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Losing Leah Holloway

(Claire Fletcher Mystery #2)

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Five years ago, Claire Fletcher escaped her abductor. But some scars never fade, and surviving was just the beginning…

When Claire sees a car full of children careen into a river, she rushes to the rescue. But the driver, a mother named Leah Holloway, prefers to drown. For Claire and her ex, Detective Connor Parks, it doesn’t add up. What would motivate a woman with a beaut
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Kindle Edition, 379 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Thomas & Mercer
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Lisa Regan No, you don't have to read Finding Claire Fletcher first. Each book has a completely different unrelated story. There is enough backstory in Losing Le…moreNo, you don't have to read Finding Claire Fletcher first. Each book has a completely different unrelated story. There is enough backstory in Losing Leah Holloway that you won't be confused. Losing Leah Holloway can be read as a stand-alone.(less)
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shereace I think she believed that she inherited some bad genes from her parents hence why she always dreamt of suicide,( her mother committed suicide)and her …moreI think she believed that she inherited some bad genes from her parents hence why she always dreamt of suicide,( her mother committed suicide)and her relationship with the strangeler tho not insectuious she felt it was as he was old enough to be her son(Her father raped her)
.So her killing all the kids would stop them from becoming "bad " adults.

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Deanna
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it. Finding Claire Fletcher was my first introduction to author, Lisa Regan a few years ago. When I heard there was going to be another book in the series, I was excited. I believe that reading the first book would add to the experience; but it’s definitely not necessary, Losing Leah Holloway can easily be read as a stand-alone.

I REALLY enjoyed this novel. It op
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Kaceey
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is book two in the Claire Fletcher series. Although the focus is not solely on Claire in this book, I would still highly recommend starting with book one - Finding Claire Fletcher, before diving into this one.

A seemingly ordinary mother, Leah Holloway, drives off a bridge with a car full of children. Now it’s up to Detective Connor Parks to investigate and dig into the life of this woman. How exactly does a woman who displayed no warning signs do something so horrific? What went so wrong i
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Meredith
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
What would cause a seemingly content woman to drive a car full of children off a bridge? This is the mystery that fuels Losing Leah Holloway. This is a suspenseful, fast-paced read that I couldn’t put down!

While Losing Leah Holloway can be read as a standalone, I HIGHLY recommend reading Finding Claire Fletcher first!

5 years after being rescued from captivity, Claire Fletcher is on her way to recovery. One morning while fishing with her sister, she witnesses a car run off a bridge. Claire ru
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Mary Beth
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book picks up five years later after the first book, Finding Claire Fletcher. Claire is recovering from her years in captivity. Claire and her sister are enjoying themselves, spending time together fishing. They both end up end up witnessing a car crashing off the bridge into the river. In the car is a woman with her five children. The lady is Leah Holliway. Claire tries to save them and saves the lives of the children. She tries to save the mother, but she does not want to live and she end ...more
Norma
LOSING LEAH HOLLOWAY (Claire Fletcher & Detective Parks Mystery #2) by LISA REGAN is a tense, suspenseful, thrilling, and a fast-paced novel with some really good twists that grabbed my attention right away and had me totally engaged and curious throughout this whole book. Losing Leah Holloway picks up 5 years after the first installment in this series, Finding Claire Fletcher and I was extremely excited to get an advanced copy of this novel.  I thought it was just as good if not better than the ...more
Diane S ☔
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Missed the first one featuring these characters but the author did a good job filling in without interrupting the plot nor repeating herself endlessly. I was quite caught in the web of this mystery, indeed this story starts with a terrible tragedy, and goes on from there. Seems a women who everyone thought they knew so well had some dire secrets that came back to haunt her big time. A serial killer targeting soccer mom's brings Conner, a police detective back into the frame. Reunites he and ...more
Mackey

What would make a loving, devoted mother smash her car into two others, killing the passengers, before hurling her own vehicle over a bridge into the water below in a purposeful attempt to kill herself and the five children with her? She was a happily married soccer mom who never drank, smoke or fooled around. Her life was perfect. Or was it?

In this second installment of Lisa Regan's Clair Fletcher series, this question will be asked repeatedly: what was going on in Leah Holloway's life that le
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, read-2017
I didn't read the first book in this series. (Normal for me)
Claire Fletcher was a prisoner of a sex predator for years. She escaped and she is trying to still get on with her life. She is actually very likeable. You laugh because I say that? I don't like anyone so there is that.


