Published by Bookouture on April 19th 2018
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I loved “Vanishing Girls” and could not wait to get my hands on “The Girl with no Name”. The second book in the Josie Quinn series did not disappoint! I read most of the book in one day as I could not put it down! Seriously, I was hooked from page one. Reading this was like being on an emotional roller coaster ride! Josie Quinn gets put the wringer yet again in this book. I felt for Josie having to deal with all the issues in this book while still coping with the fallout of what occurred in Vanishing Girls. If you have not read, Vanishing Girls- please do- it’s fantastic. This book does work well as a standalone novel but if you go read Vanishing Girls first, you will know most of the players and his/her backstory.
Interim Chief/Detective Josie Quinn called to the home of a mother who had been badly beaten when someone kidnapped her newborn baby. Fans of the first book will know the mother and think “Oh Crap!” as I did. What more can Josie go through? Apparently, a lot more. Josie goes to her fiance Luke’s home, to find him missing, a lot of blood, and a woman fleeing the scene. The woman claims to have no memory or who she is, how she got there, why she is wearing Luke’s clothing or where the blood came from.
It soon becomes apparent that his woman is connected to the missing baby boy and Josie’s finance Luke. Who is this woman? Why is she terrified? Just what is the connection between the woman and the two-missing people? Who took the baby? Where is Luke? Who is the baby’s father and why was the baby taken? The questions keep piling up and Josie and her partner, Noah, investigate all the leads and possible suspects. While investigating the disappearances, a letter from a fertility clinic is found which makes things even more interesting and complicated.
This book has a lot of twists and turns. I love that Regan can interweave the various plots and subplots into one and bring everything together. This was a fast read for me as I could not put this book down. This book is brilliantly paced, there is never a dull moment and I had to keep turning the pages to see what would be revealed next. Fans of mystery/suspense and police procedural(s) will really enjoy this book.
I really like the character of Josie. She is a strong woman who does not let her personal feelings affect her ability to do her job. She has integrity, determination and a strong work ethic. She perseveres even when she is an emotional mess inside. She always does the right thing even if it causes her stress and/or emotional pain. She is a woman with a not so happy past. Some of her past we know about, but there is a lot that I believe will be revealed as the story progresses.
Again, this book was well written, brilliantly paces, full of suspense and had me on the edge of my seat. I have become a HUGE Lisa Regan fan! I love her books. Regan’s books are intelligent, brilliantly paced, full of actions and with characters that have depth react realistically to real life situations.
*Another plus of this book is that it is not gory, bloody, graphic or have an explicit scenes so most readers can read and enjoy!
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.