Also by this author: Her Final Confession, The Bones She Buried
Series: Detective Josie Quinn #3
Published by Bookouture on July 19, 2018
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime
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When two young boys discover human bones buried beneath a tree in a trailer park, Detective Josie Quinn races to join her team at the scene. She used to play in those woods as a child, happier outside and away from her abusive mother, Belinda Rose.
Josie’s past crashes into her present when a rare dental condition confirms the bones belong to a teenage foster-child who was murdered thirty years ago. A girl named Belinda Rose…
Josie hasn’t seen her mother in years but, with an undeniable connection between her mother and the dead girl, does she dare try to track her down?
Just as Josie gets closer to uncovering a secret that will shatter her world forever, another body is uncovered. It’s suddenly clear that someone very close to Josie will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried forever.
As she battles the demons from her past, can Josie stop this killer before another precious life is taken?
Well, Noelle has got me hooked on another corker! Wow! I have to berate myself too, why have I not read anything by Lisa before! Seriously where have I been living!! This is going to be rectified quickly!
This is the third in a series and whilst it can be read on its own, I think it’s best to read in order. There were references to cases and people where the background of the previous books would have helped. You can read this and it not affect the story too much, it is just like you have missed the beginning of a conversation with someone but got the gist of it.
Where do I start? The prologue had me sucked in, who was leading this book? What fire? Who will be taught a lesson? Hello! Then nothing, radio silence… until later…
The opening chapter has the police called to a scene where a body has been discovered by two boys in a trailer park where the Chief of police Josie grew up, and life as she knows it changes forever.
I thought this book was fab, it gripped me from the start as we are switched between present-day Josie and growing up with her abuser of a mother. Those chapters were heartbreaking, how one person could treat a child like that I will never know. Through the darkness, there were some touching moments from people outside the cocoon of Josie and her mother Belinda, to show there is good in people, not just evil and darkness, and to help guide Josie in life.
I had half guessed the twist in the story a few chapters before Josie, to us the reader it was made obvious to us. We have to watch Josie as she figures things out but when she got to the same point as you, it was heartbreaking for her but wholesome in the same way. I say that because it is now a missing piece for Josie has been completed. I can not say any more in case it ruins the ride for someone else.
I have to say something about Noah! What an absolutely cute character. Love the admiration and love he has for Josie, he always has her back and he tries to be there for her. Again I want to visit the past to see how he was before this book and hope that it is built on in future books.
I have started to turn off on my kindle the page numbers and % of the book so I don’t sit there worrying how much or little I have left to read. With this book I had no idea I was near the end, I was thoroughly enjoying the read and then I got near the end. I mean oh man! Now I have to wait for god knows how long because this book was published on 19th July 2018! Not that I am moaning too much as I can read the first two. Aaahhhhhh I need the next one and I need it soon…no pressure there then for Lisa!
Thanks to Emma at Damppebbles for the tour invite and the author for a copy of the book in return for my honest and unbiased review
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