threads of a chilling case.

Detective Josie Quinn and her Husband Lieutenant Noah Fraley are making preparations for a life-changing event. While Josie is agonizing over this decision, she receives a telephone call which led to her turning up at the scene of a motor vehicle accident. A closer look at the scene revealed that this was not simply a motor vehicle accident. An apparent homicide and the possibility of a missing child has Josie and her team working tirelessly to find answers before it's too late.

The case came with a myriad of secrets and lies. Josie had her work cut out for her trying to decipher the lies from the truth. This is one of those cases where you think you have the answers. However, the deeper into the story one goes, one recognizes that they are way off the mark. The many suspects and the woeful lack of evidence will have readers guessing to the end, this coupled with the suspense and danger made for a page turning read.

While solving the case was the main focus, readers have the opportunity of getting involved in Josie's personal life. It was also interesting to see her trying to adjust to the new member of the team. This was not easy as he rubbed everyone the wrong way, not just once but all the time.

I look forward to seeing if Josie and Noah will realize their dreams. Also, I am keen to see if the new member of the team will eventually gel with the other members. At the twentieth book, the series is still going strong. I highly recommend Her Dying Secret as well as the series to fans of police procedurals.

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Detective Josie Quinn, book #20. I found this series just over a year ago and I think there were 10 books at that point. It’s been a ride and this quickly became one of my favourite series.
In book #20 - Josie and Noah are about to make a life change. Josie is called to what seems like a simple traffic accident. - but for Josie even a traffic accident isn’t what it seems.
Quick read and engaging mystery as always. My verdict is still out on the newest member of the team, can’t wait to learn more of his backstory..

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This is an excellent and very long series as this is the 20th instalment.
I was wondering what is making this series “special” and I thought that the character arc and the changes in their life plays a relevant role as Josie in novel #1 is very different from Josie in novel #20 as a lot happened and she moved on and was very happy and very sad at the same as she suffered from a couple of serious psychological trauma.
All the character are developed as Josie: changing and being realistic as there’s always something going on in their life.
This is another gripping and twisty novel, a fast paced page turner that kept me on the edge and guessing.
It brought me to dark places and to hope that everything was going to be well as I was holding my breath.
An excellent police procedural I loved.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to Bookouture for this ARC, all opinions are mine

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