Claire is out fishing with her sister one day and a minivan full of kids crash through the guardrail and enter the water. Claire goes into full on rescue mode and manages to get all the kids out...but the mom doesn'
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Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
4.5 stars!! Wow - this was a fantastic follow up to Finding Claire Fletcher!

This book captured my FULL attention from page one and didn’t let it go until the very last sentence. It was an intense, unique, gripping, heart-pounding, addictive, fast-paced, highly entertaining thriller.

I really enjoyed meeting the main characters, Claire and Connor, in the first book and my love for them grew even deeper through this engrossing story. The author, Lisa Regan, did a fabulous job further developing t
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Mary Beth
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book picks up five years later after the first book, Finding Claire Fletcher. Claire is recovering from her years in captivity. Claire and her sister are enjoying themselves, spending time together fishing. They both end up end up witnessing a car crashing off the bridge into the river. In the car is a woman with her five children. The lady is Leah Holliway. Claire tries to save them and saves the lives of the children. She tries to save the mother, but she does not want to live and she end ...more
Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
LOSING LEAH HOLLOWAY (Claire Fletcher & Detective Parks Mystery #2) picks up 5 years after the first installment in this series, Finding Claire Fletcher. Finding Claire Fletcher was the book that brought the Traveling Sisters together and how we started our reading group for our blog. We were extremely excited to get an advanced copy of this book. For Losing Leah Holloway our group grew to six of us reading and discussing this one together. One of our sisters did not read the first one but the r ...more
Susanne  Strong
5+ Stars.
Well-Played, Ms. Regan. Very Well Played!!


“Losing Leah Holloway” is the 2nd book in Claire Fletcher and Connor Parks Series by Lisa Regan.

Claire Fletcher is a woman who survived the unthinkable. Being held captive for 10 years by a mad man. Now she witnesses the unthinkable. A woman driving her SUV off of a Bridge into a river with children inside. Claire follows her instinct and tries to save them. To Claire, the woman driving the car appears to be terrified. And she refuses to open he
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Debra
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 stars

I thought this book was fantastic. I thought it had the right amount of suspense, dread, mystery, romance, and intrigue to keep me interested and happily reading! I have read quite a few books lately where I just want to tell others to READ THIS BOOK!!! This is one of them! This book is the second in the series but it works brilliantly as a stand alone novel. I did not read the first book; although, I desperately want to do so now!!!

I was hooked from the beginning when a woman, Leah Ho
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Sarah Joint
Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A terrific follow-up to Finding Claire Fletcher. I think it's even a little better, and that's saying something. It's more of a companion novel, so you'd be able to enjoy this book and follow along just fine if you haven't read the first book. ...Still read the first book, because it's great and deserves to be read. Lisa Regan is a fantastic author. She managed to make me feel sympathy for a character I seriously doubted I could and kept me completely immersed in this novel, caught in the tangle ...more
Lisa
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-fiction
Losing Leah Holloway is the second in the series in the Claire Fletcher Connor Parks series I would recommend reading Finding Claire Fletcher first.


Leah Holloway was a mother of 2 children married & seemed to have it all until one day she drives into the river with children in the car including her daughter Peyton. Leah dies but the children are pulled to safety by Claire who is out fishing with her sister Brianna, immediately she call in Detective Parks to solve the case.


When Parks & his team i
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Mandy White
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
Such a great book.. 5 years after Claire Fletcher returns home her life is still trying to return to normal. When she rescues 5 children from a car that has been driven off a bridge into the water she once again finds herself in the spotlight... and back workung with Conner. I really enjoyed this book.. I do hope there will be a 3rd in the series. A big thank you to the author and Thomas and Mercer via Netgalley for a copy of this book to read and review in return for an honest review.
Linda Strong
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Five years after FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER, Claire and her sister are having a great day ... until a van with a woman driver and carrying 5 young children drive into 4 other cars and then careens over and into a river. Claire is quick to the rescue, but the driver refuses to unlock the doors. Claire eventually breaks through the sunroof and saves all the children from drowning. The driver does not survive.

Claire is horrified that the driver not only wanted to kill herself, but her 3 child
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Jennifer
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite titles by Lisa Regan and I love ALL of her work. "Losing Leah Holloway" picks up five years after "Finding Claire Fletcher" left off and begins with a woman and a car full of children careening off a bridge into a river.

It's tense, fast-paced and has some terrific twists! I really enjoyed this book. In my opinion, it is even better than the first installment. Not only does Regan have the talent for pulling you in and keeping you on the edge of your seat, she paints ea
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Hollis
LOSING LEAH HOLLOWAY picks up fives years after FINDING CLAIRE FLETCHER. With the closing chapter of book one, we'd only just adjusted to the idea that Claire and Connor might find love after her harrowing experience and the connection that spurred the Detective into chasing down a mystery woman he didn't know. So naturally I was super annoyed to see in the synopsis that, sometime during those five years, they'd broken up.

