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The Girl With No Name

(Detective Josie Quinn #2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  8,537 ratings  ·  519 reviews
Detective Josie Quinn is horrified when she’s called to the house of a mother who had her newborn baby snatched from her arms.

A woman caught fleeing the scene is Josie’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from or why she is so terrified…

Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim?

As Josie digs deeper, a l
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Published April 19th 2018 by Bookouture
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Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
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3.5 stars

A character-driven mystery about a kidnapped baby, a missing police officer, and a town overrun with corruption.

This is book two in the Detective Josie Quinn series. While I didn’t love book one, The Vanishing Girls, due to some of the plotting issues, I really took to Josie’s character so I opted to read The Girl With No Name. Much like the Vanishing Girls, I had issues with the plot. However, Josie’s character makes this series worth it to read.

Upon investigating a case of a w
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
4.5 stars

I loved "Vanishing Girls" and could not wait to get my hands on "The Girl with no Name". The second book in the Josie Quinn series did not disappoint! I read most of the book in one day as I could not put it down! Seriously, I was hooked from page one. Reading this was like being on an emotional roller coaster ride! Josie Quinn gets put the wringer yet again in this book. I felt for Josie having to deal with all the issues in this book while still coping with the fallout of what occurre
Susanne  Strong
3.9 Stars* (rounded up)

One Heck of a Page Turner!

Josie Quinn is back and this time she’s in charge. When Detective Noah Frawley calls Chief Quinn to the scene of the crime where a woman has been found, beaten almost to death, her hours old newborn having been torn from her, Josie can’t imagine things getting any worse. Then, inevitably they do: Luke, her fiancé, goes missing. The evidence leads to a mystery woman who claims amnesia and just happens to have been found in Luke’s home, wearing his
Suspenseful, thrilling & unputdownable!

THE GIRL WITH NO NAME (Detective Josie Quinn #2) by LISA REGAN is a gripping, action-packed, and an entertaining read that immediately drew me in to the characters and storyline. This was an extremely fast-paced read that had me rapidly swiping those pages as fast as I could. Actually once I started reading this book I was fully invested in this story and read it in one day. I couldn’t put it down. When I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about it.

Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars With No Name 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is the second book in the Josie Quinn series and I loved it... it was even better than the first! I might need to rethink my entire I’m not crazy about police procedural thing.... because the last few I have read I have loved so much! This book had me from the first page and did not let go until the very last.... it was the kind of book you didn’t want to put down, because you had to know what was going on... and I was never disappointed by any of the twists and tu
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️for Josie Quinn!!

Josie, the interim sheriff is called to a scene of a possible home invasion. The female victim is now in the hospital with life threatening injuries. Compounding her troubles, her newborn baby is nowhere to be found.
Eventually, the investigative trail leads too close to home for Josie. Her problems nearly run parallel to that of this latest victim. Josies’ fiancé Luke is missing and an unknown woman is found in his home with no memory of who she is or why she was there.
Brenda ~Traveling Sister is frustrated with GR
I grew to love Detective Josie Quinn even more in this story. In the first book to the series Vanishing Girls, it took me a while to warm up to Josie and really connected to her character. It was her relationships that won me over. I was happy to see Josie still connected to the relationships I became invested in and to see her dealing with some of the fallout of Vanishing Girl. This allowed me to see her as a more realistic character.

I was intrigued right from the start when Josie is called to
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: . . . the man was careful to keep his face in profile to the cameras. Jane Doe stood frozen in place. After a brief, tense exchange, the man grabbed her upper arm - not gently - and pulled her toward the door. She looked up toward the ceiling, craning her neck, searching until she found the dead-eye of the camera. Then she looked directly at it and mouthed two words: 'Help me.'

ABOUT THIS BOOK: Detective Josie Quinn is horrified when she’s called to the house of a mother who had her newb
THE GIRL WITH NO NAME is book 2 in a new crime series featuring Detective Josie Quinn by author Lisa Regan. Having enjoyed reading VANISHING GIRLS, book 1 in the series, I was anxious to continue to read more about Detective Josie Quinn and see where the journey takes me.

