112. Her Silent Cry (Josie Quinn Book 6) by Lisa Regan

Synopsis (as taken from Amazon Kindle Store) is as follows:

Round and round she goes, blonde pigtails flying, her high-pitched giggle catching on the wind. But as the ride slows to a stop, her seat is suddenly empty. Little Lucy is gone…

When seven-year-old Lucy Ross is snatched from the carousel in Denton city park, Detective Josie Quinn joins the frantic search. She’s the one who finds Lucy’s sparkly butterfly backpack abandoned by the ticket booth, a note with a devastating message stuffed inside: answer your phone, or your sweet little darling will die…

The next day, Lucy’s parents are filled with hope when they pick up a call which they think is from their babysitter – but instead it’s a chilling male voice on the line. Josie races to the babysitter’s small apartment only to find her lifeless body in a tangle of sheets on her bed.

Josie is faced with the most high-stakes case of her career as each new phone call from someone connected to the family ends with the shocking discovery of another body. This twisted killer wants revenge, and he won’t stop until the Ross family are in pieces…

Something is telling Josie that Lucy’s parents aren’t giving her the whole truth, but digging deeper into their lives will force her to confront a life-changing secret of her own. Does Josie have what it takes to crack this case? She has no choice if she’s going to bring Lucy home alive…

Ability to read – This was super easy to read, I took I break between after reading book 5 and the break helped me to appreciate the characters and the writing style all the more. I had no difficulty with reading this, I understood everything and was able to follow along at a steady pace.

Characterisation – Over the course of this year, Josie Quinn is a character who has wormed her way into my heart. This book reminded me of what a powerhouse Josie is and made me want to channel her decisive thinking, her determination and her ability to think outside of the box. I honestly didn’t know how she would be presented in this book, the last five books have taken her to one extreme after another and I worried that she’d get burned out. Lisa Regan proved me wrong – luckily – as Josie came back stronger than ever and even more determined to solve the case handed to her. The new characters presented in this book were complex and both interesting and intriguing. I only managed to make one theory that was correct – all my others were proved wrong – and I lived for the interactions between Josie and Noah and Josie and Trinity. I’ve seen a lot of character growth over the series and cannot wait for the next book and to see where it next takes Josie.

Visualisation – I found it very easy to visualise. I have created a good working image of Denton over the course of the series and am able to clearly picture it as I read. The addition of new characters and scenes added a new level of dimension to my visualisation and strengthened the overall image.

Enjoyment – I had to hold off reading this for a while because I had other, newer books to read, but I was still buzzing with excitement at the prospect of reading this. It did not disappoint. It was FABULOUS. With every new Josie Quinn book that Lisa Regan brings out, I find myself more addicted to the series and the characters. Each new book in the series is a great addition but also great in its own right. This book captivated my soul for the three hours it took to read it and I was so invested in the characters and the storyline that I forgot the outside world for a while.

Star Rating – ★★★★★

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