A teenaged girl’s body is discovered at a prom. She is not a student or guest but it is her 16th birthday. Death was caused by a single stab wound and she was drugged to reduce her suffering. The case sends shivers down the spine of Josie’s Chief who had a personal connection to a similar murder 25 years earlier…
Watch Her Disappear is the 14th book to feature Detective Josie Quinn and her team which includes her husband Noah. There are mentions of events from previous books but no spoilers. In this book, her rather mysterious Chief finally takes centre stage as Josie discovers secrets from his past which impact on their current case.
Josie and Chief Chitwood take on the majority of the investigation in this book, with the rest of the team in the background. This changes the dynamic of the book as the pair establish a more personal connection. The Chief has always respected Josie but now he needs her help to find closure for a case that had haunted him for 25 years.
There is little graphic detail as the murder victims are treated with forensic objectivity. However, there are flashback chapters to events in the recent past so we see girls held captive. This creates an emotive response in the reader as we anticipate their demise. There are not many characters to choose from to be the killer, but I Iiked the way the suspense is maintained until the end.
Watch Her Disappear is an entertaining detective thriller.
The girl’s prom dress, the color of champagne, shimmers in the dying light. A corsage of wilting pink sweetheart roses decorates her wrist. She is perfectly still, lying on the ground like a delicate china doll, trapped forever in a sleep from which she will never wake…
When a call comes in about a young girl found dead at a high school prom—her life drained away from a fatal stab wound—Detective Josie Quinn drops everything to attend the scene. Taking in the girl’s neatly braided hair, Josie feels a flicker of recognition. But no one comes forward to identify this innocent child, murdered on what should have been the happiest night of her life.
Trawling missing persons files, Josie realizes where she has seen the girl before. Gemma Farmer disappeared a few months ago, shattering her family. But why would her body appear now, on her sixteenth birthday? Josie’s only clue is the five neat little cuts on Gemma’s pale arm. Days later, another missing girl shows up, tucked neatly into her bed on the morning of her birthday, her favourite teddy beside her, her skin as cold as ice—and the autopsy reveals scars on her arm matching Gemma’s.
Her head spinning, Josie fears the marks are a serial killer’s twisted way of counting his victims. But where are the other girls he’s killed, and how many more could follow? The case takes a terrifying turn when a local teen goes missing just days before she turns sixteen.
Clock ticking, Josie turns the town upside down in search of answers. But when her own chief comes forward with a missing piece in this devastating puzzle spanning decades, will it be enough to get inside the mind of the most unexpected and elusive killer she has ever encountered, or will another precious life be taken?
An absolutely heart-stopping and totally unputdownable crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. You will be up all night biting your nails and turning pages! Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.
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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.