Book Review & Blog Tour: Save Her Soul by Lisa Regan

Save Her Soul

Author: Lisa Regan

Publication Date: 12 August 2020

Genre: Adult Fiction – Crime Thriller

Pages: 285

Publisher: Bookouture

Josie flinches as she takes in the faded blue sports jacket wrapped around the girl they just pulled from the water. Josie knew someone who’d once owned that jacket. He had died in her arms five years ago.

Heavy rain pours on the small town of Denton causing the riverbanks to break and the body of a young girl to float quietly to the surface. With no crime scene to examine, the odds are against Detective Josie Quinn and her team. Mercifully, the victim’s body is perfectly preserved, right down to the baseball patch on the jacket she was wearing. Josie can’t hide her devastation—her dead ex-husband, Ray, owned one just like it.

Following the trail back to her high school, Josie identifies the girl as Beverly Urban, a troubled student rumored to have been dating Ray before she left town for good. It looks like a tragic accident until the autopsy reveals a bullet in her head and the heart-breaking secret she was keeping.

Josie visits the salon where Beverly’s mother used to work, believing she was at the heart of a terrible scandal around the time her daughter’s life was taken. With the Denton wives remaining tight-lipped, Josie’s only hope is a secret meet-up with a terrified woman willing to talk. But she is murdered moments before giving Josie crucial information. It’s clear that someone is prepared to keep on killing to stop the truth from getting out.

Digging deep into memories of her own past with Ray is the only advantage Josie has on this twisted killer… but at what cost?

What an opening scene! Right away, the audience is immersed in a high octane setting where Detective Josie Quinn and Detective Gretchen Palmer are rescuing survivors from a dangerous flood in Denton, PA since resources are spread so thin. Following the rescue of Mrs. Barrett, Josie notices a tarp that appears to be in the shape of body, and immediately dives in to retrieve it without thinking twice (and even at the risk of her crew).

It turns out that the murder victim had been buried for 16 years and went to high school with Josie. But the real surprise? The murder victim was wearing the baseball jacket of Josie’s dead husband, Ray. Now Josie and Gretchen must dig through Josie’s past in order to figure solve this murder.

From start to finish, this one was a wild ride. Every time Josie and Gretchen got closer to answers, it felt like they ended up taking several steps backward, which made for an exciting cat and mouse game. I loved that the timeline of the story alternated between the present and the past because it allowed the readers to see a different side of Josie versus the disciplined detective. One thing that was difficult was watching Josie’s current significant other and fellow detective, Noah relive the shadow of Ray.

Overall, if you’re looking for a fast paced and thrilling murder mystery, definitely pick this one up!

Thank you to Bookouture for my blog tour invite and providing a review copy. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.

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Lisa Regan is a USA TodayWall Street Journal bestselling author and Amazon bestselling crime novelist.  She has a bachelor’s degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University.  She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Find out more at her website: www.lisaregan.com

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