#Book Review of The Bones She Buried by Lisa Regan @Lisalregan @bookouture @nholten40 #HappyPublicationDay

Posted March 27, 2019 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 5 Comments

The Bones She Buried by Lisa Regan
Also by this author: Her Mother's Grave, Her Final Confession, Her Silent Cry
Series: Detective Josie Quinn #5
Published by Bookouture on March 27, 2019
Pages: 304
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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 labelled “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 who’s 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?

Happy Publication Day Lisa!! So excited to be able to share with you my review as we welcome back Lisa and her fab series of Detective Josie Quinn! Opening the tour with me today is Emma @ Star Crossed Reviews and Shelleen @ Shelleen’s Musings

My Review

I do love a Josie Quinn investigation! This is a series I just love getting into, being back with the team. I must admit I do still need to read book 1 and 2, and this book did refer back to book 1 in particular. But I read this book just fine without having read them so you can too. I just want to know more history!

Anyway onto this book! The Bones She Buried! Wow, this was a little blighter of a book! It kept me guessing throughout, like trying to make a circle peg fit in the square peg, something just did not fit properly! It was not until the final chapter when Josie and the team found that circle peg and made it fit did you see what was going on. With the murder of Noah Farley’s mum, Josie knew this would be a big case but she had to balance her personal life with Noah and his family, to her work life and solving the murder. All turned out to be so much bigger and closer to home in many ways that either of them could imagine.

Josie’s life is just never easy! I do not remember a time when things have not been so hard for her! Come on surely she deserves a break! Or a case where it does not include one of her team members in one way or another. Can this be arranged?

To solve this, Josie needed to uncover some big secrets, look back at cold cases and try to figure out how the hell she could stay one step ahead of this cold murderer. I mean how is everything linked? Is it all linked? It is a needle in a haystack for sure!

This was not my favourite book in the series, but it is still a strong story in its own right. I had a couple of niggles with a couple of elements in the book to do with Colette’s murder and the reasoning behind it, as to me, it was obvious that it did not fit. However, the team have to learn themselves and we watch them realise this. Actions of one of the team were questionable and it will be exciting to see what fall out there is in the next book.

I do love this series! I am invested. I flew through this book in two sittings as it was action-packed, something was always going either personally or at work for Josie. I could not foresee how this would end and with so many red herrings it does keep you guessing a lot! With a bittersweet element to the case, the next book is definitely going to be interesting! I certainly did not see it coming!

I can not believe that we are on book 5 already! It feels like I was only starting the series yesterday!

Until next time xxx

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Thanks to Noelle at Bookouture for the tour invite and the author for a copy of the book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Lisa Regan

Lisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime novelist. 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 and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Find out more at her website: www.lisaregan.com

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