Blog Tour! Her Final Confession by Lisa Regan
What happens when you are a police officer investigating a murder, and the murderer is another cop?
Holy Hannah, this book is what happens.
Detective Josie Quinn is back and in the middle of this convoluted, twisting nightmare. Josie believes that her colleague is innocent, and she will stop at nothing to prove it - including putting herself directly in harms way.
I was sucked right into this story, because I LOVE a good police procedural and the idea that the main suspect is a police officer is even better. Lisa Regan knows how to write incredibly tense, fast paced, twisting, suspenseful stories that are all the better because you actually care about the characters the story is happening to. I picked this one up with the intention of reading a couple of chapters, and devoured half the book before I even knew what had happened.
Watching her friend dragged away in handcuffs, Josie couldn't believe for one second that Gretchen had killed that poor boy. Confession or not, someone else was involved. She would find out who…
When the body of a young student is found on the driveway of a local Denton home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs to Gretchen Palmer, a dedicated member of Josie’s team, missing for the last twenty-four hours.
Working around the clock, Josie is stopped in her tracks when Gretchen hands herself in to the police. She knows that there’s no way Gretchen could ever be a killer, so why would she confess to a murder she didn’t commit?
Digging deep into Gretchen’s secretive life, Josie uncovers a link between the boy, the photograph and a devastating case in Gretchen’s past. But just when Josie thinks she has it all figured out, the bodies of a young couple surface on the other side of town. Can Josie get to the truth in time to save her friend from a life in prison or certain death?
Absolutely gripping, this unputdownable crime thriller from a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author will leave you gasping for breath. A perfect read for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.
While this is the fourth book in a series, it (along with all the others) can be read as standalone. This was my personal first foray into Josie Quinn’s world, and I am so hooked on the characters, I cannot WAIT to go back and read the first three books so I can understand the relationships even better. That being said, Lisa does an amazing job of sharing JUST ENOUGH details of the characters backstories that you can really get invested in them, without feeling like you are getting a 4 book recap of the characters past.
I absolutely LOVE how the investigation into Gretchen was the key for getting a glimpse into Josie’s own relationships, including her new relationship with Noah. A key ingredient in stories for me as a reader, is characters that I can connect with, or that feel very real, and Josie is exactly that kind of character. I could easily imagine her life and she felt like someone I could know - one of those girlfriends you catch up with over a drink and hear about their crazy job and their new boyfriend. Not to mention, she is a female lead that takes no crap, and THAT is my favorite kind of lead female!
I also loved Gretchen in this story - she was so intriguing to me, and I could probably read an entire series on her alone.
The work done to tie together all the various pieces of the story is exceptional, every angle seems to be standalone and I had no idea how it was going to come together until it smacked me right between the eyes. I love a plot where the outcomes aren’t obvious until your smack dab in the middle of them. Which is all I will say on that, because quite frankly, readers should get to enjoy this ride for themselves, without fear of spoilers to dampen the journey.
Overall, this book was excellent, and I am incredibly excited to have found a brand new series that I can jump into for the new year!
This is now available for readers everywhere, and you can jump onto the Josie Quinn train here:
Amazing work Lisa, and I cannot wait to meet up with Josie again!
Also check out the many other awesome stops on this tour!! These are bookworms who know a good book when they read one.