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Her Final Confession

(Detective Josie Quinn #4)

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Watching her friend dragged away in handcuffs, Josie couldn't believe for one second that Gretchen had killed that poor boy. Confession or not, someone else was involved. She would find out who…

When the body of a young student is found on the driveway of a local Denton home, a photograph pinned to his collar, Detective Josie Quinn is first on the scene. The house belongs
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Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published November 28th 2018 by Bookouture
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Meredith (Slowly Catching Up)
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Another strong addition to the Detective Josie Quinn series!

Her Final Confession is a police procedural about a cop accused of murder. While the accused officer confesses to the crime, Detective Josie Quinn believes in her colleague's innocence. Josie will stop at nothing to prove her colleague's innocence, even if it means putting her relationships and her safety in danger.

Her Final Confession focuses on the Gretchen Palmer, an enigmatic cop on Josie’s team. When the body of a young man is foun
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Debra
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Another solid, well thought out and perfectly paced book by Regan!!

When Gretchen Palmer turns herself in for the murder of a young man found shot and with a photo pinned to his back, Josie does not believe it. True, Gretchen keeps to herself and doesn't share much about her life, but she has been a trusted member of the Denton Police Department and Josie knows there is more to this confession and crime than there appears to be.

As Josie investigates Gretchen's past, more bodies are foun
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Berit Talks Books
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
BEST SERIES of the year!!!

This is the fourth book in the Josie Quinn Series, all four of the books were published this year, 2018... this is an exceptional police procedural series, filled with wonderful characters and compelling plots... they can all be read as standalones but why would you want to? They are all brilliant and each is better than the last... I think this is a series best devoured from The beginning! I just took a look at my review for the first book and I mention that I felt th
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Liz
Nov 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley

With book four in the series, Josie seems to be settling down in her personal life. She’s re-discovered her family and has her drinking under control. But now there’s a shakeup with her team when a young man is killed in Gretchen’s driveway and Gretchen disappears. Then several says later she reappears and confesses. “Gretchen was a locked door and no one had the key.” Everyone likes Gretchen, but no one really knows her. Could she have done this? Josie refuses to believe it.

As with the prior b
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: A shudder ran the length of her body. Again, she closed her eyes and took several deep breaths. Then she opened them and continued. "He said, 'Hello sweetheart. I've missed you.' You don't know how many times I 've heard that voice in my head, in my nightmares. It never went away. As long as he was out there, I was afraid he'd come back. He always a said he would. . ."

ABOUT THIS BOOK: Watching her friend dragged away in handcuffs, Josie couldn't believe for one second that Gretchen had
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Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
A Murder, a confession, a determined detective searching for the truth.

One of the things I enjoy most about this series is the focus on Josie’s relationships and the dynamics between them. In this story Josie is determined to solve the murder of a student and save her friend from a murder charge. Secrets come to light adding some suspense and tension to the story. Just when it seemed like things were coming together in the case another twist comes and Josie races against time to find the killer.
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Selena
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free e-copy of Her Final Confession (Detective Josie Quinn #4) by Lisa Regan from NetGalley for my honest review.

Lisa Regan has become one of my all time favorite authors. She is an amazing author with a gift of writing. Once you read one of her books you will be hooked.

Her Final Confession, is an amazing non-stop thrill of a read. A book with amazing characters, a complex story line and, and a heart racing mystery that will not disappoint. I hope this series never ends.

Mandy White (mandylovestoread)
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
Seriously people, you need to get on board the Josie Quinn train if you haven't already.!!! This series is fantastic and addictive. Josie Quinn is such a strong, likeable and fun character. This is book 4 and they show no signs of slowing down. Her Final Confession had me wanting one more chapter even when the chapters ran out!!

Josie arrives at the scene of the crime to find a murdered young student with a photo pinned to his chest. The address of this murder is that of one of their own, Gretch
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Brenda
Detective Josie Quinn knew the address they’d been directed to – it belonged to her friend and colleague, Detective Gretchen Palmer. With horror spreading through her, she and Noah arrived at the scene. But it was a young man whose body lay in the drive way, with no sign or sight of Gretchen. And when she had been missing for over twenty-four hours, the chief of police was determined to put out a warrant for her arrest.

