This is the story of “A Dying Drunk’s Last Wish.”
Fourteen years ago, high school track star, Sydney Adams, a teenager, was gunned down in Philadelphia park while out for a jog. There were no leads and it soon became a cold case file.
But Augustus Knox, the lead homicide detective assigned to the case, never gave up on trying to find Sydney’s k ...more
Former homicide detective Augustus Knox retired with one cold case still on the books. Now that he has only months to live, he wants Jocelyn to solve the case. Sydney Adams was only 17 when she was ruthlessly gunned down during an evening run.
With nothing to go on except Knox's idea of who the killer was, she has a plan to lure the killer out into the open. But plans always have a way of backfiring .. ...more
3 and half stars
Fourteen years after the murder of senior student and track star Sydney Adams' murder, the disgraced (and alcoholic) detective who was responsible for the investigation haven't given up on proving Sydney's tracking couch was the person responsible.
With new evidence in hand, he hires Jocelyn Rush - a former police detective, now private investigator - to solve the mystery once and for all. He only has a few months to live and he'd like to see the case closed and justice being serv ...more
Because it's like, a juxtaposition of two feelings and...nevermind.
14 years after the murder of high school track star, Sydney Adams, the former detective-turned-alcoholic who couldn't solve the case, hires P.I. Jocelyn Rush to close the case for him after he's terminally diagnosed, with only 6 months left to live. Justice is his deathbed wish.
This definitely sounded promising, and it did have a lot of good points. The writing isn't ...more
The gripping crime thriller, Cold-Blooded, solidifies author Lisa Regan’s standing as one of the industry’s most accomplished and noteworthy contemporary writers. With everyone and their mother self-publishing these days, we’re often left swimming in a sea of homogenized bunk, so it’s refreshing to discover a writer whose skill and talent rises above it all, like rich cream. But don’t let the analogy trick you, because Regan’s prose is dense with characters that leap off the page ...more
I definitely did not want to put this book down. It was really good and I found myself just flipping through the pages. Unfortunately, I had to put it down every once in a while as I was cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Ugh! However, when I finally got back to ...more
In Cold-Blooded, PI Jocelyn Rush is asked to investigate the cold case of a teenage girl who was shot fourteen years ago. This book had one of the most warped psychopath I've read about in a long time. The most impressive thing for me was how you were aware that this individual was obviously involved in the murder but you could not predict h ...more
In my opinion, this is a fantastic way to build a series, while chronologically, Cold-Blooded follows Hold Still, I think that you could read them and any future books with Ms. Rush’s character, in any order. I ...more
Jocelyn Rush is a scarred detective, mother, and lover, who is faced with the realiti ...more
Lisa Regan has very quickly shot to my top list of authors!! I usually look out for names well-known to me like Nora Roberts & Danielle Steele, but am super glad I stumbled across one of her books on Amazon. I could barely put it down, looking forward to lunch breaks at work when I could read! Lisa puts together one helluva plot that will keep you hooked to the very end!
The book came out this month and if you like something like that, you should totally check it out.
I'm totally gonna buy a paperback copy of this as soon as it comes out.
It was just that good of a book. I love a good and suspenseful crime book. And this book had everything. It had the right amount of case work, action, and the personal stuff that's going on the characters lifes. That is something I'm always looking for.
I loved Knox, the old ...more
I loved Jocelyn Rush’s character she was a tough but yet sensitive woman. This was my first book by Lisa Regan and it will not be my last, I have found another Author I really enjoyed reading.
This book grabs you from the first page to the very last. There were so many twists and turns, that I wa ...more
Lisa Regan is new to me and in my opinion she's right up there with some of my favourite crime writers such as; Lisa Jackson, Kathy Reichs, Karen Slaughter, James Patterson. Etc
This book is fantastic. It definitely keeps you guessing to the very and it's jam packed with drama,twists and turns and everything in between.
Throughout the whole book l felt I was sat on herder hooks waiting for some sort of bOmb to detonate. Every time that bomb does go ...more
Completely flawless plot, strong characters you can get behind, despise, feel sorry for and genuinely like. Just when you think you've figured it all out, there's another turn ...more
I really enjoyed this book. A thriller of a read that had me gripped. Sydney Adams was 14 years old when she was gunned down. Detective Augustus knox never gave up but the case went cold. Pi jocelyn rush is enlisted to close the case once and for all. Just how far will she go to catch a cold-blooded killer?
I was surprised with who it was. 4*. Netgalley and buoni amici press, llc.
Upon discovering new evidence, a retired detective with months to live races to catch a high school track star’s killer. Garnering the support of a PI firm, on-duty cops, and loved ones, the detective and allies face off against a ruthless manipulative psychopath to bring young Sydney Adams’ case to a successful close.
“Cold-Blooded” continues the trials and tribulations of Lisa Regan’s previous heroine last seen in “Hold...more
I watch a lot of crime tv shows and every now and then I delve into detective fiction. This title caught my eye browsing through Netgalley's crime and mystery section. If it was a tv show, I would have watched it. So I put a request in.
It was okay. Heroine was okay, smart enough without acting too reckless and without thought. Though while I liked her tough-as-nails get the job done attitude, I didn't really feel much for her. I found a bit of lack of emotional c ...more
All I can say is wow. I was not able to put this book down it was that good. I have never read anything from Lisa Regan but after reading Cold-Blooded I am definitely going to find more of her books because her books are awesome.
Now for this book. I really don't want to get into it that much because I hate giving spoilers but I will say I loved the characters in this book. Jocelyn and Knox are an unlikel ...more
4.5 Hearts WOW! What a great story. This story kept me on the edge of my seat. I haven’t read any of the other books by Regan and my understanding is Joelyn was introduced in an earlier story but this story was read as a stand alone and was fine.
I enjoyed the characters very much. They are real down-to-earth people. They aren’t written to be the people the reader wants to become. They are written to let the reader know there are real people in this world ...more
The only criticism I have is Jocelyn's tendency to either show up to save the day or have someone else show up to save her about three seconds before impendin ...more
Jocelyn Rush is a P.I. . An old, drunk, retired detective has come to her with a cold case. He destroyed his life trying to prove who killed a teenage girl, but has just been given, what might be a clue. He is dying and can't possibly follow up. He begs her to solve it for him. This case has unexpected dangers for those investigating.
There are lots of interesting characters in this story. Our heroine has a troubled history, and complicated family. She is a goo ...more