"There's a secret. To surviving. To living after."
"Care to share?"
"Ordinar
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Leslie
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, cops
This is the sequel to Finding Claire Fletcher. The author says it is stand alone but I really disagree. If you didn't read the first book you won't understand Claire at all and there are several secondary characters who really aren't explained from the first book.

This is set 5 years after the previous book. Claire has made progress on acclimating to the modern world. But everything is far from perfect. When what was supposed to be a normal outing with her sister turns into a nightmare when a ca
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Rachel
May 26, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

This thriller/police procedural novel earned 3.5 Stars from me. I didn't realize that this book was part of a series until I started reading it and realized that some of these characters had past history only hinted at through out the book. I was able to pick up enough info about the past to understand the outline of the characters history and how it affected each of them. I will most likely go back and read the first book, but this could be a stand alone.

SUMMARY
One afternoon sisters,
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Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
The first thing I asked myself when I saw Claire Fletcher #2 was, how is Lisa Regan going to do this? You see, Claire Fletcher was the victim in book one. How much trouble can Lisa Regan inflict on this poor girl? I, for one, had to know.

Don’t be fooled by Lisa Regan, sure, she may look all sweet and innocent, but somewhere inside of her thrives a dark, twisted mind that brings to life some of the most shocking crime books I’ve found. Losing Leah Holloway is filled with dark secrets, so many tha
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Michelle
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Let me begin by saying that I did not read the first book in this series, Finding Claire Fletcher, and still enjoyed this book immensely.

While Claire is out fishing with her sister, Brianna, they become witness to a car crashing through a bridge and falling into the river. Claire immediately jumps into action especially seeing that there are 5 children in the car. When she tries to get the driver to unlock the doors it becomes apparent that this wasn't an accident and that this woman has every
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Pat
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding, riveting.

Five years after the events in Finding Claire Fletcher finds Claire having some time out fishing with her sister Brianna when a car plummets off the bridge they are fishing near. Claire rushes over to see if she can help. She is shocked to see children in the back of the car. One of them indicates that the doors are locked. The woman in the front won't unlock the doors. Instead she forces her head under the water to drown herself. Claire manages to save the children by brea
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Susan Johnson
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
I was a little angry when I finished this book. It had an interesting plot that really captivated me but the author had so much unnecessary sex in it that it interfered with my enjoyment. Yes, I know that some of it was necessary to the story but it seemed like the author went overboard. It was just too much.

Claire Fletcher had been a victim, kidnapped as a teenager and held in captivity and abused for years. This was apparently in the first book, I acknowledge I have not read. She is rebuildin
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Rebecca Hollingsworth
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wowzers!!! This book has some seriously mind blowing twists and is so fast faced, you may get whiplash!! But the karma gets a little revenge, and the good guys get some sunshine! Excellent addition.
Dana (pagestoreadfl)
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for an ARC of the second book in the Claire Fletcher series.

Book two in the series picks up five years after Claire Fletcher has regained her life back after her abduction. While fishing, a SUV goes off the bridge nearby. Claire jumps into action, only to find 5 kids and a woman in the car. She is able to save the five kids, but the woman refuses to be saved-- drowning.

From there, Connor Parks investigates the death of Leah Holloway and why she would
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Torese Hummel
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Regan does it again!
As a huge Finding Claire Fletcher fan I was excited and nervous for Losing Leah Holloway. I was not let down. From word one I was hooked and on the edge of my seat! It was an amazing ride!
Amy Wolf
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for providing a free copy of LOSING LEAH HOLLOWAY in exchange for my honest review.

Oh my, how I loved this book! A serial killer is on the loose and Claire and her sister witness a woman trying to kill herself and her children. How the two stories intertwine is what they need to figure out.

Let me preface this review by saying I have not read the first book in the series, but I have all intent in doing so now. Second, I live near Sacramento, which is the
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Cindy
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
A serial killer on the loose.. A woman driving off a bridge with 5 young children in the car killing herself. The two investigations into the seemingly separate things that lead to a shocking collision of the two.

This book picks up 5 years after the first one. Clair Fletcher may have survived her 10 year ordeal of being the captive of pedophile, and is in most ways living a normal life with the exception of relationships, but to do this she still closes off her emotions. She and her sister have
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