But Josie knew Gretchen wouldn’t have killed the young man. She knew somethin
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Pat
Apr 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. Talk about a slow burn, well it wasn’t that slow just not that exciting at the start. Josie and Noah are called to a death at Detective Gretchen Palmer’s house. Huh? The victim is a young man, shot in the back. He has a old photo of a boy pinned to his back. There is no sign of Gretchen. Josie thinks there must be a rational explanation and Gretchen will clear everything up when she turns up. But she doesn’t turn up.

In between chapters is a series of vignettes about couple killings fr
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Jim
Gretchen Palmer is a fairly new character in the Josie Quinn series. We don't know that much about her other than she was a homicide detective with the Philadelphia Police Department. Not even Josie or her co-workers know much about Gretchen. In this, the fourth book in the series, we get to know alot more about Gretchen.

When the story opens Josie and Noah Fraley are off duty and getting ready to head out for a birthday party for Josie when they getted called out to a homicide. A young man was f
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Erth
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Josie is one heck of a police officer. She is also an identical twin and a bright beautiful woman. None of these things go unnoticed by the people who come in contact with her. Her partner, Noah, makes a perfect team with her. They bring out the best in each other's problem solving skills. The Seattle Soul Mate Strangler also notices the women on the police force like Gretchen and Josie as well as several loving couples who live in the area. This is proven by several break-in couple murders that ...more
Linda Strong
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

When Josie gets a call to investigate a homicide, she has no idea that the address she is given belongs to Gretchen Palmer, a much valued member of Josie's team.

A young man is lying in the driveway, shot in the back, with a picture of a young boy pinned to his chest .... but where is Gretchen?

Working all hours, Josie and Luke are very much surprised when Gretchen shows up at the police station demanding that they arrest her. She wants to confess to killing the young man in her driveway.

Josie re
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Jennifer SK
*Revelations*

**4.5 Stars**

This instalment starts off with the body of a young male student on the driveway of a house.

When Josie gets the call she recognises the area and as she gets nearer she realises it is the home of a close colleague detective Gretchen Palmer who is nowhere to be seen.

Josie and her team have the task to try to piece piece together what has actually happened.

Gretchen turns up at the police station to turn herself in and is not wanting to discuss anything and she becomes h
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Maranda
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
REGAN brings another intense crime drama staring Josie Quinn. Been following this series and I have not been disappointed. Love the intense crime of murder being investigated by Quinn. Great story and characters that mesh quite well together. CAN'T WAIT FOR #5. "A copy of this book was provided by Bookouture via Netgalley with no requirement for a review. Comments here are my honest opinion." ...more
Jean
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, bookouture
Another great book in the Detective Josie Quinn series. I just finished "Her Mother's Grave" and I loved it so much I wanted to dive right into the next one. This book can be read as a stand-alone but I highly recommend reading the previous books first (especially #3). This book did not disappoint. It was a little slow in the beginning (but it could have been because I was still on a high from book #3) but it picked up in the middle and the ending is one that I would never have guessed. Great wr ...more
Denise
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Absorbing and complicated, this crime thriller featuring Detective Josie Quinn and Lieutenant Noah Fraley will have your head spinning. Great action and intricate details make this police procedural one that you won't want to miss. The series just keeps getting better with every new book!

