Close Her Eyes (Detective Josie Quinn #17), by Lisa Regan

Close Her Eyes by Lisa Regan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In this latest instalment in Lisa Regan’s Detective-Josie-Quinn series, Josie is called to the body of a young woman. She soon starts to discover links to past crimes, a wealthy family in a small town not far from her native Denton and even to Anya Feist, the local pathologist with whom Josie had already formed a fledgling friendship.

As in most of Regan’s books in this series, one of the team plays a big part in the mystery and in this novel it’s the afore-mentioned pathologist who has a complicated past…

Also in line with most of these police procedurals, the plot is very engaging: I found myself reading at pretty much every opportunity and it was with a heavy heart that I had to return to my other responsibilities. At many times, this book was a total page turner, exciting, thrilling and suspenseful.

Whereas in a few previous novels in this series, there were problems with pacing or keeping things interesting, this was never the case in this one. After the unnecessarily brutal prologue, this book captured my interest and never let go.

Beyond the interesting mystery and its satisfying conclusion, the new insights into Anya were well done and the developments between Josie and Noah were… promising!
Also along on the ride – albeit in very minor capacities – are Trinity, Josie’s twin sister, and her husband, Drake.

There is also one very unfortunate event, but it does not detract from the book in any way.

»No regrets.«

All in all, this was a very entertaining and highly welcome return to Josie Quinn. If you enjoyed previous novels in this series, you’ll feel right at home in this one and if you didn’t, this might be a good second attempt!

Five out of five stars!

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