The Girl with no Name by Lisa Regan
Published: April 19, 2018 by Bookouture
Previous Book in the Series: Vanishing Girls
The Girl With No Name by Lisa Regan is the 2nd in the Josie Quinn Detective Series.
First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Josie Quinn was made Chief of Police in Denton, Pennsylvania after solving a large case which resulted in the kidnapping, torture and deaths of many young girls in the area. Some of the perpetrators were on the police force, including her ex, Ray, who died during the take-down. Although Ray and Josie had both moved on with other people, Ray had never signed the divorce papers. Josie took his death hard. She has been re-building the police force.
Josie’s fiancé has been hiding something, ever since his friend Brady and his wife were part of a murder-suicide. Luke just hasn’t been the same. When he goes missing and Josie finds a woman living in his house, she needs some answers. When she is called to the house of Ray’s girlfriend on another call, she finds that Misty had been beaten badly, and it looks like she had just given birth. But where is the baby, and who is the father? There are a lot of potential fathers, for Misty was notoriously promiscuous.
Further investigation just makes things more confusing. Now the woman from Luke’s house has disappeared as well, and everything seems to tie back to Brady, and to Eric Dunn, a casino mogul who is trying to get the okay to build a casino in the area. The mayor is putting on the pressure to solve this case (and to avoid mentioning that her own husband may have been the father of Misty’s baby). As well, the town billionaire gets involved with a reward for information about the baby.
Before this case is solved, Josie will have to face some uncomfortable truths.
I didn’t particularly like Josie Quinn in the first novel, but she has grown on me. Her personal life still sucks, and she seems to have hung on to her first husband a little too much. I think there is a lot we still don’t know about her, but the author is revealing a little more in each book. We really felt the different emotions that Josie went through in this book, we felt her passion, her strengths, her pain, her worries. I love Lieutenant Fraley (he’d pair up nicely with Josie – just saying). Regan has surrounded Josie with a good support team. It works.
The whole plot was really good, with a lot of twists, and when things started opening up, I was surprised – pleasantly. Regan writes really well. It is action-packed and has a really fast pace.
Looking forward to the next in the series!
Read: April 2018
Favorite Quotes from The Girl With No Name:
“Josie hated that old double standard: a promiscuous man was virile, but a promiscuous woman was a slut.”
“The place smelled of cigarettes, stale beer, and need.”
About the Author: Lisa Regan is an American novelist with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. Her website says she has worn many hats, including: author, paralegal, former martial arts instructor, former certified nursing assistant, former bookstore manager. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.