A young woman is found dead, seemingly in an accident but the autopsy reveals murder. She was branded before her death in an act which is hauntingly familiar to the patholgist who was herself branded…
Close Her Eyes is the 17th book to feature Detective Josie Quinn, her family and police team. The personal storylines continue from earlier books but there are no spoilers about previous cases.
Shannon Eddy was branded then strangled to death. The only clue the police have is the link to pathologist Anya Feist’s personal experiences of being branded by her ex husband Vance. Josie discovers multiple links between the victim and characters from another town including Vance. The case seems quite straight forward but twists and turns of the plot kept me guessing. Josie is unable to prevent a second victim being killed and there is another cold case which is connected…
Josie’s protective side comes to the fore as Anya reveals her traumatic past. But Josie can’t afford to ease up on the investigation to protect her friend. The descriptions of the bodies is quite graphic although handled using an objective forensic perspective to minimise the emotional impact.
Josie is placed in danger as she investigates and this brings back her own issues from the past. There are some big shocks as we neared the end of the book and Josie is emotionally and physically challenged.
Close Her Eyes is a vivid and engaging police thriller that kept me guessing.
The young woman lay among the rocks next to the creek like a broken doll, strands of her long dark hair covering her face. Her body was the kind of cold that only the dead can be…
A body lies beside Kettlewell Creek, the waters rushing and churning next to her broken form. When Detective Josie Quinn arrives at the scene, she finds few clues and a victim with no enemies. Nineteen-year-old Sharon Eddy was cherished by her beloved grandmother, who raised her, and her death shocks the Denton community where she worked at the local animal hospital.
When Josie is called to the morgue to hear the results of Sharon’s autopsy, the case takes a sinister turn. She is horrified to see that a mark has been burned on to Sharon’s left hip with a cattle brand: a horseshoe shot through with an arrow. Shaken and terrified, the usually cool and collected Medical Examiner Anya Feist lifts her own top to show Josie an identical mark. Ten years ago, Anya fled her hometown after her marriage to her high school sweetheart ended in terror.
But Josie can find nothing to connect Anya’s ex-husband Vance Hadlee to the murder. Her search of his family farm leads to more questions than answers.
Then another body is found. A young woman in a red coat, lying in her final resting place, her hip bearing the same tell-tale horseshoe mark. As Josie gets closer to finding the truth, the killer creeps ever closer to home, threatening the lives of those Josie loves the most. Can she put together the pieces of this terrifying puzzle before it’s too late?
A completely unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Gripping, page-turning and guaranteed to keep you up all night, it’s perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine
Lisa Regan is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series. Lisa is a member of Sisters In Crime, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S. with her husband, daughter, and Boston Terrier named Mr. Phillip. Find out more at her website: www.lisaregan.com