If you have not read, Vanishing Girls, I would suggest you do. This book does work well as a standalone novel but if you read Vanishing Girls first, you will gain more insight to the characters and their history.

Chief of Police, Detective Josie Quinn’s day off relaxing with her fiancé was interrupted by a call to a house she was familiar with. But the horror she and her partner, Lieutenant Noah Fraley faced on arrival shocked them to the core. A young mother who had just given birth; a lot of blood; and no baby. Immediately an Amber Alert was issued for the newborn child. The lack of information to go on frustrated Josie and Noah but they started doing what they did best.

When a second abduction occurred
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of The Girl With No Name (Detective Josie Quinn, #2) from NetGalley for my honest review.

I was thrilled to get a copy of this book as I absolutely loved the first book in the series, Vanishing Girls. I loved the characters, and found the book to be just as wonderful as the first book. I am not a person who normally gets into series books but am so pleased with these. Fantastic book, wonderful plot, great details and lots of excitement. Murder, extortion, kidnapping, oh my
Book Addict Shaun
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Having loved Vanishing Girls I couldn’t wait to get started with The Girl with No Name and it didn’t disappoint. Lisa Regan has written another gripping, twist-filled read that I just couldn’t get enough of. If you are looking for a new series to get stuck into then I very much recommend this one.

Detective Josie Quinn goes on quite the journey in this story, and the reader is right there with her on this rollercoaster ride of a read. As with Vanishing Girls, the plot here is a true mystery with
Linda Strong
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it

Detective Josie Quinn is back again with her team in a thrilling crime fiction. VANISHING GIRLS was first in this series and I highly recommend reading that one first, even though is easily a stand alone. The characters are outstanding and it gives the readers an understanding into their back stories.

Josie is called to a crime scene that leaves her reeling. A woman has given birth in her bathroom and then had the baby grabbed out of her arms. The woman just happens to have been the girlfriend of

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Loving book 2. This is a story involving a baby, fertility and lies.

It gripped my attention from chapter one and mostly keep on going.
Intense just as any suspense should be.

You also have characters popping in from book one so be sure to read that one first, also, you will get to see some changes in Josie.

Really enjoyed the writing, the plot and the pacing of the plot.
Natasha Niezgoda


Ehem Goodreads reviewers - when you “note” that a book in a series can be read as a stand-alone, MAKE SURE OF THAT. Because after reading 10 reviews that said this can be read as a stand-alone, I READ IT AS A STAND-ALONE.


Oh no, I’m not bitter at all. 🙃😅

But seriously, this book should be read as part of the intended series because I was mind-boggling confused 🤷🏻‍♀️

It was like walking into a room where everyone knows one another and you know no one and the
Sep 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
3.5 stars on installment #2 of the Josie Quinn series

As chief of police, Josie finds herself right in the heart of criminal activity and this time it strikes close to home. This installment has some nice connections back to book #1 and some of those characters appear in this one. This one had quite a few plot twists and I had a bit of difficulty following all of the names and motivations. The villain reveal and motivation was quite the shocker to me.

I have been enjoying this series as a binge r
Sherri Thacker
The Girl With No Name seems to be the 2nd book in a series after Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan. I did not read the first book and I was able to read this book just on its own. It’s a very fast paced crime story that has lots of twist and turns throughout with a baby disappearing, many persons pop up murdered and no one knows who did it. Thank you for this complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Ashley Daviau
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much as the first in the series, it was an excellent read nonetheless! I loved seeing more of Josie Quinn, she really is a strong, kickass female and I’m all for it. Seeing her growth from book one to this one was quite interesting and a big part of why I enjoyed this read so much. My only minor complaint is that the story got a bit overwhelming. At one point there was just so much going on that I couldn’t keep track of what was happening. But other than t ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
3.5 I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first in the series. I think there were too many characters to keep up with in this one. It was still entertaining though. On to the next one. ...more
Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
review to come after holidays

The Girl With No Name (Detective Josie Quinn Book 2) is a fantastic read. I enjoyed this more than book one and that was great too! Lisa Regan is a great writer who I have recently discovered and have enjoyed everything of hers that I have read - this one is no exception.