Set in the fictional town of Denton, Pennsylvania, Quinn is no longer acting Chief of Police but has been replaced by Bob Chitwood. He interrupts a party date evening between Josie and Noah to attend a crime sce
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L Cherry
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
I am definitely enjoying this series!!
Josie Quinn is easy to like with her awesome detective skills.
I have been very happy with the audible version of these so far.
Sarah
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of Her Final Confession by Lisa Regan that I read and reviewed.
This series only gets better as it goes on. Josie Quinn has to be one of my favorite female lead characters in any series that is out in any market of books out there. She is the full package and when you are reading a book in this series you are going to have an excellent story with a kick butt female cop who knows how to get the bad guy and take the reader on one great ride on the way.on
As for this f
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Kat Dietrich
Her Final Confession by Lisa Regan is the 4th in the Detective Josie Quinn Series.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Series Background (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books):
Josie Quinn was made a rather reluctant interim Chief of Police in Denton, Pennsylvania after solving a large case which resulted in the kidnapping, torture and dea
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Marj Ward
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Regan has become a favourite and I love this series. Josie is a dedicated police detective. In this book she sets out to prove that her friend, a fellow police detective did not murder a young man in cold blood. I read past my bedtime to finish this book because I could not put it down. This series keeps getting better and better. I can't wait for Josie's next case. Thanks to NetGalley, Bookoutre and the Author for allowing me to read and review this book. ...more
Zoé-Lee O'Farrell
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018

I have started this series late. I joined in when I read book three and instantly Detective Josie Quinn stole my heart with what she went through.

What the hell was going on this book?! We have three separate storylines going on at once and I could not figure out how they were all linked until it was too late! You have an initial enticement with Linc Shore and Benji Stone, part of the local bikers in the prologue. We then have two storylines intertwining, a murder spree that started in 1992 of co
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Lou (nonfiction fiend)
Her Final Confession, the fourth novel in the Detective Josie Quinn series based at the Denton PA Police Department, is an adrenaline-fuelled and explosive story that is refreshingly straightforward and easy to follow. Part of the reason why its so successful in my opinion is that it focuses primarily on Josie's point of view, there are many twists and turns throughout and it travels at a rapid pace. The plot is exceptionally done, however, it requires a rather hefty suspension of disbelief as t ...more
Book Addict Shaun
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve said before how much I love this series and that remains true after finishing Her Final Confession. Once again Lisa Regan has written another gripping and thrilling mystery.

I love the character of Josie Quinn and especially enjoyed reading more about the developments in her personal life with her sister, her newfound family and also her relationship with Noah who I also really enjoy reading about (and picturing!) Josie is a likeable and believable character and her home life to me is just
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Jen
Dec 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love this series! This installment was great and answered so many questions I had from the previous book. I love that it focused mainly on Gretchen, as she’s an interesting character and I was curious about her back story.
Nancy Thompson
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Regan's done it again, delivered another nail-biting thriller that'll keep you reading when you really should be sleeping. Josie Quinn will go down as one of the most memorable detectives in literature. ...more
Paula
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Her Final Confession (A Josie Quinn Mystery) by Lisa Regan was quite the addictive book (as described). Josie Quinn is a strong lead female character, and I enjoyed the interactions between her and the other characters. Their dialogue and interactions were believable. The book even has the typical higher-up that clashes with Josie and Chitwood fit the bill perfectly for being a difficult adversary.

There were parts in the story where I felt I missed some backstory regarding the characters in hav
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Aleasha
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Okay so i love Detective Josie Quinn and i love Lisa Regan's writing - fact.
However, this book for me was my least favourite of the series. It just kind of dragged for me and the story itself wasn't as exciting as the previous novels. That being said, i will definitely continue with the series and hope this one just wasn't the right fit for me.

Thank you to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Candice
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
What happens when you are a police officer investigating a murder, and the murderer is another cop?

Holy Hannah, this book is what happens.

Detective Josie Quinn is back and in the middle of this convoluted, twisting nightmare. Josie believes that her colleague is innocent, and she will stop at nothing to prove it - including putting herself directly in harms way.

I was sucked right into this story, because I LOVE a good police procedural and the idea that the main suspect is a police officer is ev
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Els
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The fourth book in the series but I have only read two of them and with this one the auhtor has hit bull's eye once again.

This story kept me on edge the whole time. Normally it does not effect me in real life but now I felt ill at ease because it was so creepy. I even checked the locks a second time before I went to bed last night. It is a first class example of how an author can transmit the atmosphere of a book into the life of a reader. Needless to say that it shows how gifted she is.

I won'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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