Congratulations to Lisa Regan on her newest Detective Josie Quinn Series, Breathe Your Last! As with the rest of the series, I loved this book. I've included my review below.
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Josie presses her hands into the center of the drowned girl’s chest and pumps, counting off compressions. She takes in the girl’s beautiful face, her brown eyes glassy. Breathe. Just breathe…
The body of a young girl lying face down in a swimming pool—white tennis shoes still on her feet, chestnut hair fanned out like a halo—is the last thing Detective Josie Quinn expects to find on an early morning visit to see her brother before class at Denton University. But when she recognizes the girl’s face as she drags her limp body from the water, there’s only one question racing through Josie’s mind: how does a champion swimmer accidentally drown?
Nysa Somers’ family are distraught. She was a model student, beloved daughter and everybody’s friend. There’s no way she would do anything reckless enough to put her scholarship at risk, let alone her life. It’s up to Josie and her team to piece together what happened in the hours leading up to Nysa’s death, and that begins with finding her missing backpack.
But the bag, discarded in the woods on the nearby campus, contains nothing more than empty food wrappers, Nysa’s phone and a cryptic calendar entry telling her to be a mermaid.
The next day, a terrible housefire envelops the nearby home of a retired fireman, nearly killing his two granddaughters. The last words the little girls heard him mutter before he set the blaze were, be a match.
As the body count rises, it’s only Josie who can see the deadly pattern forming. Can she convince her team that the wrapper found in Nysa’s bag is the crucial link they’re missing? Josie knows she must go it alone if she’s going to stop this silent and calculated serial killer before any more precious lives are taken.
But with the killer finally in her sights, Josie takes a dangerous risk and finds herself hanging onto life by her fingernails. Can she trust her team to save her, and before it’s too late?
An unputdownable and nail-biting crime thriller from an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine.
Hold on tight!
Breathe Your Last is a wild ride! I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew it wouldn’t disappoint; Lisa Regan never does. I’m not even sure where to begin, but to say that, I get a sense of Deja Vu every time I sit down to write a review for a Detective Josie Quinn novel. I think it’s because I always feel a little speechless when I finish reading them. Not in a bad way, of course, but in a way that makes me feel a bit excited, and a little angry and a lot shocked the Lisa got me again. She grabbed me by the nose and tugged me along a journey that I couldn’t resist. I couldn’t put this damn book down!
Lisa kept me guessing, and she kept me afraid for the people in Denton. It’s crazy scary to think about someone drowning themselves or setting themselves on fire. I didn’t know how the hell this was going to end. I didn’t know who the next victim would be. I questioned whether Josie could save the day this time. Of course, she did, but it came at a huge cost. I can’t say more than that without spoiling anything, but I will say, don’t give up until you’ve read to the end of the last page.
At one point, you’ll want to. You will want to throw your Kindle and scream and cry and send Lisa Regan nasty emails, but don’t give up. Keep reading.
Having read this entire series, I always try to convince myself that cases affecting Josie or her family make for better reads, but then Lisa writes a story like this, and I realize that’s not necessarily true. Every case becomes personal to Josie. She invests herself emotionally and physically in every case, in every book. As much as I love the way Lisa Regan plots her books, it’s the expertly written characters that keep me coming back for more. The relationships between the characters and the heart and emotion that pours from the pages make this series so incredibly great for me.
Breathe Your Last is one of the best books I’ve read all year! Lisa Regan never disappoints!
Catch up on the series!
If you haven't started this series yet, what are you waiting for? Seriously, just read what advanced reviewers are saying about Breath Your Last, then go get Vanishing Girls ASAP!
‘Absolutely brilliant!!!! One hell of a rollercoaster ride, with so many twists and turns it'll make you dizzy!! It's energetic, exciting, thrilling and nerve-wracking!!… will have you shouting O.M.G. at every page!!’ Stardust Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Brilliant, nail-biting, rollercoaster of a ride… There were times I gasped "Oh No!" and shed a few tears… a super novel.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow! Great story. There was one moment where I completely froze in shock…
Can’t wait for the next one!’ Rachel Owl Books, 5 stars
‘An absolutely brilliant book. I was totally gripped from the first page. Full of intrigue and psychological thrills. A really fast-paced book. The ending is a total wow!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow, what a rollercoaster of a thrill ride! Absolutely loved this book it had me hooked from page one… five stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Holy crap… The twist in this book is one I never saw coming. I cannot sing the praises of Breathe Your Last enough. This is one book that no one should miss.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow, wow, wow!… blew me away… so much nail-biting action. I really thought I was going to have no nails left by the end of this book… Just loved it so much.’ Blue Moon Blogger, 5 stars