• Local Girl Missing

  • Detective Josie Quinn, Book 15
  • By: Lisa Regan
  • Narrated by: Kate Handford
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (373 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Through swirling dawn fog, they follow the trail of discarded items at their feet: a tube of glittery lip gloss; a cell phone; a cracked makeup compact, broken chunks of ivory powder spilling into the grass. Then the mist partsjust for a secondto reveal a beautiful young girl on the ground, her pale lips frozen forever in a silent scream....

On a winding mountain road into the small town of Denton, Pennsylvania, Detective Josie Quinn finds the body of a local teenage girl, Dina Hale. The sight of plum-colored bruises gathering around the girl’s neck pierces Josie’s heart, but the discovery of a second girl’s empty purse in the dirt nearby gives her a flicker of hope that one person, at least, made a lucky escape.

Dina’s parents are grief-stricken as the town rallies together in a desperate search for the second girl, Alison Mills, who waitressed with Dina at a local hotel. The two best friends were on their way to a shift when they were attacked. Josie was too late to save Dina, but she won’t rest until Alison is home safe.

Hitting a dead-end with interviews, Josie thinks she’s on to something when a photo surfaces suggesting Alison was romantically involved with one of the hotel staff. But when Josie arrives at the man’s house to find a bullet in his head and the house ransacked, the case comes crashing down.

Evidence of frantic searching at both crime scenes has Josie convinced a twisted killer is on a hunt for something very personal and precious. And that they won’t stop until they find it. But how many innocent lives will be destroyed before Josie can uncover the missing piece at the heart of this deadly puzzle? And what sacrifices will she have to make to find Alison alive? 

Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni, and Rachel Caine.

Warning: will keep you up all night!

©2022 Lisa Regan (P)2022 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Local Girl Missing

Plot. The Detective Josie Quinn series consists of several police procedurals, most involving missing or murdered women or girls. The setting is a small town in Pennsylvania. Josie's childhood trauma is interwoven into each story; we watch her character struggle with her job, love life, and the brain-twisting murders traversing the series.

Liked, Characters. Stories are initially straightforward who-done-it murders that morph into complex mysteries to enjoy. Josie's circle of friends consists of her fellow cops, the medical examiner, and her boss, each with a unique personality. Her family is initially small, but you'll see it expand as the stories progress. Not too many characters to keep track of - as they are integrated into each story. You'll have fun getting to know the characters and puzzling solutions. You'll find yourself muttering, "Wait ... what?" near the end of most books as the plots twist and surprises abound.

Not so hot. The first three books were poorly narrated by Eilidh Beaton as diction and child-like pronunciation were annoying. But stick with it as the rest are well read by Kate Handford. Production is fine, bumped speed to 1.4 - a preference, not a criticism.

The series is written by Lisa Regan and released from early 2018 through today. Bookouture published initially, later picked up by Hachette.

Recommended murder mysteries.

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Excellent

Keeps u guessing the whole book with some great twists and as always narrator is awesome!

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Lisa Regan never fails you

I will be anxiously awaiting Josie and Friends next adventures. There's so much more awaiting us in the imagination of Lisa Regan but just can't wait to see what it is.

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loved it.

can't wait for the next episode. this should be a TV show. keep then coming.

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Very interesting story

I have very much enjoyed reading the story it kept my interest all the way until the very last chapter!

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Good Book, but left. me hanging!

I was expecting more. Did the chief ever get his K9 unit? Who did the K9 live with? Or was the K9 just a way to throw the police off the trail of the board member or buy him off??? A brief, that would have been a good plot twist.

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Josie Quinn

I liked this series, but Josie is starting to bother me. Weak is the word.

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Once again outstanding!

Well of course it’s no surprise to anyone who has read or listened to any of the books in this amazing series, but Lisa Regan has done it again! I love the way she writes in that it’s so much more than just a mystery as to who killed the victim or victims, but so many weird details around it and you keep thinking what in the world is going on? All the way through there are things that just don’t seem to connect, and it’s so fun to see how she ties it all up at the end. But now I’m depressed because I have to wait before the next chapter for Josie comes along!
Congratulations Lisa on another entertaining an excellent book! And as always, I love the narration!

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Great book!

Loved it! Well written and performance was great. I Can not get enough Josie Quinn!

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Couldn’t finish beyond prologue

Was a huge AJ Rivers fan of the Emma Griffin series. This long awaited for book was absolutely awfully written. There are an outrageously number of unnecessary words to describe totally mundane and irrelevant things. Returned it without finishing, and will not purchase the next one. The end to a great series!

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  • Debbie Wilson
  • 09-16-22

Amazing

I have listened15 books in these series everyone of the bookmark brilliant.
t he narrator was first class , I will definitely look out for more books she narrates. sad this was the last book hope the writer carries on with many more.

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  • Fee
  • 08-19-22

Entertaining

Not much left to say about such a long series but I’m still listening, enough said.

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  • Jaye22
  • 08-15-22

*Explosive*

This instalment sees Josie and Noah on the way home from their belated honeymoon. In true Josie style nothing is ever straightforward. It is an extremely foggy evening and before they can make a decision to stop re the fog a young girl goes flying past them.

As they depart the car walking through debris in the woods they happen upon a young girl laying on the ground with the perpetrator still attacking her. Of course as they try and tackle him he flees while Josie gives chase Noah tries to save the girl but they are too late. They call in the team and the story gets murkier and seedier

Josie and her team will stop at nothing to find the young girl and the perpetrator, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

All roads lead to a particular hotel where both girls worked and when they request the cctv they are surprised that it has all been erased. There is murder and intrigue and one or two vital piece of evidence missing, to help them understand what is going on, there is even a mob boss involved.

The team are dealing with some dangerous criminals who kill and torture people as casually as if it means nothing.

They have not met Josie and her team, who will let no one stand in their way of uncovering the truth

Very Addictive

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  • Prufrock
  • 08-18-22

Mystery Romance

The sub-genre of sickeningly sweet mystery romances appears to be growing and it’s definitely not a good thing. Regan has written a relatively interesting mystery that is undermined with the cloying saccharine of Josie’s relationship with Noah. And don’t even start me on the dog sleeping with them. Blergh.

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