Josie Quinn is enjoying a rare day off at home with her fiancé Luke when she gets called out to a home that she is familiar with. A woman has been attacked and her new born baby abducted. A woman is
This is book 2 in the detective Josie Quinn series and the second of the traveling friends binge read.
The story is a little bit more unbelievable than the first but you are still gripped with the need to find out who,what,how and why.
So far this is a great detective series which I would recommend if you you want 'oh my god' moments thrown into a page tunning police thriller then this is it.
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5* --> 5*

The Girl With No Name is the second instalment in the Detective Josie Quinn series and what a follow-up it is! If you’ve read the first one, then I’m sure you’ll remember Misty. She’s found brutally attacked in her own home and her newborn baby has gone missing. Josie needs to put aside any and all personal differences to focus on the task at hand. However, things will take a far more sinister turn and with the mayor breathing down her neck, Josie may need to ask for help from some un
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May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 stars!
I'm completely in love with the Detective Josie Quinn series! I'm going to try to pace myself with these books but not sure if I can because I'm already itching to start the 3rd book.
Kylie H
Jul 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Josie Quinn series and just as good as the first.
In this instalment Josie finds herself in a case that is too close to home for comfort. She is starting to wonder how well she knows her fiance who has become distant and surly since a friend of his committed suicide. Then through her investigation Josie suspects that Luke has been hiding a big secret and she questions his loyalty to her, only now he has disappeared and she is not sure she will ever get any answers.
Apr 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series has been a real winner so far - and with the beginning of this book much stronger than the last, happily the rest held up to the amazing ending of the first book.

There's some similarities between this and Angela Marsons' series - both strong female leads, relatively short and easy to read quickly books (though I do *just* prefer the writing from Lisa Regan, ymmv), and remarkably prolific. Turns out they share a publisher, so it's not just in my head, either. Fans of hers will find a
Apr 18, 2018 added it
Police Chief Josie Quinn has her hands full in this second book of the series. A badly beaten woman, a stolen newborn, a woman who claims she doesn't know her own name, and a missing fiance. Her missing fiance, Luke. How are all of these connected? The investigation keeps Josie and her team busy as they search in Denton for clues and evidence. Bodies keep turning up in town and Josie can't make the pieces fit until she gets some very important information from a most unusual source.

This was very
The second book in the Detective Josie Quinn series. Josie is now interim sheriff following the events of Vanishing Girls. The story opens with Josie being called to the scene of a violent home invasion. The crime scene is horrific ... broken glass, smashed furniture, blood on the floor and walls. The home owner, Misty Derossi (readers of Vanishing Girls know her), left fighting for her life. To make matters worse it appears that Misty recently gave birth and that the baby is missing. Denton is ...more
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second Josie Quinn thriller by Lisa Regan who wrote the brilliant Claire Fletcher books. This series is more police procedural/thriller than Regan's other works.

Josie Quinn is the Chief of Police in Denton. She is called out to a scene where a woman, Misty Derossi had been brutally beaten. When she gets there she finds evidence that Misty had recently given birth but there is no sign of the baby. The search is on. Soon after, Josie arrives at Luke's place (her fiancé) to find a large
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened this on Audible and definitely don't recommend that you go digital. The story is OK so the print version is recommended instead.
The narrator/reader read the entire book in a way that made the lead character totally unlikable. Tone of voice is critical and in every conversation she sounded angry, accusatory, condescending, including to her staff who were supposed to be her partners in the investigation - this was off-putting as I don't think the author meant for the lead to be such and
I have read#1 in this series and gave it a 3 star. I had no intentions of reading anymore but found myself reading this book and thinking that the names sounded familiar. Duh! So, I just continued on
to finish this one and see if it excited me more. It didn't.
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Lisa Regan is the USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series as well as several other crime fiction titles. 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, Crime Writers’ Association, and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadel ...more

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